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What Are My Brain Tumors Trying to Tell Me?
I am having trouble with my brain . It is six months since multiple brain metastases were discovered for the third time since I was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer in October 2014. The first time they responded to a targeted chemo drug supported by some complementary treatments. This lasted about 18 months. The second time 27 new lesions were successfully erased by Gamma Knife radiation, which targets each one with minute accuracy while protecting the ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 15
Drop in violence associated with smoke-free policy at psychiatric hospital
New King s College London research reveals a 39 per cent drop in physical assaults -- both between patients and towards staff -- following the introduction of a smoke-free policy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust SLaM . Published today in The Lancet Psychiatry , the study has important implications for the introduction of smoke-free policies, not only in psychiatric hospitals but also in other institutions such as prisons. Smoking withi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Marijuana use among college students on rise following Oregon legalization, st...
CORVALLIS, Ore. - College students attending an Oregon university are using more marijuana now that the drug is legal for recreational use, but the increase is largely among students who also report recent heavy use of alcohol, a new study has found. Oregon State University researchers compared marijuana usage among college students before and after legalization and found that usage increased at several colleges and universities across the nation but it in ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
UA researchers find physicians' adherence to H. pylori guidelines low
It was long thought that gastric ulcers and other digestive woes were brought about by stress. But in 2005, clinical fellow Barry J. Marshall and pathologist J. Robin Warren were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for recognizing the role of Helicobacter pylori in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. Now physicians can point their collective fingers at H. pylori when it comes to a host of gastric maladies in their patients. With this in mind, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
VHA initiative significantly reduces MRSA in veterans living centers
Portland, Ore., June 15, 2017 - An initiative led by the Veterans Health Administration VHA reduced Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA infections by 89 percent over four years in a Veterans community living center CLC in North Carolina, according to research presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC . Active surveillance and decolonization with strict control of the ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Researchers call for better quality and consistency of electronic health recor...
We need improved quality of recording asthma diagnosis and events if the UK is to effectively use the very considerable potential locked within electronic health records to promote improvements in asthma care and catalyse research. Researchers from Swansea University Medical School and the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research have today cautioned that improved and consistent reporting of studies is needed to ensure that we answer important questions about ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Vaccination: Main prevention measure to address hepatitis A outbreaks among MSM
1 173 confirmed hepatitis A cases involving three separate clusters have been reported across 15 countries of the European Union since June 2016. Several EU countries have seen large increases in hepatitis A cases in 2017 compared to previous years, and these are mainly affecting men who have sex with men. In light of these outbreaks and the beginning of Pride period, ECDC stresses the importance of hepatitis A vaccination and the delivery of primary preve ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Knowing HIV levels are 'undetectable' may affect sexual behavior
June 15, 2017 - Understanding and responding to behavioral trends in groups that are at high risk for HIV infection is critical to the development of effective strategies that decrease HIV incidence and improve access to care. New research based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance NHBS system are presented in a special supplement to JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes . The jo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests
Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. And, the study found, starting at age 35, activity levels declined through midlife and older adulthood. The study also identified different times throughout the ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Science Shows How Faces Guide, and Reflect, Our Social Lives
For most of us, faces provide untold amounts of information about the people in our world. We use faces to identify someone as a friend or stranger, as approachable or hostile, as a member of our group or an outsider. We make judgments about others personality traits, such as their trustworthiness, based on our perceptions of their faces. And we typically make all of these determinations without ever being consciously aware that we re doing it. There is no ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Jun 15
Online cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is effective for military
Cognitive behavioral therapy, which traditionally includes regular, and often weekly, visits to a clinician, is recommended by the American College of Physicians and other organizations for treatment of chronic insomnia. For military personnel, internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy appears to be an effective alternative to meeting regularly with a therapist, although it is about half as effective as traditional methods, according to results of a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
The cost of opioid use during pregnancy
A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction reveals that the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome - often caused by mothers using opioids during pregnancy - is increasing in the United States, and carries an enormous burden in terms of hospital days and costs. The number of US hospital admissions involving neonatal abstinence syndrome increased more than fourfold between the years 2003 and 2012. In 2012, neonatal abstinence syndrom ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
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