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Sleep Disturbances Plague Most Parkinson’s Patients

July 12th, 2014
Up to 70 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience sleep difficulties that negatively affect their quality of life, according to a new review in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. For example, some patients have unhealthy sleep/wake patterns, such as having a difficult time ...

Hypnotic Relaxation May Ease Men’s Hot Flashes

July 12th, 2014
Men who experience hot flashes may suffer in silence, but a new study finds that hypnotic relaxation therapy could provide some relief. After seven weeks of hypnotic relaxation therapy, a 69-year-old man who had uncontrolled hot flashes following prostate cancer surgery showed a ...

Imaging Shows Bipolar Link to Risk-taking

July 10th, 2014
Emerging research shows that brain circuits associated with pursuing and savoring rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorders. University of Manchester researchers believe this explains why individuals with bipolar disorder often engage in risky behavior. Researchers used brain imaging techniques ...

Depression Can Hinder Pulmonary Rehab

July 10th, 2014
Pulmonary rehabilitation helps improve functional abilities for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But if someone is depressed, they often have trouble sticking to the rehab program. Researchers from The Miriam Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Brown University's Alpert Medical School, found that depression ...

Interrupted Sleep Can Be As Harmful As No Sleep

July 9th, 2014
New parents often have a low quality of life as they tend to necessities such as a feeding, a diaper change, or just a fussy baby, for every hour on the hour. Parents often report feeling more exhausted in the morning than when ...

Health, Money Woes Top Stressors in U.S.

July 9th, 2014
New research investigates the burden of stress in America, with some striking findings. In an NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)/Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) poll, researchers discovered that about half of the public (49 percent) reported that they had a major stressful ...

Evidence-Based Guidelines Aid Menopause Diagnosis

July 7th, 2014
Australian researchers have created a toolkit to help primary care physicians diagnose and manage menopausal conditions. The researchers say the toolkit has the potential to help manage menopausal conditions for women globally. Titled the "Practitioner Toolkit for Managing the Menopause," the resource manual is ...

Lead in Kids’ Blood Linked to Behavioral and Emotional Problems

July 6th, 2014
New research shows that even a low exposure to lead can result in emotional and behavioral problems in children. As blood lead levels increase, so do the problems, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. "This research focused on lower ...

One in Six Teens Who Visit ER Suffer Dating Violence

July 5th, 2014
A new study finds that of adolescents visiting a hospital’s emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. Published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the study also found that dating ...

CBT Can Help Reduce Seizures In Conversion Disorder

July 4th, 2014
Cognitive-behavioral therapy appears to help reduce seizures among individuals with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), a conversion disorder affecting over 400,000 Americans. The study, led by W. Curt LaFrance Jr., M.D., M.P.H., director of neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology at Rhode Island Hospital, is published ...

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