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New survey finds many Americans want changes to ACA but few support immediate ...
According to a new national survey on Americans opinions on the Affordable Care Act ACA conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 12 percent of Americans want the ACA kept in its current form, 40 percent say it should be preserved with improvements, 16 percent say the law should be repealed immediately, and 31 percent want a repeal to wait until a replacement is ready. While most Americans express a desire for change, few r ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Bacteria in the cervix may be key to understanding premature birth
PHILADELPHIA - Depending on the specific type, bacteria in a woman s vagina and cervix may increase the risk of premature birth or protect against it, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Results of the study provide groundbreaking information that the authors suggest could help physicians learn how to prevent preterm birth, either by eliminating the bad bacteria, or increasing the protective bac ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Delays in access to cancer medicines and unjustifiable price rises disadvantag...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands Cancer patients are living longer and in many cases the disease is becoming chronic rather than acute. Access to drugs that help extend life and improve quality of life, and fair prices for those drugs are therefore essential for more and more people. But patients are badly served in this respect, with delays in the availability of new treatments and incomprehensible price rises for well-established therapies, including generics, ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Lessons for optimizing exercise programs
Biological sex has little influence on how the body adapts to sprint interval training. That s according to findings published in Experimental Physiology and carried out at McMaster University, Canada. Scientists previously thought that women may not respond to sprint interval training to the same extent as men. Studies had suggested that following several weeks of sprint interval training, women experienced smaller changes in the way that skeletal muscle ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Fat shaming linked to greater health risks
PHILADELPHIA --Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who are battling obesity face being stereotyped as lazy, incompetent, unattractive, lacking willpower, and to blame for their excess weight. The pain of these messages may take a toll on health and increase risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, according ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Why people are so good at spotting product downsizing and so bad at judging su...
But whenever a brand tries to shave a few percentages off the size of their product, consumers immediately notice and complain. The latest revolt occurred earlier when Mondelez reduced the size of its Toblerone chocolate bars in the UK by increasing the gap between its triangular chunks. Why are people so mad at downsizing Certainly, downsizing is a loss, but so is a price increase. And consumers are generally indifferent to all the supersizing that has be ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Model assessment may predict obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syn...
A combination of parental questionnaires and inexpensive diagnostic procedures that can be performed as part of a primary care visit may be able to rule out the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in people with Down syndrome. If validated in a future study currently in progress, this assessment - developed by a team led by a MassGeneral Hospital for Children MGHfC physician - may be able to greatly reduce the need for sleep studies, which can be expensive ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Good outcomes with 'telepsychiatry' in medical treatment of opioid use disorder
Jan.25, 2017 - For people with opioid use disorder receiving medication treatment with buprenorphine, a telepsychiatry approach--using videoconferencing as an alternative to in-person group sessions--provides similar clinical outcomes, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine , the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine ASAM . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The pilot study suggests that telepsychiatry might ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Delaying pot smoking to age 17 is better for teens' brains, a new study suggests
The more teenagers delay smoking marijuana until they re older, the better it is for their brains, but there may be little ill effect if they start after age 17, says a new Universit 233 de Montr 233 al study. Adolescents who smoke pot as early as 14 do worse by 20 on some cognitive tests and drop out of school at a higher rate than non-smokers, confirms the study, published Dec. 29 in Development and Psychopathology , a Cambridge University Press journal. ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
LSD alters perception via serotonin receptors
Researchers from UZH have discovered how the perception of meaning changes in the brain under the influence of LSD. The serotonin 2A receptors are responsible for altered perception. This finding will help develop new courses of pharmacotherapy for psychiatric disorders such as depression, addictions or phobias. Humans perceive everyday things and experiences differently and attach different meaning to pieces of music, for instance. In the case of psychiat ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis
Cognitive behavior therapy is used to help treat a number of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. For the first time, researchers have shown how this type of therapy triggers brain changes to produce long-term benefits for patients with psychosis.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 28
Nicotine may help treat schizophrenia, study finds
Smoking is notoriously bad for one s health. Tobacco use can lead to disability, disease, and even death, but new research suggests that nicotine may have some benefits for patients living with schizophrenia.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 28
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