Therapy And Wellness News

Obesity may promote resistance to antiangiogenic therapy for breast cancer
Obesity - which is already known to reduce survival in several types of cancer - may explain the ineffectiveness of angiogenesis inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer. A research team led by Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators describes finding, for the first time, that obesity and obesity-related molecular factors appear to induce resistance to antiangiogenic therapy in breast ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the 'obesity paradox'
The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the obesity paradox , has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the European Heart Journal [1] today Friday . This latest research shows that the risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure, inc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Sleep apnea study finds male-female differences in cerebral cortex thickness, ...
FINDINGS Researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning of the brain s cerebral cortex and apnea symptoms. The researchers also could discern distinct changes in brain structures and concurrent symptoms that differe ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
The brain puts the memories warehouse in order while we sleep
During the hours of sleep the memory performs a cleaning shift. A study led by a Spanish scientist at the University of Cambridge reveals that when we sleep, the neural connections that collect important information are strengthened and those created from irrelevant data are weakened until they get lost. Throughout the day, people retain a lot of information. The brain creates or modifies the neur ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
New doctors' intense and changing schedules take a toll on sleep, activity and...
ANN ARBOR, MI - This week, thousands of graduating medical students around the country will find out where they ll head next, to start their residency training. But a new study gives the first objective evidence of the heavy toll that the first year of residency can take on their sleep, physical activity and mood. The results come from the first phase of a University of Michigan study aimed at und ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
E-cigarettes may be more harmful than beneficial according to evidence-based r...
LEBANON, NH - The electronic cigarette e-cigarette industry is rapidly growing in the United States and the use of e-cigarettes is controversial. The controversy persists because researchers do not yet know if e-cigarette use results in more benefit than harm at the population level. New research from Dartmouth s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, in collaboration with Moores Cancer Center at UCSD, UCSF ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Study finds smokers at greater risk of hearing loss
Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over 8 years in Nicotine Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press. Researchers analyzed data from annual health checkups, which included audio testing performed by a technician and a health-related lifestyle questionnaire completed by each participant. They examined the effects ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Smoke-damaged airway tissue restored on switching to glo
A new lab-based study has shown that when airway cells damaged by cigarette smoke are exposed instead to glo vapour, the biological effects caused by smoke exposure are reversed. glo is British American Tobacco s tobacco heating product THP . It is designed to heat rather than burn tobacco, and the vapour produced has around 90-95 less of certain toxicants compared to cigarette smoke . Previous st ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Daily dose of violent video games has no long-term effect on adult aggression
Playing violent action adventure games for prolonged periods does not make adults more aggressive say researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. A new study led by Simone K 252 hn looked at the influence long-term violent video game play has on aggression levels, and compared this with playing a life simulation game or no ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Blunt products more popular in states where marijuana is legal
March 15, 2018 -- A study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health finds that cigars commonly used to roll blunts--hollowed out cigars that are filled with marijuana and smoked--dominate the cigar marketplace in states where recreational marijuana is legal compared to nationally. The findings, which could help direct tobacco prevention efforts, are published online i ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Medicinal cannabis is safe and effective -- it's time to reboot research
Amsterdam, March 15, 2018 -- Medicinal cannabis is safe and effective in pain relief, and researchers are calling for the treatment to be properly established in our modern medical arsenal. A new special issue of the European Journal of Internal Medicine provides a comprehensive overview of current evidence for the use of cannabis and derived products in medicine, and calls for more research to im ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Déjà Vu May Feel Like a Premonition, but It’s Not
Most people can relate to the unsettling experience of d j vu, when you 8217 re in a new situation but you feel like you 8217 ve been there before. For some, that eerie feeling has an added twist A sense that they feel like they know what 8217 s going to happen next. A new study investigating d j vu shows that participants were no more likely to actually be able to tell the future than if they wer ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Mar 16
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