Drinking alone in youth is a strong predictor of problematic alcohol use in later life, new research suggests. In a large longitudinal study that followed a national sample of US high school students for 17 years, solitary drinking in adolescence and young adulthood was associated with binge drinking — and prospectively predicted alcohol use disorder (AUD) at age 35 years.
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A New Predictor of Problem Drinking in Early Adulthood
RE: Some Smokers Don't Get Lung Cancer; Genetics Might Explain It
@animikha the lungs of 19 smokers and 14 nonsmokers ranging in age from their pre-teens to their mid-80s. The cells came from patients who had tissue samples collected from their lungs during diagnostic testing unrelated to cancer. The scientists reported their findings in Nature Genetics. The researchers specifically looked at cells lining the lungs because these cells can survive for years and build up mutations over time that are linked to aging and smoking.
Telehealth Brings Malpractice Risks, Says Report; More
The risks of telemedicine were summarized in a report released by The Doctors Company, the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. The risks include the possibility of suboptimal diagnoses and treatments, along with the added threat of failure to refer. These issues raise the very real possibility that a rise in telehealth could lead to an increase in medical liability and an erosion of the doctor-patient relationship. Other risks involve confidentiality issues, reimbursement issues, and restrictions on online prescribing in some areas.
Is watermelon good for weight loss?
Hello, I am a 17 years old male. I have always been overweight. I joined the gym two months back. I joined the gym as I was having trouble performing daily tasks like climbing stairs. My gym trainer gave me a diet that needs to be followed. One of the fellow gym members suggested that I should include watermelon in my diet. Is watermelon good for weight loss?