Uncategorized US opioid deaths jump as epidemic shifts to Eastern states

US opioid deaths jump as epidemic shifts to Eastern states

The research, which is based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census, suggests the opioid epidemic has evolved as three waves, based on the types of opioids associated with mortality: The first wave of opioid-related deaths, from the 1990s until about 2010, was associated with prescription painkillers. The second …

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Uncategorized Unhealthy diet linked to mental illness in adults

Unhealthy diet linked to mental illness in adults

A study has found that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality — regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level. The study, published Feb. 16 in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also …

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Uncategorized US overdose death rates highest among wealthy nations

US overdose death rates highest among wealthy nations

Drug overdose mortality has reached unprecedented levels in the United States, more than tripling over the past two decades. But is this a uniquely American epidemic, or are other high-income counties facing a similar crisis? “The United States is experiencing a drug overdose epidemic of unprecedented magnitude, not only judging by its own history but …

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Uncategorized For older adults, more interactions leads to more activity

For older adults, more interactions leads to more activity

“Adults often grow less physically active and more sedentary as they age, and these behaviors pose a risk factor for disease and death,” said Karen Fingerman, a professor of human development and family sciences at UT Austin and the director of the university’s new Texas Aging & Longevity Center. “It is difficult to convince people …

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Uncategorized Wearable graphene for health monitoring, food inspection and night vision

Wearable graphene for health monitoring, food inspection and night vision

The first of ICFO’s devices on display will allow customers to monitor their level of exposure to sunlight through a UV sensor. Designed as a flexible, transparent and disposable patch, it connects to a mobile device and alerts the user once he or she has reached a defined threshold of sun exposure. Using the same …

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Uncategorized A new mechanism for future anti-cancer drugs?

A new mechanism for future anti-cancer drugs?

A research team at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has discovered a new mechanism for a class of anti-cancer drugs known as E1 inhibitors. Their findings, published in Nature Communications on December 4, 2018, reveal a novel binding site that will promote drug design of more efficient E1 inhibitors. The team was led …

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Uncategorized Self-control strategies involves  more than willpower 

Self-control strategies involves  more than willpower 

“Temptations are arguably more readily available, more creatively engineered, and cheaper than any time in history,” Duckworth says. “Junk food gets tastier and cheaper every year. And then there’s video games, social media, the list goes on. In parallel, there are public policy issues such as obesity, educational underachievement, and undersaving that result, in part, …

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Uncategorized Physiological age and mortality

Physiological age and mortality

It’s often said: It’s not how old you are, it’s how old you feel. New research shows that physiological age is a better predictor of survival than chronological age. The study is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Age is one of the …

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Uncategorized Strategies for slowing, stopping, or reversing Parkinson’s disease

Strategies for slowing, stopping, or reversing Parkinson’s disease

PD is a slowly progressive disorder that affects movement, muscle control, and balance. “Our understanding of PD pathophysiology has vastly improved compared to what we knew 20 years ago,” explained authors Tom Foltynie, MBBS, PhD, Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences, UCL Institute of Neurology & The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK, …

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Uncategorized Vicious cycles and age-related diseases

Vicious cycles and age-related diseases

Statistical data indicate that the mortality rates due to all major age-related diseases increase exponentially with age. The MIPT researcher hypothesized that the reason behind this self-aggravating disease progression is the indefinite repetition of reaction cycles, which increases the harm from the initially noncritical changes in the body manyfold. It is these cycles that prospective …

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