What happens to those who behave unselfishly and make sacrifices for the sake of others? According to an interdisciplinary study by researchers from Stockholm University, the Institute for Futures Studies and the University of South Carolina, unselfish people tend both to have more children and to receive higher salaries, in comparison to more selfish people. […]Continue Reading ...
A research led by the University of Jaén reveals that people over 65 are not performing enough physical activity. Experts emphasize the importance of preserving physical performance to prevent the negative consequences of aging. Physical exercise among the elderly prevents or delays alterations associated with aging, thereby preventing disabilities and loss of functions. However, those […]Continue Reading ...
Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited – the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, a team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Cambridge believe they may have found an explanation: spontaneous errors in […]Continue Reading ...
In Europe 120 million people live with rheumatic or musculoskeletal diseases. The European League Against Rheumatism, EULAR, calls for people to come together on World Arthritis Day (12th October) to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). EULAR’s Don’t Delay, Connect Today Campaign aims to improve early diagnosis and timely access to care to […]Continue Reading ...
Brown University researchers have uncovered new clues about the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a surprisingly common disease that causes the death of motor neurons that control voluntary muscles such as those involved in walking, talking, chewing or breathing. A team led by Anne Hart, a professor of neuroscience at Brown, discovered that two […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 — Living with a potentially disabling condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) can be difficult, but new research suggests patients get better at dealing with it over time. “There’s an aging paradox in healthy adults. We expect people who are older to be more depressed and anxious because of aging processes [such […]Continue Reading ...
The final version of the massive opioid bill Congress released Wednesday would grant the Food and Drug Administration new powers to crack down on drug imports, but it also includes a provision — nearly killed in the Senate — to shield people who are just trying to buy cheaper, needed prescription medication from other countries. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 — Most people carrying genes that put them at risk for cancer don’t realize it, new research suggests. Genetic screenings of more than 50,000 people found that more than 80 percent of those who carry a known gene variant for breast, ovarian, prostate or pancreatic cancer were unaware of their risk. […]Continue Reading ...
Research from the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences has shown that the number of people having strokes has fallen 43% between 2000 and 2015. Stroke is a serious condition that occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are thought to affect 100,000 people per year in the […]Continue Reading ...
Does fast food contribute to depression? Can a healthy diet combat mental illness? In an unusual experiment, James Cook University researchers in Australia have found that among Torres Strait Islander people the amount of fish and processed food eaten is related to depression. A JCU research team led by Professors Zoltan Sarnyai and Robyn McDermott […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 9 2018 Diabetes UK’s ‘Making Hospitals Safe for People with Diabetes’ report, released today (08/10/2018), has revealed concerning inadequacies in care for diabetes inpatients. The report calls for hospitals to adopt six key requirements which would make them safe for people with diabetes, lead to significantly improved patient experiences and shorter lengths of stay. […]Continue Reading ...
Some people can adjust to environmental stressors to avoid depression. Women need to do this more than men to avoid getting depressed. The researchers used ‘winter blues’ (SAD) as a model for depression, and were able to show that some people – in spite of being genetically predisposed to depression – are more resilient in […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 24 2018 The link between smoking and multiple sclerosis (MS) is “clearer than ever”, the MS Society has announced. Not only are people who smoke more likely to develop MS, smoking can also speed up how fast people with MS become disabled. Ahead of October’s annual ‘Stoptober’ campaign, an independent research review by the […]Continue Reading ...
A counselor listens to and advises a client. Credit: NIAID An intervention designed to facilitate treatment for HIV and substance use was associated with a 50 percent reduction in mortality for people living with HIV who inject illicit drugs, a study has found. In addition, the people who received the intervention were nearly twice as […]Continue Reading ...
Machine learning, also known as artificial intelligence, could be a useful tool for predicting how well people at high risk of psychosis or with recent onset depression will function socially in the future, an international research study has found. The research team, led in Australia by Professor Stephen Wood from Orygen, the National Centre of […]Continue Reading ...
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