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Researchers identify brain mechanism linking PTSD and opioid addiction
Researchers at Western University have shown that the recall of traumatic memories enhances the rewarding effects of morphine, shedding light on the neurobiological link between post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD and opioid addiction. Steven Laviolette, PhD, associate professor at Western s Schulich School of Medicine Dentistry says the research was aimed at finding the underlying neural mechanism that might help to explain why almost 60 per cent of those ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
Top 5 reasons you should go on a social media detox
In today s world, social media is central to our lives. It helps us to stay in touch with our friends, promote our work, and follow the latest news. How do these networks impact our mental and physical health Is it time to take a break from being permanently online
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 16
Mental health risk higher for transgender youth
A new study suggests that transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents may be more likely to develop depression and other mental health conditions, compared with individuals whose gender identity matches their assigned gender at birth.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 16
Transgender youth more often diagnosed with mental health conditions
Transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify with the gender they are assigned at birth, according to new Kaiser Permanente research published today in Pediatrics . While this subject has been analyzed in small, specialized, clinic-based studies that rely on self-reported behavior problems, this large cohort study is based on electronic medical record information ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 16
Transgender Kids Face High Risk of Mental Health Woes
Children and teens who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health woes, new research suggests. People who are transgender or gender non-conforming have a gender identity that s different from the one they were at birth. For some, this may mean a gender identity that s opposite the sex they were at birth. For others, it may mean not identifying with a specific gender at all. Youth out there are strugg ...
Healthday - Mon. Apr 16
NICU Moms Are Struggling With Mental Health Problems — And They Aren't Getti...
A few weeks into her third trimester, Stephanie May, 32, called her OB-GYN. Her back hurt and she was having cramps, all of which sounded fairly typical to the doctor on call. He suggested she take it easy and hydrate, so May settled in for some sleep. When she woke up, she was in full-on labor and rushed to the emergency room. By the next morning, her daughter Evie was born nine weeks early. May saw her for about a second before the newborn was whisked up ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 16
Surviving Skid Row: Women’s Stories Of Assault, Fear, And Finding Friendship
LOS ANGELES Every time Graciela Fernandez gets off the bus at Skid Row, she clutches her industrial-grade, cross-body bag with thick straps. She checks the road in both directions and scans for danger. Carefully, she makes her way down the street she called home until just three months ago. Fernandez first arrived at Skid Row early one morning in July 2015, wearing nothing but a tank top, her underwear and ripped sneakers. She d fled an abusive boyfriend w ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 16
Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents
Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to become overweight or obese. One of the co-authors, Dr Michelle Miller, Reader of Biochemical Medicine, Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School said Bei ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 16
New research: High risk of malaria transmission after blood transfusions in s...
DAKAR 16 April 2018 --A new study suggests that in certain areas of sub-Saharan Africa, nearly one in four blood bank supplies contain the parasites that cause malaria. Another study, focusing on the blood supply of Equatorial Guinea s capital, Malabo, found much higher levels of latent malaria infection, most of it--more than 89 percent--at a level that commonly-used diagnostic technology cannot detect. Both studies were presented at the 7th Multilateral ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 16
A foodborne illness outbreak could cost a restaurant millions, study suggests
A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The findings, which will be published online on Apr. 16 in the journal Public Health Reports , are based on computer simulations that suggest a foodborne illness outbreak can have ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 16
'Mono' virus linked to 7 serious diseases
CINCINNATI - A far-reaching study conducted by scientists at Cincinnati Children s reports that the Epstein-Barr virus EBV --best known for causing mononucleosis--also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases. Those diseases are systemic lupus erythematosus SLE , multiple sclerosis MS , rheumatoid arthritis RA , juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA , inflammatory bowel disease IBD , celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes. Comb ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 16
NYU Dentistry study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention program
School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children s cavities - but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay A new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, published in the journal BMC Oral Health , suggests that cavity prevention programs with a combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay. Dental cavities are the world s most prevalent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 16
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