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Study brings hope of a new treatment for asthma sufferers
Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a step closer after a research team led by the University of Leicester identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway narrowing. Scientists have, for the first time, discovered that an active form of a key protein, HMGB1, is increased and related to narrowing of the airway in people with severe asthma. The finding will now enable drug makers to specifically target the protein in future treatment for n ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist
Study finds link between sedentary work, larger waist circumference risk of heart disease People with no risk factors for heart disease walk at least seven miles per day or spend seven hours per day upright. A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our waistline. Research led by Dr William Tigbe, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick found workers who have a desk-bound job ha ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Sleep trackers can prompt sleep problems
A 39-year-old man whom we ll call Mr. R received a sleep-tracking device from his girlfriend. Since starting a new job several years earlier, he sometimes had trouble getting a good night s sleep. Not surprisingly, the next day he d feel tired, irritable and absentminded. Based on data generated by his girlfriend s gift, Mr. R concluded those symptoms occurred only after he failed to get eight hours of sleep the night before. He set himself an ambitious go ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
From heroin addiction to alcohol-related problems
Around 3,000 heroin addicts currently receive opioids such as methadone, buprenorphine or morphine as part of their treatment in the Canton of Zurich. The number of these so-called substitution treatments has remained constant since their introduction in the 1990s. Long-term courses of therapy with methadone or other opioids evidently reduce the consumption of illegal drugs among patients addicted to heroin. Although the beginning of this kind of treatment ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Even after treatment, brains of anorexia nervosa patients not fully recovered
AURORA, Colo. March 1, 2017 - Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published last week in the American Journal of Psychiatry , examined 21 female adolescents before and after treatment for anorexia and found that their brains still ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Study explores HPV vaccine acceptability in sexual minorities
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Human papillomavirus HPV , which causes genital warts and can lead to several cancers, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. About 630 million people are infected worldwide, with 500,000 new infections added annually. Although an HPV vaccine has been available for boys and girls in the United States since 2006, HPV prevalence in heterosexual men is estimated to be about 50 percent. For men who have sex with men MSM ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Where Does Inspiration Come From?
Contributed by Christina Baker Kline
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 1
Three Myths About “Reading Levels”
Psychologists love to measure things, and perhaps nothing has been measured as much by psychologists as reading--both texts and readers. Multiple different instruments measuring text readability have been devised and used over the past century, as have multiple standardized tests of readers abilities. Though their results are often first presented as numerical scores whose interpretation is difficult without a key, most instruments also translate these int ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 1
How to Prove You Are Not a Jerk
Social networking sites are just behind the major search engines as the most visited sites on the internet. Ronn, 2007 . LinkedIn has emerged as THE site on the internet where you show your professional face. Indeed, for many social media-conscious professionals, their LinkedIn profiles have replaced traditional resumes. In November, 2013 nearly 85 million people had signed up on LinkedIn or 27 of the U.S. population. According to LinkedIn, it attracts two ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 1
Type 2 diabetes diagnosis in youth leads to increased health complications
A new report published in the Feb. 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significantly higher burden of diabetes-related complications in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes compared to type 1 diabetes, with greater health complications in minority youth. The study, from researchers involved with the nationwide SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study, looked at five health complications and co-morbidities of diabe ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
Nonsurgical treatment can correct congenital ear malformations in infants
February 28, 2017 - For infants with congenital malformations of the ear, a treatment system called EarWell can gently reshape the ear--avoiding the pain and cost of later surgery, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . But treatment must begin early--preferably within the first three weeks after birth, according to the study by ASPS Memb ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
Medication improves obesity-associated gene expression in mice
Obesity often leads to insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. The anti-diabetic drug rosiglitazone counters insulin resistance in diabetic patients by targeting PPAR 947 , a nuclear receptor that senses hormones and other molecules to help regulate the expression of genes. Rosiglitazone s ability to reverse insulin resistance is not fully understood, but prior work has implicated its effects on fat cells as a key driver of therapeutic success. ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
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