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Sitting for long periods not bad for health
New research from the University of Exeter and University College London has challenged claims that sitting for long periods increases the risk of an early death even if you are otherwise physically active. The study, which is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology , followed more than 5000 participants for 16 years making it one of the longest follow-up studies in this area of research and found that sitting, either at home or at work, is ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 13
Natural metabolite might reset aging biological clocks
As we age, our biological clocks tend to wind down. A Weizmann Institute research team has now revealed an intriguing new link between a group of metabolites whose levels drop as our cells age and the functioning of our circadian clocks - mechanisms encoded in our genes that keep time to cycles of day and night. Their results, which appeared in Cell Metabolism , suggest that the substance, which is found in many foods, could possibly help keep our internal ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 13
Obstructive sleep apnea associated with incident heart failure, death in women
BOSTON, MA - Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea OSA and the development of subsequent cardiovascular CV complications differ by sex, but it is not clear from prior research whether the effects of sleep apnea on heart disease is similar for men and women. To evaluate whether sex-based differences exist in the relationship between OSA and CV disease, researchers at Brigham and Women s Hospital BWH evaluated the links among sleep apnea, cardiac bio-mark ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 13
Number of addicted rises, but percentage in drug treatment remains stagnant
Despite the quadrupling of heroin overdose deaths over the past decade and a dramatic rise in deaths from prescription painkillers, the percentage of people getting treatment for their opioid abuse and dependence has remained the same, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Writing in the Oct. 13 Journal of the American Medical Association , the researchers say that while more money has been spent on treatment in recent year ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 13
Nonmedical prescription opioid use disorders, deaths increase in the US
From 2003 to 2013, the percentage of nonmedical use of prescription opioids decreased among adults in the U.S., while the prevalence of prescription opioid use disorders, frequency of use, and related deaths increased, according to a study in the October 13 issue of JAMA . Since 1999, the United States has experienced increases in illness and death associated with nonmedical use of prescription opioids, which is being called a U.S. epidemic. During this pe ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 13
Substance abuse treatment remains low for opioid use disorders
During the decade from 2004 to 2013, use of treatment remained low for individuals with opioid use disorders, according to a study in the Oct. 13 issue of JAMA . During the last decade, nonmedical use of opioid analgesics and heroin increased substantially in the United States. In the early 2000s, less than one-sixth of individuals with opioid use disorders OUDs received any treatment, and use of office-based treatment was rare. It is unknown whether treat ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 13
Remembering Our Selves
We know that our memories can be inaccurate we forget, we distort, we omit and add, we blend. We also know that some personal memories are vivid and very accurate over long periods of time. How do we account for this discrepancy It turns out that the accuracy of our memory depends on what strategy we choose for remembering and the way we are asked to remember. Inaccuracy in Memory When we casually remember our past actions and attitudes, implicit beliefs c ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 12
Healing Body-Shame & Trauma: Sharing My Story To Heal Yours
I have some idiosyncratic body-shaming experiences that I ve only shared with my husband, a few close friends, and a therapist or two. And, here I am about to share them with anyone reading this blog. It s a little scary. But, I think sharing these experiences might help others so here goes.
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 12
Shattered Families: The Three Stages of Suffering
Guest Blogger Magaret Altman MSW In the history of mental health there has been a lack of attention paid to the emotional and physical process that a family endures as they observe and try to help a mentally ill loved one. This process is a traumatic one that shatters the vital core of the family and leaves devastation in it s wake. Each family member and the cohesive framework of the family system is impacted by the deterioration of their loved one and by ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 12
Ebola treatment beds prevented 57,000 Ebola cases and 40,000 deaths in Sierra ...
The introduction of thousands of Ebola treatment beds by the UK and Sierra Leone governments and NGOs prevented an estimated 57,000 Ebola cases and 40,000 deaths in Sierra Leone, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . The UK played a leading role in the response to the crisis in Sierra Leone. This focused on increasing the number of available treatment beds which isolated the ill to prevent further infe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 12
No proof that 85 percent of depression treatment apps accredited by NHS actual...
There is no proof that 85 of the depression apps currently recommended by the NHS for patients to manage their condition actually work, say experts in the journal Evidence Based Mental Health . But the seal of approval from one of the world s leading healthcare systems may falsely reassure patients, many of whom are increasingly opting to fund their own treatment in the face of overstretched mental health services and the associated lengthy waits, they war ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 12
Genes linked with malaria's virulence shared by apes, humans
Boston, MA -- The malaria parasite molecules associated with severe disease and death--those that allow the parasite to escape recognition by the immune system--have been shown to share key gene segments with chimp and gorilla malaria parasites, which are separated by several millions of years, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This new information about the origin and genetics of human malaria virulence factors cou ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 12
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