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Art Therapy For Schizophrenia – Recommendations Challenged By Study

Art Therapy For Schizophrenia – Recommendations Challenged By Study

Art Therapy For Schizophrenia – Recommendations Challenged By Study 3.57 According to a study published today on bmj.com, referring individuals with schizophrenia to group art therapy does not enhance their social functioning or mental health. The results pose a challenge for national treatment guidelines, given that doctors are recommended to […]

Expert: Pot Is $4.5 Billion Industry Within The U . s . States

Expert: Pot Is $4.5 Billion Industry Within The U . s . States

Expert: Pot Is $4.5 Billion Industry Within The U . s . States Wikimedia Commons Sells sales of marijuana within the U . s . States are anticipated to become $4.5 billion this season, but constant alterations in condition rules are coming up with hurdles for business owners attempting to […]

Study extols anti-prostate cancer effects of walnuts

Study extols anti-prostate cancer effects of walnuts

Study extols anti-prostate cancer effects of walnuts 54942 Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men in the US. The relationship between diet and prostate cancer has been well studied, and dietary fat intake is of particular interest in this area. Now, a new mouse study from […]

Pancreatic cancer: Study yields insight into effect of obesity

Pancreatic cancer: Study yields insight into effect of obesity

Pancreatic cancer: Study yields insight into effect of obesity A new study reveals how obesity appears to promote a microenvironment that favors tumor progression while blocking the effects of chemotherapy in patients with the most common form of pancreatic cancer. The researchers discovered a mechanism through which obesity might promote […]

Biological link between diabetes and heart disease found

Biological link between diabetes and heart disease found

Biological link between diabetes and heart disease found 531 Researchers from the UC Davis Health System have discovered a biological link between diabetes and heart disease, which may explain why diabetes sufferers have an increased risk for heart disease. This is according to a study published in the journal Nature. […]

Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB

Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB

Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB 4856 Several research studies have pinpointed lifestyle changes individuals can make to prevent memory loss, such as keeping stress and blood sugars low, and not smoking. But a new study pinpoints a potential risk factor for memory loss that we […]

What is blood? What does blood do?

What is blood? What does blood do?

What is blood? What does blood do? 4.58 Blood is a combination of plasma (watery liquid) and cells that float in it. It is a specialized bodily fluid that supplies essential substances and nutrients, such as sugar, oxygen, and hormones to our cells, and carries waste away from those cells, […]

Not just a toothache: periodontal disease linked to breast cancer

Not just a toothache: periodontal disease linked to breast cancer

Not just a toothache: periodontal disease linked to breast cancer 4.51 Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease are more likely to develop breast cancer, according to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Those with a history of smoking are particularly affected. Women with periodontal disease have a higher risk […]

New Study:  Think You Need Bypass Surgery?  Not So Fast!

New Study: Think You Need Bypass Surgery? Not So Fast!

New Study: Think You Need Bypass Surgery? Not So Fast! 4 New study findings suggest that contrary to current practice, doctors and patients have time to consider bypass surgery over drug treatment alone. Open-heart surgery has an early risk of death, with nearly 5% of patients who underwent bypass surgery […]

PriceCheck Florida: What’s It All About?

PriceCheck Florida: What’s It All About?

PriceCheck Florida: What’s It All About? Trying to get a handle on what makes PriceCheck different from other looks at health care costs? Here are some frequently asked questions before you start searching our database. What is this project? Health News Florida, WLRN and WUSF are teaming up with ClearHealthCosts.com, a […]

Underage Drinking Continues To Be Major Problem Across the US

Underage Drinking Continues To Be Major Problem Across the US

Underage Drinking Continues To Be Major Problem Across the US 53 Over a quarter of the population in the United States who are under the legal drinking age are drinking anyway, according to new research by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). There has been reported progress […]

Epilepsy And Autism: What’s The Link?

Epilepsy And Autism: What’s The Link?

Epilepsy And Autism: What’s The Link? 45 Recent research has uncovered links between epilepsy and autism. In this article, we will cover some of the studies that have brought scientists to this conclusion, and ask why it might be the case. Epilepsy and autism are both prevalent and disruptive conditions. […]

Light From Electronic Devices Prevents Proper Night’s Sleep

Light From Electronic Devices Prevents Proper Night’s Sleep

Light From Electronic Devices Prevents Proper Night’s Sleep 5 Electric lights that brighten smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices are frequently causing people to not get a proper night’s sleep, according to a new report published in the journal Nature. The body’s natural rhythm becomes distorted as a result […]

Depression and diabetes linked to sedentary pregnancy

Depression and diabetes linked to sedentary pregnancy

Depression and diabetes linked to sedentary pregnancy 1 Women suffering from depression during their second trimester are more likely to spend longer amounts of time sitting down. A new study shows that this sedentary behavior increases the likelihood of increased weight gain and gestational diabetes. Sitting for long periods of […]

Vitamin D supplements do not prevent osteoporosis

Vitamin D supplements do not prevent osteoporosis

Vitamin D supplements do not prevent osteoporosis 2 Taking vitamin D supplements does not improve bone mineral density, a study involving more than 4,000 healthy adults published in The Lancet has found. With almost half of adults aged 50 and older in the US using vitamin D supplements, the authors […]

Link found between migraine and Parkinson’s

Link found between migraine and Parkinson’s

Link found between migraine and Parkinson’s 42 Could there be a link between migraine and Parkinson’s disease? A new study suggests that there could be and that people who experience migraines in middle age could be more likely to develop Parkinson’s later in life. Migraine tends to affect people from […]

Surveillance May Be Best For Small Kidney Tumors

Surveillance May Be Best For Small Kidney Tumors

Surveillance May Be Best For Small Kidney Tumors Surveillance, or the watch and wait approach, may be the best option for older patients with small kidney tumors. The finding came from a large retrospective study which showed that surveillance is a safe alternative to surgery. The research will be presented […]

Health apps: do they do more harm than good?

Health apps: do they do more harm than good?

Health apps: do they do more harm than good? 184 Almost 20% of smartphone users have one or more applications on their device that helps them track or manage their health. It is estimated that by next year, 500 million smartphone users worldwide will be using a health app. There […]

Gut bacteria’s fatty acid boosts immune system, reducing inflammation

Gut bacteria’s fatty acid boosts immune system, reducing inflammation

Gut bacteria’s fatty acid boosts immune system, reducing inflammation 44 Researchers in Japan have carried out a mouse study that reveals a mechanism through which gut bacteria influence the immune system’s role in reducing inflammation. The mechanism works via a fatty acid known as butyrate, which results when the bacteria […]