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Mass. General team finds how obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancr...
Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators have discovered the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia - an accumulation of connective tissue - in the most common form of pancreatic cancer. In their report published online in Cancer Discovery the researchers describe how interactions among fat cells, immune cells and connective tissue cells in obese individuals stimulate a microenvironment that promotes tumor progression whi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds. Fatigue is one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment. About a third of women experience moderate to severe fatigue up to 10 years after their treatment ends. The study, published in JAMA Oncology , found acupressure reduced fatigue by 27 percent to 34 percent over six weeks. Two-thirds of women who d ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
High rate of drug overdose deaths among adults recently released from incarcer...
TORONTO, July 6, 2016 - One in ten adults who died of a drug overdose in Ontario between April 2006 and March 2013 had been released from a provincial correctional facility within one year, researchers at St. Michael s Hospital and the University of Toronto have found. The overdose death rate was highest immediately following release - nine per cent of the deaths occurred in the first two days and 20 per cent within the first week. The study, published tod ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
Researchers pinpoint neurons that tell the brain when to stop drinking
By activating particular neurons, we may be able to influence alcohol drinking behavior, according to new findings published by researchers at the Texas A M Health Science Center College of Medicine in the journal Biological Psychiatry . The group s prior research showed that alcohol consumption alters the physical structure and function of neurons, called medium spiny neurons, in the dorsomedial striatum. Essentially, they found that activation of one typ ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
Landmark study helps overweight lesbian and bisexual women adopt healthier hab...
WASHINGTON, DC July 7, 2016 --Adult lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to be obese than their heterosexual counterparts, but national weight-and-fitness interventions tailored to their needs are lacking. To address this disparity, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women s Health provided funding for the initiative Healthy Weight in Lesbian and Bisexual Women Striving for a Healthy Community HWLB , which involved culturally ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
Why Women Are More Depressed Than Men
Women are more likely to be depressed than men about twice as likely here in the US, as I have been told. It s an interesting finding, to be sure, and making sense of it poses a fun little mystery as making sense of many things tends to . We don t just want to know that women are more depressed than men we also want to know why women are more depressed. So what are the causes of this difference The Mayo Clinic floats a few explanations , noting that this s ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 6
Not All Muslims? Not All Mental Illness Either.
- Orlando may be strongest example yet showing how mental illness is ignored as factor when mass shooter is non-white - Glen Greenwald after Orlando shootings. - Every country has homophobia and mental illness. Not every country has guns . - Gary Younge, Editor-at-large for The Guardian, after Orlando shootings. - If we have all these weapons around, what do you think is going to happen A certain percentage of the country is crazy The nuts in the country, ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 6
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Dramatically Reduces Inflammation
Inflammatory responses play a central role in the development and persistence of many diseases and can lead to debilitating chronic pain . In many cases, inflammation is your body s response to stress . Therefore, reducing fight-or-flight responses in the nervous system and lowering biological markers for stress can also reduce inflammation. Typically, doctors prescribe medications to combat inflammation. However, there s growing evidence that another way ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 6
Obese preschoolers have 60 percent higher healthcare costs than healthy weight...
Obese children aged two to five years old are 2-3 times more likely to be admitted to hospital and have 60 per cent higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children, a study by the University of Sydney s School of Public Health has found. Published today in Obesity journal, this is the first study to reveal the higher direct health care costs of obesity in preschool aged children compared with those of normal weight. The study examined the health care ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 6
Does chronic pain run in families?
July 6, 2016 - Can an increased risk of chronic pain be transmitted from parents to children Several factors may contribute, including genetics, effects on early development, social learning, and more according to a report in the journal PAIN reg , the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain IASP . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Amanda L. Stone of Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tenn., and Anna C. Wilso ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 6
ESMO releases new consensus guidelines on the management of metastatic colore...
LUGANO, 06 July 2016 - ESMO, the leading European professional organisation for medical oncology, has released new consensus guidelines for the management of metastatic colorectal cancer that reflect an increasingly personalized approach to treatment, as published online today in Annals of Oncology 1 . Management of metastatic colorectal cancer is becoming more complex, requiring a strategic approach and evidence-based patient selection for the best treatm ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 6
Poor sleep health could contribute to inflammatory disease
Philadelphia, PA, July 6, 2016 - A new meta-analysis in Biological Psychiatry reports that sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. It is important to highlight that both too much and too little sleep appears to be associated with inflammation, a process that contributes to depression as well as many medical illnesses, said Dr. John Krystal, Editor of Biological Psychiatry . Insufficient sleep is ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 6
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