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Cheek biting: Causes, complications, and how to stop
While most people have accidentally bitten the inside of their cheek before, some people bite their cheek compulsively over a long period. Chronic cheek biting is a body-focused repetitive behavior that has an association with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Paxil: Uses, side effects, warnings, and interactions
Paxil is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class. Doctors prescribe Paxil to treat major depressive disorder.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep
New research finds significant associations between a person s optimistic disposition and their sleep quality.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Do moon phases have any effect on human health?
The moon has held the human mind in its thrall since the dawn of time. Throughout the ages, peoples across the world have worshipped it as an important deity, believing it held real power to influence their lives and their health. But is this really true In this Spotlight feature, we investigate.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety
Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Managing ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 genetic variants
Podcast post-embargo link https soundcloud. com cmajpodcasts 190281-view A new review to help physicians manage the risk of ovarian cancer in women who carry the BRCA1 2 gene mutations is published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic variants are a clinically important risk factor for the development of ovarian and breast cancer, and women who carry these variant ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Over-55s shouldn't wait for retirement to make time for their health
People in middle-age need to keep up their physical activity levels if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement - according to a new report from the University of East Anglia. The study reveals that over-55s in particular should be doing more to keep fit as they approach retirement age - because of the physical, mental and social benefits of being active. But health problems, not having enou ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Aspirin may help some breast cancer survivors, but changes in DNA may mean har...
Previous studies have shown that some women who use aspirin and are later diagnosed with breast cancer may live longer, which may be related to the drug s anti-inflammatory effects on the body. However, a portion of aspirin users with breast cancer appeared to have a higher risk of mortality following breast cancer. According to a new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at C ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
National report card rates states' safety policies for high school athletes
In the two years since the Korey Stringer Institute KSI first assessed all 50 states and the District of Columbia on key health and safety policies for high school athletes, 31 states have adopted new policies -- 16 this year alone. With more than 7.8 million high school students participating in sanctioned sports each year, the need for comprehensive safety policies and training is critical. Adop ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Rice, UTHealth search for clues to fight antibiotic resistance
HOUSTON -- Aug. 12, 2019 -- To combat the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, researchers are examining how one superbug adapts to fight an antibiotic of last resort, hoping to find clues that can prolong the drug s effectiveness. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ran experiments to track the biochemical changes that vancomycin-resistant Enter ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
1 in 300 thrives on very-early-to-bed, very-early-to-rise routine
A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8 p.m., enabling them to greet the new day as early as 4 a.m., may be significantly more common than previously believed. So-called advanced sleep phase -- previously believed to be very rare -- may affect at least one in 300 adults, according to a study led by UC San Francisco and publishing in the journal SLEEP on Aug. 6, 2019. Advance ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Biomarker to avoid safety risk for the sleep deprived
Lack of sleep can be dangerous it is thought to play a role in up to 30 of all motor vehicle crashes and even implicated in catastrophic events, such as the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 1, 2 . As sleepy individuals are often unaware of their performance impairments, there is a critical need for objective measures of deficits due to sleepiness to prevent accidents. New research published today in the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
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