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Difficulty hearing may keep older patients from participating in their health ...
In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of 13,940 adults age 65 years and older, nearly half reported difficulty hearing, and those reporting difficulty said that they had lower levels of active participation in their health care. The study examined patient activation, or the knowledge, skills, and confidence that equip patients to participate actively in their health care. Compared with those reporting no trouble hearing, those reporting som ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Anti-inflammatory plant-based diet helps reduce gingivitis
A plant-based whole food diet reduced gingivitis in a recent randomized trial published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology . For the trial, 30 patients with gingivitis were randomized to an experimental and a control group. The experimental group changed to a diet low in processed carbohydrates and animal proteins, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin D, antioxidants, plant nitrates, and fibers for four weeks. The control group did no ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Counselors may find that focusing on the human-nature connection may help clie...
The concept of ecowellness encompasses a sense of appreciation, respect, and awe of nature that can contribute to holistic wellness. A new study described in the Journal of Humanistic Counseling examines the relationships between ecowellness measures and overall wellness among 749 participants aged 19-84 years. Investigators found a number of strong relationships. As an example, feeling effective in or with nature and having a sense of environmental agency ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Liquid meal replacements contributed to greater weight loss than low-calorie d...
Liquid meal replacements helped overweight diabetes patients lose an average of about five pounds more than others who tried a conventional low-calorie diet, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The analysis, which was commissioned by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, compared outcomes of patients on various diets after 24 weeks and also found liquid meal replacements contributed to better reductions of body mass ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
CU Anschutz study reveals exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weig...
A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center AHWC at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet. The study, published in the March issue of Obesity , was selected as the Editor s Choice article. This study addresses the difficult question of why so many people struggle to keep weight off over a long period. By providing evidence that a group of success ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Well-known drug has less risk for preterm delivery in PCOS
Metformin can halve the risk of late miscarriage and preterm births for women with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS . PCOS occurs in 10 to 15 per cent of all women. The symptoms are irregular menstrual periods, increased levels of male sex hormones and small ovarian blisters. In addition, many women with PCOS are overweight. Women with PCOS also have an increased incidence of impaired fertility, miscarriages, gestational diabetes, premature births and pre-ec ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Gout treatment may help prevent obesity-related type 2 diabetes, suggests smal...
WHAT The drug colchicine, used to treat the arthritic condition gout, could potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their study appears in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism . Previous studies have indicated that the system-wide ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Digital device overload linked to obesity risk
If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note Media multitasking has now been linked to obesity. New research from Rice University indicates that mindless switching between digital devices is associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, which may result in weight gain. Increased exposure to phones, tablets and other portable devices has been one of the m ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Erotomania: When Love Is a Delusion
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Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 3
Is He My Type? The Science Behind Mate Preference
There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings. Subscribe Recent Issue Archive Today News When It 039 s Time to Call it Quits, Will You Know What to Do 5 Ways To Create More Positive Workplace Changes Is Occasional Marijuana Use Good or Bad For Mental Health Can Laughter Improve Body Image Essential Reads Can You Accurately Estimate Coincidence Probabilities Is He My Type The Science Behind Mate Preference Trea ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 3
Zoloft and bipolar disorder: Safety and side effects
Zoloft is a type of medication that doctors call a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. They may recommend it for mental health conditions, including certain types of bipolar disorder.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Can supplements help keep depression at bay?
New research investigates whether taking nutritional supplements and changing dietary habits can help prevent depression.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
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