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Few patients maximize opioid-sparing medications after orthopaedic surgery

man, 04/30/2018 - 15:24
A new study adds to growing evidence that patients underuse nonopioid pain relievers to supplement opioid pain management after spine and joint surgery.
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Effects of night-time light on internal body clock

man, 04/30/2018 - 12:56
New research has illuminated the effects of night-time light exposure on internal body clock processes. This is important for helping those who have poor quality sleep, such as shift workers, and could help improve treatments for depression.
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New strategies needed to help healthcare providers gain knowledge to counsel patients on diet

man, 04/30/2018 - 12:56
Healthcare providers are willing to counsel heart disease patients on diet but need more educational support.
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Higher aerobic fitness levels are associated with better word production skills in healthy older adults

man, 04/30/2018 - 12:56
Researchers found that older adults' aerobic fitness levels are directly related to the incidence of age-related language failures such as 'tip-of-the-tongue' states.
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Study explores link between curiosity and school achievement

man, 04/30/2018 - 12:56
The more curious the child, the more likely he or she may be to perform better in school -- regardless of economic background -- suggests a study.
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Lipid accumulation in the brain may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease

søn, 04/29/2018 - 12:56
Researchers have found that elevated levels of certain types of lipids (fat molecules) in the brain may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease (PD). This finding could have significant implications for identifying patients who may be at risk for developing PD and for the early treatment of the disease.
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Music activates regions of the brain spared by Alzheimer's disease

lør, 04/28/2018 - 19:51
Researchers are looking to the salience network of the brain to develop music-based treatments to help alleviate anxiety in patients with dementia.
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A potential new weapon in the addiction battle: FDA-approved diabetes and obesity drugs

lør, 04/28/2018 - 01:09
Research reveals that FDA-approved drugs to treat diabetes and obesity may reduce cocaine relapse and help people who are addicted break the habit. Such medications work by targeting receptors for glucagon-like peptide 1, a hormone in the brain.
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Parents may help prep kids for healthier, less violent relationships

fre, 04/27/2018 - 20:57
Warm, nurturing parents may pass along strategies for building and maintaining positive relationships to their kids, setting them up for healthier, less-violent romantic relationships as young adults, according to researchers. In a study, adolescents who reported a positive family climate and their parents using more effective parenting strategies tended to go on to have better relationship problem-solving skills and less-violent romantic relationships as young adults.
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86 million workdays lost to migraine in the UK every year

fre, 04/27/2018 - 19:47
Migraine costs the UK economy £8.8 billion per year in lost productivity, a new report reveals. The equivalent of 86 million workdays are lost to migraine each year and close to £1 billion is spent on healthcare costs associated with the condition. It affects more than 23 per cent of adults with almost 200,000 attacks happening in the UK every day -- making migraine the most common neurological reason for accident and emergency attendance.
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New technology for measuring brain blood flow with light

fre, 04/27/2018 - 19:45
Biomedical engineers have developed a new technique for measuring blood flow in the human brain, which could be used in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury, for example. The new technique, based on conventional digital camera technology, could be significantly cheaper and more robust than prior methods.
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More than 9 in 10 elementary school teachers feel highly stressed

fre, 04/27/2018 - 15:52
One of the most important factors in ensuring student success is quality instruction by teachers. However, quality instruction can be a difficult goal if teachers do not have the resources to improve their skills and if rising levels of teacher stress go unchecked. Now, researchers have found that high levels of job-related stress affect 93 percent of teachers, a greater percentage than previously thought. Classrooms with highly stressed teachers tend to have the poorest student outcomes, such as lower grades and frequent behavior problems.
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Vitamin B6 helps people recall their dreams

fre, 04/27/2018 - 15:02
New research has found that taking vitamin B6 could help people to recall their dreams.
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Be wary of cosmetic surgeons' online reviews

tor, 04/26/2018 - 23:00
Consumers consider online reviews important for choosing physicians, but they should be wary of using those ratings to choose plastic surgeons. The reviews tend to be polarized, and some are written by people whom consulted with the doctor but never had surgery, reports a new study.
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Get a grip: What your hand strength says about your marriage prospects and mortality

tor, 04/26/2018 - 22:58
Researchers found men with a stronger grip were more likely to be married than men with weaker grips. Grip strength was not a factor in the marital status of women. Grip strength is an established measure of health and has previously been linked to one's ability to cope independently and predicts the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality.
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U.S. autism rate up 15 percent over two-year period

tor, 04/26/2018 - 19:16
A new report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as one in 59 among children aged 8 years in 2014 (or 1.7 percent).
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Forty-four genomic variants linked to major depression

tor, 04/26/2018 - 18:00
A new meta-analysis of more than 135,000 people with major depression and more than 344,000 controls has identified 44 genomic variants, or loci, that have a statistically significant association with depression.
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Biomarkers and efficacy of vaccine responses among patients treated with new MS drug

tor, 04/26/2018 - 17:59
In March 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration approved ocrelizumab as the first treatment for both relapsing (RMS) and progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a genetic disease that afflicts approximately 400,000 Americans with an estimated 10,000 new cases every year. Neurologists have now looked more deeply into the impact of ocrelizumab in these patients.
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Neonicotinoids may alter estrogen production in humans

tor, 04/26/2018 - 17:59
Neonicotinoids are currently the most widely used pesticides in the world and frequently make headlines because of their harmful effects on honeybees and other insect pollinators. Now, a study indicates they may also have an impact on human health by disrupting our hormonal systems. This study indicates that more work must be done on the potential endocrine-disrupting effects of neonicotinoids.
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Loss of brain synchrony may explain working memory limits, says study

tor, 04/26/2018 - 16:05
A new study may have revealed the reasons behind our memory limitations. The researchers found that trying to retain too much information in our working memory leads to a communication breakdown between parts of the brain responsible for maintaining it.
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