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Heart attack patients getting younger, more obese
Despite increased understanding of heart disease risk factors and the need for preventive lifestyle changes, patients suffering the most severe type of heart attack have become younger, more obese and more likely to have preventable risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology s 65th Annual Scientific Session. The ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 26
Change by the bundle
Let s say you ve decided to make some changes in your life. You re out of shape, your mind wanders, your self-esteem is wavering, and you have no idea what you just read. So you decide to focus on one thing -- losing weight, maybe -- and tackle the other issues later. You don t want to take on too much at once, right A new paper by researchers at UC Santa Barbara, however, suggests you re selling yourself short. Pushing the Limits Cognitive, Affective Neur ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 26
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science I Think, Therefore Eyeblink The Importance of Contingency Awareness in Conditioning Gabrielle Weidemann, Michelle Satkunarajah, and Peter F. Lovibond Associative learning in humans is thought to be able to occur both unconsciously and consciously however, studies of this dual-system for learning have produced conflicting results. Participants performed a conditioning task in which one of sev ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Mar 26
Minimize Your Response to Disaster and Terrorism
Once again tragedy has struck. This time over 130 dead and hundreds more injured physically and mentally in Brussels, targets of hate that neither they nor their families deserved. Needless grief has been heaped upon them. And the world community is outraged. We are as helpless to assuage the grief the Belgians and those related to the victims are feeling as we are to predict and prevent every act of terrorism. These events leave anxiety and also depressio ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 24
PTSD May Stiffen Veterans' Arteries, Boosting Heart Risks
Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD may have blood vessels that don t expand normally, a new study suggests. If vessels don t widen as they should, the risk of heart attack and stroke goes up, the researchers noted. The researchers also found that risk factors usually associated with blood vessel problems -- such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking -- didn t seem to account for why people with PTSD were mo ...
Healthday - Thu. Mar 24
'Love Hormone' Levels in Pregnancy May Point to Risk for Postpartum Depression
Higher levels of the mother-child bonding hormone oxytocin during pregnancy may be associated with increased risk of postpartum depression in some women, researchers say. The findings suggest it may eventually be possible to develop a test to predict postpartum depression and provide preventive treatment during pregnancy. The study results are not ready to become a new blood test yet, said lead investigator Dr. Suena Massey, an assistant professor of psych ...
Healthday - Thu. Mar 24
Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression?
The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests. The finding stems from research -- which involved nearly 1,800 men and women between the ages of 19 and 32 -- that tried to get a handle on how depression and social media habits may interact. But does greater involvement with social media actually promote depression Or, are people who are already depressed simply more likely to gravitate ...
Healthday - Thu. Mar 24
Leading global health commission calls for reform of drug policies worldwide
A leading global public health commission is calling for new policies that would transform our approach to drug use, addiction and control worldwide, including the decriminalization of minor and non-violent drug offenses. According to a report released this morning by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Lancet, the war on drugs and zero-tolerance policies have undercut public health across the globe and have directly contributed to ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
Insured Texans lack clear understanding of their health insurance plans
HOUSTON - March 24, 2016 - Texans who bought their own health insurance were less likely to understand basic terms and how to use their plans compared with those who have Medicare, Medicaid or employee-sponsored health insurance. That s one of the findings of a new report released today by Rice University s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation EHF . The report found that the percentage of Texans who bought individual health ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
New proteins discovered that link obesity-driven diabetes to cancer
Boston --For the first time, researchers have determined how bromodomain BRD proteins work in type 2 diabetes, which may lead to a better understanding of the link between adult-onset diabetes and certain cancers. The findings, which appear in PLOS ONE , show that reducing levels in pancreatic beta cells of individual BRDs, called BET proteins, previously shown to play a role in cancer, may also help patients who are obese and diabetic. The research was le ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
Brain stimulation may reduce symptoms and improve decision-making in people wi...
Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, according to King s College London research published today in PLOS ONE . This new study is the first randomised control trial to assess whether repetitive transcranial stimulation rTMS , already an approved treatment for depression, is also effective in reducing symptoms of anorexi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
Long naps, daytime sleepiness tied to greater risk of metabolic syndrome
Taking long naps or being excessively tired during the day is associated with a higher risk for developing metabolic syndrome, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology s 65th Annual Scientific Session. Specifically, napping for 40 minutes or longer was associated with a steep increase in the risk of developing metabolic syndrome--a collection of health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ex ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
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