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New Finding, Wingspan Linked to Athletic Prowess in the NBA, MMA

For decades, boxing coaches and analysts have concerned themselves with "the tale of the tape," using a competitor's measurements—height, weight and reach—to determine their advantage in an upcoming bout. Now, new research out of UC Berkeley suggests that the relative length of an athlete's arms to their height might be even more important than previously believed.

Association Between Sunscreen And Risk Of Melanoma

A world-first study led by the University of Sydney has found that Australians aged 18-40 years who were regular users of sunscreen in childhood reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 40%, compared to those who rarely used sunscreen. The study was published today in JAMA Dermatology, this is the first study to examine the association between sunscreen use with melanoma risk in young people under 40 years.

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Older Adults: First Dementia Prevalence Data Provided

The first dementia prevalence data from a large population of lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults was reported at the 2018 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago.

Researchers from the University of California examined the prevalence of dementia among 3,718 sexual minority adults age 60+ who participated in the Kaiser Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH). Dementia diagnoses were collected from medical records.

Opioid Epidemics: Public Support for Safe Consumption Sites and Needle Exchange Programs

The study, published in the June issue of Preventive Medicine, is the first to poll a large, nationwide, representative sample of Americans about their views on:

  1. Safe consumption sites, where users can legally use previously purchased opioids or other drugs under medical supervision
  2. Syringe services programs sometimes referred to as needle exchange programs, which provide clean syringes to people using drugs to reduce the transmission of HIV and other viruses.  

Guidelines To Diagnose Rare Endocrine Disorders

International guidelines have been published for the first time to help doctors around the globe diagnose and manage patients with a very rare set of endocrine diseases known as pseudohypoparathyroidism and its related disorders, including Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO). The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and found that the severity of these bone growths correlates with the severity of the mutations involved.