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The trouble with drinking guidelines: What, in the world, is a standard drink?
It s a widely accepted fact that excessive drinking of alcohol is bad for one s health. But what constitutes excessive drinking According to a new report published today [13 April] by the scientific journal Addiction , the answer to that question varies widely by country, and many countries don t provide an answer. Researchers looked at 75 countries that might be expected to provide low-risk drinking guidelines and a definition of a standard drink . Only 3 ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
Some drug addicts more likely to relapse than others: Study
Hamilton, ON April 13, 2016 - People with drug addictions who started opioid abuse later in life use injections for their drugs, or increased their use of downers before starting drug treatment, are more likely to relapse from treatment than others, says a new study from McMaster University. But, the older the person with drug abuse issues, the more likely they will not relapse from treatment. We can improve our tailoring of treatment to each patient if we ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
GW physician publishes Lancet review article on testosterone therapy for trans...
WASHINGTON April 12, 2016 -- A review article published today in The Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology journal discusses testosterone therapy for transgender men female to male , outlining desired and undesired effects, potential risks, and additional benefits. The review also revealed a lack of research in this field, calling for more data. My review looks at published literature on testosterone therapy in transgender men -- principally from the last 15 years ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
Brain Repurposes Itself to Learn Scientific Concepts
The human brain was initially used for basic survival tasks, such as staying safe and hunting and gathering. Yet, 200,000 years later the same human brain is able to learn abstract concepts, like momentum, energy and gravity, which have only been formally defined in the last few centuries. New research forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , investigates how the brain is able to acquire brand new types ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Apr 13
Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA
Almost 14 percent of U.S. veterans surveyed during a two-year Veterans Affairs VA study reported having suicidal thoughts. More than 2,000 veterans were surveyed in 2011 and again in 2013. Each time they were asked whether they d had suicidal thoughts in the past two weeks. Nearly 4 percent reported suicidal thoughts in the first survey, about 5 percent reported such thoughts in the second survey, and about 5 percent reported suicidal thoughts in both surv ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 13
Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors
Major and worsening depression may significantly increase seniors risk of dementia, a new study suggests. The research included close to 2,500 people in their 70s who did not have any signs of dementia at the start of the study. The participants were monitored for five years for symptoms of depression, and then for six years for signs of dementia. Dementia developed in just over 21 percent of participants with serious and escalating symptoms of depression, ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 13
Anorexia: genetic and environmental risk factors uncovered
Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disease, and as such, there is an urgent need to find therapeutic targets for this eating disorder. Now, researchers describe their new mouse model that shows how a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors can trigger the disease.
Medical News Today - Wed. Apr 13
Help--My Back Itches!
As the old saying goes, If I had a nickel for every time [something happened], I d be rich. For a dermatologist, the [something happened] stands for Help--my back itches, Doc How often do I hear that question Every day. From whom From everybody women and men, young and old.
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 13
Late Breaking News About Your Mind-Body Health Connection
Big numbers tell big stories, and I ve got a hot-off-the-press big story about health , based on the latest big data from Google. If you ve ever been sick, or will get sick in the future, this story is about you. It s about the connection between your emotional well-being and your physical health. Let s begin with some impressive numbers. Roughly 80 of visits to primary care doctors result from emotional distress, and a recent study demonstrated that workp ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 13
Lung ultrasound may be a safe substitute for chest X-ray when diagnosing pneum...
Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing pneumonia in children and a potential substitute for chest X-ray, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Results are currently published in the medical journal Chest . To watch study author discuss this research, click this link https www. youtube. com watch v Qd-26HdJP6I Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide, accord ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 12
Coordinated response could reduce spread of emerging superbug in health facili...
A simulation of how the so-called superbug carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae CRE might spread among health care facilities found that coordinated efforts prevented more than 75 percent of the often-severe infections that would have otherwise occurred over a five-year period. The study was led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and published last month in the American Journal of Epidemiology . Superbugs such as CRE a ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 12
For kids raised in stable families, no difference in well-being with same-sex ...
April 12, 2016 - Children raised by same-sex female parents with a stable family life show no difference in general health, emotional difficulties, coping and learning behavior, compared to children of different-sex parents in similarly stable relationships, concludes a study in the April Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics , the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics . The journal is published by Wolters Klu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 12
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