Bad Honnef, Germany (PRWEB) September 03, 2012
ScienceAlerts.com is an Health Sciences Social Network to discover and share scholarly content in in the basic and applied sciences of agriculture, biology, environment, forestry, geography and health. Up to now, 21,171 members have signed up and have actively contributed 1,007,529 posts to the site. The latest additions to the site are aggregated on the frontpage as well as in a ScienceAlerts RSS Feed. The new Health Sciences category currently features 413,908 posts exclusively selected from 3,504 scientific health publishing sources.
ScienceAlerts.com's Health Sciences Category covers the effects of disease and medical treatment on the overall condition of organisms. It currently contains 413,908 posts selected from 3,504 scholarly health sciences journals. This category also provides a Health Sciences RSS feed which is one of the best and most popular ways of staying up to date with the latest news in this science discipline. One of the latest articles presents a multilevel analysis identifying the socioeconomic status and tobacco consumption among adolescents in Argentina. Students attending schools receiving social assistance were more likely to smoke and to purchase loose cigarettes, whereas school poverty was significantly associated with secondhand smoke exposure. Unfavorable contextual school characteristics are associated with tobacco consumption and related measures among youth in Argentina. Another article on tobacco use highlights smokeless tobacco and its relation to panic disorder, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder in American Indians. Although approximately 30% of American Indian tribal members were lifetime users of smokeless tobacco, the association with lifetime psychiatric disorders was not as strong as those observed with cigarette smoking. The category also features an article on how exposure to acute electromagnetic radiation of mobile phone alters transiently skin homeostasis. The authors investigated the effects of mobile phone exposure on a model of pigmented skin. Their results indicate that exposure to 900 MHz frequency induces a transient alteration of epidermal homoeostasis, which may alter the protective capacity of the skin against external factors.
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