Therapy And Wellness News

Study: Lack of sleep + spat with spouse = potential health problems
A lack of sleep doesn t just leave you cranky and spoiling for a fight. Researchers at The Ohio State University Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research say it also puts you at risk for stress-related inflammation. This type of inflammation is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and other diseases. We know sleep problems are also linked with inflammation a ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Scratch test -- wound healing disrupted by smoke but not by Vype e-cigarette v...
A new laboratory study reveals that cigarette smoke completely prevented wound healing at concentrations over 20 in a wound healing assay, whereas e-cigarette vapour had no effect, even at 100 concentration and double the amount of nicotine relative to smoke see Figure 1 . The scratch test involves growing a layer of endothelial cells in the lab -- these are cells that line the inside of blood ves ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
New study links hot flashes with depression
CLEVELAND, Ohio June 26, 2017 --With age comes a greater risk of depression, especially in women. With 15 of the female population in the US being 65 or older, and the number expected to double in the next 50 years, there is a major focus on age-related disorders, including depression. A new study published in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS , documents an asso ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Deaths among patients with opioid disorders may be cut by one-third by better ...
Following three possible recommendations in providing medical care to people with an opioid addiction may cut deaths among such patients by as much as one-third, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Analyzing the care given to people treated in the Veterans Affairs health care system, researchers looked at whether receiving recommended medical care was associated with a lower risk of death. ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Researchers examine brain region that affects drug use habits
The human brain is nimble. It can reorganize itself to learn new things, catalog memories, and even break old habits. So, what if our brains could be taught to suppress cravings, especially the destructive impulse to use drugs University of Iowa researchers studying the infralimbic cortex--a region of the brain that controls addictive behavior--performed a series of experiments in which rats were ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Dartmouth study finds legal cannabis laws impact teen use
HANOVER, NH -- A new study by researchers at Dartmouth has found that adolescents living in medical marijuana states with a plethora of dispensaries are more likely to have tried new methods of cannabis use, such as edibles and vaping, at a younger age than those living in states with fewer dispensaries. The study will appear in the August issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence . This study was driv ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Messages with moral-emotional words are more likely to go viral on social media
Tweets about political topics that include moral and emotional language are more likely to spread within the ideological networks of the sender, a team of researchers has found. Its study, which examined Twitter messages related to gun control, climate change, and same-sex marriage, points to both the potential and limits of communicating on social media. The content that spreads the most may have ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Gays and lesbians who feel supported are more certain about retirement prospects
Gay men and Lesbians who don t feel socially supported feel less secure about their retirement than heterosexual adults, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study of working Canadians aged 45 to 70 found the majority of them believed that retirement by age 62 was achievable. While the number held true for gay men and lesbians who felt socially supported, it dropped by a year mor ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Integrated medical records can reduce disparities between blacks and whites in...
FINDINGS A streamlined and integrated method of tracking medical records called a laboratory health information exchange narrowed the gap in anti-retroviral therapy and viral suppression between HIV-positive blacks and whites, according to UCLA researchers. Also, the use of these exchanges led to Latinos who are HIV-positive being more likely than whites of using anti-retroviral therapy and improv ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
New gonorrhea treatment targets enzyme needed for respiration
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Researchers have identified a possible new treatment for gonorrhea, using a peptide that thwarts the infection-causing bacterium by interfering with an enzyme the microbe needs to respirate. The findings are especially important since Neisseria gonorrhoeae is considered a superbug due to its resistance to all classes of antibiotics available for treating infections. Gonorrhea, a ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls
ANN ARBOR--Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara examined the impact of gender on high schoolers experience of digital dating abuse behaviors, which include use of cell phones or internet ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Taking Photos of Experiences Boosts Visual Memory, Impairs Auditory Memory
A quick glance at any social media platform will tell you that people love taking photos of their experiences whether they re lying on the beach, touring a museum, or just waiting in line at the grocery store. New research shows that choosing to take photos may actually help us remember the visual details of our encounters. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Ass ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jun 27
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