Collaboration between material scientists, biologists and chemists could advance the development of self-assembling nanomaterials, called nanoarchitectonics, argues a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. And while cyber technologies currently capture the public imagination, investment in this type of collaborative materials research is crucial in order to meet societal needs in energy […]Continue Reading ...
Our brains seem to reduce sensory perception from an area of our skin when we touch it ourselves, according to a new study from Linköping University published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS. The finding increases our understanding of how the brain distinguishes between being touched by another person and […]Continue Reading ...
In a survey-based study of 153 secondary schools in England and Wales, staff stated that adolescent self-harm is an important concern, but emotional health and wellbeing is the primary health priority for schools. In the Child & Adolescent Mental Health study, counselling was seen as the most useful school-based provision to respond to adolescent self-harm. […]Continue Reading ...
The brains of teenage girls who engage in serious forms of self-harm, including cutting, show features similar to those seen in adults with borderline personality disorder, a severe and hard-to-treat mental illness, a new study has found. Reduced brain volumes seen in these girls confirms biological – and not just behavioral – changes and should […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 — Most older adults who self-harm are not referred to mental health services, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in The Lancet Psychiatry. Catharine Morgan, Ph.D., from Manchester University in the United Kingdom, and colleagues identified 4,124 adults aged 65 years and older with a self-harm episode ascertained from […]Continue Reading ...
Health, family and romance problems appear to be the particular life stressors most associated with increased risk for using opioids to cope, and individuals with low self-esteem appear to be at risk for these connections, according to a new paper including researchers at Binghamton University, State University at New York. The research team, which included […]Continue Reading ...
A scoping review of studies on game interventions for cardiovascular disease (CVD) self-management found that the use of digital games improved exercise capacity and energy expenditure significantly. Average adherence rates for the game interventions ranged from 70% to 100% across all studies, and they were enjoyed by a majority of participants in studies that assessed […]Continue Reading ...
From left: Dr Meredith Perry, Dr Hemakumar Devan, both from School of Physiotherapy, Wellington. Ms Barbara Saipe and Ms Dagmar Hempel, both from Pain Management Service, CCDHB. Credit: University of Otago The outlook for the one in five New Zealanders with persistent or chronic pain has the potential to be more positive according to an […]Continue Reading ...
HIVSmart! is available for smartphone, tablet or web-based (Android, iPhone, and iPad) confidential software app that was developed by Dr. Pant Pai and her team at the RI-MUHC. It informs, interprets and stores data confidentially but, most importantly, it links users to counselling or care quickly and encourages the user to stay in care. Credit: […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional At-Home Self-Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High-Risk HPV TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 — Mail-based, at-home self-collection of cervicovaginal samples is valid for detecting high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) among infrequently screened women, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Andrea C. Des Marais, M.P.H., from the University of […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have made new discoveries about the cellular mechanisms underlying the elimination of dangerously developing immune cells that may cause autoimmune disease. © Meletios Verras/Shutterstock.com The mechanisms work by making aggressively developing cells called thymocytes commit suicide to stop them attacking the body, whilst maintaining normally developing thymocytes that […]Continue Reading ...
Drug-releasing textiles could, for instance, be used to treat skin wounds. Empa researchers are currently developing polymer fibers that can be equipped with drugs. The smart fibers recognize the need for therapy all by themselves and dose the active ingredients with precision and accuracy. For the ‘Self Care Materials’ project, fibers are produced from biodegradable […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Sarah Donnelly from My Possible Self at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo, discussing the story behind the My Possible Self app, and how it is helping patients with mental health conditions who are waiting for NHS counseling. How do empowered patients contribute to a better healthcare system? My Possible Self […]Continue Reading ...
Busyness is often thought of as a modern day affliction, but it can also help you delay gratification and make decisions that benefit you in the longer-term, according to new research from the global business school INSEAD. “Every day, we make many decisions that involve choosing between our immediate and future well-being. For instance, do […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: The City University of New York HIV testing is a first step and key to stemming the rate of HIV infections around the world. In sub-Saharan African countries, HIV testing rates continue to be suboptimal, creating an urgent need to explore strategic and cost-effective approaches to increase the uptake of HIV testing, particularly among […]Continue Reading ...
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