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Exploring Our Endless Obsession With the End
Explore the shelves of any typical bookstore today and one finds many books that touch upon humanity s demise in one way or another. The fall of civilization, economic failure, pandemics, environmental collapse, nuclear war, and human extinction are all hot topics. Even Young Adult sections are well stocked with novels about teenagers struggling against various versions of the end. I recently found no less than three visually impressive magazines catering ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 18
Study: Getting Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke Is Good Medicine
It may be good for hospitalized stroke patients to be taken out of bed for frequent but short periods of movement, researchers report. The study authors from Australia looked at more than 2,100 patients in a hospital stroke unit and found that getting them out of bed and moving around soon after their stroke benefited them. The more often this was done, the better their physical recovery and their chances of regaining their independence three months after ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 18
Smoking's Grip Adds to Misery of the Homeless
Smoking is common among the homeless, and it s costing them a large share of what little money they have, a new study finds. The research, surveying over 300 homeless adults who smoked, found that on average, they spent 44 on tobacco in the past week. Meanwhile, their average income for the month was around 500, and one-third or more said they had difficulty finding shelter, food, clothing or a place to wash, the research showed. What does 44 in a week mea ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 18
Spiders' Size Exagerrated in Minds of Those Who Fear Them
If you re frightened of spiders, in your mind s eye they may seem much bigger than they really are, a new Israeli study finds. The research included female university students. They were divided into two groups, depending on whether they were afraid or unafraid of spiders. Each of the women was then shown pictures of spiders, birds and butterflies. Unsurprisingly, both groups said the spider pictures were more unpleasant than the other pictures. However, o ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 18
How Business Leaders Can Help Foster Mental Health In The Workplace
The United Kingdom is taking a proactive approach to promoting mental health in the workplace. Prime Minister David Cameron met with British business leaders earlier this week to discuss how to better foster a work culture that encourages people to take care of their mental well-being.
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 18
National hospital hand-washing campaign effective but expensive
Many hospital patients were protected from a dangerous bug and at least 96 years of life will be saved each year, said Professor Nicholas Graves from QUT s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation IHBI . Professor Graves conducted an NHMRC-funded evaluation of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative in 50 Australian hospitals across all states and territories from 2009 to 2012, published this week in PLOS One . The initiative promoted the five moments of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Young people with mental problems should receive help in their own environment
Young people with mental problems - especially those with psychotic-like symptoms - should receive help as early as possible and in their own environment. This was the conclusion of a joint study of the University of Helsinki, the Helsinki University Hospital Department of Psychiatry and the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of treatment provided to young people seeking help for ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Caltech biologists identify gene that helps regulate sleep
Caltech biologists have performed the first large-scale screening in a vertebrate animal for genes that regulate sleep, and have identified a gene that when overactivated causes severe insomnia. Expression of the gene, neuromedin U Nmu , also seems to serve as nature s stimulant--fish lacking the gene take longer to wake up in the morning and are less active during the day. The findings improve our understanding of how sleep is regulated--a process that we ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Smokers with depression try to quit more often but find it harder
People diagnosed with depression are about twice as likely to smoke as the general population. A survey of 6811 participants from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA, published today in the scientific journal Addiction , found that although depressed smokers tried to quit smoking more often than other smokers, they were more likely to return to smoking within a month. This tendency seemed to be stronger for women than men. Health professiona ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Georgia State: Health provider awareness can curb prescription drug abuse
Increasing health care providers level of concern about prescription drug abuse in their communities may be an effective public health tool in fighting America s prescription drug abuse epidemic, according to a study by researchers from the School of Public Health and the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University. The researchers found concern about prescription drug abuse may affect providers practices. Our research suggests that a number of hea ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
NYU research: Hair sampling shows unintended 'bath salt' use
Ecstasy -- or MDMA, the active chemical ingredient--is one of the most prevalent party drugs it is estimated to be used by at least one out of ten young adults in the United States. The popularity of ecstasy use has increased in recent years since ecstasy became known as Molly , short for molecule which is often marketed as pure MDMA powder. However, the ecstasy Molly consumed is often far from pure it is frequently adulterated with other drugs, such as sy ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Testosterone treatment shown for first time to benefit men over 65
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2016 - The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health was among a dozen sites nationwide to participate in the first clinical trial to show that testosterone treatment for men aged 65 and older improves sexual function, walking ability and mood. Results of The Testosterone Trials TTrials , led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the National Institutes of Health NIH , will b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
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