Therapy And Wellness News

Moffitt leads the nation in addressing LGBTQ health care disparities and educa...
TAMPA, Fla. Jan. 16, 2018 -- The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer questioning LGBTQ community has long been a medically underserved minority population in the United States. Disparities experienced by LGBTQ patients, especially in cancer care, can lead to poorer outcomes and overall health. Moffitt Cancer Center is leading the nation in addressing the issues facing this group of patie ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Study: Despite progress, gay fathers and their children still structurally sti...
A study published in the February 2019 Pediatrics journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advances. Study participants specifically cited structural stigma, such as state laws and beliefs of religious communities, as affecting their experiences in multi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Survey questions cancer doctors' awareness of LGBTQ issues
Most oncologists say they don t know enough about how to treat patients with differences in sexual orientation or identity, but most are also interested in learning more, a new study finds. Led by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center, the study reported that the majority of oncologists were comfortable treating individuals who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, but ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Size matters -- To livebearer fish, big fins are a big deal
To female molly and Limia fish, nothing is hotter than a male with a large dorsal fin. But these fins aren t just decorations to attract females. Males also use them to fight or intimidate rivals. For scientists who study evolution, the fins present a chicken-and-egg dilemma. Which came first -- ornamental fins for courtship displays, or fighting fins only later used in displays In a new paper, bi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
These Are the Best Ways to Improve Your Memory
All day every day, your brain is bombarded with new information. Confronted with this tsunami of sensory and cerebral input, it s no wonder much of it slips through your memory s grasp. But if you feel like you re forgetting more than you should or if you just want to pump up your retention and recall there are some science-backed ways to improve your memory. 8212 But there are things you can do. ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jan 21
A research-backed reason not to worry about what your peers think of you
Can you ever really know what your colleagues think about you New research suggests there s a good chance you already do. In a meta-analysis led by Hyunji Kim, a psychologist at York University in Toronto, researchers from Canada and Australia found that across more than 150 studies in which subjects ranked themselves in personality tests and were rated by peers, the gaps between self- and peer-pe ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jan 21
Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study
Two-thirds of stroke survivors who live at home have good mental health, and social support plays an important role, researchers say. The new study included 300 stroke survivors, aged 50 and older, in Canada. Survivors living in long-term care facilities, who tend to have the most serious disabilities, were not included. Stroke survivors were said to be in good mental health if they were happy and ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
Home-based hypertension program produces 'striking' results
Boston, MA -- Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a widespread clinical problem affecting nearly half of all adults. Despite the serious consequences that can result from hypertension, which puts patients at increased risk for heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events, elevated blood pressures often remain untreated or undertreated for years, and the control rate for hypertension ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
New study shows physician-targeted marketing is associated with increase in op...
Many individuals cite prescription opioids as their gateway to illicit opioid use. However, while prescription opioids are involved in more than one-third of all opioid overdose deaths in the U.S., examining any correlation between prescription opioid overdose deaths and pharmaceutical industry marketing has been limited -- until now. New research from NYU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Cen ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Exposure to chemicals during pregnancy is not associated with an increase in b...
Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during pregnancy. This is one of the main conclusions of a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health ISGlobal , an institution supported by la Caixa , and published recently in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health . Hypertensive disor ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Firsthand accounts indicate fentanyl test strips are effective in reducing ove...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid so potent that a miniscule amount equivalent to several grains of saltcan cause afataloverdose. Yet it s difficult for people who use drugs to detect, which presents a major public health hazard given how commonly fentanyl is used to lace heroin or cocaine. In 2017, a team of researchers led by Brandon Marshall, an associate pro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Managing gender dysphoria in adolescents: A practical guide for family physici...
As a growing number of adolescents identify as transgender, a review aims to help primary care physicians care for this vulnerable group and its unique needs. The review, published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal , looks at emerging evidence for managing gender dysphoria, including social and medical approaches for youth who are transitioning. [T]he hallmark of care will remain a thou ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
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