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Can natural remedies jeopardize cardiovascular health?
Philadelphia, PA, November 19, 2015 - Chinese physicians report on the case of a woman who presented with aconitine-induced cardiovascular symptoms. Their report, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology , warns that the use of this natural ingredient may lead to severe poisoning. A 45-year-old Chinese woman was diagnosed with a severe heart-rhythm disorder, bidirectional ventricular tachycardia BVT , associated with aconitine poisoning. BVT is a ra ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
Walking faster or longer linked to significant cardiovascular benefits in olde...
BOSTON November 19, 2015 -- In a large prospective community-based study of older Americans, modest physical activity was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease CVD . This was true even among men and women older than age 75 at baseline - a rapidly growing population for whom regular activity has been advised, but with little supportive empirical evidence. Led by senior author, Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H., dean of the Friedman School ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
'Healthy' foods differ by individual
Ever wonder why that diet didn t work An Israeli study tracking the blood sugar levels of 800 people over a week suggests that even if we all ate the same meal, how it s metabolized would differ from one person to another. The findings, published November 19 in Cell , demonstrate the power of personalized nutrition in helping people identify which foods can help or hinder their health goals. Blood sugar has a close association with health problems such as ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
Key molecular players in obesity-associated type 2 diabetes identified
Boston --There is strong evidence that inflammation promotes obesity-associated type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications. However, clinical trials with anti-inflammatory drugs have only been modestly effective for treating Type 2 diabetes. A new fingerprint of inflammation that may be able to predict which patients with obesity may also develop type 2 diabetes has been identified by Boston University School of Medicine BUSM researchers. This study appear ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
Weekday sleep changes may raise risk of diabetes, heart disease
Washington, DC--Monday mornings could be harmful to your health. Even routine sleep changes such as waking up early for work during the week may raise the risk of developing metabolic problems such as diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . Researchers have long recognized that shift work can contribute to metabolic risk because of the continual disruption to t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
Smoking hits all-time low... but not for these 3 groups
DENVER, CO -- While the overall number of people who smoke in the United States is at an all-time low, not everyone is quite ready to celebrate. We re making great strides, but it s evident that there are large groups of people who continue to struggle with tobacco and the chronic diseases associated with it, said Amy Lukowski, Psy.D., clinical director of Health Initiatives at National Jewish Health in Denver and for its QuitLogix reg program, the largest ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
Study finds high prevalence of incapacitated rape among college women
PISCATAWAY, NJ - Some 15 percent of women are raped while incapacitated from alcohol or other drug use during their freshman year at college, according to new research. The report, published in the Nov. issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , also helps to offer a clearer idea of which college freshmen are at particular risk of what s known as incapacitated rape. Researchers found that freshmen women who d been victims of such assaults befor ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
Couples who have sex weekly are happiest
More sex may not always make you happier, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Although more frequent sex is associated with greater happiness, this link was no longer significant at a frequency of more than once a week, lead researcher Amy Muise said. Our findings suggest that it s important to maintain an intimate connection with your partner, but you don t need to have sex everyday as long as you re m ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
WSU psychologists dispute continuum theory of sexual orientation
PULLMAN, Wash.--Washington State University researchers have established a categorical distinction between people who are heterosexual and those who are not. By analyzing the reported sexual behavior, identity and attraction of more than 33,000 American adults, they found that 3 percent of men and 2.7 percent of women are not heterosexual. They also found notable issues on several mental health fronts. The findings are a clear departure from the homosexual ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
A “Council of Psychological Science Advisors” Tackles Pressing Policy Issues
Some of the most urgent issues that American society faces today 8212 including obesity, consumer debt, risk of terrorism, and climate change 8212 are fundamentally influenced by decision making and behavior at both the individual and institutional levels. Despite this, policymakers have only recently begun to capitalize on insights from research in the behavioral sciences in developing policies that address these issues. A special section in Perspectives ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Nov 19
Teens’ Cellphone Use Mirrors Their Offline Lives
Parents fears about their teenagers heavy use of cell phones and social media may be exaggerated, according to a new report from researchers at Duke University. However, there are important exceptions in the areas of cyberbullying and sleep disruption. The report is published in Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Each generation worries about how young people are using their time, said Candice O ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Nov 19
Higher suicide risk for those whose parents die when they are young
People whose parents die when they themselves are under 18 have a higher lifelong risk of suicide, according to research published in JAMA psychology .
Medical News Today - Tue. Nov 17
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