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Can staying active help to prevent chronic pain? Physical activity affects pai...
February 24, 2016 - Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a study in PAIN reg , the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain IASP . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . In tests of pain processing by the central nervous system, physically active older adults have lower pain perception and are better ab ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 24
Gambling adverts on TV can 'mislead' football fans
Football fans are being misled by complex gambling adverts on television, a University of Stirling study has found. Behavioural scientist Dr Philip Newall analysed live-odds gambling adverts displayed during two months of televised English Premier League matches and found they were biased towards complex and highly specific bets. The research, published in Addiction Research and Theory , found almost 60 of televised bets involved a specific player scoring, ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 24
Sexual side effects of antidepressants: Symptoms and treatment
For many, taking antidepressants means experiencing some form of sexual dysfunction.
Medical News Today - Fri. Feb 24
Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior
Researchers provide further evidence of how gene mutations in a certain brain region might fuel behaviors associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The findings could pave the way for new treatments for the condition.
Medical News Today - Fri. Feb 24
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
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