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Stop smoking! Quitting at any age reduces the risk of death after 70
Ann Arbor, MI, November 30, 2016 - Tobacco use continues to be a major cause of cancer and premature death. Most studies of cigarette smoking and mortality have focused on middle-aged populations, with fewer studies examining the impact of tobacco cessation on disease and mortality risk among the elderly. A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , found that people aged 70 or older currently smoking were more than three times mo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
Prescribing of baclofen for alcohol dependence 'should be reconsidered'
The drug baclofen has received high visibility as a possible breakthrough treatment for alcohol dependence . Now a new randomised controlled trial from the University of Amsterdam found no evidence for the usefulness of high-dose baclofen in treating alcoholism when added to psychosocial treatments. Recent trials have suggested high doses of the GABA-b agonist baclofen can be effective in the treatment of alcohol dependent patients. These studies, coupled ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
Prohibiting sperm donor anonymity could reduce the number of donors
A new study published in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences suggests that prohibiting anonymous sperm donation would result in a decline in the number of donors, and that those willing to donate would likely demand compensation for donation. Movements to legally prohibit sperm donor anonymity have succeeded in many European countries and Australia, whereas sperm donor anonymity remains the norm in the United States. Most countries that have prohibited ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
The Fight After the War
By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD
Huffington Post - Wed. Nov 30
MicroRNA may give clue to schizophrenia's 'voices'
Researchers from St. Jude Children s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, have identified small RNA sequences that help explain the auditory hallucinations experienced by individuals with schizophrenia. The team hopes that the findings might provide a basis for future treatments with reduced side effects.
Medical News Today - Wed. Nov 30
Gratitude and Mindfulness at Times of Uncertainty
Newscaster Dan Harris had a panic attack on national television. You can watch it here . What might you notice His breathing is a little awkward, heavier than it should be for someone accustomed to being on TV. His voice is shaky. He looks nervous, uncomfortable. But, honestly, if I didn t look at the news clip knowing that he was having a panic attack, I might just think he was having a bad day. He calls that day the most embarrassing day of my life. I th ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 30
Post-Election Stress: Tips for Easing Children’s Anxiety
The holiday season has arrived and many are still recovering from the stress of the recent presidential election. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association APA, 2016 , 52 percent of American adults reported that the 2016 election was a very or somewhat significant source of stress. Not only does this stress impact adults, but children also experience anxiety as a result of the rhetoric that was expressed towards marginalized groups su ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 30
Analysis: How the AASECT Sex Addiction Statement Was Created
In the aftermath of the Association of Sex Educators, Counselor and Therapists AASECT historic position statement on sex addiction , I thought a number of individuals might find it interesting to learn about the behind the scenes nuts and bolts process of how this statement was formed. In the process, I hope to inform and educate on how organizational change can occur in short time from the inside out, in the hope that this process or at least mode of thin ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 30
Tweeting #plasticsurgery -- plastic surgeons urged to engage and educate on tw...
November 29, 2016 - Twitter has become an important resource for people seeking information about plastic surgery. But only a small percentage of plastic surgery tweets consist of evidence-based information posted by credentialed plastic surgeons, according to a report in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . Twitter provides a great opportunity to enga ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 29
Patients should stop using e-cigarettes before plastic surgery, experts conclude
Nov. 29, 2016 - Cigarette smokers are at increased risk of complications after plastic surgery. Could e-cigarette users face a similar risk Evidence and recommendations related to e-cigarette use by plastic surgery patients are discussed in a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . Refraining from [e-cigarette] use four weeks before ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 29
Glowing crystals can detect, cleanse contaminated drinking water
Tiny, glowing crystals designed to detect and capture heavy-metal toxins such as lead and mercury could prove to be a powerful new tool in locating and cleaning up contaminated water sources. Motivated by publicized cases in which high levels of heavy metals were found in drinking water in Flint, Mich., and Newark, N.J., a science team led by researchers at Rutgers University used intense X-rays at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab to prob ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 29
Policy changes needed for promoting physical activity in group home settings
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Increased physical activity for group home residents and the potentially huge health care savings that could come with it hinge on people who run the homes making health-promoting behaviors a priority. Physical inactivity and high rates of chronic conditions are public health concerns for people with intellectual disabilities, said postdoctoral scholar Alicia Dixon-Ibarra of the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human S ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 29
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