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Do you really know how your partner feels?
When we ve been in a relationship for a long time, we may think we re pretty good at telling what our partner is feeling. Is that really the case, though
Medical News Today - Fri. Mar 16
5 ways to cope with bad news
No one is immune from bad news or disappointment in life. So, when you do get it, how do you process the information, deal with it, and move on with your life unscathed
Medical News Today - Fri. Mar 16
How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide
A new systematic review, now published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry , found that people living in high-altitude areas of the United States, such as intermountain states, have higher-than-average rates of suicide and depression.
Medical News Today - Fri. Mar 16
New survey finds huge and unnecessary variation of salt levels in bread
Canadian bread product saltiest in survey of global bread products Some breads surveyed had as much sodium salt as seawater 1 More than a third of breads worldwide have more salt than UK maximum salt reduction target for bread 1.5 g of salt or 600 mg of sodium 100 g 3 73 of Canadian breads exceeded Health Canada s 2016 targets for sodium in bread products and 21 were above recommended maximum levels 3 . Bread features heavily in many diets worldwide, and i ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Women choose more effective contraception when cost not an issue
When cost isn t an issue, women will choose more effective, long-term methods of contraception, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Since the Affordable Care Act ACA took away the sometimes hefty, up-front cost of long-acting, reversible contraceptives such as implants and intra-uterine devices, more women have been choosing them to prevent pregnancy. Privately insured women have also been using more birth control overall since the ACA ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Study suggests that cancer survivors are more easily fatigued
Adults who have undergone successful cancer treatment years or decades previously become fatigued more quickly than their peers who don t have cancer histories, according to a new study in the journal Cancer from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The scientists examined data from a long-running study of normal aging, which included periodic treadmill tests of fatigability as well as 400-meter walks to test endurance. They found ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Study shows shorter hepatitis C regimen effective in black patients
Boston, MA - A study by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute found that contrary to current hepatitis C treatment guidelines, an eight-week treatment regimen may be just as effective as 12 weeks in black patients. The new study of more than 2,600 patients in Kaiser Permanente s Northern California region also showed that more people overall could take advantage of the shorter treatment duration, which has important implications for access given the me ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Virtual coaches, fitness trackers help patients stay fit after cardiac rehab
DURHAM, N.C. - Heart patients who participate in cardiac rehab programs typically do well during enrollment but tend to revert to unhealthy lifestyles once the formal gym-based regimens end. Finding a way to sustain patients lifestyle improvements after supervised cardiac rehab has ended was the focus of a small pilot study led by Duke Health researchers. They devised a follow-up program that uses wearable fitness trackers and call-in sessions with a healt ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Obesity may promote resistance to antiangiogenic therapy for breast cancer
Obesity - which is already known to reduce survival in several types of cancer - may explain the ineffectiveness of angiogenesis inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer. A research team led by Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators describes finding, for the first time, that obesity and obesity-related molecular factors appear to induce resistance to antiangiogenic therapy in breast cancer patients and in two mouse models of the disease. The ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the 'obesity paradox'
The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the obesity paradox , has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the European Heart Journal [1] today Friday . This latest research shows that the risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure, increases as body mass index BMI increases beyond a BMI of 22-2 ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Sleep apnea study finds male-female differences in cerebral cortex thickness, ...
FINDINGS Researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning of the brain s cerebral cortex and apnea symptoms. The researchers also could discern distinct changes in brain structures and concurrent symptoms that differed between men and women. For example, more regions of the su ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
The brain puts the memories warehouse in order while we sleep
During the hours of sleep the memory performs a cleaning shift. A study led by a Spanish scientist at the University of Cambridge reveals that when we sleep, the neural connections that collect important information are strengthened and those created from irrelevant data are weakened until they get lost. Throughout the day, people retain a lot of information. The brain creates or modifies the neural connections from these data, elaborating memories. But mo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
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