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Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by telemedicine is effective for insomnia
SAN ANTONIO - Preliminary findings from two analyses of an ongoing study suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered by telemedicine is as effective as face-to-face delivery. Results of a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial show that both delivery methods were equally effective at improving sleep outcomes measured by sleep diaries, reducing self-reported sleep latency and wake after sleep onset while increasing total sleep time ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Adults with sleep apnea are more likely to experience involuntary job loss
SAN ANTONIO - Recently unemployed people with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost a job multiple times, according to preliminary results from a new study. Results show that individuals with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to have experienced multiple involuntary job losses. Compared to participants who did not have sleep apnea, those with moderate-to-severe sleep apnea were more than twice as likely to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Sleep history predicts late-life Alzheimer's pathology
Sleep patterns can predict the accumulation of Alzheimer s pathology proteins later in life, according to a new study of older men and women published in JNeurosci . These findings could lead to new sleep-based early diagnosis and prevention measures in the treatment of Alzheimer s disease. Alzheimer s disease is associated with disrupted sleep and the accumulation of tau and proteins in the brain, which can emerge long before characteristic memory impairm ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction
Philadelphia, June 13, 2019 - A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren t, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging , published by Elsevier. The findings help explain how the brain becomes dependent on cannabis, and why not all cannabis users develop an addiction, even with long-term regular us ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone
ANN ARBOR--A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what s causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans--finding shortcomings in the widespread narrative that the United States is facing an epidemic of despair. Some influential studies have argued that growing life expectancy inequality is driven by so-called deaths of despair, suggesting that economic stagnation has induced less-educated ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
USC study finds e-cigarette cartoon ads may increase likelihood of vaping
Like the infamous Joe Camel advertisements for cigarettes in the 1980s and 90s, the use of cartoon characters in ads for e-cigarettes and e-liquids may be attracting young people to the nicotine-delivery products, according to a new USC study. The newly published research , which also found that recognition of the cartoon images among those who had never used e-cigarettes was positively associated with expectations that the products would taste good and en ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Cold weather increases the risk of fatal opioid overdoses
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Cold weather snaps are followed by a marked increase in fatal opioid overdoses, a new study finds. A research team led by Brandon Marshall, an associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University s School of Public Health, found a 25 percent increase in fatal opioid overdoses after periods of freezing temperatures compared to days with an average temperature of 52 degrees. And while the researchers continue to inve ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
LGBTQ adolescents experiencing weight-based bullying found to have increased s...
Hartford, CT - Weight-based victimization among sexual and gender minority youth is associated with increased odds of alcohol use, binge drinking, marijuana use, and cigarette use, reports a new study from researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut, in collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign. Research has found that weight-based victimization c ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
The Wikipedia gender gap
Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who are women -- another example of the gender gap online. In a recent University of Washington study, researchers interviewed women Wikipedians to examine the lack of female and non-binary editors in Wikipedia. The team identified a common theme safety. People can get harassed when they re editing content in Wikipedia, said co-author Wanda ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
LGBTQ awareness lacking among American neurologists, new survey finds
A first-of-its-kind survey of American neurologists reveals that more than half carry the mistaken belief that a patient s sexual orientation and gender identity have no bearing on treatment of neurologic illness. That belief can have damaging repercussions for patients seeking care, according to a study published today in the journal Neurology . Many neurologists are not aware that gender-affirming care can directly impact neurologic health, said Holly Hi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Cardinalfish caught sneaking a bit on the side
Scientists have revealed the torrid, adulterous love lives of the mouth-brooding cardinalfish, with cuckoldry going hand-in-hand with cannibalism of the young. This is a small and unassuming coral reef fish, said Dr Theresa Rueger, who led the study while she was a student at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. The male fish of this species carries the eggs in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. The fish we fo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
LGBT-identifying females are at increased risk of substance use in early adole...
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Females who identify as sexual minorities face an increased risk of substance use that shows up as early as age 13, suggesting early adolescence is a critical period for prevention and intervention efforts, a new study from Oregon State University has found. The odds of substance use among females who identify as sexual minorities - an umbrella term for those who identify with any sexual identity other than heterosexual or who report same ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
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