Therapy And Wellness News

Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer's disease
A new protein which will help scientists to understand why nerve cells die in people with Alzheimer s disease has been designed in a University of Sussex laboratory. In people with Alzheimer s, Amyloid-beta Abeta proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between neurons in the brain. It s believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognit ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 22
Us suicide rate for people with Epilepsy exceeds levels in general population
Researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control studied the prevalence of suicide among people with epilepsy compared to the population overall and estimated that the annual suicide mortality rate among those with epilepsy was 22 percent higher than in the general population. Results are online in the journal Epilepsy and Behavior . This is ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 22
Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma
Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. Glaucoma is thought to be a disease in which the optic nerve sustains damage due to increased eye pressure, resulting in a restricted visual field. In addition to strokes and cardiovascular dise ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 22
Smokers quitting tobacco also drink less alcohol
People who have recently begun an attempt to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health . In England, people who attempted to stop smoking within the last week reported lower levels of alcohol consumption, were less likely to binge drink, and were more likely to be classified as ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 22
Significant pain increases the risk of opioid addiction by 41 percent
NEW YORK, NY July 22, 2016 -- What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder Results from a recent study - the first to directly address this question -- show that people with moderate or more severe pain had a 41 percent higher risk of developing prescription opioid use disorders than those without, independent of other demo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 22
Do You (Figuratively) Lick Your Wounds? Should You?
Metaphorically, for humans the essence of wound-licking involves not a lapping tongue but a rationalizing mind. And perhaps more than anything else, a mind that is engaged in feeling sorry for itself. At its worst, it might even be seen as a pity-party for one. Certainly, in the face of disappointment, ridicule, failure, humiliation , or defeat, licking one s wounds is completely understandable. B ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 21
How Do You Deal With Challenges?
Meaningful challenges can strengthen us and give our lives purpose. What undermines our health and well-being is often not a major challenge but a pile-up of minor annoyances computer glitches, traffic jams, waiting in line, rude colleagues or schedule changes at work Karren, Smith, amp Gordon, 2014 . These hassles can destroy our peace of mind, compromise our immune systems, and lead to ill healt ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 21
How to Make Political Conversations More Productive
There is an emotionally charged atmosphere in our country right now. Day after day, we hear of another tragedy, another bewildering act of violence, another nasty attack on a rival s character. Terrorism, racism, radicalism, and divisive politics are running hot. They stir in us outrage and helplessness, and tend to draw us into their psychological web so that we enact, in our personal lives, the ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 21
Wrist fractures linked to poor balance in elderly patients
Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist distal radius fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new study appearing in the July 20, 2016 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . Wrist fractures constitute one-sixth of all broken bones presented in U.S. emergency departments, and occur in 15 percent of women ag ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 21
SHIP1 inhibitor reduces obesity and metabolic dysfunction in mice
Obesity can cause a variety of health complications in affected individuals. Several lines of evidence support an association between chronic inflammation in adipose tissue and obesity complications. In mice, inhibition of a molecule known as SHIP1 reduces immune system activation. However, SHIP1 inhibition has not been explored in the context of obesity. A new study led by William Kerr of SUNY Up ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 21
Chronic low back pain linked to higher rates of illicit drug use
July 21, 2016 - People living with chronic low back pain cLBP are more likely to use illicit drugs -- including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine -- compared to those without back pain, reports a study in Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer. In addition, cLBP patients with a history of illicit drug use are more likely to have a current prescription for opioid analgesic pain-relieving ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 21
Sexual minority youth have higher rates of disordered eating behaviors
Sexual minority boys and girls are more likely to purge or take laxatives, use diet pills, or fast to lose weight than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The study, which analyzed data from youth ages 12 to 18, found disparities in the rate of these behaviours between sexual minority teen ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 21
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