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NYU Meyers nursing research identifies predictors of depression among women wi...
Study shows almost 1 in 5 women with diabetes also suffer from depression younger age, poor health, not completing high school, inactivity due to pain or poor health were all women-specific predictors of comorbid depression Research shows that adults with diabetes are disproportionately prone to depression. A breadth of research has shown this risk to be significantly greater for women than it is for men. The diabetes depression comorbidity is associated w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
Study links shorter sleep and sugar-sweetened drink consumption
People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to also drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study of more than 18,000 adults led by UC San Francisco scientists. The authors emphasize that it s not yet clear whether drinking sugar-sweetened beverages causes people to sleep less, or whether sleep deprivation makes people seek out more sugar and caffeine to stay awake, though previous ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
Blood test may help identify fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, research shows
Researchers at the Texas A M College of Medicine, the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Omni-Net Birth Defects Prevention Program in Ukraine have identified a blood test that may help predict how severely a baby will be affected by alcohol exposure during pregnancy, according to a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE . The findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children who wer ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
Giving women HIV self-tests promotes male partner testing
Providing pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa with multiple HIV self-tests can make it more likely their male partners will be tested for HIV compared to a standard approach of distributing invitation cards for clinic-based testing, according to a randomized trial published in PLOS Medicine by Harsha Thirumurthy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and colleagues. Low use of testing services in sub-Saharan Africa, partic ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 9
Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep
By Christine Carter
Huffington Post - Wed. Nov 9
Autism: Parents face challenges, too
Autism spectrum disorder refers to a set of related conditions that affect social interaction, communication, and behavior. The impact can range from mild to severe. It mostly appears in early childhood, and it normally continues into adulthood. Some people with autism spectrum disorder are highly gifted in a specific field.
Medical News Today - Wed. Nov 9
Acceptance: Greasing the Path to Growth and Happiness
The perpetual questions I hear my clients struggle with are how do I change And why is change so difficult These questions actually give us the clue wanting to change implies dissatisfaction with and judgment of ourselves who we are or where we are in life. When we start with this sense that we must change that we need to be different than we are we are basically telling ourselves we are not OK. Deep down, this leads to feelings of not deserving. Thus, cha ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 9
Why Trump’s Victory Signals the Need for Better Education
The 2016 presidential election is probably something that we will never forget for the rest of our lives. The build-up to the election was unique, including investigations into the integrity and personal histories of the candidates like had never been seen before. Did Donald Trump grope a variety of women Did Donald Trump s unobtrusively assessed language really portray women in highly objectified, locker-room kinds of ways We were discussing whether Hilla ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 9
Falling Down and Getting Up Again
There is a story of a woman who visited a monastery and asked the abbot what the monks do in there all day. The abbot responded, We fall down, get up, and fall down again. We don t hear too much about monks and monasteries these days. But, to me, their way of life is instructive. They take vows to be guided by certain principles of conduct and a set of beliefs they commit themselves to a small family and to a particular place. They devote themselves to spi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 9
After Australia cut drug copays for indigenous people, hospital use declined
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- A new study finds that in regions where indigenous Australians most readily accepted a government incentive to lower drug copayments, hospitalizations to treat the population s chronic conditions declined by 40 percent in just two years. The study doesn t definitively prove that the lower copays caused the reduced hospitalizations, but the government s goal with the program was to chip away at the enormous health disp ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 8
Blood fats equal risk of pancreatitis
New research from the University of Copenhagen shows that mild to moderate levels of blood fats equals an increased risk developing acute pancreatitis. It is far more serious than we previously believed it to be, according to the professor behind the study. Pancreatitis is very painful and it may lead to fatalities. Until now, medical science has connected the risk of developing this illness to gallstone, a high intake of alcohol and very high concentratio ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 8
Accelerated immune aging may contribute to obesity-linked metabolic disease
Obese individuals are at an elevated risk of developing comorbid cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Some research suggests that these comorbid diseases develop in response to chronic inflammation that occurs in visceral adipose tissue, the fat deposits that accumulate around organs. Although obesity is linked to changes in immune cells, it is not clear how these changes influence pathological inflammation in specific fatty tiss ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 8
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