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11 minutes of mindfulness training helps drinkers cut back
Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new UCL study. After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness -- which involves focusing on what s happening in the present moment -- heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught relaxation techniques, according to the study published in the International Journal of Neurop ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
LGB older adults suffer more chronic health conditions than heterosexuals, stu
Lesbian and bisexual older women are more likely than heterosexual older women to suffer chronic health conditions, experience sleep problems and drink excessively, a new University of Washington study finds. In general, lesbian, gay and bisexual LGB older adults were found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals, specifically in terms of higher rates of cardiovascular disease, weakened immune system and low back or neck pain. They also were at greater r ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Less REM sleep tied to greater risk of dementia
MINNEAPOLIS - People who get less rapid eye movement REM sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published in the August 23, 2017, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. REM sleep is the sleep stage when dreaming occurs. There are five stages of sleep. Stage one is light sleep. Stage two is when the body begins to prepare for deeper sleep, including stages three and f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Lack of REM sleep may lead to higher risk for dementia
Boston --Spending less time in REM rapid eye movement sleep and taking longer to enter REM sleep are separately associated with a higher risk of developing dementia. These findings appear in the journal Neurology , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and were presented in July at the Alzheimer s Association International Conference in London. It is common for people with dementia to experience sleep disturbance. However, it is unclear ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Answers needed on sly grog trade
James Cook University researchers in Australia have found sophisticated tactics are being used to smuggle illicit alcohol into Indigenous communities - with sly grog traders selling alcohol for up to 11 times its retail price. JCU s Professor Alan Clough led a team that interviewed more than 380 people living and working in remote Indigenous communities in Queensland where there was either a total or partial alcohol ban. Illicit suppliers were motivated by ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Understanding how omega-3 dampens inflammatory reactions
Omega-3 supplements may help slow the development of diseases like cancer, Alzheimer s and multiple sclerosis. Omega-3 fatty acids, which we primarily get through eating fatty fish, have long been thought to be good for our health. Many dietary studies have suggested that high intake is associated with a reduced risk of various disorders. Clinical trials have also shown beneficial anti-inflammatory effects in patients taking omega-3 supplements. Recent res ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Updated assessment of the health risks posed by longer-term consumption of foo...
An average daily intake level was determined for this updated estimation. As the estimation of the risk to consumers was made on the basis of the available data with a number of very conservative assumptions, the expected actual exposure of consumers should lie well below the exposures estimated here. Based on German and European consumption data NVS II Model and EFSA PRIMo Ver.2 , n the ADI value 0.0002 mg kg body weight per day is not exceeded for any of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Scientists discover how tuberculosis hijacks the immune system
Scientists have unlocked a key element in understanding how human lungs fight tuberculosis TB . They hope their research findings, which were published today in the international peer reviewed journal Immunity , will help pave the way towards new treatment approaches for TB, particularly in an era of increasing antibiotic resistance to TB. Multi drug resistant TB is a global problem. These strains are resistant to several or most of the antibiotics used to ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Physical activity in midlife not linked to cognitive fitness in later years, l...
A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers that tracked activity levels of 646 adults over 30 years found that, contrary to previous research, exercise in mid-life was not linked to cognitive fitness in later years. The finding suggests that physical activity may not help maintain cognitive function, or help avoid or delay the onset of the debilitating conditions like dementia and Alzheimer s. Alzheimer s affects as many as ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Studies explore the potential benefits of red raspberries
Lynden, WA - August 24, 2017 - Initial findings from several studies - including both human subjects and animals - on the potential health benefits of red raspberries were presented earlier this year at the 2017 Experimental Biology conference in Chicago. Participants in short-term human trials experienced an improvement in glucose control and increased satiety, while longer-term animal trials revealed promising effects on the gut microbiota after red rasp ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 24
Box breathing for anxiety: Techniques and tips
Box breathing, sometimes called square breathing, is a simple tool for managing anxiety.
Medical News Today - Wed. Aug 23
Schizophrenia in children: What you need to know
Childhood schizophrenia is a severe but rare mental illness that causes a child to interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia affects behaviors, emotions, and thinking.
Medical News Today - Wed. Aug 23
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