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High saturated-fat, low unsaturated-fat diet in adolescence tied to higher bre...
BALTIMORE - May 19, 2016. Adolescent girls whose diet is higher in saturated fats and lower in healthier unsaturated fats have higher breast density in early adulthood, which may potentially increase their risk for breast cancer later in life, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The research was published online today in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers Prevention . Saturated fats are those abundant ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Commissions that reflected on Ebola outbreak highlight overlapping conclusions...
WASHINGTON - To make the world safer against future infectious disease threats, national health systems should be strengthened, the World Health Organization s emergency and outbreak response activities should be consolidated and bolstered, and research and development should be enhanced, says a new Policy Forum article that appears in the May 19 edition of PLOS Medicine . The 11 authors of the piece are involved in four global commissions that reflected o ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Researchers solve the structure of the Zika virus helicase
A team led by researchers from Tianjin University P.R. China has solved the structure of the Zika virus helicase, which is a key target for antiviral development. The research is published in Springer s journal Protein Cell . The Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other severe birth defects. However, as there are currently no effective vaccines or therapies available to contain ZIKV infection, ZIKV remains a significant challenge to public health. All v ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Antibiotic treatment speeds up spread of resistance in the gonorrhea superbug
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a sexually transmitted bacterium that has developed broad resistance against antibiotics. A study published on May 19th in PLOS Pathogens suggests that screening and treatment of infected patients might actually spread resistance against the one remaining recommended treatment. Moreover, while intuitively compelling, frequent change of sexual partners does not appear to be a major driver of the spread of antibiotic resistance. Curr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Too much sex causes genitals to change shape, beetle study shows
Sexual conflict between males and females can lead to changes in the shape of their genitals, according to research on burying beetles by scientists at the University of Exeter. The study, published today in the journal Evolution , provides new evidence that conflict over how often mating takes place can lead to males evolving longer penis-like organs and females larger claws on their genitalia, within ten generations. Genital shape varies enormously acros ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 20
Mental Health Awareness: ADHD in Children
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC took action to support the use of behavior therapy over the use of medication to treat young children who are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder also known as ADHD see details here . ADHD is a neurobiological disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and in some cases, hyperactivity.
Psychology Today - Thu. May 19
My Experience of Psychosis
The diametric model of mental illness spans the whole range of mentalism from autistic hypo-mentalism to psychotic hyper-mentalism, with normality in between. And although the model implies that everyone has a mental configuration somewhere on that continuum, few get to sample completely different positions on it in one lifetime. Nevertheless, radical cancer surgery last summer gave me the opportunity to test the theory on myself and the fact that it is Me ...
Psychology Today - Thu. May 19
The Evolutionary Psychology of Humility
You may be somebody s landlord ... You may even own banks but you re still going to have to serve somebody Dylan 1979 .
Psychology Today - Thu. May 19
The effects of laxatives may provide new clues concerning Parkinson's Disease
In a recent retrospective analysis, investigators discovered that the year-on-year increase in rigidity found in Parkinson s disease flattened off with the regular use of laxatives to manage constipation. The findings lend support to the team s previous research indicating that changes in the gut -- and perhaps a disturbed balance in the microbes that reside there -- may affect aspects of Parkinson s disease. The group is working on elucidating the precise ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Hormone may offer new approach to type 2 diabetes
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU and Oxford University have found a hormone that may offer an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. The incidence of diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, has skyrocketed over the last few decades, according to a report from the World Health Organization. The report says that there were 108 million adults with diabetes in 1980, but by 2014, that number had grown to 422 million. Many p ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Heart failure patients with predominant central sleep apnea at higher risk for...
ATS 2016, SAN FRANCISCO -- Chronic heart failure CHF patients with predominant central sleep apnea CSA are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and obstructive sleep apnea OSA , whether or not they receive adaptive servo-ventilation ASV therapy. These interim results from the ongoing FACE Multicentre National Cohort Study, a French prospective observational study, were presented at the ATS 2016 International C ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
Sleep disorders common in athletes -- but easily fixable
Professional athletes suffer from sleep disorders more frequently than generally thought, however, systematic examination, counselling and individual treatment planning can improve the quality of their sleep. Published in the Journal of Sports Sciences , a new Finnish study clearly shows for the first time that systematic measures can improve the sleep of professional athletes. The study carried out by the University of Eastern Finland and Oivauni Sleep Cl ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 19
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