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The Difference Between Social Anxiety And Introversion, In 4 Comics
Introversion and social anxiety are often conflated, whether it s in people s minds or in memes on the internet. Here s the reality Preferring alone time is not the same as living with a mental health condition. When you have social anxiety but don 39 t want to feel left out pic.twitter.com ajCyAfGKMS mdash QuincyFox thequincyfox September 22, 2017 Introversion the characteristic of preferring alone time is a personality trait. Social anxiety a phobia of b ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Apr 28
Study identifies overdose risk factors in youth with substance use disorders
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults. In their report published online in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , the researchers describe finding that more than a quarter of those seeking treatment at Addiction Recovery Management Service , an MGH-based outpatient substance-use-disorder treatment program for youth ages 14 to 26, had a hist ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Hospital staff experience 'sea change' in addressing substance use disorder
As the nation s opioid epidemic claims thousands of lives, more and more people are hospitalized with infections, overdoses, and other medical and surgical complications of substance use. This resonates across Oregon, with a recent national report revealing that Oregon had among the highest cumulative increases of opioid-related hospitalizations of any state between 2009 and 2014. Despite high need, most hospitals lack systems to engage people with substan ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Maternal binge drinking linked to mood problems and alcohol abuse in offspring
Binge drinking by pregnant and lactating mothers can impair the mental health of their offspring, reports a study published today in Frontiers in Psychiatry . In a rat model, Italian researchers find that while habitual drinking is associated with anxiety type of behaviors in mothers and their offspring, intermittent or binge drinking has a depressive effect. Moreover, offspring of binge-drinking mothers were less responsive to natural stimuli, showed grea ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Infection of the heart valves and healthcare costs on rise due to impact of IV...
SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2018 - A new study finds the number of patients hospitalized with endocarditis has increased dramatically over the last decade in a pattern that mirrors the increase in mixed drug use. The nearly decade-long retrospective study analyzed patients in the epicenter of the opioid epidemic--West Virginia. Findings showed a trend between the significant increase in patients hospitalized with endocarditis from mixed drug abuse and the substan ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
A potential new weapon in the addiction battle: FDA-approved diabetes and obes...
Cocaine and other drugs of abuse hijack the natural reward circuits in the brain. In part, that s why it s so hard to quit using these substances. Moreover, relapse rates hover between 40 and 60 percent, similar to rates for other chronic conditions like hypertension and Type 1 diabetes. University of Pennsylvania behavioral pharmacologist and neuroscientist Heath Schmidt studies how long-term exposure to drugs such as cocaine, nicotine, and prescription o ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Soaking in hot tub improves health markers in obese women
According to new research, obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS may be able to improve their health outlook with a particularly enjoyable form of therapy regular sessions in a hot tub. The research found that soaking in a hot tub several times per week for two months results in improved measures of cardiovascular health, beneficial changes in fat tissue and other improvements suggestive of a reduced risk of diabetes or other metabolic disorders. ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Bariatric surgery successes lead to type 2 diabetes treatment
Bariatric surgery has long yielded almost immediate health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, and new findings on the reasons for remission may be the key to developing drug alternatives to surgery. One of the things that bariatric surgery does is cause type 2 diabetes remission, said Bethany Cummings, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine and senior author on the paper in Cell Reports . This has given ri ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Bacteria in the small intestine indispensable for fat absorption
A researcher at Midwestern University led a new study showing that Western diets, high in fat and simple sugar, promote the growth of bacteria in the small intestine that increase fat digestion and absorption. The goals of the study, published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe on April 11, 2018, were to determine if microbes were required for digestion and absorption of fats, to begin to learn which microbes were involved, and to assess the role of diet ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
First-of-its-kind study associates obesity with poorer stroke outcomes in non-...
New Orleans, LA - Research led by LSU Health New Orleans faculty has found that obesity contributed to poorer outcomes in non-white patients who had hemorrhagic strokes. It is one of the few studies examining outcomes of patients with obesity following intracerebral haemorrhage ICH and is the first such study conducted within the stroke belt of the US with a racially diverse population. The findings were published this month in Obesity Science Practice Ear ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Study links night exposure to blue light with breast and prostate cancer
A study performed by an international team led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health ISGlobal , a centre supported by the la Caixa Foundation, reports a link between exposure to blue light at night and higher risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. Blue light is a range of the visible light spectrum emitted by most white LEDs and many tablet and phone screens. The results have been published in Environmental Health Perspectives . WHO s Intern ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
New link between sleep arousals and body temperature may also be connected to ...
Brief arousals during sleep - sometimes as many as ten to fifteen per night - appear random in time and occur in humans and even in animals. What is the origin of these arousals Scientists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, together with colleagues from Boston University, have discovered that brief arousals are probably triggered by the intrinsic electrical noise from wake-promoting neurons WPN in the brain. Their research, published in the journal Scienc ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
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