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A new molecular alarm clock in vertebrates
Dozens of chemical interactions in the vertebrate brain go into maintaining a natural sleep schedule, and scientists have recently found one more player on the field a neurochemical called neuromedin U, or Nmu. The protein, which was analyzed in zebrafish but is also found in humans, acts to stimulate wakefulness, particularly in the morning. The study appears Feb. 17, 2016 in Neuron . We found a gene that s involved in promoting wakefulness and suppressin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 17
Study of firefighters finds potential pathway between insomnia and depression
DARIEN, IL - A new study of firefighters suggests that insomnia and nightmares may increase the risk of depression by impairing the ability to access and leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively. Results show that a high percentage of participants reported clinically significant insomnia symptoms 52.7 percent , depression symptoms 39.6 percent and nightmare problems 19.2 percent . Further analyses revealed that the indirect effects of overall emo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 17
Marijuana smokers 5 times more likely to develop an alcohol problem
February 17, 2016 -- Adults who use marijuana are five times more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder AUD --alcohol abuse or dependence-- compared with adults who do not use the drug. And adults who already have an alcohol use disorder and use marijuana are more likely to see the problem persist. Results of a study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York appear online in the journal ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 17
New guide from AGS, NHTSA a green light to promoting safe driving for older ad...
A newly updated guide from the American Geriatrics Society AGS and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA is putting healthcare professionals on the road to success for assessing and counseling older drivers. With older adults accounting for 10 percent of all people injured in traffic crashes annually and 17 percent of annual traffic fatalities, the Clinician s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers 3rd Edition translates researc ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
All sugars are not alike: Isomaltulose better than table sugar for type 2 diab...
Potsdam-Rehbruecke - Like sucrose table sugar , the natural disaccharide isomaltulose PalatinoseTM consists of glucose and fructose, but it is apparently more suitable for people with type 2 diabetes with regard to regulating blood glucose levels. This has now been confirmed in a new study carried out by the German Institute of Human Nutrition DIfE , a partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research DZD . The study showed for the first time on subjects ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
To encourage exercise, losing a financial reward is more effective than gainin...
PHILADELPHIA - Financial incentives aimed at increasing physical activity were most effective when the rewards were put at risk of being lost, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, which tested the effectiveness of three methods of financial incentives to increase physical activity among overweight and obese adults, shows that depending on how they are framed, incentives of equal amount ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
New survey shows strong public support for medical research in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, La.--Feb. 16, 2016-- Louisiana s status as a leader in medical and health research is important to a strong majority of residents 89 , according to a state-based public opinion survey commissioned by Research America. Sixty-nine percent of respondents agree that Louisiana state funds should be used to support scientific research at public universities, and 75 say spending money on medical research is important to Louisiana s economy in terms o ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
Push the tobacco industry to change through economic incentives, researchers say
Public health measures to reduce smoking would have more success if policy makers intervened to curb the vast profitability of the tobacco industry, say University researchers. The lucrative nature of the cigarette market, dominated by a small number of large shareholder-owned companies, results in a vigorous fight against any new public health measures that may disrupt their profit-making. The researchers from the University of Bath and University of Otta ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
Care, disease management and sociobehavioral interventions in China and Austra...
A Sino-Australian forum is the theme of the new issue of Family Medicine and Community Health FMCH , an international medical journal with editorial offices in China and the U.S. The Winter 2015 issue includes three original research articles, one systematic review on models of oral healthcare, three commentaries and two papers focusing specifically on health care in China. Authors from China contributing to this issue come from the University of Chinese M ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
Graphic cigarette warnings trigger brain areas key to quitting smoking
WASHINGTON Feb. 16, 2016 -- Viewing graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette packs triggers activity in brain areas involved in emotion, decision-making and memory as observed via brain scans. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and Truth Initiative reported their findings online this week in Addictive Behaviors Reports . The brain scanning study, the first to be conducted in young adult smokers, suggest these images could effectively war ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
Predicting if young men will live with their kids
One of the first reproductive health studies to focus on young men, fatherhood Young men less concerned about risky sex are 30 percent more likely to not live with offspring Schools, doctors can intervene, prevent unwanted teen pregnancies, nonresident fathers CHICAGO --- A new Northwestern Medicine study has found an adolescent male s attitude toward risky sex, pregnancy and birth control can predict whether or not he will end up living with his future of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
How to Keep Your New Year's Exercise Mojo All Year Long
If your New Year s resolution to get regular exercise is waning, there are a number of ways you can maintain your momentum, a nutrition expert says. First, you need to have realistic goals, said Emily Dhurandhar, visiting assistant professor of nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University. Self-efficacy, or confidence in the fact that you can achieve something, is a large part of sticking to a fitness regimen. When setting your goals, stick to what you kn ...
Healthday - Tue. Feb 16
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