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Bang for the buck in stroke prevention: U-M study compares new & old drugs
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When it comes to preventing stroke, millions of Americans with irregular heartbeats face a choice Take one of the powerful but pricey new pills they see advertised on TV, or a much cheaper 60-year-old drug can be a hassle to take, and doesn t prevent stroke as well. It doesn t seem like much of a contest -- until you do the math. Which a University of Michigan Medical School team has just done. For the first time, they looked at how cos ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Study identifies patients most likely to have joint pain reduction after baria...
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4, 2015 - In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experience an improvement in pain and walking ability, according to the preliminary results of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis presented today in Los Angeles at ObesityWeek, the annual international conference of the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society. The study, funded by the Nat ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Gut microbiota regulates antioxidant metabolism
A recently published study shows that gut microbiota regulates the glutathione and amino acid metabolism of the host. Glutathione is a key antioxidant, found in every cell in our body. Deficiency of glutathione contributes to oxidative stress, which plays a major role in several lifestyle diseases. The functional output and diversity of gut microbiota are important modulators for the development of various human disorders. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, atheros ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Lack of sleep may increase risk for diabetes, say CU Anschutz, CU-Boulder rese...
AURORA, Colo. Nov. 5, 2015 - A lack of sufficient sleep reduces the body s sensitivity to insulin, impairing the ability to regulate blood sugar and increasing the risk of diabetes, according to researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder. The new study adds to a growing body of information linking a lack of sleep to a range of ailments including obesity, metabolic syndrome, mood disorders, cog ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Lack of sleep, body clock disruption leads to impaired insulin sensitivity say...
A new study by the University of Colorado shows that the longer people are awake during the time their biological clock is telling them to sleep the worse their sensitivity to insulin, which is a precursor to diabetes. The study showed that a disruption, or circadian misalignment of a person s internal clock induced by five-hour short-sleep schedules, resulted in morning wakefulness during the biological night when melatonin levels were still high, said CU ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Better sleep and tai chi reduce inflammation and promote health
Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 5, 2015 - Inflammatory processes occur throughout the body, with a primary function of promoting healing after injury. However, when too active, these inflammatory processes can also damage the body in many ways, and may contribute to heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and other significant medical problems. Stress, including sleep disturbance, is a major contributor to inflammation in the body. Insomnia, one of the most common ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Should psychiatric hospitals ban smoking completely?
In The BMJ this week, experts discuss whether hospitals should ban smoking for psychiatric patients outside as well as indoors. Banning smoking in the outdoor areas of psychiatric hospitals as well as indoors helps patients to quit smoking and leads to better engagement with psychiatric treatment, argue Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health, and Simon Wessely, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. They explain that pati ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
MSU study finds surprises about drug use
Conducting an economic analysis of drug use is a particularly difficult endeavor, but for Michigan State University professor and economist Siddharth Chandra, it just meant taking a look at the history books. You can t simply go to Wal-Mart and look at the sticker price, and people don t want to talk to you because drugs are illegal and they think they ll get in trouble, Chandra said. Our study is the first time the subject of how populations of consumers ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
'Chemsex' needs to become a public health priority
Chemsex - sex under the influence of illegal drugs - needs to become a public health priority, argue experts in The BMJ this week. The authors - specialists working in sexual health and substance abuse in London - say the growing popularity of chemsex may be putting users at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections as well as serious mental health problems through drug dependence. Chemsex describes intentional sex under the influence of psycho ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Study says cheerleading could help challenge gender stereotypes
New research from the University of East Anglia UEA suggests that cheerleading has the potential to challenge traditional ideas about gender and to be an inclusive activity for both boys and girls. The study examined the educational and transformative potential of mixed-sex sports and what the obstacles might be in practice. It focused on cheerleading, often considered a feminised activity, and in particular UK university-level competitive cheerleading, wh ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Sexual dysfunction is prevalent among recently deployed veterans
In a recent study of 247 US veterans returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, almost 18 screened positive for sexual functioning difficulties. Self-reported sexual dysfunction was most strongly linked with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and female sex. Additional research should examine the causes of specific sexual health concerns in returning veterans, which might relate to dysfunction due to injury or events prior to, during, or fo ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Study examines factors that may contribute to hypersexuality
In a study of European men, hypersexuality--a preoccupation with sexual fantasy or an excessive indulgence in sexual activity--correlated with proneness to sexual boredom and problems with erectile function. The study, which included 911 Croatian and 210 German men who were currently in a relationship, contributes to existing knowledge on hypersexuality. The findings indicate that therapies for hypersexual men should include sex therapy principals that may ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
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