Therapy And Wellness News

Ending chronic pain with new drug therapy
Chronic pain disables millions in the U.S. and costs 600 billion per year Treatments for chronic pain are largely ineffective A brain region controlling whether we are happy or sad is remodeled by chronic pain FDA-approved drugs can reverse these effects and lessen pain CHICAGO --- A brain region controlling whether we feel happy or sad, as well as addiction, is remodeled by chronic pain, reports ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 21
How graphic photos on cigarette packs help smokers consider quitting
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new study is the first to provide real-world evidence of the effectiveness of smoking warning labels that include graphic photos of the damage caused by regular tobacco use. Researchers found that smokers who saw graphic warning labels on every pack of cigarettes they smoked for four weeks had more negative feelings about smoking compared to those who saw just text warnings, whi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 21
Obesity more dangerous than lack of fitness, new study claims
A new study, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology [1], has dismissed the concept of fat but fit . In contrast, the results from the new study suggest that the protective effects of high fitness against early death are reduced in obese people. Although the detrimental effects of low aerobic fitness have been well documented, this research has largely been performed in older ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 21
Battling obesity epidemic: New look at 'fat tax'
Small price differences at the point of purchase can be highly effective in shifting consumer demand from high calorie to healthier low calorie alternatives, according to a study in the Articles in Advance section of Marketing Science , a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences INFORMS . Low income consumers, who disproportionately suffer the consequences of ob ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 21
Protecting a Few Students from Negative Stereotypes Benefits Entire Classroom
Interventions targeted at individual students can improve the classroom environment and trigger a second wave of benefits for all classmates, new research shows. The findings, published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicate that sharing a classroom with greater numbers of students who participate in a brief intervention can boost all students ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Dec 21
Review: PTSD resources lacking for nonveterans
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Post-traumatic stress disorder remains a difficult, urgent, and prevalent problem among combat veterans, but millions of nonveterans experience the condition too. A new study in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry finds that compared to what the Veterans Health Administration and Defense Department make available, treatment resources for nonveterans are much les ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 19
Handle with care: Car seats and newborns
Cincinnati, OH, December 18, 2015 -- In 2013, car accidents resulted in approximately 8,500 infants requiring hospitalization or emergency department visits and 135 infant deaths. When used properly, car seats can reduce the risk of infant death and injury by 71 . However, in a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics , researchers found that most families with newborns mad ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Asian women with endocrine-resistant breast cancer benefit from combination th...
Singapore Lugano - Data collected in Japanese and Korean patients included in the global PALOMA3 trial provides evidence that combining palbociclib with fulvestrant is an effective strategy to overcome endocrine resistance in women with hormone receptor positive HR , HER2 negative HER2- advanced breast cancer. The analysis of efficacy and safety of the combined therapy in an Asian population was p ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Chewing slowly helps prevent excessive weight gain in children
Waiting 30 seconds in between bites of food allows children to realize they re no longer hungry before they overeat--preventing excessive weight gain. That s the conclusion of a study published in the Dec. 15 issue of the journal Pediatric Obesity by an international team of researchers, including bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego. To lose weight, you need to stop eating. But ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Good news for feast lovers? Obesity-promoting genes discovered
Ever imagined you could eat all the mouthwatering, festive food during winter holidays and never worry about an expanding waistline For many people throughout the world, being overweight or worse still, obese, is a major health concern, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and other health conditions. Although, there is an urgent need to cure obesity, no safe and eff ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Buffet guilt
Ever wonder how much the price you pay for an All-You-Can-Eat AYCE buffet influences how you feel at the end of the meal To explore this idea and address the lack of studies that do, this study examines whether pricing affects key indicators such as overeating, physical discomfort, and guilt. Researchers discovered that lower paying diners feel more physically uncomfortable and guiltier compared t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
University of Toronto scientists uncover how opioids cause dangerous breathing...
University of Toronto researchers on a quest to make opioid drugs less lethal have discovered a window of opportunity a tiny channel in the brain where opioids interfere with the breathing mechanism. They found that mice without this channel kept breathing normally with an opioid overdose - a discovery that may result in new therapies to stop accidental deaths from prescription painkillers. Opioid ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
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