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Study finds mechanisms of early insulin treatment for diabetes may produce bet...
A pilot study of 23 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes found early insulin therapy to be as effective as 15 months of oral therapy and may improve the body s ability to produce insulin. The current standard of care calls for initial treatment with oral therapies that suppress glucose production by the liver. In contrast, insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows the body t ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 18
Researchers close in on a blood test for Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine are nearing development of a blood test that can accurately detect the presence of Alzheimer s disease, which would give physicians an opportunity to intervene at the earliest, most treatable stage. Robert Nagele, PhD, presented his team s most recent findings October 18 at OMED 15 in Orlando. Dr. Nagele s work focuses on utilizi ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 18
The Overarching Importance of Leadership Credibility
It comes down to this People are bone-tired of leaders they don t feel they can believe. Two very different situations in the news have reminded of this lately. Two completely different situations, involving VW and Hillary Clinton, are united by a common frayed credibility thread. I don t want to overstate the similarities. The VW emissions cheating mess appears to be one of clearly calculated and ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 18
9 Keys to Handling Hostile & Confrontational People
Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others. Paramhansa Yogananda M ost of us encounter confrontational and hostile people at some points in our lives. These individuals may exist in our personal sphere or professional environment . On the surface, they may come across as domineering, demanding, or even abusive. However, with astute approach and assertive communication, you may t ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 18
Youth Suicide Prevention Program Shows Promise
Wide-ranging suicide prevention funding appears to have successfully prevented suicide attempts among young people in certain areas of the United States, a new study suggests. The study authors said that the suicide prevention funding may have averted as many as 79,000 suicide attempts between 2008 and 2011. Although the preventive effect seems to be temporary, the researchers believe they re onto ...
Healthday - Sun. Oct 18
U.S. Report Urges End to 'Conversion' Therapy for LGBT Youth
Less than a year after the Obama Administration came out against so-called conversion therapies for gay and lesbian youth, a new government report calls for the practice to be eliminated nationwide. No evidence supports the efficacy of such interventions to change sexual orientation or gender identity, and such interventions are potentially harmful, said the authors of the report from the Substanc ...
Healthday - Sun. Oct 18
Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia
Researchers say they ve found a link between brain inflammation and schizophrenia. British investigators used PET scans to assess immune cell activity in the brains of 56 people. Some had schizophrenia, some were at risk for the mental disorder, and others had no symptoms or risk of the disease. The results showed that immune cells are more active in the brains of people with schizophrenia and tho ...
Healthday - Sun. Oct 18
Depression: not a normal part of aging
Health problems, reduced income and the death or a partner or loved one are just some of the difficulties often faced in older age. With this in mind, it is perhaps unsurprising that around 7 million American adults aged 65 and older experience some form of depression. What is surprising is that depression among seniors is often overlooked and untreated.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 16
Novel technique shows how autism affects social brain
Brain areas linked to social behaviors are both underdeveloped and insufficiently networked in youths with high functioning autism spectrum disorder, according to research published in the journal Brain and Behavior .
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 16
Five Reasons Why Americans Don’t Often Leave America
I just returned to the United States after an incredible, 7-month sojourn with my family of six on the tropical island of Fiji while teaching psychology. It was incredibly enriching and mind-expanding, and fulfilled a longtime dream of mine to live abroad with my family. It seems to me that many Americans similarly dream of traveling the world, but never seem to get around to it. While traveling i ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 16
The "False Creation" of Body Image Distortions
The sentiment Beauty is in the eye of the beholder originates from Plato s Symposium , an exposition on love written about 360 B.C., where Socrates speaks of beholding beauty with the eye of the mind. For those with body image distortions, they see not beauty in themselves but imperfections and overt dissatisfaction with their body or parts thereof. Rather, what captures the mindset of these peopl ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 16
Why Do Employees Most Often Quit?
The more companies can learn about why employees leave them, the better off they are. Turnover, of course, is one of those management problems with a myriad of subtle costs from lost productivity to training time to uncertainty that the new hire will work out. Total costs are often estimated from a third of annual salary to numerous multiples of salary for executive positions. And as anyone who s ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 16
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