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Recent generations are experiencing higher rates of arthritis
In an analysis of the Canadian population born between the 1930s and 1960s, each succeeding generation had a higher prevalence of arthritis. The prevalence of arthritis increased over time especially in obese individuals. Overall increases due to obesity were partially offset by concurrent increases in education, income, and smoking cessation, said Dr. Elizabeth Badley, lead author of the Arthritis Care Research study.
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Men with impaired glucose metabolism should avoid high-carbohydrate foods in t...
According to a nutrition study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition DIfE , a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research, the so-called internal clock also influences how people with impaired glucose metabolism react to carbohydrate-rich food. For example, in men with prediabetes, abundant consumption of foods containing starch and sugar in the evening had a negative effect on their blood glucose regulation. In comparison, in healthy study ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Sound waves boost older adult' memory, deep sleep
CHICAGO --- Gentle sound stimulation -- such as the rush of a waterfall -- synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Deep sleep is critical for memory consolidation. But beginning in middle age, deep sleep decreases substantially, which scientists believe contributes to memory loss in aging. The sound stimulation signific ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Study examines best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack
Conducting a diagnostic sleep test shortly after a heart attack can help doctors rule out sleep apnea, a form of disordered breathing during sleep, in patients, but tests conducted in the immediate aftermath of a heart attack are somewhat unreliable for positively diagnosing sleep apnea, according to results from a single-center study scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology s 66th Annual Scientific Session. As a result, it may be b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Greater insight into basic biology of pain will reveal non-addictive remedies
PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in Science this week. Specifically, they call for a shift in emphasis in drug development towards understanding how people differ in their response to pain medic ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Cannabis use in people with epilepsy revealed: Australian survey
People with epilepsy resort to cannabis products when antiepileptic drug side-effects are intolerable and epilepsy uncontrolled. The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed that 14 per cent of people with epilepsy have used cannabis products as a way to manage seizures. The study showed that of those with a history of cannabis product use, 90 per cent of adults and 71 ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Alcoholism may be caused by dynamical dopamine imbalance
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics, Ecole Normale Sup 233 rieure, Paris, Indiana University and the Russian Academy of Sciences Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Applied Physics have identified potential alcoholism mechanisms, associated with altered dopaminergic neuron response to complex dynamics of prefrontal cortex neurones affecting dopamine release. Interacting neuronal populations in the cerebral cortex generate electrical impulses called ac ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Research finds link between unemployed women trading sex for security and high...
Dr. Kelly Austin , Lehigh University assistant professor of sociology, finds in the first research paper to consider the role of unemployment in predicting the female HIV rate, that unemployment among young women significantly impacts the proportion of female HIV cases among those aged 15-24 in developing - especially Sub-Saharan African - countries. Results of the study , Trading Sex for Security Unemployment and the Unequal HIV Burden Among Young Women i ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
The Stress (and Depression) of Over-Commitment
Meaghan was telling me about how stressful her life is, trying to get everything in that she is committed to. She has a small, thriving business out of her home that she could allow to take up 40 hours a week. She runs with her running group two mornings a week and trains at the gym on Saturdays. She has three school-age children, all involved in sports and music and she tries to get to every practice and every game and every recital. She has been asked to ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 9
Should Little Boys Wear Lipstick?
I read an article recently in a London newspaper that reviewed a TV program titled The Secret Life of Five Year Olds. I am writing this article as a precautionary measure because some of what we read in today s newspapers reflects an entertaining but superficial view of child development . In this particular article, the headline focuses on gender differences and at what age they are fixed. The teaser is that adult behavior in the boardroom really begins i ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 9
Feeling an Urge and Then Doing an "Opposite Action"
As a therapist in private practice specializing in helping adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders , body image issues, depression , and anxiety, I employ a variety of strategies to help my clients to reclaim their lives and uncover a sense of meaning. I tailor treatment to each person, however I often enjoy using elements of cognitive behavioral therapy CBT and dialectical behavioral therapy DBT . For those who are struggling with an eatin ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 9
Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis
Heart patients who subsequently develop depression may be about twice as likely to die over the next 10 years as those without mental health troubles, a new study suggests. Depression -- which is common after a heart diagnosis -- appears to be a greater predictor of death than the type of heart disease, smoking, diabetes status or even age, the researchers said. Although the findings don t prove that depression leads to an earlier death, screening for depr ...
Healthday - Thu. Mar 9
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