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World first MRI study sheds light on heart damage during kidney dialysis
Experts in magnetic resonance imaging MRI and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment. People with kidney failure need regular dialysis to remove fluid and waste products from their blood, but this process can cause falls in blood pressure and reduced blood flow to the heart. Over time this can cause long-term damage to the heart. Research at The University ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
After concussion, rest may not always be the best medicine, experts say
November 30, 2016 - Prescribed rest--both physical and mental--is the standard treatment for concussion. But a growing body of evidence suggests that a more active, targeted approach might provide better outcomes for some patients, reports a special article in the December issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons CNS . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Matching treatments to specific symptoms, impairments ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
Researchers identify cause for lower-extremity overgrowths in obese patients
CHICAGO November 30, 2016 Morbidly obese individuals--those whose weight is more than double normal weight--are prone to overgrowths in their lower extremities that can lead to infections and other health-threatening complications. Little was previously known about the underlying causes of this condition, and conventional treatment has involved surgical removal of these overgrowths. However, a new study published online as an article in press ahead of prin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
Lack of sleep costing US economy up to $411 billion per year
Lower productivity levels and the higher risk of mortality resulting from sleep deprivation have a significant effect on a nation s economy. Sleep deprivation increases the risk of mortality by 13 per cent and leads to the U.S. losing around 1.2 million working days a year. Increasing nightly sleep from under six hours to between six and seven hours could add 226.4 billion to the U.S. economy. A lack of sleep among the U.S. working population is costing th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
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
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