Therapy And Wellness News

New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression
A new clinical trial has tested the ability of a little-studied, noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat the symptoms of major depression. The results, so far, have been more than promising.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Time Change Tougher for Kids With Mental Health Issues
When the clocks spring forward an hour this Sunday, it will throw everyone off. But the time change will affect children with mental health issues the most, experts warn. Sleep is a more complicated issue for patients with a mental health disorder, said Dr. Robert Kowatch. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist at Nationwide Children s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. D ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 18
A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay
It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research being presented at the American College of Cardiology s 68th Annual Scientific Session found that people who took advantage of a midday snooze were more likely to have a noticeable drop in blood pressure compared with those who didn t nap. Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Largest-ever study identifies gene regions associated with sleep duration
A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital MGH and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified 76 new gene regions associated with sleep duration. The study by a team that recently reported finding gene sites associated with insomnia risk and chronotype - the tendency to be an early riser or a night owl - has been published in Nature Communications . While we spend ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Study of young athletes suggests snoring and sleep apnea are linked to sudden ...
A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man. The study also showed that the athletes who experience this problem are also more likely to have low levels of oxygen in their blood and higher pulse rates during the night, suggesting that athletes with sleep disordered breathing may be at risk of heart abn ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
How two or more trips to the bathroom at night cost the US economy $44.4 billi...
A new study has found that frequent visits to the bathroom at night could cost the US economy 44.4 billion a year. According to researchers at the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe, waking up more than twice a night due to nocturia, a health condition that affects the lower urinary tract, can have a detrimental effect on a person s wellbeing and productivity at work, which in turn h ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
New proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy. This is a new, important proof that the sleep disorder is an autoimmune disease. This knowledge may lead to better treatment of the chronic condition, the researchers behind the new discovery believe. For many years, scientists have expected the sleep disorder narcolepsy of being ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss
Mild cognitive impairment MCI refers to having problems with your memory and decision-making abilities. Usually, people with MCI experience few if any problems with performing their daily activities. Experts say that MCI could be a stage between normal aging and Alzheimer s disease. A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea OSA , or sleep-disordered breathing , is associated ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Mount Sinai researchers discover serotonin can regulate gene expression inside...
The brain chemical serotonin, a neurotransmitter long known for its role in passing signals between neurons in the brain, can also regulate expression of genes within neurons in an unexpected way, according to research conducted by neuroscientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published on March 13 in the journal Nature . The discovery may help scientists better understand a v ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
WVU researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teach...
MORGANTOWN, W. Va.-- When their family members struggle with substance use disorders, children bring experiences of neglect, trauma and often, mental health issues into the classroom, creating challenging environments for their teachers. Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Tobacco control policies linked to reduced smoking
Increases in tobacco taxes and smoke-free policies in European countries were significantly related with a reduction in smoking among older adults, according to a new Addiction study. For the study, investigators examined data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe SHARE on adults aged 50 years and older in four waves from 2004 to 2013 from 10 countries. A negative association ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
The importance of puberty: A call for better research models
Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. Progress in developmental science has greatly broadened the perspective of this critical maturational milestone. We ve moved beyond thinking of puberty as simply raging hormones, says Carol Worthman, professor of anthropology at Emory University. Major advances in understanding of brain development clear ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
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