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Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking
Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found. Researchers from the University of Surrey collaborated with those form the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing Midwifery at King s College London to explore the impact of walking on the quality of life and symptom severity in patients with advanced cancer. Despite growing evidence of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 17
MU professor first in nation to develop medical curriculum tailored to Native ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. Feb. 17, 2017 -- Of all racial minorities, Native Americans have the most dramatic health inequalities in the U.S., including significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and substance abuse. Melissa Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the MU School of Medicine, led the first project in the nation to develop a mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health. Gi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 17
AVN-322 is a safe orally bio-available potent and highly selective antagonist
5-hydroxytryptamine subtype 6 receptor 5-HT6R has been extensively considered as a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of neuropathological disorders. 5-HT6R were hypothesized to be implicated in the processes of learning, memory retention, and cognition. Several selective 5-HT6R ligands are currently undergoing clinical trials for treatment of Alzheimer s disease and schizophrenia, SB-742457 and Lu-AE-58054. When tested against 70 therapeutic t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 17
New Penn research examines gun use, injury and fear in domestic violence
A weapon, whether a body part such as hands, fists and feet or an external instrument like a gun, often accompanies intimate-partner violence. Susan B. Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania wanted to better understand just how frequently each type generally, and guns specifically, appeared in these cases. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Police Department, she studied more than 35,000 domestic-violence incidents from 2013. She found that assaila ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 17
Quiz Time!
Hi kids It s quiz time again. As you know, at this time of year I like to do a pop quiz to see if you ve been paying attention to ol Doc King as he s banged on in Psychology Research Methods Class throughout the year. As you all know, this year the topic was Surveys . Surveys are a great way to gather data, often anonymously and in large amounts. Some people think that everyone always lies on them but actually when we compare the information gained there w ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 17
3 Strategies to Talk With Kids About Suicidal Thoughts
A few months ago after a intense reaction to a sleep medication , I had the persistent idea I should jump out of my window. The idea came to me in a wave of images, thoughts and feelings all at once. As though I were watching a movie, I saw myself jump out of the window. I then heard a voice say, You should jump out of your window. And finally, I had the intense feeling that everything really would be a lot better if I jumped out of my window. Luckily, as ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 17
Being a tattoo artist is a pain in the neck, study finds
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either. That s the finding of the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo artists--workers who support a multibillion-dollar American industry, but who often don t have access to workers compensation if they get injured. Researchers at The Ohio State University measured the muscle exertions of 10 central Ohio tattoo artists whil ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 16
Video messages clarify patients' wishes for critical versus end-of-life care
February 16, 2017 - Adding a patient-created video testimonial to a living will or POLST form can help to prevent errors of interpretation regarding the choice between life-sustaining treatment or allowing natural death in critically ill patients, according to a study in the March Journal of Patient Safety . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Interpretation errors are common with living wills and POLST forms, commented Dr. Ferdinando L. Mirarchi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 16
Study maps where US patients appear more ill than they are
In some areas of the U.S., medical providers consistently order more tests and treatments for patients than providers do elsewhere -- a fact that has generated considerable public debate. Now a new study co-authored by MIT scholars suggests that these differences in medical practices influence how the apparent health of populations is measured across regions. Population health is typically measured according to medical claims data based on the diseases ind ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 16
Scheme's success at stopping mums-to-be smoking
Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment - and then are more likely to have heavier, healthier babies. Newcastle University researchers evaluated the BabyClear programme which follows the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE guidance around smoking in pregnancy by screening all pregnant women for smoking using carbon monoxide monitoring. Any woman still smoking wh ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 16
After joint replacement surgery, smokers at increased risk of reoperation for ...
February 15, 2017 - For patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, smoking is associated with an increased risk of infectious septic complications requiring repeat surgery, reports a study in the February 15 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Our results found that current smokers had a significantly higher rate of septic reoperation compared with nonsmokers, commented senior author Dr. Matthew ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 16
Adolescents with weak working memory and progressive drug use at risk for late...
EUGENE, Ore. -- Feb. 16, 2017 -- Drug use in adolescence is often linked to later substance-abuse problems, but a new study suggests that a key risk factor is a combination of weak working memory and difficulties with impulse control. These risk factors predispose to progressive drug use in younger years and subsequent dependence, report researchers at three institutions in a paper placed online Feb. 16 by the journal Addiction . The study focused on alcoh ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 16
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