Therapy And Wellness News

Study questions benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications
In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but not with reduced symptoms of ADHD. The findings suggest that short-term treatment of ADHD with stimulant medication is well justified by benefits that outweigh costs, but long-term treatment may be associ ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 13
Tick tock: Time to sleep? Sleeping parasite has own internal clock
A team of researchers from iMM Lisboa led by Lu 237 sa Figueiredo and in collaboration with Joe Takahashi s group from Southwestern University has shown for the first time that the parasite responsible for sleeping sickness, Trypanosoma brucei , has its own internal clock, which allows it to antecipate daytime alterations of its surrounding environment and become more virulent. The article, publis ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 13
Doctors and patients often disagree on pain treatment goals
Disagreements between doctors and patients over the priorities of pain treatment are common during primary care office visits, new research from UC Davis Health shows. Patients hope to reduce pain intensity and identify the cause, while physicians aim to improve physical function and reduce medication side effects, including dependency. Based on their findings, published online in The Clinical Jou ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 13
The looming threat of Asian tobacco companies to global health
There are already one billion tobacco smokers worldwide, and this number is likely to rise further with Asian tobacco companies poised to enter the global market, according to SFU health sciences professor Kelley Lee. While companies like British American Tobacco and Philip Morris, traditionally known as Big Tobacco , have been rightfully targeted by tobacco control efforts to date, on the horizon ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 13
25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dogs
Canine science is hot right now. After decades of neglect when behaviorists focused their attention on lab rats and pigeons, the number of scientific publications on dogs has skyrocketed, and dog research centers are popping up worldwide. This explosion of knowledge makes it hard to keep up with the latest discoveries on dog behavior and biology. That s why the new long awaited edition of The Dome ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 13
6 Ways That Tricks for Falling Asleep Can Backfire
If you ve ever had bad sleep night after night, you know how maddening it can be. You lie awake in bed for hours feeling exhausted, bewildered, and frustrated, longing for sleep that eludes you. When we re struggling with insomnia , we want something that will make us fall asleep some trick to knock us out. Given the demand as many as 23 of adults in the US report poor sleep in the past month , it ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 13
We're Wired to Take the Path of Least Resistance
A version of this article originally appeared on Forbes . Sign up for my newsletter to get my articles straight to your inbox. A University of College London study published recently discovered something we knew but denied We re lazy. Of course, this isn t unique to humans. Everything takes the path of least resistance water, electricity, and Google maps. Wolves evolved into domesticated dogs beca ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 13
Rapid blood pressure drops in middle age linked to dementia in old age
Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The findings, being presented March 10 at the American Heart Association s EPI LIFESTYLE 2017 Scientific Sessions in Portland, Ore. ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
Study: Patients more likely to get flu shots when doctors make appointments
You re much more likely to get a flu shot if your doctor makes the appointment for you, Rutgers researchers have discovered. A Rutgers study has found that doctors who take a proactive stance and schedule flu shots for patients can dramatically increase vaccination rates. In the study, published in the journal Behavioral Science and Policy , Rutgers researchers report that patients are three times ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
Childhood bullying may lead to increased chronic disease risk in adulthood
March 10, 2017 - Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure--including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a research review in the March April issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Recent advances in understanding of the negative health effects of ch ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
Poor sleep in early childhood may lead to cognitive, behavioral problems in la...
A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital pediatrician finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in mid-childhood. Reported online in the journal Academic Pediatrics , the study found significant differences in the responses of parents and teachers to surveys regarding executive functio ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
Early pregnancy awareness may be more effective than promoting alcohol abstine...
The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update recommending that women who are pregnant or could become pregnant abstain from alcohol use prompted a Vanderbilt University Medical Center professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and her team to explore the patterns of alcohol use in early pregnancy. Expecting all women who might be or could become pregnant to refrain from alcohol use is ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
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