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Surviving Sepsis Campaign update focuses on critical first hour
May 16, 2018 - For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated Hour-1 Bundle of the international, evidence-based guidelines for treatment of sepsis is introduced in the June issue of Critical Care Medicine . The official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine SCCM , Critical Care Medicine is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolt ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
The dark side of our genes -- healthy aging in modern times
The transition to modernity - largely driven by the Industrial Revolution - provided us with easier access to food and clean water, with antibiotics, vaccines, and modern medicine. Yet modernity did not just bring fewer infectious diseases and longer life it also created an environment radically different from the one we evolved in. Genes helpful in our evolutionary past may now predispose us to chronic disease - such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
ACR urges lawmakers to address rising costs and access barriers in arthritis c...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals convened on Capitol Hill this week to urge legislative action on pressing policy issues affecting rheumatology care during the American College of Rheumatology s Advocacy Leadership Conference, held May 16-17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Noting the rising costs and increasing access barriers in rheumatologic care, specialists encouraged lawmakers to support legislation that would create ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Researchers propose how REM and non-REM sleep may work together to help us sol...
Sleep is known to be important for creative thinking, but exactly how it helps and what role each sleep stage--REM and non-REM--plays remains unclear. A team of researchers have now developed a hypothesis, outlined in an Opinion published May 15 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences , to explain how the interleaving of REM and non-REM sleep might facilitate creative problem solving in different but complementary ways. Suppose I give you a creativity ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
The Lancet Psychiatry: Disruption of the body's internal clock linked with moo...
Largest study to date shows that disrupted body clock rhythms are associated with increased susceptibility to depression, bipolar disorder, and adverse wellbeing Disruption to normal daily circadian rhythms is associated with a greater susceptibility to mood disorders such as severe depression and bipolar disorder over the life course, according to the largest observational study of its kind involving over 91,000 people, published in The Lancet Psychiatry ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Magnetic stimulation dampens brain response to drug cues in addiction
Philadelphia, May 15, 2018 In a study investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation TMS for drug addiction, researchers at Medical University of South Carolina are the first to demonstrate that the noninvasive brain stimulation technique can dampen brain activity in response to drug cues in chronic alcohol users and chronic cocaine users. The findings are published in Biological Psychiatry Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging . Although the ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
The opioid epidemic has boosted the number of organs available for transplant
At this very moment, more than 110,000 people across the United States are lingering on organ transplant waiting lists. The ravages of the opioid epidemic have created an unforeseen opportunity an increase in the availability of organs for donation. New research led by investigators at University of Utah Health and Brigham and Women s Hospital shows that an increase in drug-overdose related deaths has boosted the number of organs available for transplantat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Hookah responsible for over half of tobacco smoke inhaled by young smokers
PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2018 - Smoking tobacco from a waterpipe, also known as a hookah, accounted for over half of the tobacco smoke volume consumed by young adult hookah and cigarette smokers in the U.S., a new University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis discovered. Toxicant exposures - such as tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine - were lower, yet substantial, for those young adults who smoked tobacco just using a hookah, compared to those who smoked ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol
More young people are turning to marijuana as their first substance of choice, rather than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. This pattern is especially prevalent among young men of specific racial and ethnic groups in the US, says Brian Fairman of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the US, in Springer s journal Prevention Science . He says that young people who start off on marijuana before alcohol or tobacco are more lik ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Cannabis: It matters how young you start
What a difference a year or two can make If you started smoking marijuana at the start of your teens, your risk of having a drug abuse problem by age 28 is 68 per cent, but if you started smoking between 15 and 17 your risk drops to 44 per cent, according to a new study by Universit 233 de Montr 233 al researchers. All the more reason, they say, to educate kids early, in primary school, about the risks of starting pot smoking, especially now that the poten ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
LGBTQ teens experiencing high levels of stress, says national survey
A survey of LGBTQ teenagers across the nation reveals in detail the persistent challenges many of them face going about their daily lives at home, at school, and in their communities. More than 12,000 respondents, ranging in age from 13 to 17, and drawn from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., participated in the online 2017 LGBTQ Teen Survey, the largest of its kind. The study was conducted by researchers at the Human Rights Campaign HRC Foundation and th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
How Useful Is Fear?
Fr anklin D. Roosevelt no doubt meant to be soothing when he insisted, The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. A quick and terrifying tour through the academic literature on fear, though, reveals just how much heavy lifting that only was doing. Our fears run broad and deep, and are every bit as diverse as we are. The 2017 version of Chapman University s Survey of American Fears tabbed corruption of government officials as the most common fear, affli ...
Psychological Science - Fri. May 18
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