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Depression could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs
Researchers provide further evidence that the immune system plays a significant role in mental health, after finding drugs that reduce inflammation in a number of autoimmune diseases may also treat symptoms of depression.
Medical News Today - Thu. Oct 20
The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About
A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she said that it went against everything she had been taught My parents told me that my job in life was to be very, very successful. As I got older, I asked my parents what I needed to do to be very successful, and they said to work very, very hard. As time went by, I asked them, how do I know when I m working hard ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 20
Eight Cues that It Is Best to Avoid Contact with Your Ex
Sometimes when a romantic relationship ends, you don t want to end all contact with your ex. Although you will never again embrace in a romantic gesture and never again feel deeply connected while literally being sexually intertwined two bodies transiently being one there are many other aspects to your past romantic relationships that may be worth preserving. You might have had matching personalities, close nurturing friendship and unmatchably fun times th ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 20
Groundbreaking Study Unearths Physical Roots of Depression
According to a new study, the physical roots of depression are tied to increased functional connectivity between a brain region that is associated with not receiving rewards and punishing events the lateral orbitofrontal cortex and an area of the brain involved in someone s sense of self the precuneus . This cutting-edge discovery was published today in the journal Brain . For this study, 909 people 421 patients with major depressive disorder and 488 contr ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 20
Married And Living With Mental Illness
It is a common belief that married couples fight about three things intimacy, money, and children in no specific order . In my house we have a fourth mental illness. It is sometimes a standalone argument and frustration, and often times it just adds color to the other arguments.
Huffington Post - Thu. Oct 20
Panic During The Debates: 5 Stress Management Strategies
I was texting furiously, checking Twitter and Facebook, listening to the television, wondering why I hadn t thought to get a snack before it all started. My heart rate was increasing, palms sweating as I read texts from friends and family about their rising levels of stress. It was five minutes into the last presidential debate and I hit the mute button on the television.
Huffington Post - Thu. Oct 20
High-intensity training in patients with operable NSCLC improved aerobic perfo...
DENVER - Preoperative high-intensity interval training HIIT in patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC improved aerobic performance in patients but failed to reduce early complications after tumor resection. Tumor resection is the leading treatment strategy for patients with early-stage operable NSCLC. Advanced age, cancer stage, associated illnesses and impaired cardiorespiratory fitness are common predictive factors of postoperative com ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Successful infographics
Facebook and Pinterest love infographics. But what makes an infographic effective A new study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior identified four key features that make infographics memorable and effective in promoting healthy changes. Illustrating research findings can be a fun and effective way of communicating with the non-scientific public but in order to make infographics useful, they must be concise, clear, and actionable, says co-au ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Study examines work status, productivity after bariatric surgery
In a study appearing in the October 18 issue of JAMA , David R. Flum, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues assessed working status and change in productivity in the first 3 years following bariatric surgery for severe obesity. Obesity is associated with sick leave, disability, and work-place injuries. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for patients with severe obesity. Evidence is limited regarding the relationshi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
A new player in appetite control
CAMBRIDGE, MA - MIT neuroscientists have discovered that brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these cells stimulates overeating, and that when the cells are suppressed, appetite is also suppressed. The findings could offer scientists a new target for developing drugs against obesity and other appetite-related disorders, the researchers say ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Binge-eating disorder linked to other health conditions
Binge-eating disorder BED was linked with a broad range of other illnesses in a recent study, with the strongest associations related to the endocrine and circulatory systems. Individuals with BED had a 2.5-times increased risk of also having an endocrine disorder and a 1.9-times increased risk of having a circulatory system disorder. Among individuals with BED, those who were also obese had a 1.5-times increased risk of having a respiratory disease and a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
Non-medical causes responsible for many maternal deaths
Boston --Intimate partner violence, substance use disorder and mental illness may be as threatening to health and survival during pregnancy in U.S cities as medical issues. The findings, which appear online in the American Journal of Public Health , suggest that public health programs and health systems could more effectively prevent maternal deaths by addressing psychosocial contributors to health when pregnant women present for care. Maternal mortality r ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 20
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