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Women's long work hours linked to alarming increases in cancer, heart disease
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Women who put in long hours for the bulk of their careers may pay a steep price life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Work weeks that averaged 60 hours or more over three decades appear to triple the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis for women, according to new research from The Ohio State University. The risk begins to climb when women put in more than 40 hours and takes a decidedly bad turn a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 16
7-day doctors cut weekend emergency hospital visits by 18 percent, study finds
The UK Government s pilot of seven-day opening of doctor surgeries has significantly reduced weekend emergency hospital visits, hospital admissions and ambulance call-outs, new University of Sussex research has found. Spread across the whole week, Accident Emergency visits were down 10 per cent among patients of pilot surgeries in central London. The greatest effect was seen on Saturdays and Sundays, with a drop of 18 per cent recorded across weekends. Cru ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 16
Stem cell transplant from young to old can heal stomach ulcers
Bethesda, MD June 16, 2016 -- Basic and translational research paves the way for breakthroughs that can ultimately change patient care. Three new studies from Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology CMGH -- AGA s basic and translational open-access journal -- provide a glimpse into future treatment strategies for stomach ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease and alcoholic liver disease. Please find summaries below. To speak with the journal aut ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 16
Otherfathering and Men in Polyamorous Families
Conventional Masculinity Constricting In the last 50 years, women s social choices have expanded dramatically. Men s choices, in sharp contrast, have barely budged, and the confines of what scholars call hegemonic masculinity remain suffocatingly small. Women can work for pay, serve in military combat, and lead a range of religious services because they have doggedly sought entrance to what used to be men s world of professional, financial, and legal statu ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 15
Create a Calm and Positive Mindset With These 7 Simple Cues
The other day I was bounding up the stairs to get something I d forgotten when I had this realization Although getting older, I am still healthy enough to climb stairs with ease in fact, I enjoy it Suddenly I felt deep gratitude for my good health . Gratitude is a mental attitude I want to cultivate. So it occurred to me Why not use every instance of stair-climbing as a cue to evoke and savor that wonderful inner feeling of gratitude It worked. As I contin ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 15
This Is How Your Thoughts Become Your Reality
Your mind is very powerful. Yet, if you re like most people, you probably spend very little time reflecting on the way you think. After all, who thinks about thinking But, the way you think about yourself turns into your reality. If you draw inaccurate conclusions about who you are and what you re capable of doing, you ll limit your potential. The Link Between Thoughts, Feelings, and Behavior Your thoughts are a catalyst for self-perpetuating cycles. What ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 15
Study finds intervention helps newborns get screened for hearing loss
Researchers at Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center found that targeted intervention helps improve follow-up rates by more than 70 percent for newborns who fail initial hearing screenings at birth hospitals. It is important newborns are treated for hearing loss within the first six months of life because this is a critical time for speech and language development, said Lisa Hunter, PhD, FAAA, Scientific Director of Research, Division of Audiology ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Arthritis linked to suicide attempts
TORONTO, ON -One in every 26 men with arthritis have attempted suicide compared to one in 50 men without arthritis. Women with arthritis also had a higher prevalence of lifetime suicide attempts than women without arthritis 5.3 vs 3.2 , according to a recent study from the University of Toronto. The study found that those with arthritis still had 46 higher odds of suicide attempts than those without arthritis even when adjustments were made for important f ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Seven servings of whole grains a day keep the doctor away
Eating three more portions of dietary fiber a day--say, two pieces of whole grain bread and a bowl of whole grain breakfast cereal--is associated with a lower risk for all cardiovascular diseases and for dying of cancer, diabetes, and respiratory and infectious diseases, a study just published in the BMJ has shown. The study is strong proof that consuming lots of whole grains is good for our health, says first author Dagfinn Aune, a PhD candidate at the No ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Consistent links between capacity to delay gratification and ADHD, obesity
Hamilton, Ont. June 14, 2016 - Two new studies led by researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton have found that individuals diagnosed with ADHD or obesity are more likely to choose smaller immediate rewards over larger future rewards. This reduced capacity to delay gratification in many individuals diagnosed with ADHD or obesity may lead to new approaches for the clinical treatment of these conditions. The studies, led by Drs. ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Mayo Clinic researchers link specific enzyme to process of metabolic dysfuncti...
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified the enzyme, called CD38, that is responsible for the decrease in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide NAD during aging, a process that is associated with age-related metabolic decline. Results demonstrated an increase in the presence of CD38 with aging in both mice and humans. The results appear today in Cell Metabolism . As we age, we experience a decline in our metabolism and metabolic function. ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Bariatric surgery significantly improves lipid profile in obese patients
Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2016 - Fifty years after the first reported partial-ileal bypass, metabolic surgery has an established role in achieving weight loss and reducing cardiovascular death in obese patients. Scientists have now demonstrated that it can significantly benefit the lipid profiles of these patients a year and more after surgery, according to a new report published in The American Journal of Medicine . Bariatric weight reduction surgery has ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
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