Therapy And Wellness News

Simple test to detect diabetes risk after pregnancy
Neuherberg, October 22, 2015. Gestational diabetes is one of the most common conditions that can occur during pregnancy. Although the symptoms generally disappear after delivery, women suffering from gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing postpartum diabetes in the following years. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum M 252 nchen have now developed an accurate method of predictin ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Unhealthy pregnancy weight gain tips the scales for mothers 7 years later
October 22, 2015 -- Unhealthy weight gain in pregnancy has been linked with postpartum weight retention but until now its long-term effects had been understudied in low-income and minority populations who are at high risk for obesity. For the first time, researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health studied the association between gestational weight gain and long-term weight ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
New insights into REM sleep crack an enduring mystery
REM sleep--the phase of night-time mammalian sleep physiology where dreams occur--has long fascinated scientists, clinicians, philosophers, and artists alike, but the identity of the neurons that control REM sleep, and its function in sleep have been controversial due to a lack of precise genetic methods to study the sleeping brain. Now, in a remarkable demonstration of a recent brain technology, ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Neurons that regulate sleep stages revealed
A new study pinpoints the neurons that kick the brain out of REM sleep mode. During sleep, mammals cycle several times between different stages, called rapid eye movement REM and non-REM sleep. While there is some knowledge about what induces REM sleep, much less is known about what inhibits it and induces non-REM sleep. Some evidence hints that the switch mechanism lies in a part of the brain cal ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Alzheimer's disease: Plaques impair memory formation during sleep
This news release is available in German . Alzheimer s patients frequently suffer from sleep disorders, mostly even before they become forgetful. Furthermore, it is known that sleep plays a very important role in memory formation. Researchers from the Technical University of Munich TUM have now been able to show for the first time how the pathological changes in the brain act on the information-st ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Researcher finds key clues about 'betel nut' addiction that plagues millions w...
For hundreds of millions of people around the world, chewing betel nut produces a cheap, quick high but also raises the risk of addiction and oral cancer. Now, new findings by a University of Florida Health researcher reveal how the nut s psychoactive chemical works in the brain and suggest that an addiction treatment may already exist. The betel nut, a seed of the areca palm, is grown and used th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Deeper calls, smaller balls
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 22, 2015 - Across the animal kingdom, males hoot and holler to attract females and ward off competing suitors. Now, a new study finds that male howler monkeys with deeper calls have smaller testicles - and vice versa, according to researchers from universities of Utah, Cambridge and Vienna and other institutions. In the cover story of Current Biology s new issue, the research ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Flying ants mate close to home and produce inbred offspring
Ant queens stay close to home in their hunt for a mate and as a result produce thousands of inbred offspring, a study led by a University of Exeter biologist has found. The research, published this week in the journal American Naturalist , found that that the queen will often only fly as far as 60 metres before finding a mate, and as a result may well be related to him. A queen mates only once, ca ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
When Dissent at Work Is a Good Idea
Nowadays, many corporate cultures value harmony and teamwork above all else This desire to keep things peaceful discourages dissent and encourages employees not to rock the boat.
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 22
How Much Are Your Shoes Really Costing You?
In my graduate-level business school class on pricing strategies, one recurring theme is the idea that when buying a product, any price that shoppers encounter or pay can be terribly misleading. Anytime you make a purchase decision, a product s price should have little weight in whether you should buy it or not. In fact, more often than not, using price alone will lure you into buying things that ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 22
5 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity and Courage in the Workplace
Something is killing curiosity in the American workplace and if nothing is done to reverse the trend, the real casualty will be innovation. No one is doing this deliberately, of course. But new research shows that curiosity is lagging in American workplaces, and by reversing some common managerial mistakes, leaders can unleash the problem-solving, possibility-creating power of curious people. Here ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 22
Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems
Antipsychotic drug use in American seniors increases with age, a new study cautions. The researchers found that the percentage of people aged 80 to 84 who received a prescription for an antipsychotic drug was twice that of people aged 65 to 69. This increase is occurring despite the known risks of serious side effects such as stroke, kidney damage, and death, they added. The results of the study s ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 22
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