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How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD
Huffington Post - Fri. Jan 20
Still Stressed Out About The Election? You’re Not Alone.
Although the presidential election ended 71 days ago, more than 1 in 3 Americans continue to experience inner turmoil over the outcome.
Huffington Post - Fri. Jan 20
What are the risks and benefits of cannabis use? New report sheds light
With cannabis legalization on the rise across the United States, it is more important than ever to get a clear understanding of the drug s health benefits and risks. In a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, researchers analyzed more than 10,000 scientific studies on cannabis and cannabis-derived products in order to help meet this need, and they came to some interesting conclusions.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jan 20
Why The Women's March On Washington?
I was 15 at the time of the first Women s March on Washington 1963 where Martin Luther King made his I Have A Dream Speech . But I had been on my first of many marches 2 years earlier when I was 13. My mother, Judith, who supported Women Strike for Peace, and Another Mother for Peace, and loved the public library as well, took me on my first Civil Rights march at age 13. My father was a pioneer in Organizational Development work at IBM and thru the years, ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 20
Is Spirituality Irrational?
Written by Ron Garret in response to Religious and Rational
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 20
Excitation and Inhibition: The Yin and Yang of the Brain
To make a working nervous system, only two forces are necessary excitation and inhibition. Excitatory signaling from one cell to the next makes the latter cell more likely to fire. Inhibitory signaling makes the latter cell less likely to fire. At chemical synapses in the brain, glutamate and GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid are transmitters for excitation and inhibition, respectively. Admittedly, their names don t quite evoke symmetry one being evocative of c ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 20
Are you ready to explore your baby's genome?
BOSTON, MA - When you have a baby, a nurse or phlebotomist performs a heel stick to take a few drops of blood from your infant and sends it off to a state lab for a battery of tests. Most of the time, you never hear about the results because your child is fortunate enough not to have a rare disease, such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease or any of the dozens of conditions for which most states screen. You, as a parent, may not even remember hearing ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Delhi's health system: Inadequate progress for a global city
Over the past decade, India has emerged as one of world s most important engines of economic growth. In the health sector, India is often associated with its accomplishments in promoting innovation in the delivery of health services and production of pharmaceuticals and drugs. At the same time, in comparison to other large middle-income nations such as Brazil, Russia and China BRIC , India has failed to assure minimal standards of sanitation and public hea ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
NIH scientists identify early impact of Ebola virus on immune system
A new mouse model of early Ebola virus EBOV infection has shown National Institutes of Health NIH scientists and colleagues how early responses of the immune system can affect development of EBOV disease. The model could help identify protective immune responses as targets for developing human EBOV therapeutics. Scientists from NIH s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases led the study with colleagues from the University of Washington and Co ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s
In a UK study of 5,320 women, 3 were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early adulthood. The research was published in the open access journal BMC Medicine . This is the first time the prevalence of eating disorders has been investigated in a population sample of women in the fourth and fifth decade of life and the researchers were surprised to ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Scientists discover drug that increases 'good' fat mass and function
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--January 17, 2017--Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes identified an FDA-approved drug that can create the elusive and beneficial brown fat. Mice treated with the drug had more brown fat, faster metabolisms, and less body weight gain, even after being fed a high-calorie diet. The researchers say the technique, which uses cellular reprogramming, could be a new way to combat obesity and type II diabetes. Brown Fat Boosts Metabolism Brown ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Mayo Clinic researchers find cancer-fighting drugs help morbidly obese mice lo...
PHOENIX -- Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, studies addressing obesity s impact on cancer treatment resulted in an unexpected discovery that shifted the focus from cancer to obesity. The investigators observed that two common cancer-fighting drugs sparked significant weight loss in the obese mice, even thoug ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
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