The Health News USA October 30 2017

  • Young people, born between 1982 and 2000, are 60 percent more likely to become registered nurses than the Gen X’ers who were born between 1965 and 1981. The trend could be associated with economic factors. Millennials came of age during a period of deep economic uncertainty with the Great Recession, which began in 2007, and the nursing profession generally offers stable earnings and low unemployment.
  • According to a new study published Friday in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, frequent marijuana use is associated with an increased frequency in sex. The researchers found that both men and women who reported marijuana use either monthly, weekly or daily had a “significantly higher sexual frequency compared with never users.”
  • According to a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the large general social survey (GSS) found that American adults had sex about nine fewer times per year in the early 2010s than they did in the late 1990s, a decline that wasn’t explained by longer work hours or increased use of pornography.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the 30th of  October 2017. Read by Tabetha Moreto. Health News

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthcare-of-tomorrow/articles/2017-10-27/millennials-embrace-nursing-profession-just-in-time-to-replace-baby-boomers

Young people born between nineteen eighty one and two thousand, are sixty percent more likely to become registered nurses than the Gen X’ers who were born between nineteen sixty five and  nineteen eighty one. The trend could be associated with economic factors. Millennials came of age during a period of deep economic uncertainty with the Great Recession, which began in two thousand seven, and the nursing profession generally offers stable earnings and low unemployment. In addition, researchers have teased out generational characteristics that might make nursing more attractive to millennials.

One thing that hasn’t changed since the nineteen fifties: Nursing is still dominated by women. In two thousand seventeen, women made up at least eighty three percent of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  For the study, researchers analyzed Census Bureau data on four hundred twenty nine thousand five hundred eighty five registered nurses from nineteen seventy nine to two thousand fifteen. The study excluded data on advanced practice nurses.

The study found that the number of new entrants into the field has plateaued in recent years. Still, the millennial generation’s embrace of the nursing profession should nearly compensate for the retirement of baby boomer nurses over the next dozen years and may help avert shortages, according to the researchers. Many factors will influence whether the supply of nurses is adequate in coming years. The health care needs of an aging population is only one of them.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/27/frequent-marijuana-smokers-have-more-sex-study/

According to a new study published Friday in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, frequent marijuana use is associated with an increased frequency in sex.  Researchers at Stanford University evaluated responses from over twenty eight thousand women and almost  twenty three thousand men who participated in the National Survey of Family Growth, with participants disclosing their marijuana use and frequency in the past year and the number of times they’ve had sex within the past month.

The researchers found that both men and women who reported marijuana use either monthly, weekly or daily had a “significantly higher sexual frequency compared with never users.”
An estimated twenty two point two million people in the U.S. smoke marijuana, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Marijuana is legal for medicinal use in at least twenty nine states and the District of Columbia, and is permitted for recreational use in eight states and D.C. Beginning in two thousand eighteen, California will be the first state to legalize the commercialization of recreational marijuana. University of Stanford urologists Andrew Sun and Doctor Michael Eisenberg led the study and wrote in their introduction that it was an effort to understand the impacts of marijuana use on sexual function.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/19/health/americans-less-sex-kerner/index.html

According to a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the large general social survey (GSS) found that American adults had sex about nine fewer times per year in the early  two thousand tens than they did in the late nineteen nineties, a decline that wasn’t explained by longer work hours or increased use of pornography. The GSS is a project of the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago, with principal funding from the National Science Foundation.

Although it’s not entirely clear what is behind this dip, theories about the potential causes abound. For instance, people are having children later in life, which may make them too tired for sex. According to psychologist Samantha Lutz: “A lot of parents feel like they’ve already done about fifty things they didn’t want to do that day, like getting up at dawn, dealing with their child’s tantrums. Adding sex to the menu just seems like too much.’’ In previous years, children had more freedom and fewer organized activities, which meant more free time for their parents.

For committed couples, technology can be a distraction that takes attention away from their partner. “Whether they’re at dinner or walking their dog, I see more and more couples looking at their respective phones while they’re together,” said Marty Klein, author and certified sex therapist. Compared with earlier generations, women might be viewing sex as less of a duty to their husbands and more of a personal 

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