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Antibiotic use for travellers' diarrhoea favors particularly resistant super b...
Every year, millions of travellers visit countries with poor hygiene, and approximately one third of them return home carrying antibiotic-resistant ESBL intestinal bacteria. Most of them remain unaware of this, as the bacteria cause no symptoms. High-risk areas for contracting ESBL bacteria are South and South-East Asia, Africa and Latin America. Diarrhoea is the most common health complaint for people who travel to poor regions of the world. Those contrac ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 9
New data reveal aging experiences of LGBT Americans
A new supplemental issue of the journal The Gerontologist presents the findings of the largest national survey to date focused on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT older adults. The issue, titled Aging with Pride National Health, Aging, and Sexuality Gender Study NHAS , provides cutting edge research, drawing upon the 2014 wave of data from the first national, longitudinal study of more than 2,400 diverse LGBT adults ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 9
The Great Divide
This guest blog is from my Seattle psychotherapist colleague Ada Pang.
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 9
To Exude “Executive Potential” Act Like a Wolf
One of my coaching clients, the CEO of his third Silicon Valley startup, is plagued by what us shrinks call an id e fixe he s obsessed with trying to make sense of the fact that Trump is where he is today despite the fact that during the Republican primaries he hurled crude, ad hominem attacks at fellow Republicans. You see, this man has a temper, and was forced to leave the corporate world because he couldn t play nice with others the issue I m working wi ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 9
Nudges: Social Engineering or Sensible Policy?
In a world that overloads us with information and temptation, it s nice to get some help that steers us towards making better choices. That s the idea behind nudges a broad term for behavioral science techniques that aim to influence how we make decisions. The underlying philosophy behind nudges is libertarian paternalism people should be free to make the decisions they want, but policymakers can present these choices in ways that lead to desired outcomes. ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 9
For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run
For generations, parents have told kids to go outside and play. Now, a new study suggests an added benefit to that advice -- physical activity may lower children s risk of depression. The researchers assessed about 700 children at ages 6, 8 and 10. Kids who got regular moderate-to-vigorous exercise were less likely to develop depression over those four years, the investigators found. Previous studies have found that physically active teens and adults seem ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 9
'Who needs a flu shot? -- not me'
There has been a little flu, but there will be more...we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February, said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think -- people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us Are we going to race out and get our flu shot According to a Drexel ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
Study of complex genetic region finds hidden role of NCF1 in multiple autoimmu...
Investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina MUSC report pre-clinical research showing that a genetic variant encoded in neutrophil cystolic factor 1 NCF1 is associated with increased risk for autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus SLE , rheumatoid arthritis, and Sj 246 gren s syndrome, in the January 2017 issue of Nature Genetics . Data indicate that increased NCF1 protects against SLE while decreased NCF1 raises SLE risk ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful treatments for obesity and related disorders however, some patients may not want to undergo surgery. In an attempt to reduce nutrient absorption and replicate the effects of gastric bypass surgery, researchers screened for inhibitors of an amino acid transporter, called B0AT1, and discovered a number of agents -- including benztropine, a drug that is already in clinical use -- as promising candidates. Th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
New study reinforces the contribution of S6K1 kinase in obesity and aging
Researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute IDIBELL and Barcelona University UB Dr. George Thomas, head of the Metabolism and Cancer research group, and Dr. Sara Kozma, are reporting in Nature this week, on the role of S6K1 in re-directing glutamyl-prolyl tRNA synthetase EPRS from inhibition of translation to transport fatty acids. The study was carried out in collaboration with researchers from Cleveland Clinic and Illinois University, an ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
CU Anschutz research investigates role of protein in obesity among Latin Amer...
Obesity in Latin America is increasingly concentrated among women of low socioeconomic status, but surprisingly little is known about what such women eat or how their diets compare to others. Yet in a study published recently in the American Journal of Human Biology , researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with colleagues at CU Boulder and the University of Costa Rica, tested an explanation for greater obesity among these women lim ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
Commercial weight-loss drug could help treat opioid addiction
Scientists are working to come up with new therapies to curb America s opioid epidemic and aid hospitals, doctors and public health officials in this fight. Now one team reports in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience that the commercial weight-loss drug lorcaserin, when given to rats who had been self-administering oxycodone, appeared to reduce their use of and craving for the opioid. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
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