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Links between poor sleep and poor mental well-being
Inadequate sleep at night leads to poor memory and increases the risk of depression, anxiety and stress, according to research revealed today. A study found that those who got less than five hours a night found it difficult to function effectively during the day - with people forgetting to carry out tasks, struggling to remember where things were, and forgetting to do something they had set out to do such as post a letter or take medication. Ensuring peopl ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Gene related to brain damage in pre-term infants identified
A gene has been identified by researchers at King s College London that is thought to be associated with the types of brain damage that can be caused by pre-term birth. Premature labour is associated with inflammation in the mother or baby, often due to infection. This can cause damage to the brain that could lead to lifelong conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism or learning or behavioural difficulties in up to 30 per cent of pre-term babies. Published ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Study shows transgender students are at significant risk for suicidal thoughts
Washington, DC, September 5, 2017 - Nearly 35 of transgender youth in California reported suicidal thoughts in the past year, almost double that of non-transgender youth, reports a study published in the September 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry JAACAP . Transgender youth and adults have received unprecedented public attention regarding their lives and well-being in the last year. In the context of publi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Eating meat linked to higher risk of diabetes
Singapore, 5 September 2017 - While a plant-based diet is generally considered healthier than a meat-based diet in preventing the risk of diabetes, not all meats affect the risk equally. As Professor Koh Woon Puay, Professor of Clinical Sciences at Duke-NUS Medical School Duke-NUS , and her team found out, higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their hig ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Oregon's marijuana legalization prompted big drop in sales in Washington's bor...
EUGENE, Ore. -- Sept. 5, 2017 -- Three days after recreational marijuana sales became legal in Oregon, sales across the border in Washington, where retail availability already existed, dropped by 41 percent, reports a team of University of Oregon economists. The study also suggests that illegal cross-border movement, or diversion, of legally produced marijuana sold at retail outlets across state borders is a real concern but not occurring at alarming level ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Inflammation may precede sleep apnea, could be treatment target
Inflammation is traditionally thought of as a symptom of sleep apnea, but it might actually precede the disorder, potentially opening the door for new ways to treat and predict sleep apnea, according to researchers. Sleep apnea, a disorder in which the upper airway becomes periodically obstructed during sleep, affects between 17 and 24 percent of men and between 5 and 9 percent of women. One possible explanation for this difference is that men tend to have ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Physician experts highlight research ahead of Otolaryngology's annual meeting
ALEXANDRIA, VA--The latest research on patient preferences, quality-of-life, ear health, thyroidectomy, and other topics related to the specialty of otolaryngology will be presented in Chicago, IL, September 10-13, during the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting OTO Experience. The 2017 Annual Meeting includes hundreds of research presentations. All abstracts to be presented are now available online as a PDF at http journals. sagepub. com doi suppl 10. 1177 OTOJ_1 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
'Waves' of neural activity give new clues about Alzheimer's
While unconscious during deep sleep, millions of neurons activity travels across the cerebral cortex. This phenomenon, known as slow waves, is related to the consolidation of memory. The European project called SloW Dyn, led by Spanish scientists, has now revealed anomalies in this activity in mice displaying a decline similar to Alzheimer s. During deep sleep, large populations of neurons in the cerebral cortex and subcortical brain structures simultaneou ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Alcohol abuse, dental conditions, and mental health found to be the top causes...
A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.3 of all emergency department visits were avoidable. Of these, the top 3 discharge diagnoses were alcohol abuse, dental disorders, and depressive disorders. The study suggests that avoidable emergency department visits could be reduced by increasing access to dental and mental health facilities. The study analysed data representing 424 million visits made to emerg ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Rethinking serotonin could lead to a shift in psychiatric care
A better understanding of how a key chemical messenger acts in the brain could lead to a radical shift in psychiatric care, according to a new research paper. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which helps brain cells communicate with one another, playing important roles in stabilising mood and regulating stress. Despite its importance, current models to explain serotonin s function in the brain remain incomplete. Now, in a review paper published this month i ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Opioid abuse can be treated successfully in primary care settings, study finds
Combining substance abuse treatment with regular medical care can successfully treat people with opioid or alcohol addiction, providing an option that might expand treatment and lower the cost of caring for people caught up in the nation s opioid epidemic, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Patients who enrolled in a program that combined substance abuse treatment with primary medical care were more than twice as likely to receive treatment for opi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
World Sexual Health Day: Study raises concerns about drug-resistant STI
4 September World Sexual Health Day Greater understanding of testing and treatment is needed to mitigate the rapid increase in drug resistance of a common sexually transmitted infection STI , according to a study by the University of Bristol, published in the BMJ Journal of Sexually Transmitted Infections . Mycoplasma genitalium MG is an emerging and relatively common STI currently affecting two per cent of young sexually active people. While the majority ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
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