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Endocrine Society experts issue Clinical Practice Guideline on hypothalamic am...
WASHINGTON -- Female athletes and women who have eating disorders are prone to developing a condition called hypothalamic amenorrhea that causes them to stop menstruating. The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on ways to diagnose and treat this condition. The guideline, titled Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, was published online and will appear in ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Sleep deprivation impairs ability to interpret facial expressions
After a rough night s sleep, your ability to recognize whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer, according to a study led by a University of Arizona psychologist. The research, published in the journal Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms , found that study participants had a harder time identifying facial expressions of happiness or sadness when they were sleep deprived versus well-rested. The sleepy participants ability to interpret ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Study: Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone to all patients who meet e...
BOSTON-- Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone, a drug that blocks or reverses the effects of overdose, to patients taking opioid medications through universal opt-out strategies in an effort to get the life-saving drug into the hands of more people who need it, according to a new study out of Boston Medical Center BMC . The US Department of Health and Human Services named expanding access to the rescue medication naloxone known also by the brand na ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
The Psychology Behind London's Terrorist Attacker
Very little is yet known about the assailant at the centre of the London terrorist outrage it looks like they acted alone. With the police now declaring arrests have been made linked to the crime, a question remains over how much this resembles a so-called lone-wolf attack BBC News is currently reporting that a police officer was stabbed to death outside the Houses of Parliament while four other people died, including the attacker, and at least 40 others w ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 23
Why Conflict Is Healthy for Relationships
This past weekend my partner and I flew across the country to go house hunting. This is a recipe for disaster, as evidenced by entire cable networks built around this conflict-ridden activity. We spent a lot of the weekend in agreement and then in disagreement, feeling overwhelmed, and then on the edge of our seat waiting to hear back from the sellers on our offer. And of course there was conflict. As a communication professor I know that conflict can be h ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 23
Biologic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease help heal the intestine
Although anti-inflammatory treatments are quite effective at reducing symptoms in patients with Crohn s disease and ulcerative colitis, the mucosal lining of the intestine often remains ulcerated, and many patients still ultimately require surgery. Because of this, the goal of treatment is shifting towards mucosal healing rather than just symptom relief. A recent analysis of clinical trials shows that anti-tumour necrosis factor a anti-TNF agents such as i ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 22
Visualizing nuclear radiation
Kyoto, Japan -- Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most common methods, according to Kyoto University s Toru Tanimori, do not see enough ground-level radiation. The best methods we have currently are labor intensive, and to measure surface radiation accurately, he says, complex analysis is needed. In ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 22
Income should be the dominant factor for reforming health care says the Americ...
March 22, 2017 -- A new study on reforming U.S. healthcare showed that Americans believe a health insurance policy should be about 5 of household income to be affordable -- whether or not household income was low or high. They also feel that younger people--particularly singles--could pay somewhat more for health insurance and that healthier people could afford to pay more than those in poor health. Debt also played a role in decision-making for many respo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 22
Optical tool monitors brain's circulatory response to pain
BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA, and CARDIFF, UK -- Functional near-infrared spectroscopy fNIRS , an optical imaging tool for monitoring of regional blood flow and tissue oxygenation, is being explored as a way to track the brain s response to acute pain in adults and infants. In Functional near-infrared spectroscopy study on tonic pain activation by cold pressor test, published today in the journal Neurophotonics , by SPIE, the international society for optic ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 22
Study reveals surprises concerning COPD and smoking
A new study challenges the widely accepted but oversimplified description of airway inflammation in smokers and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD . By analyzing airway wall tissue from individuals, investigators found that there are significantly fewer cells in the airway wall of smokers and mild to moderate COPD patients than in healthy controls, with a surprising decrease in some key inflammatory cells. Airway inflammation in COPD ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 22
Epigenetic alteration a promising new drug target for heroin use disorder
Heroin use is associated with excessive histone acetylation, an epigenetic process that regulates gene expression, and more years of drug use correlate with higher levels of hyperacetylation, according to research conducted at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry . The study provides the first direct evidence of opiate-related epigenetic alterations in the human brain, indicating that the drug alter ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 22
What Helps Our Plastic Brain Turn Into a Blastic Brain?
Drs. Michael Merzenich and Paul Swingle presented six lectures at the live portion of the 2017 Super Brain Summit in March. I learned so many wonderful facts and ideas from them and the audience. One of the most intriguing concepts is our brain is certainly plastic and adaptable, but it can also be blastic. Dr. Merzenich talked about the blastic brain. When our brain is healthy and in the zone, flow or groove, we are much more receptive to brain health and ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 22
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