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Biomarkers can help guide immune-suppressing treatment after organ transplanta...
March 16, 2016 - Recently discovered biomarkers may provide valuable new approaches to monitoring immunosuppressive drug therapy in organ transplant recipients--with the potential for individualized therapy to reduce organ rejection and minimize side effects, according to a special article in the April issue of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring , official journal of the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology . The journa ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Study reports significant link between nightmares and suicidal behavior
DARIEN, IL - A new study is the first to report that the relationship between nightmares and suicidal behaviors is partially mediated by a multi-step pathway via defeat, entrapment and hopelessness. Results show that suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts were present in 62 percent of participants who experienced nightmares and only 20 percent of those without nightmares. Multiple analyses suggest that nightmares may act as a stressor in people with post-tra ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Hope for veterans with an overlooked form of post-traumatic stress disorder
In an article published in the March 2016 issue of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders , investigators in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina MUSC report that veterans who fall just below the threshold for a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD respond to a psychotherapy regimen better than those with full PTSD. The study highlights the need to recognize veterans suffering from an overlo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
The financial burden of surviving cancer
Surviving cancer is something to celebrate, but about 3 in every 10 people who recover face financial struggles that can cause ongoing mental and physical difficulties, according to research published in Cancer .
Medical News Today - Wed. Mar 16
Scientists Debate Whether Sex Feels Good
Do animals enjoy sex That question lit up the internet last weekend, but the right answer was overlooked by all the opinionators sex can trigger both reward chemicals and pain chemicals, so it can feel good and bad at the same time. This answer is surprisingly relevant to us, because we have the same brain chemicals. In case you didn t follow the action, Physicist Neil de Grasse Tyson innocently tweeted on the relevance of pleasure to natural selection, an ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 16
From Math Negative to Math Positive Attitudes in Your Kids
I hate math In an AP poll, over 1 3 of adults polled about school year math experiences indicated that they hated math in school. In fact, math was twice as despised as any other subject. Even if math was not your bane, it is likely you ve heard a complaint or two about math from your children. These range from, I hate math, Math is my worst subject, Math is too hard and I ll never use it, or It s boring. Brain scans and other neurocognitive research corre ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 16
Can Kobe Bryant Rebound From Retirement?
Old age is a time for reflection. Old age can come sooner for professional athletes. Often with millions of dollars in the bank, coupled with time on your hands, this presents a psychological challenge during retirement how to stay busy and fulfilled with a much different lifestyle -- In the case of professional athletes, old age might come before you turn 40. Kobe Bryant entered the professional world of the National Basketball Association as a young man, ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 16
Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences
Children entering kindergarten need to be socially and behaviorally ready for school or they may struggle in later grades, a new study suggests. In 2015, kindergarten teachers rated more than half of students behind in social and behavioral skills needed for learning, and it s painful for the children who want to succeed, but become frustrated and hopeless, study author Deborah Gross, a professor of mental health and psychiatric nursing at Johns Hopkins Un ...
Healthday - Wed. Mar 16
Amping antimicrobial discovery with automation
The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin--and these microbes are rapidly evolving resistance to our weapons. But help may be on the way In a study posted in the AMB Express , researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST show that automated techniques commonly used to screen new drugs for mammalian cell toxicity could also dramatically speed up the challenging task of antim ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Race and income affect responses to FDA drug safety warnings
March 16, 2015 - Among older adults with diabetes, certain subgroups--including white patients and those with lower incomes--were slower to discontinue the diabetes drug rosiglitazone after a US Food and Drug Administration FDA safety alert, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . This work speaks to the efficacy and equity of FDA safety advisories across important subgroups of the vulnerable elderl ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Lasers help speed up the detection of bacterial growth in packaged food
WASHINGTON -- It s important to know how microorganisms -- particularly pathogenic microbes -- grow under various conditions. Certain bacteria can cause food poisoning when eaten and bacterial growth in medical blood supplies, while rare, might necessitate discarding the blood. Now a group of researchers from Zhejiang Normal University in China and Ume 229 University in Sweden report a fast, accurate, and noninvasive technique for monitoring bacterial grow ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
The sounds of eating may reduce how much you eat
New doctor s orders No earbuds, no music, and no watching TV while eating. Researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University have found that the noise your food makes while you re eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat. The Crunch Effect, as they call it, suggests you re likely to eat less if you re more conscious of the sound your food makes while you re eating. Therefore, watching loud TV or listening to loud mu ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
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