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Older adults with insomnia may fall even more when on prescription sleep meds
Taking physician-recommended sleep medications to treat insomnia may actually increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to a team of sleep researchers. The problem may stem from older people continuing to take sleep medications long after they should, said Orfeu Buxton, associate professor of biobehavioral health, Penn State. The importance for me -- personally and professionally -- is that this matches what I ve heard from gerontologists an ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Getting a good night's sleep and feeling better could be all in your head
CLEVELAND, Ohio October 11, 2017 --For the thousands of peri- and postmenopausal women who struggle to sleep and battle depression, help can t come soon enough. Although physical changes during the menopause transition are often the cause of these problems, a new study from the University of Texas suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy might provide the relief these women seek. The study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Soc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Many opioid-dosage combinations have no prescribing restrictions under Medicar...
1. A substantial number of opioid-dosage combinations have no prescribing restrictions under Medicare formulary Formularies offer underused opportunity to restrict opioid prescribing Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M17-1823 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Medicare Part D formularies allowed unrestrictive coverage for many opioids over the past decade, especially at high doses, including drugs commonly associated with overdose. Becaus ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Study finds few restrictions on Rx opioids through Medicare
New Haven, Conn. -- Medicare plans place few restrictions on the coverage of prescription opioids, despite federal guidelines recommending such restrictions, a new Yale study finds. The research results highlight an untapped opportunity for Medicare formularies to limit opioid prescribing, the researchers said. The findings are published in the Annals of Internal Medicine . The risk of opioid overdoses rises when individuals are prescribed opiates at high ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC-- A DNA variant--located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent--increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by RTI International. Nearly 1 billion people smoke and 6 million premature deaths occur worldwide each year from cigarette smoking, according to the World Health Organization. Smoking is the l ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Move over e-cigarettes, meet heat-not-burn tobacco
If you haven t heard of heat-not-burn tobacco, you re not alone, but a new study published today in PLOS ONE from San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health Associate Research Professor John W. Ayers suggests this new method for consuming tobacco is poised for explosive growth. What is heat-not-burn tobacco One of the newest tobacco products on the market heats leaf tobacco to approximately 500 degrees Fahrenheit using battery power to pro ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Don't dispense of cannabis dispensaries, caution UBC researchers
UBC researchers are cautioning policy makers not to alter a cannabis distribution system that -- while not legal yet -- works well. Associate professor Zach Walsh, who teaches psychology at UBC s Okanagan campus, and PhD candidate Rielle Capler, say store-front dispensaries--often under fire by law enforcement and city governments--are a tried and true method of selling cannabis. The pair recently published a study on medicinal cannabis dispensaries and de ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Once a lesbian always a lesbian, right? Or not?
CLEVELAND, Ohio October 11, 2017 - Are people s sexual attractions likely to change as they age That s the question at the core of an ongoing debate as to whether or not sexuality remains stable throughout a person s life. An upcoming presentation at The North American Menopause Society NAMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia October 11-14, will review the latest research on the prevalence of same-sex sexuality and sexual fluidity and their implications for he ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Rhodiola rosea: Benefits, side effects, and dosage
Rhodiola rosea is a flowering herb that grows in cold, high-altitude regions of Europe and Asia. Other names for it include arctic root, golden root, king s crown, and rose root.
Medical News Today - Sat. Oct 7
Benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears
Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits
Medical News Today - Sat. Oct 7
Three Reasons Why “Quick Forgiveness” Is Not Phony
An observant reader asked me if our Forgiveness News section of the International Forgiveness Institute, Inc. might be comprised of many stories in which people are faking forgiveness so that they get national and international recognition from the media. After all, the person reasoned, for a few moments their images, words, and actions are in front of thousands or even millions, depending on which media sources carry the story. While quick pronouncements ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
How to Be More Spontaneous
Some folks are too spontaneous perhaps the tattoo at 3 a.m., the 500 pair of shoes, the blurting out the first thing that comes to their minds. But for a lot of the rest of us the dial might be a bit too far in the other direction even small decisions are as weighty as those of the Supreme Court everyday life is heavily routinized and breaking out in even small ways can require a lot of planning. Maybe it s time to loosen up. But as that famous phrase Be S ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
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