Uncategorized Effects of exercise on cognitive performance

Effects of exercise on cognitive performance

The investigators found that both aerobic exercise and upright posture improved visual working memory compared with passive and seated conditions. Their analyses also suggest where the neural origins of these observed effects take place. “Our findings hold implications not only for the field of cognitive psychology, wherein our knowledge has been primarily derived from seated, …

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Uncategorized Lung cancer deaths 28 percent lower in California

Lung cancer deaths 28 percent lower in California

Early adoption of tobacco control efforts in California led to fewer people ever smoking, reduced the amount used by those who do smoke and helped smokers quit at a younger age — when their risk of developing lung cancer is lowest. As a result, say the authors of a new study published online October 10 …

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Uncategorized Statins have little promise beyond heart disease

Statins have little promise beyond heart disease

Previous studies had suggested the cholesterol-cutting drugs – called statins – might help people with non-heart related conditions too, including cancer, dementia and kidney disease. Experts reviewed hundreds of studies and found positive signs the drugs could benefit people with certain conditions, in addition to their proven effects on heart disease, but the results are …

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Uncategorized First example of a bioelectronic medicine

First example of a bioelectronic medicine

Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves …

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Uncategorized Difficulties for patients in accessing medical records

Difficulties for patients in accessing medical records

Since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, federal law has guaranteed patients access to their protected health information in a timely manner, in a patient’s preferred format, and at a reasonably low processing fee. In order to assess adherence to these guidelines, a team of researchers at Yale conducted scripted interviews …

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Uncategorized Teens and young adults overlooked in opioid crisis

Teens and young adults overlooked in opioid crisis

This study is the first to look at opioid use and hepatitis C testing in at-risk youth. “We’re missing an opportunity to identify and treat young people who are at risk for this deadly infection,” said Rachel L. Epstein, MD, MA, lead author of the study and a post-graduate research fellow in the section of …

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Uncategorized Overdoses linked with depression

Overdoses linked with depression

The link between mental health disorders and substance abuse is well-documented. Nearly one in 12 adults in the U.S is depressed, and opioid-related deaths are skyrocketing. As these numbers continue to climb, some mental health professionals have started to wonder if there’s a link between the two. According to a new study published in Social …

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Uncategorized Smokers with peripheral artery disease need help in kicking the habit

Smokers with peripheral artery disease need help in kicking the habit

While many people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) smoke, few receive proven smoking cessation strategies from their doctor, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Worldwide, 202 million adults are affected by peripheral artery disease which is a narrowing …

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Uncategorized Community satisfaction demands interaction

Community satisfaction demands interaction

While most research examining the relationship between people and place has looked at individual characteristics reflecting lifecycle stages, such as marital status, size of the family and children’s ages, Gregory Sharp, an assistant professor in UB’s Department of Sociology, instead looks at the potential mechanisms that link neighborhood disadvantage with neighborly attitudes and behaviors. Sharp …

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Uncategorized Medicaid expansions slow rise in OD deaths

Medicaid expansions slow rise in OD deaths

The United States in recent years has increased healthcare access by broadening Medicaid coverage, but some worry that these Medicaid expansions lead to more abuse of prescription painkillers and thus worsen the opioid epidemic. A new study suggests that Medicaid expansions may, in fact, have the opposite effect. In a study examining the potential impact …

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