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Sleep apnea linked with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease
New research published in Respirology suggests that sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease to a similar extent as hypertension. Researchers analyzed information from Taiwan s National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 and 2010 concerning 43,434 individuals, including 8687 with sleep apnea. Over an average follow-up of 3.9 years, the risk of developing chronic kidney disease was 58 higher among adults with sleep ap ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Marijuana survey finds medical users more likely to consume edibles and vaporize
People who use marijuana for medical purposes are much more likely to vaporize or consume edible forms of the drug than recreational users, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The study, which surveyed people from four western states that have legalized medical marijuana, also found that those who use marijuana for medicinal purposes are more likely to report daily or near-daily use and consume more as measured by grams per day. In addition, those w ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
The dose makes the poison: Opioid overdose study supports call for caution in ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a new study in veterans . And the threshold for safe prescribing may be lower than most people think - or than most guidelines recommend. The researchers, led by an opioid overdose expert from the University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Heal ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
VUMC study may offer answers for treating depression in alcoholics
A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-to-treat depression. Using an anesthetic drug that also has antidepressant properties, and another drug that raises levels of a mood-enhancing natural chemical in the brain, the researchers found that they could alleviate depressive-like symptoms in a mouse mod ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Teens Take Fewer Risks Around Slightly Older Adults
Adolescents are known risk takers, especially when they 8217 re surrounded by same-aged peers. But new research suggests that being in a group that includes just one slightly older adult might decrease teens 8217 propensity to engage in risky behavior. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . 8220 The take home message is that decision making in groups of adolescents and young adults is ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 1
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science Daily Actigraphy Profiles Distinguish Depressive and Interepisode States in Bipolar Disorder Anda Gershon, Nilam Ram, Sheri L. Johnson, Allison G. Harvey, and Jamie M. Zeitzer Bipolar disorder BD is characterized, in part, by disruption in physical activity however, few studies have adequately tracked activity levels in BD to see if they are truly an indicator of mood states. Partic ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 1
Imagining Positive Outcomes May Bring Pleasure Now But Pain Later
Positive fantasies about how future events will turn out can boost your mood in the here and now, but they may actually lead to increased depressive symptoms in the long run, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Our findings suggest that as pleasurable and helpful as positive fantasies are for depressive mood in the moment, they can be problematic and cumbersome over time, s ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 1
Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers
Although fewer Americans are smoking, the rates of psychiatric disorders among those who do -- particularly more recent smokers -- are on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 25,000 people born in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and found that the national smoking rate has been falling since the 1960s. But the percentage of nicotine-dependent smokers has been rising. The study also found that the risk of substance-use dis ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 1
Study Confirms Eating Disorders' Deadly Toll
New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia. The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general population. Most of the deaths among people with anorexia, which involves a low body weight and an intense fear of gaining weight, were due to natural causes associated with the disorder. Suicide was the leading cause of non-natural death. ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 1
Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care
Depression can strike during the teen years, but too many U.S. teenagers with the illness are not getting proper follow-up care, a new study finds. These results raise concerns about the quality of care for adolescent depression, concluded a team led by Briannon O Connor, who conducted the study while at New York University School of Medicine. One expert wasn t surprised by the findings. Most adolescents who are depressed do not receive any treatment whats ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 1
Does seasonal affective disorder actually exist?
Seasonal affective disorder refers to a seasonal fluctuation in depressive symptoms. Although currently accepted by medical professionals, a new large-scale study asks whether it truly exists.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 1
Patient involvement: what is it, and why does it matter?
If your physician asks you what kind of treatment you prefer, how does that make you feel As patients and families are expected to take more responsibility for their own health care, we ask, can it work And who benefits
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 1
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