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Meditate For Peace And Heal The Planet
In the aftermath of recent global shootings, bombings and terrorism, many wonder how to prevent future violence. Now recent research reports group meditation can decrease and prevent violent crime, terrorism and war.
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 8
Mcr-1 gene isolated from human for the first time in Brazil
Washington, DC - August 8, 2016 - For the first time in Brazil, a particular antibiotic resistance mechanism conferring resistance to the important antibiotic, colistin, has been detected in a human. It was in a strain of Escherichia coli that was isolated from a diabetic patient s foot infection. The mechanism, called MCR-1, was incorporated into a plasmid, a short piece of DNA that exists independent of the genome, which can jump from one bacterium to an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 8
Medicaid expansion under ACA linked with better health care for low-income adu...
Boston, MA - Two years after Medicaid coverage was expanded under the Affordable Care Act ACA in their states, low-income adults in Kentucky and Arkansas received more primary and preventive care, made fewer emergency department visits, and reported higher quality care and improved health compared with low-income adults in Texas, which did not expand Medicaid, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The fin ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 8
Texting 1 million people in India improves diabetes prevention
About 40 percent more people improved their health behaviors as a result of texts Texting increased fruit and vegetable consumption and reduced fat consumption About 66 million people in India have diabetes Simple, cost-effective solution could be used in other low and middle-income countries CHICAGO --- A study that sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India advising them to exercise, eat less fat, and eat more fruits and vegetables incr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 8
Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behavior
HOUSTON - Aug. 8, 2016 - While binge eating affects about 10 percent of adults in the United States, the neurobiological basis of the disease is unclear. Researchers at the USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children s Hospital found that certain neural circuits have the ability to inhibit binge-like eating behavior in mice. Their report appears today in the journal Biological Psychiatry . Human literature ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 8
Economic burden of undiagnosed sleep apnea in US is nearly $150 billion per year
DARIEN, IL - Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine AASM released a new analysis, titled Hidden health crisis costing America billions, that reveals the staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. A companion report was also released , titled In an age of constant activity, the solution to improving the nation s health may lie in helping it sleep better, which summarizes the results of an online survey completed by patients currently bein ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 8
College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD, substance-use...
A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. The report published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry also finds immediate-release stimulants are more likely to be misused than extended-release versions of the drugs. Our data ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 8
Tinder: Users experience body dissatisfaction, body shame, low self-esteem
Users of hookup culture dating apps like Tinder - that encourage self-objectification through accepting or rejecting a possible match based on their physical appearance - have a more negative perception of body image than non-users, a new study finds.
Medical News Today - Sat. Aug 6
Want to Feel Like a Kid Again?
One of my favorite things about having kids is viewing the world afresh through their eyes. My four-year-old is in that non-stop talking, curious-about-the-world stage that can be so endearing. The other day after questioning how babies in the womb receive nourishment he recapped, So let me get this straight. You ate food, it went into your belly, then into my belly button through your extension cord I paused a beat as my love for him grew impossibly great ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Aug 6
Asthma pill could reduce symptoms in severe sufferers
This new drug could be a game changer for future treatment of asthma - Professor Chris Brightling, NIHR Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leicester The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, a study led by the University of Leicester has found. The research was funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, National Institute for Health Research NIHR and the EU AirPROM , and is describe ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Aug 6
Working full time not enough to lift thousands of Florida's working parents ou...
August 4, 2016 --Even after working 40 or more hours a week, thousands of Florida parents would need to earn nearly double the state s current hourly minimum wage in order to break even, according to policy analyses conducted by researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty NCCP , Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Findings from NCCP s latest brief, on Florida s minimum wage, underscore the importance of considering the conse ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 5
Teamwork, communication training recommended to ensure surgical safety
ROSEMONT, Ill. Aug. 5, 2016 --Patient safety before, during, and after surgery requires an appropriately educated, committed and empowered health care team, according to recommendations being presented today at the inaugural National Surgical Patient Safety Summit NSPSS . The two-day event, which includes more than 100 representatives from medical professional associations, insurers, health care systems, payers and government agencies, is sponsored by the ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 5
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