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Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities
Sex hormone levels in transgender youth are consistent with the gender they were assigned at birth, a new study finds. We ve now put to rest the residual belief that transgender experience is a result of a hormone imbalance. It s not, Dr. Johanna Olson, who practices adolescent medicine at Children s Hospital Los Angeles, said in a hospital news release. At birth, babies are typically assigned a gender based on their external genitalia. Transgender people ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer s disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that insulin resistance -- higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede type 2 diabetes -- was related to poorer performance on memory tests taken by late-middle-age adults. The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer s disease, but we are only now lea ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression
Part of your next visit to your family doctor s office should be spent filling out a questionnaire to assess whether you re suffering from depression, an influential panel of preventive medicine experts recommends. What s more, people concerned that they might be depressed could download an appropriate questionnaire online, fill it out ahead of time and hand it over to their doctor for evaluation, the panel added. In an updated recommendation released Mond ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies
Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don t seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found. The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association , cast doubts on two strategies purported to keep older brains younger and healthier. In one study, two years worth of moderate exercise didn t seem to improve the brain power of people between 70 and 89 or lower their odds for dementia. Simi ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life
A new study offers more evidence that quitting smoking after a heart attack is a no-brainer Researchers found it reduces chest pain and boosts mental health and quality of life. The study looked at more than 4,000 American adults who were assessed one, six and 12 months after suffering a heart attack. It included patients who were smokers at the time of their heart attack 37 percent , smokers who quit before their heart attack 34 percent and people who nev ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study
In a finding that won t surprise many who ve been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer. The Swedish study of nearly 400 such cases found that 88 percent of the women said they felt a sense of dejection, such as being uneasy, sad or unable to cope 83 percent reported anxiety 67 percent said they had behavioral changes, such as trouble dealing with spare time or wo ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances
Many American college students start experimenting with booze or drugs over the summer, but winter is the peak time for them to begin illegal use of prescription medicines, according to a U.S. government study. These findings show that college students are vulnerable to substance use at any time -- not just when they are away at school, Kana Enomoto, acting administrator of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA , said in ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
ERs Often 'Safety Net' Care for People With Schizophrenia: CDC
A new report finds that, too often, under-medicated Americans suffering from schizophrenia end up seeking care in the nation s hospital emergency rooms. The report, issued Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that between 2009 and 2011, over 382,000 visits to ERs were recorded for people aged 18 to 64 with schizophrenia. Many of these cases involved people on Medicaid who were either homeless or living in places such as n ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
Can Headlines Change the Way You Think About Trust?
Research published in the The Journal of Experimental Psycholog y confirms misleading headlines affect readers memory , their inferential reasoning and behavioral intentions, even when the article itself corrects the misimpression the headline gives, and the entire article is read. Inaccurate or misleading headlines have lingering and real effects on everything from our understanding of issues to our perceptions of trustworthiness. The reality is, whether ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
The Purpose of Worry and How to Manage it
Everyone feels anxiety. This is a normal human condition. It is what we feel in response to ambiguity. When you do not know what is going on, when you do not know what to do about what is going on or when you do not know what may happen next, you feel anxiety. So what do you do when you feel that sensation You try to get rid of it. Anxiety is an unpleasant sensation with physical components such as butterflies in the stomach, mostly felt like nausea, short ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Change of Seasons, Change of Heart
Maybe it s because I m Mid-Atlantic born and bred. Maybe it s just my temperament. Perhaps it s the fact that I spent 24 years in school. Whatever the reason, the segue from summer to fall is always a significant time for me. I find it full of promise and hope. Even if the temperature doesn t change per se, the closing of pools and opening of schools elicits the electricity in my body. I see fall as a time for renewal. A time to switch things up a bit. If ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Could You Change Your Life Without Changing a Thing?
I listen to podcasts quite a little bit formerly sports , news amp politics , and business brushing my teeth, in the gym, walking the dog, cleaning the house, cooking, and putting myself to sleep at night. After a while doing so, the way people viewed me changed. Whenever anyone had a discussion about the state of current affairs and they weren t sure of something, the attention would turn to me.
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
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