Psychiatry

Common Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Underpinnings

23 days ago   |   By Medscape

A massive new study finds a high degree of genetic overlap between psychiatric disorders that current clinical diagnostic categories do not accurately reflect.
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Parkinson's drugs may lead to compulsive behavior

24 days ago   |   By Medical News Today

A new study finds that, with time, half of those who take dopamine agonists develop compulsive shopping, eating, gambling, or sexual behaviors.
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Caffeine could protect the heart by helping it make energy, mouse study finds

24 days ago   |   By ABC News

The research builds on human studies that showed coffee has health benefits.
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Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater spurs fat cell development

24 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in laboratory cell models, a new study finds. Researchers observed increases in the size and number of fat cells after exposing the models to a mixture of 23 common fracking chemicals or to wastewater or surface-water samples containing them, even at diluted concentrations. Adipogenesis occurred through PPARy-dependent and independent mechanisms. More research is needed to assess potential health impacts outside the laboratory.
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Eating a balanced diet cuts risk of cancer death by 65%

Eating a balanced diet cuts risk of cancer death by 65%

24 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

There are countless 'magic bullet' lifestyle tips for cancer patients. But a new Florida study has found remarkable benefits to something much more general: simply to eat a healthy balanced diet.
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Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

24 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

The amount of time spent sitting has increased over time. With innovations such as delivered food, experts say many older adults will sit longer, more often. A new UCLA study shows the risks of that.
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New analysis links higher BMI to lower breast cancer risk for younger women

24 days ago   |   By News Medical

While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, a large-scale study co-led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher found the opposite is true for premenopausal women: higher body fat was linked to lower breast cancer risk.
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New study finds higher heart disease risk in bisexual men

24 days ago   |   By News Medical

Bisexual men have a higher risk for heart disease compared with heterosexual men across several modifiable risk factors, finds a new study published online in the journal LGBT Health.
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Valproic acid-induced autism in young children reduced with curcumin

Valproic acid-induced autism in young children reduced with curcumin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about one in 59 children has autism spectrum disorder. A look at yearly data on the prevalence of ASD reveals that... Read more ...

For Effective Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma Test the Urine and Blood

For Effective Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma Test the Urine and Blood

Multiple myeloma can be detected by urine test as well as the serum of our blood, say pathologists. Urine test though an age-old diagnostic tool is still very effective in... Read more ...

Migraine May Increase Ear Disorders

Migraine May Increase Ear Disorders

Increased risk of developing ear disorders like tinnitus is seen in people with chronic migraines when compared to those without a headache. Read more ...

Massive Genome Havoc in Breast Cancer Revealed

Massive Genome Havoc in Breast Cancer Revealed

One of the most detailed maps ever made of structural variations in a cancer cell's genome has been revealed by researchers. Read more ...

Intensive Care Patients' Muscles Unable to Use Fats for Energy: Study

Intensive Care Patients' Muscles Unable to Use Fats for Energy: Study

Muscle wasting increases length of intensive care unit stay and mortality, and hence it is important that we identify better ways to ensure that nutrition and rehabilitation... Read more ...

Recalled Honey Smacks still on store shelves; more people sick

Recalled Honey Smacks still on store shelves; more people sick

Some retailers are still selling recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks responsible for an expanding nationwide Salmonella outbreak, spurring the FDA to once again urge consumers to... Read more ...

Fat-Loss Coach Says Do These 6 Things For 2 Weeks to Start Losing Weight

Fat-Loss Coach Says Do These 6 Things For 2 Weeks to Start Losing Weight

A post shared by Carter Good • Fat loss Coach on Jul 3, 2018 at 7:59am PDT Trying to lose weight but struggling with how to get started and be successful? With so much... Read more ...

Kidney Trauma from Gunshot Wounds, Other Injuries: Is Surgery the Best Option?

Kidney Trauma from Gunshot Wounds, Other Injuries: Is Surgery the Best Option?

Doctors exploring the best approach for treating penetrating kidney trauma from gunshot wounds and other injuries found that conservative, non-surgical management is a feasible... Read more ...

Testosterone Therapy Offers New Hope for Cancer Patients

Testosterone Therapy Offers New Hope for Cancer Patients

Testosterone is effective at fighting cachexia or loss of body mass in cancer patients and can help improve quality of life in cancer patients. Read more ...

Routine Screening and Treatment for Opioid Abuse Recommended to Reduce...

Routine Screening and Treatment for Opioid Abuse Recommended to Reduce Opioid Epidemic in US

Opioid abuse in US can be cut down if health care providers routinely screen and treat patients for opioid abuse when they come to clinics and hospitals seeking other services. Read more ...