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People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States, and mental illness affects tens of millions of Americans each year. New research finds a link between the two, as psychiatric illness is found to raise the risk of stroke.
Medical News Today - Fri. Feb 24
Survey Finds Americans Are Stressed About the Future
For the last 10-years, the American Psychological Association APA has released their annual Stress in America survey. The Stress in America survey has focused on numerous topics including finances, children, health , and discrimination . The 2016 survey was recently released, which focused on stress about the future of America click here for the full report here .
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 24
The Connection Between Economics and Promiscuity
When it comes to mating, humans are a rather flexible species. In attempting to make sense of this variation, a natural starting point for many researchers is to try and tackle what might be seen as the largest question why are some people more inclined to promiscuity or monogamy than others Though many answers can be given to that question, a vital step in building towards a plausible and useful explanation of the variance is to consider the matter of fun ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 24
Finding the "Why" of a Special-Needs Child's Behavior
Last week a student at my daughter Sam s school put signs above some of the water fountains saying, Please do not drink from this fountain. It is contaminated, and, No utilice ste fuente, por favor. Est contaminada. As the story was told to me by Sam s resource teacher, the principal ripped down the signs and was overheard complaining about the troublemaker who both inconvenienced and frightened people.
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 24
Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk
Getting care at a hospital for a psychiatric disorder may be linked to a higher risk of stroke in the following weeks and months, new research suggests. People who sought care at a hospital for serious mental health conditions -- such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder -- faced a tripled risk of stroke following their visit, the study authors contended. The risk started to decrease after 30 days, but remained twice as high for at leas ...
Healthday - Fri. Feb 24
Removing barriers to early intervention for autistic children: A new model sho...
In the February 2017 issue of Pediatrics , investigators representing the South Carolina Act Early Team report a five-fold increase in the number of children with autism spectrum disorder ASD eligible for early intensive behavioral therapy also known as applied behavior analysis therapy or ABA after statewide implementation of a two-tiered screening process to identify who children who were presumptively eligible for intervention. ABA is the gold standard ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 23
Back after a century, for-profit medical schools could make impact
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- More than 100 years ago, the influential Flexner Report on medical education decried the then-prevalent model of for-profit medical education, leading to its complete disappearance from the United States for decades. But just recently, for-profit medical education has returned, note three Brown University scholars in a new JAMA article that considers what the revival might mean. It s not so much that we re in favor of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 23
Global vaccine injury system needed to improve public health
A vital race is on in laboratories across the globe to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus. However, even if a vaccine were available today, many of the world s poorest people would not be able to receive it due to political and economic concerns surrounding vaccine injuries. Vaccine injuries are very rare and can range from minor immune responses such as hives to death. In an article published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 23
Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity
People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research by scientists at UCL which involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body s response to stress. The paper, published in the journal Obesity , showed that exposure to higher levels of cortisol over several months is associated with people being more heavily, and more persistently, overweight. Chronic stress has long been hy ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 23
Fructose is generated in the human brain
New Haven, Conn.-- Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new Yale study. The finding raises questions about fructose s effects on the brain and eating behavior. The study was published on Feb. 23 by JCI Insight . Fructose is a simple sugar found in fruits, vegetables, table sugar, and many processed foods. Excess consumption of fructose contributes to high blood sugar and chro ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 23
Fasting-mimicking diet may reverse diabetes
A diet designed to imitate the effects of fasting appears to reverse diabetes by reprogramming cells, a new USC-led study shows. The fasting-like diet promotes the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells that reduce symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in mice, according to the study on mice and human cells led by Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Cycles of a fasting-mimicking diet ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 23
BIDMC scientists survey the state of sleep science
Using new technologies, researchers have discovered numerous neural circuits that regulate sleep wake cycles. Findings provide new targets for therapies to promote sleep or enhance wakefulness. However, the brain s functions are complex, and the regulation and functions of sleep remain major medical mysteries. BOSTON - Sleep remains an enduring biological mystery with major clinical relevance, according to a review by clinician-researcher Thomas Scammell, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 23
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