Therapy And Wellness News

For women, healthy diets may help with mobility when aging
Boston, MA - In a large study conducted by at Brigham and Women s Hospital BWH , researchers found an association between women who maintain a healthy diet and a reduction in the risk of developing impaired physical function as they age. The findings are published online and will appear in the July issue of the Journal of Nutrition . Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical funct ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Drug monitoring programs reduce opioid deaths: Study
The implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs was associated with the prevention of approximately one opioid-related overdose death every two hours on average nationwide, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study released June 22 in the journal Health Affairs . States with the most robust programs saw the greatest reduction in overdose deaths these states monitored and tracked a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
NYU research: The struggle to maintain accurate data on the prevalence of opio...
Nonmedical use of opioids such as Vicodin, Percoset, and OxyContin has become a major public health concern due to increases in treatment admissions, overdoses, and deaths. Data collected from high school seniors between 2009 and 2013 showed that 8.3 self-reported past-year nonmedical opioid use. Data have also shown a link from nonprescription opioid abuse to increased risk for heroin initiation ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Rates of nonmedical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder double in ...
Nonmedical use of prescription opioids more than doubled among adults in the United States from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, based on a study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA , part of the National Institutes of Health. Nearly 10 million Americans, or 4.1 percent of the adult population, used opioid medications in 2012-2013 a class of drugs that includes OxyContin and V ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
CU Anschutz researchers discover how West Nile virus triggers memory loss
AURORA, Colo. June 22, 2016 - Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered how the most severe forms of West Nile virus cause memory loss and mood disorders, opening the door to potential new treatments for the mosquito-borne illness. The study, published in the journal Nature , says 50 percent of patients who survive the most damaging kind of West Nile infecti ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Are older adults being appropriately screened for colorectal cancer?
Ann Arbor, MI, June 22, 2016 - Who should consider colorectal cancer CRC screening and why CRC is a common and costly disease, largely of the elderly, with nearly 25 of cases diagnosed among patients aged 75-84 years, but the guidelines for CRC screening of Americans aged 75 or older vary according to the source. In a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , researchers fou ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Scientists reveal sub-Saharan Africa's legacy of past migrations over last 4,0...
Researchers from the University of Oxford have revealed that the genetic ancestries of many of sub-Saharan Africa s populations are the result of historical DNA mixing events, known as admixture, within the last 4,000 years. Their study, to be published in the journal eLife , uncovers signatures of these admixture events through a large analysis of DNA from populations across the continent. The di ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Empowering addiction treatment patients to engage in care may improve overall ...
OAKLAND, Calif., June 22, 2016 -- In the first trial of an intervention focused on increasing alcohol and drug treatment patients engagement in their own health care, researchers found that patients who received 6 intervention sessions had greater involvement in managing their health and health care than those receiving fewer sessions. The Kaiser Permanente study was published today in JAMA Psychi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Impulsive children raised in caring families drink less during adolescence
MONTR 201 AL, June 22, 2016 - Years of research have shown that impulsivity in childhood is among the individual vulnerabilities leading to substance abuse, delinquency, as well as aggressive and antisocial behavior in adolescence and adulthood. Yet researchers from the CHU Sainte-Justine Mother-child Research Hospital and University of Montreal have discovered a reversal of this trend for those c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Cancer, violence among top health concerns for Chicago's South Siders
Residents on the South Side say cancer, violence prevention and sexually transmitted infections are among their top health concerns, according to the latest comprehensive assessment conducted by the University of Chicago Medicine. The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment CHNA , published online in mid-June, also identifies diabetes among adults, pediatric asthma and pediatric obesity as other cr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Marijuana, alcohol use may harm teens' mental health, academic outcomes
Middle and high school students who use marijuana and drink alcohol are at greater risk for poorer mental health and academic outcomes, finds a new study, with non-white students faring worst.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 22
Exclusive breast-feeding lowers risks of conduct disorders in children
Although previous research has demonstrated the benefits of exclusive breast-feeding for early child health, the long-term benefits for child development have not been clear. Now, a new study suggests longer durations of exclusive breast-feeding are associated with fewer conduct disorders in later childhood.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 22
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