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Children's Colorado experts study loss of control eating & bariatric surgery s...
AURORA, CO Feb. 15, 2018 - Recent research led by Thomas H. Inge, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Children s Hospital Colorado Children s Colorado , examined the impact of eating behaviors on success rates related to bariatric surgery in adolescents. The five-year study involved 242 adolescents, ages 13-19 years, who underwent bariatric surgery at five different centers across the United States from 2007 to 2012. The study specific ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
University of Pennsylvania researchers conduct comprehensive evaluation of pat...
PHILADELPHIA - A comprehensive evaluation by clinical researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified a neurological syndrome that left U.S. government personnel serving in Havana, Cuba with persistent memory and thinking dysfunction, as well as vision and balance problems after hearing unusual noises in their homes or hotel rooms. The team published their findings in JAMA . None of these patients have suffered a ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Reducing peanut allergy risks in children -- The Nurse Practitioner presents u...
Feb. 15, 2018 - New prevention and treatment approaches can reduce serious health risks due to peanut allergy in children , according to an article in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner , published by Wolters Kluwer . Early introduction of peanuts into the diet can prevent the development of peanut allergy in high-risk infants, according to the article by Jaime Hopper, MSN, FNP-C, and Courtney Hopp, MSN, FNP-C, of Indiana University Health Methodist ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Affordable Care Act lowered uninsured rate for cancer survivors
February 15, 2018 - The percentage of cancer survivors without health insurance decreased substantially after implementation of the Affordable Care Act ACA , reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care , published by Wolters Kluwer . Cancer survivors eligible for Medicaid expansion under the ACA had the greatest decrease in uninsured rate, according to the new research by Amy J. Davidoff, PhD, of Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Conn., and c ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
First multiplex test for tick-borne diseases
A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip TBD Serochip promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease, and seven other tick-borne pathogens. Led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity CII at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, the research team report details on the new ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
The field of biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international experts from various fields, including a wildlife veterinarian and wildlife ecologists from Vetmeduni Vienna, point out using the example of chronic kidney disease. In future research, they intend to study the mechanisms that protect the muscles, organs an ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Expanding Hepatitis C testing to all adults is cost-effective and improves out...
BOSTON - According to a new study, screening all adults for hepatitis C HCV is a cost-effective way to improve clinical outcomes of HCV and identify more infected people compared to current recommendations. Using a simulation model, researchers from Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital MGH and Stanford University found that this expanded screening would increase life expectancy and quality of life while remaining cost-effective. The Center ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Sleepless in Japan: How insomnia kills
Laypeople tend to think that insomnia is usually a symptom of something else, like stress, a bad diet or a sedentary lifestyle, but this may not be true at all. It is possible that insomnia itself causes many of the conditions that it is seen as a symptom of. Using previous research that shows that insomnia causes a decrease in blood flow in the front dorsal lobe of the brain, and correlates it with depression, the authors of a Japanese study recently publ ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Safe-sleep recommendations for infants have not reduced sudden deaths in newbo...
An analysis of trends in sudden unexpected infant death SUID over the past two decades finds that the drop in such deaths that took place following release of the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics AAP back to sleep recommendations, did not occur in infants in the first month of life. The report from investigators from MassGeneral Hospital for Children MGHfC and Newton-Wellesley Hospital NWH , which has been published online in the Journal of Pediatrics , ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Here's Why Dating Is So Hard
Dating today is a nightmare, are the first words that come out of Barry Schwartz s mouth when I ask him about today s social landscape. Schwartz is a renowned behavioral psychologist and author of The Paradox of Choice , a life-changing book that examines how and why having too much choice makes us miserable. To illustrate, Schwartz describes a trip to Gap. What should be a fairly quick shopping trip becomes a full day of torture to find the perfect pair o ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
Do Sex Statistics Matter?
Researchers can tell us what percentage of people engage in various sex acts and how often. Sometimes they look at a representative sample of the entire country, sometimes they look at a subpopulation e.g., gay men 20-30 . We can all also do our own research, for example by asking a few friends if they have ever tried something or how often they do it. But do these figures even matter
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
We Must Break the Stigma of Hearing Loss
We must break the stigma that surrounds hearing loss. It is a matter of life and mind your mind. Research shows that people with a mild hearing loss are twice as likely to develop dementia as those with normal hearing, and this risk increases with the severity of the hearing loss. Over a six-year study at Johns Hopkins, the cognitive abilities of older adults with hearing loss declined 30 -40 faster than in older adults whose hearing was normal and develop ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
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