Adolescent sleepiness may contribute to future crimes

In a recent study of adolescents, those who reported being sleepy during the day were more likely to be antisocial, and they were 4.5-times more likely to commit crime by age 29. The sleepiness-adu..

Nursing home residents need more activities to help them thrive

In a survey of staff from 172 Swedish nursing homes, most residents had been outside the nursing home during the previous week, but only one-fifth had been on an outing or excursion. Very few resid..

Study finds 6,600 spills from fracking in just 4 states

Credit: Source: Science for Nature and People Partnership DURHAM, N.C. - Each year, 2 to 16 percent of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill hydrocarbons, chemical-laden water, hydraulic ..

Up to 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day may prevent 7.8 million...

A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. This is the finding of new research, led by scientists from ..

Forests worldwide threatened by drought

Credit: University of Stirling Forests around the world are at risk of death due to widespread drought, University of Stirling researchers have found. An analysis, published in the journal Ecolog..

New role of cholesterol in regulating brain proteins discovered

A study led by researchers at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and the Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine in Charité Hospital, Berlin, publish..

The role of weight in postmenopausal women’s longevity

In a large multiethnic study, being underweight was linked with an increased risk of early death among postmenopausal women. Also, a higher waist circumference--but not being overweight or slightly ob..

Osteoporosis screening and treatment fall short for women with hip fractures

It's important to identify and treat osteoporosis following hip fracture, but a large study found low rates of assessment and treatment in postmenopausal women who had suffered a hip fracture. ..

Rates of bowel disease in Denmark continue to rise

New research indicates that the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease--including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD)--in Denmark is on the rise and is among the highest in the worl..

Many patients do not obtain medications when first prescribed

A new analysis indicates that not obtaining a medication the first time it is prescribed--called initial medication non-adherence--is common among patients within the Catalan health system in Spain. ..