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OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD have high levels of brain inflammation, a discovery researchers say could lead to new treatments. In OCD, people typically have frequent, upsetting thoughts that they try to control by repeating certain rituals or behaviors, such as washing hands or checking door locks. Canadian researchers compared 20 OCD patients and a control group of 20 people without the condition. In the OCD patients, inflammation was 32 ...
Healthday - Fri. Jun 23
Six mindfulness techniques for physicians
What goes through your mind in the moment before you walk into the room to see your next patient A flurry of thoughts about all the patients you ve already seen and the mountain of admin tasks you need to finish later today
Medical News Today - Fri. Jun 23
Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely with age as well as amongst individuals of a gi...
The sleep rhythms that reflect circadian systems peak later in teenagers than in adults, and vary as much as 10 hours in individuals across at any ages, according to a study published June 21, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Dorothee Fischer from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, and colleagues. People s circadian systems synchronize with light and darkness in the environment, giving rise to chronotypes individual rhythms in physi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Lights out: The neural relationship between light and sleep
Humans are diurnal animals, meaning that we usually sleep at night and are awake during the day, due at least in part to light or the lack thereof. Light is known to affect sleep indirectly by entraining--modifying the length of--our circadian rhythms and also rapidly and directly due to a phenomenon known as masking. But while a great deal is known about how light affects circadian rhythms, little is known about the direct effects of light on sleep Why do ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Losing train of thought or it's hard to multi-task? You may be having one drin...
June 20, 2017 -- Impairments in processing and using information that help with decision-making and planning simple tasks such as grocery shopping are linked with one s frequency of alcohol or drug use according to a new study. Researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center found that cognitive impairments are not a problem limited to addiction patients in treatment, but constitute a broader prob ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats
DURHAM, NC -- It s a classic conundrum while rushing to get to an important meeting or appointment on time, you spot a stranger in distress. How do you decide whether to stop and help, or continue on your way A new study by neuroscientists at Duke and Stanford University sheds light on how the brain coordinates these complex decisions involving altruism and empathy. The answer lies in the way multiple areas of the brain collaborate to produce the decision, ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
More frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults, according...
More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford. Researchers found that people who engaged in more regular sexual activity scored higher on tests that measured their verbal fluency and their ability to visually perceive objects and the spaces between them. The study, published today in the Journals of Gerontology, Series B Psychological and Social Scie ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Video games can change your brain
Scientists have collected and summarized studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behavior. Research to date suggests that playing video games can change the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills and make them more efficient. The researchers also looked at studies exploring brain regions associated with the reward system, and how these are related to video game addiction. Do you play video games If so, you aren ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Changes to diet, physical activity & behavior may reduce obesity in children, ...
Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents. Two Cochrane Reviews published today are the last in a series of related systematic reviews summarizing evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in childhood and adolescence. The reviews summarize the results of 114 studies which involved over 13,000 children and young people ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies
Selfless heroism isn t the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests. The study, which used computer modeling of a flooded subway station, found overall survival rates were substantially higher when strong people in a 30-member group reached safety themselves before trying to help weaker people. Foolhardiness is not a good strategy for rescuing, said Eishiro Higo, a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers
June 23, 2017 - Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music -- these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer s disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine , the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Greater engagement in pleasant leisure activities was associated with lowered c ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
More breast cancers were diagnosed at early stage after Affordable Care Act to...
MAYWOOD, IL - A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were diagnosed in early Stage 1, after the Affordable Care Act took effect. The increases in Stage 1 diagnoses were higher among African American and Latina breast cancer patients, compared to white patients. The study by Abigail Silva, PhD, MPH, and colleagues is published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology . Silva is ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
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