Therapy And Wellness News

Encouraging decrease in certain antibiotic resistance levels of gonococci acro...
In 2014, the susceptibility of gonococci to two of the recommended antibiotics for gonorrhoea treatment has shown signs of improvement, according to results from the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme Euro-GASP . At the same time, a significant increase in resistance to another antibiotic agent that is part of the suggested dual therapy of gonorrhoea was observed. On an annua ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
Babies born with a low birth weight may be less active in later life
Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life. The study, published in the journal Medicine Science in Sports Exercise , used data from the Medical Research Council MRC National Survey for Health and Development, a unique birth cohort that closely monitors a group of people all born in the same week in Ma ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
Study validates TGen-developed test for health care-acquired infections
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Sept. 2, 2016 -- A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute TGen details the design and validation of a low-cost, rapid and highly accurate screening tool -- known as KlebSeq -- for potentially deadly healthcare-acquired infections HAIs , such as Klebsiella pneumoniae . HAIs affect hundreds of thousands of patients annually and add nearly 10 billion in associa ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
Sleeping brain's complex activity mimicked by simple model
Researchers have built and tested a new mathematical model that successfully reproduces complex brain activity during deep sleep, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology . Recent research has shown that certain patterns of neuronal activity during deep sleep may play an important role in memory consolidation. Michael Schellenberger Costa and Arne Weigenand of the University of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
Implanted device successfully treats central sleep apnea, study finds
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Results from an international, randomized study show that an implanted nerve stimulator significantly improves symptoms in those with central sleep apnea, without causing serious side effects. Dr. William Abraham, co-lead author and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, presented findings from the study at the recen ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
Cannabis reduces short-term motivation to work for money
Smoking the equivalent of a single spliff of cannabis makes people less willing to work for money while high , finds a new UCL study. The research, published in Psychopharmacology , is the first to reliably demonstrate the short-term effects of cannabis on motivation in humans. The researchers also tested motivation in people who were addicted to cannabis but not high during the test, and found th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 2
Goodness: An Often Underrated but Much Needed Virtue
During the recent Olympic Games in Rio the unexpected interaction between two female 5K runners, Abbey D Agostino from the USA and Nikki Hamblin from New Zealand, colliding in their race made headline news and went viral on social media. The story is well known by now. Immediately after their collision, Abbey stopped and helped her fellow runner to get up encouraging her to finish the race. A few ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 1
Are Pet Owners Really at Greater Risk of Cancer?
Our pets might give us unconditional love , but they can also give us a host of things we really don t want. These include Lyme disease, leptospirosis, giardia, ring worms and salmonella. Indeed, some researchers have even claimed that we might get cancer from our pets. Thus pet lovers will find a new study by researchers from the University of Arizona reassuring. Using a data set of over 120,000 ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 1
Most states report medicaid covers children's key mental health services but g...
August 31, 2016 -- A national study by researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty NCCP , Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health--- shows an uneven picture of states use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services. A large number- as many as 46 states-- use Medicaid to cover several important mental health services for low-inco ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 1
Gastric bypass is better than other procedures for sustainable weight loss
Gastric bypass surgery is more effective for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance than are other surgical procedures and non-surgical treatment, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health and the Durham VA Medical Center. The study s findings, published Aug. 31 in the journal JAMA Surgery , are based on the analysis of ten years of medical records for veterans who underwent one ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 1
Hospitalizations for heart infection related to drug injection rising across t...
BOSTON Sept. 1, 2016 --Hospitalizations for infective endocarditis, a heart valve infection often attributed to injection drug use, have increased significantly among young adult Americans--particularly in whites and females--according to a new study by researchers from Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. The findings, published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases on Sept. ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 1
Study finds heart infections increasing among younger injection drug users
Serious heart infections caused by injection drug use are on the rise, particularly among young whites, according to a new study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases , now available online. Based on an analysis of health care claims data, the study found an increasing proportion of injection drug users hospitalized with infective endocarditis who were younger than 34 years old, white, and f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 1
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