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First-of-its-kind procedure combines scalp, skull, kidney and pancreas transpl...
May 27, 2016 - Simultaneous transplantation of a composite skull and scalp flap plus a kidney and pancreas--all from the same donor--provided excellent outcomes for a patient with a non-healing scalp defect and declining organ kidney and pancreas function, according to a report in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . The experience may open the way to furt ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 27
In wake of Flint crisis, new proposal seeks to 'focus on the fix' for lead poi...
May 27, 2016 - The crisis of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich., continues to make headlines--but it s just the most prominent example of an ongoing and needless tragedy of childhood lead poisoning, according David E. Jacobs, PhD, CIH, a noted authority on childhood lead poisoning prevention. Dr. Jacobs writes in the June Journal of Public Health Management and Practice , published by Wolters Kluwer . The debacle in Flint should spur urgently ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 27
Mimicking deep sleep brain activity improves memory
It is not surprising that a good night s sleep improves our ability to remember what we learned during the day. Now, researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a brain circuit that governs how certain memories are consolidated in the brain during sleep. Published in the May 26 issue of Science magazine, the study shows how experimentally manipulating the identified neural connection during non-REM sleep deep sleep can prevent ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 27
US military members who report poor sleep were less resilient in recent study
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that military service members who reported insomnia symptoms or short sleep durations were less resilient than members who reported healthy sleep hygiene. Several physical and mental variables were evaluated as indices of resilience. These variables were, self-rated general health, lost workdays, deployment, completion of service term, and health care utilization. Long sleep duration was less predicative of resilience outcome ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 27
How the brain makes -- and breaks -- a habit
Not all habits are bad. Some are even necessary. It s a good thing, for example, that we can find our way home on autopilot or wash our hands without having to ponder every step. But inability to switch from acting habitually to acting in a deliberate way can underlie addiction and obsessive compulsive disorders. Working with a mouse model, an international team of researchers demonstrates what happens in the brain for habits to control behavior. The study ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 27
Pharmacist prescribes education as key to curbing opioid abuse
Technologies that make it harder for people to abuse opioids - like doctoring pills so that they produce unpleasant side effects if broken, crushed or injected -- likely will have limited effectiveness in stemming the global epidemic of opioid abuse, according to Adam Kaye, a professor of pharmacy at University of the Pacific. Writing in the latest issue of the journal Current Pain and Headache Reports , Kaye and his co-authors argue that such technologies ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 27
Study: Social media use may help identify students at risk of alcohol problems
Research from North Carolina State University and Ohio University finds that having an alcohol identity puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems - and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink. This work underscores the central role that social networking sites, or SNSs, play in helping students coordinate, advertise and facilitate their drinking ex ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 27
Magic mushroom compound could help treat depression
A hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms could lead to a new antidepressant, says research published in The Lancet Psychiatry .
Medical News Today - Thu. May 26
How to Eat More Mindfully
How can you start incorporating mindful eating into your life Use your 5 senses in new ways Check out these interesting experiments. 1. The Crunch Effect Research indicates that eating loudly actually helps you to eat less. In a recent study, participants were told to eat cookies quietly, eat loudly or normally. Those who ate loudly ate the least. It may be that you are less conscious or worried about the social rules and simply enjoying what you are eatin ...
Psychology Today - Thu. May 26
How To Survive Divorce
I remember in February 2011 being in the greeting card aisle in CVS looking at Valentine s Day cards, when I was confronted with three rather contradictory realities 1 Valentine s Day had always been my favorite holiday next to my birthday 2 after celebrating Valentine s Day with the same person for fifteen years, I was aware that it would officially suck that year and god knows for how many years following, and 3 it was impossible to find an appropriate V ...
Psychology Today - Thu. May 26
Investigational drugs show promise for treating overactive bladder
In a recent study of patients with overactive bladder OAB , a 30 mg extended release formulation of propiverine hydrochloride was at least as effective and safe as a 4 mg extended release formulation of tolterodine tartrate. Both medications are called antimuscarinic drugs that block certain cell receptors, but propiverine differs from other antimuscarinics because of a dual mode of action. Propiverine hydrochloride was more effective than tolterodine tart ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 26
Study: Unmet surgical needs high for world's 60 million refugees
New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that the world s estimated 60 million refugees, displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, may need at least 2.78 million surgeries a year, something thought to be very difficult to arrange in the midst of their upheaval. The researchers say that the findings, published online May 25 in the World Journal of Surgery , shed light on somethi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 26
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