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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Health Research: Alcohol use disorder is widespread,in the U,S. ♦ BPA can adversely affect parenting ♦ New treatment for polycystic kidney disease

BPA can adversely affect parenting behavior in mice Studies have shown that maternal care can be negatively affected when females are exposed to BPA; however, no studies have shown how this chemical can affect maternal and paternal care. Researchers have used biparental California mice to prove that offspring born to parents who are exposed to BPA receive decreased parental care by both the mother and father.
Alcohol use disorder is widespread, often untreated in the United States Alcohol use disorder as defined by a new diagnostic classification was widespread and often untreated in the United States, with a lifetime prevalence of 29.1 percent but only 19.8 percent of adults were ever treated.
Large majority of Americans—including gun owners—support stronger gun policies A large majority of Americans—including gun owners—continue to support stronger policies to prevent gun violence than are present in current federal and most state law
New treatment for polycystic kidney disease A new technique for treating polycystic kidney disease has been identified. Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disorder where fluid filled cysts grow in kidneys and destroy normal renal tissue. It is the world's most common inherited kidney disease, affecting between 1 in 400 and 1 in 1000 people worldwide.

Endurance athletes should be tested while exercising for potentially fatal heart condition Some athletes who take part in endurance exercise such as marathon running, endurance triathlons or alpine cycling can develop heartbeat irregularities that can, occasionally, lead to their sudden death. New evidence shows that doctors who try to detect these irregularities by focusing on the left ventricle of the heart, or on the right ventricle while an athlete is resting, will miss important signs of right ventricular dysfunction that can only be detected during exercise and that could be fatal.

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