Porn is the top source of ‘sex education’ for young adults

Young adults say pornography is their best source of information about how to have sex, new research finds. In a nationally representative survey, a quarter of 18- to 24-year-olds listed porn as their “most helpful” source of information on how to have sex. This made porn the most-mentioned source of information, even above asking one’s […]

Placental function can illuminate future disease in adults and children

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2021) – Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered a direct association between placental function in pregnant women and future metabolic disorders in children and adults, a finding that could lead to earlier intervention and diagnosis of disease. “We’ve known for some time that many major diseases […]

Study finds rising rates of food insecurity among older adults

From 2007 to 2016, food insecurity–or limited access to nutritious foods because of a lack of financial resources–increased significantly from 5.5% to 12.4% among older US adults, and the increase was more pronounced among individuals with lower income. The findings come from a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. The study, […]

Many older adults hospitalized with the flu face persistent functional decline

In a study of older adults admitted to the hospital with influenza and other acute respiratory illnesses during the 2011-2012 flu season, functional decline was common–and for some, this decline was persistent and catastrophic. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society . Among the 925 patients included in the study, […]

Older adults in wealthier countries drink more alcohol — ScienceDaily

A new global study finds older people in wealthy countries consume more alcohol than their counterparts in middle-income countries, on average, although a higher cost of alcohol is associated with less frequent drinking. Across counties, people drink less as they get older, but at different rates and starting points. The study was led by researchers […]

Suffering in silence: two-thirds of older adults say they won’t treat their depression

IMAGE: After experiencing depression, Sami Smith found an effective treatment with the help of her psychiatrist and the GeneSight test, a genetic test that can help determine how a patient’s genes… view more  Credit: Myriad Neuroscience, makers of the GeneSight test SALT LAKE CITY, November 16, 2020 – A new nationwide poll, the GeneSight Mental Health […]