July 13, 2011

Other Factors Could Be at Play

1 Secondhand Smoke Could Be Tied to ADHD

Kids exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes might be more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their peers from smoke-free homes, say Harvard researchers. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, reveals that even after accounting for parental income and educational levels, secondhand smoke exposure was still linked with a greater risk of behavioral problems. MSNBC reports that the research doesn't prove that secondhand smoke exposure at home causes ADHD. Researchers say that other factors not studied could be to blame. For example, exposure to smoke while still in the womb may be a factor in developing ADHD.

More at MSNBC | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Secondhand Smoke Linked to Increase in Stillbirth

Tags: Journal Pediatrics, Smoking Pregnant Women, Dangers Secondhand Smoke, ADHD Linked Secondhand Smoke, Causes ADHD, ADHD Research, Preventing ADHD, Secondhand Smoke Exposure

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No Ridiculous Behavior from Gals

2 Women Less Likely to Milk Sports Injuries

Female sports players don't embellish their injuries like men, say sports scientists in Germany. MSNBC says that this news gives soccer fans or anyone "yet another reason" to tune in to watch Women's World Cup action. Scientists from Technische Universität München studied 56 soccer games and found that women are much less likely to exaggerate their injuries than their male counterparts, who are apparently trying to gain sympathy from referees. After a stoppage in play, female players tended to restart play at a much quicker rate. Lead researcher Martin Lames even says that the desire of women to get on with the game makes for a more entertaining match.

More at MSNBC | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Women Soccer Players, Women Not Milking Injuries, Sports Injuries Exaggerated, Sympathy from Referee, Technische Universitat, Reasons to Watch World Cup, US Women World's Cup

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Truvada and Viread

3 Drug Prevents HIV Infection in Heterosexuals

Two studies conducted in Africa have found that two drugs manufactured by Gilead dramatically reduced the risk of HIV infection due to heterosexual sexual intercourse. The first study involving 1,200 women and men found that the HIV infection rate dropped by 78 percent in the Truvada group compared to those who took the placebo. The second one involving 4,700 straight couples found that Viread and Truvada lowered the risk of infection by 62 percent and 73, respectively, compared to the placebo in uninfected individuals. Counseling and condoms may have added to the results which led researchers to give medications to those in the placebo group. Health experts are very happy with these results but want to understand why the first study in did not show a reduction in infection.

More at Yahoo! AP | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Early Treatment Can Prevent Spread of HIV

Tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV Medications, Truvda, Viread, Gilead, HIV in Africa, HIV Infection in Heterosexuals, HIV Prevention, HIV Infection, HIV Transmission

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