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What’s in a Name? A Lot, When It’s the Label for a Disease
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can really hurt me . That s the premise behind recent proposals to rename several common health conditions. A misleading moniker may lead to misunderstanding the nature of an illness and that may undermine efforts to manage it. Here are a few examples of diseases that may be due for a name overhaul, some experts suggest Heart failure . This term implies that the heart has stopped working entirely, when, in fa ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 13
Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress...
Soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer than by taking a survey, finds a study published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI . A computer-generated human interviewer combines the advantages of anonymity with social connection and rapport, which could help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms. Soldiers who have experienced combat can develop post-tr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Global Change Center researchers to forecast water quality with NSF support
Public utility managers will be able to predict drinking water quality more accurately thanks to a team of scientists with the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech. The team -- which includes ecologists, social scientists, geologists and engineers -- was awarded a 1 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities grant to develop a system that can create a real-time water forecast -- similar to a weather forecast -- for Falling Creek R ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Calcium in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis: EMAS Clinical Guide
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 12, 2017 - Osteoporosis is common and affects 1 in 3 women. Calcium is vital for strong healthy bones and worldwide scientific societies have issued guidance about the daily requirements from childhood to old age. The European Menopause and Andropause Society EMAS has issued a new clinical guide with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of calcium in lowering the risk of osteoporosis. The recommended daily inta ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Workers at smaller companies less likely to be screened for cancer
A new study by American Cancer Society investigators finds workers at organizations with fewer than 25 employees are less likely to have been screened for three cancers, as were people working in certain occupations. The study appears in Preventive Medicine . Background Cancer screening patterns according to occupation characteristics in the United States are not well known, but could be used to help inform cancer control efforts. Study Investigators led b ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Making healthier decisions, step by step
Nobody wakes up expecting they ll make unhealthy choices, but the daily grind can compromise our otherwise healthy intentions fast food instead of a home-cooked meal because we re exhausted driving instead of walking to the grocery store because it s more convenient. But what if life came with little reminders to make healthy choices To address that question, researchers from San Diego State University looked at whether a simple sign could encourage airpor ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
What is the scope of neurological diseases in the world today?
Globally, the burden of neurological disorders Alzheimer s disease, Parkinson s disease, stroke, epilepsy etc has increased substantially over the past 25 years. This problem is the topic of a recent report by the Global Burden of Disease GBD international project, which was published in The Lancet . One of its participants is Vasily Vlassov, Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Higher School of Economics. http www.thelancet.com journals laneur ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Mice delivered by C-section gain more weight than those delivered naturally
Mice born by Caesarian section gained on average 33 percent more weight in the 15 weeks after weaning than mice born vaginally, with females gaining 70 percent more weight. This is the finding of a study led by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and published online on Oct. 11 in Science Advances . The study revolves around the microbiome, the set of bacterial species living in the human gut. Such microbes evolved over millions of years to play roles ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
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
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