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Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard
Millions of people around the world use herbal health remedies, following a tradition that began millennia ago. Many believe that herbs are safe because they have been used for many years, but researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Stony Brook University are raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety. The invited commentary appears in EMBO reports . Dr. Donald M. Marcus, professor emeritus of medicine a ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
One in four patients with COPD suffer from depression
Glenview, Ill. May 3, 2016 -- Although there have been discussions about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD , a condition impacting 24 million Americans, and depression, there has been little research showing the impact depression has on patients with COPD. Two studies published in the April issue of the journal CHEST found one in four patients with COPD suffer from depressive symptoms, and if not treated, those symptoms can have a negative effect ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
Study identifies successful weight-gain prevention strategies for young adults
WHAT Scientists funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have identified strategies that might help young adults aged 18 to 35 years avoid weight gain. Their study, published May 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine , could help prevent obesity during this period, when individuals typically gain the most excess weight of their lifetimes. As many in this age group are typically parents of small children, the study also has the potential to break the c ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
Genetic variant may help explain why Labradors are prone to obesity
A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers - the UK and US s favourite dog breed - has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The finding may explain why Labrador retrievers are more likely to become obese than dogs of other breeds. In developed countries, between one and two in three dogs 34-59 is overweight, a condition associated with reduced lifespan, mobility problems, diabetes, cancer and he ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
Kids' eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes
New research from the University of Adelaide in Australia shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from discretionary or junk foods. The study evaluated the core food intake of more than 430 South Australian children aged 9-10. The results -- published recently in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics - show that 45 of the children s daily energy intake was sourced from discretionary foods high ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
ACP recommends cognitive behavioral therapy as initial treatment for chronic i...
Philadelphia, May 3, 2016 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia CBT-I should be the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, the American College of Physicians ACP recommends in a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine . Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is an effective treatment and can be initiated in a primary care setting, said ACP President Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
ACP recommendations for treating chronic insomnia
1. ACP recommends cognitive behavioral therapy over drugs for treating chronic insomnia Soundbites HD video soundbites of ACP s president discussing management of chronic insomnia disorder in adults are available to download at http www. dssimon. com MM ACP-insomnia-guideline . Free content Recommendation http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M15-2175 Evidence Review http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M15-1781 Evidence Review http ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
Researchers identify sharp rise in opioid-related hospitalizations, health car...
BOSTON - Infection is a serious complication of intravenous drug abuse and a major cause of illness and death among intravenous drug users. As the national problem of opioid abuse, including of heroin, continues to grow, new research by clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC and the VA Boston Healthcare System, published today in the May issue of the journal Health Affairs , offers new insights into the significant impact of the trend on ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
Choice May Sometimes Be A Cognitive Illusion
Sometimes we may believe that we re making decisions consciously when in actuality the decisions have already been made, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . This illusion seems to occur when different perceptual and cognitive processes reach our awareness out of order. Our minds may be rewriting history, said Adam Bear, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology at Yal ...
Psychological Science - Tue. May 3
Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D
A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity . The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team. We were very intrigued by the higher lean mass ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 2
Veterans more likely to delay seeking health care--possible link to long wait ...
May 2, 2016 - Military veterans are more likely to report delays in seeking necessary healthcare, compared to the US general population, reports a study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Such self-reported care delays may be related to having Veterans Administration VA health coverage--and to long waiting times in the VA system, according to the study by Doohee Lee, PhD, of Marshall Unive ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 2
Growing threat of noncommunicable diseases to survival in pregnancy and childb...
Geneva, 2 May 2016. More women in Mexico than previously thought are dying of indirect causes of maternal mortality - such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension - conditions that often predate their pregnancies, according to a study published today. The study, by authors in Mexico and the United States of America, appears in a special issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization . Fewer women in low and middle-income countries die due to conditions ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 2
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