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Press Releases in BMC Public Health
Age differences in demographic, social and health-related factors associated with loneliness across the adult life span (19–65 years): a cross-sectional study in the Netherlands
There can be no 'one-size-fits-all' approach to reducing loneliness since factors associated with it, such as contact with friends and family, perceived health or employment, may differ across the phases of the adult life span.
Too young for Cannabis? Choice of minimum legal age for legalized non-medical Cannabis in Canada
Most later life outcomes are better for individuals starting cannabis at age 19 than those starting it at age 18 but not worse than those starting cannabis between age 20 and 25. The results imply that age 19 is the optimal minimum legal age for cannabis use.
Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese
Based on results from more than 2000 primary-age schoolchildren from across London, researchers find that walking or cycling to school is a strong predictor of obesity levels, and that this is consistent across neighborhoods, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Decline in physical activity often starts as early as age seven
Overall physical activity starts to decline already around the age of school entry. While the proportion of physically inactive individuals rises with age, there still are groups of people who manage to increase their physical activity level in adulthood and old age.
First national estimates of virginity in Japan: 1 in 10 adults in their 30s remains a virgin
Japan has an increasing percentage of young adults with no history of heterosexual vaginal intercourse. Public health experts at the University of Tokyo have completed the most detailed analysis of national fertility survey data to date to understand trends in sexual experience over the past three decades.
More young people are choosing to not drink alcohol
Young people in England aren’t just drinking less alcohol – a new study published in BMC Public Health shows that more of them are never taking up alcohol at all, and that the increase is widespread among young people.
Social media use at age 10 could reduce wellbeing of adolescent girls
High levels of social media interaction in early adolescence have implications for well-being in later adolescence, particularly for females. The lack of an association among males suggests other factors might be associated with their reduction in well-being with age.
“Perfect for all occasions”? Marketing of lower strength alcohol products may increase drinking
Low/er strength wines and beers appear to be marketed not as substitutes for higher strength products but as ones that can be consumed on additional occasions with an added implication of healthiness.
Housework gender differences may affect health in elderly men and women
Although time allocation to housework activities may be beneficial to the health among both genders, elderly women have higher odds of reporting poor health when more time is devoted total housework combined with either short or long sleep duration.