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Rapid blood pressure drops in middle age linked to dementia in old age
Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The findings, being presented March 10 at the American Heart Association s EPI LIFESTYLE 2017 Scientific Sessions in Portland, Ore., suggest that these temporary episodes - known as orthostat ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
Study: Patients more likely to get flu shots when doctors make appointments
You re much more likely to get a flu shot if your doctor makes the appointment for you, Rutgers researchers have discovered. A Rutgers study has found that doctors who take a proactive stance and schedule flu shots for patients can dramatically increase vaccination rates. In the study, published in the journal Behavioral Science and Policy , Rutgers researchers report that patients are three times more likely to get vaccinations when their physicians make ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
Childhood bullying may lead to increased chronic disease risk in adulthood
March 10, 2017 - Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure--including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a research review in the March April issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Recent advances in understanding of the negative health effects of chronic stress highlight a pressing need to clarify the longer ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
Poor sleep in early childhood may lead to cognitive, behavioral problems in la...
A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital pediatrician finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in mid-childhood. Reported online in the journal Academic Pediatrics , the study found significant differences in the responses of parents and teachers to surveys regarding executive function - which includes attention, working memory, reasoning and ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
Early pregnancy awareness may be more effective than promoting alcohol abstine...
The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update recommending that women who are pregnant or could become pregnant abstain from alcohol use prompted a Vanderbilt University Medical Center professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and her team to explore the patterns of alcohol use in early pregnancy. Expecting all women who might be or could become pregnant to refrain from alcohol use is not a realistic public health policy, asserts Katherine Hart ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 11
Five Forgiveness Exercises for Couples
Life is hard enough without the added layer of conflict with those who are supposed to be good to us, which can lead to resentment which can lead to misery. One s own inner conflict can spread to others and when a person is in a close relationship, it is all too easy for that inner conflict to become the other s conflict as well.
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 11
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes….
When you ve lost your job, you may question your identity . A big part of who we are can be based on what we do for a living. So when you lose your job, you can lose a part of yourself. However, this can play out in different ways. Several aspects of the transition make a difference 1. Voluntariness Did you choose to leave your job voluntarily , or was it forced on you involuntarily A good example of this is the difference between being unemployed because ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 11
Looking for a Baby Name?
I m always fascinated by the process of choosing a name for an unborn baby. Are you going to choose a name that honors a beloved relative Will you find something that reflects qualities that you would like your child to embody Do you want your child to have certain strengths that will be reflected in his or her name Listening to clients try out different combinations of names from their families, their cultures, and their imaginations has always offered me ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 11
Infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the...
Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found. The new research, published in the journal Environmental Pollution today, highlights the high levels exposure of babies in prams to fine and ultrafine particulate matter during the morning drop-in hours of school children compared with the afternoon drop-off hours. The study, c ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Study: Health agencies need clear rules for disclosing foodborne illness outbr...
There s an ongoing debate among public health officials about how quickly they should notify the public about foodborne illness outbreaks, and how much information should be shared. Is it better to tell people as early as possible, or could that create panic that is counterproductive Food safety researchers are now calling on public health agencies to develop clear guidelines on when to inform the public about foodborne illness outbreaks - something which ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
NIH-funded Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group details progress, challen...
In June 2013, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID , part of the National Institutes of Health NIH , provided 2 million in funding to establish an Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group ARLG to develop, prioritize and implement a clinical research agenda to address the growing public health threat of antibiotic resistance. A new series of articles appearing in the March 15th issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases de ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Perceived weight discrimination linked to physical inactivity
People who feel that they have been discriminated against because of their weight are much less likely to be physically active than people who don t perceive that they have suffered any such stigmatisation, according to new research led by UCL. The research was published in the journal BMJ Open . It was the first study to examine the relationship between weight discrimination and physical activity in a large population sample. The scientists looked at data ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
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