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 ...
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 ...
Physicians continue to recommend routine self-monitoring of blood glucose for patients with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes, in spite of its lack of effectiveness, because they believe it drives the lifestyle change needed to improve glycemic control. Researchers conducted a qualitative study of 17 primary care physicians exploring to what extent and why physicians still […]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 ...
July 27, 2018 Driving is a complex task that involves perceptual, motor and cognitive abilities. These abilities may be affected in early Alzheimer Disease (AD) patients. Nevertheless, they continue to drive for more years than people with other dementia syndromes perhaps because of a deficit in self-awareness that prevents them from perceiving their driving difficulties […]Continue Reading ...
The results of a population study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate a significantly increased rate of self-harm attempts in inflammatory arthritis (IA), particularly following a diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Results of the study showed that individuals with AS were almost twice as likely to self-harm as their […]Continue Reading ...
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