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Rotating Night Shift May Be Hazardous To Your Health

January 6th, 2015
A new study of U.S. nurses has found that working a rotating night shift can be dangerous to your health. Prior research had suggested that night shift work is associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. In 2007 the World ...

Mouse Study IDs Protein Driving Circadian Rhythms

January 4th, 2015
A new study has found that a certain protein helps regulate the internal clock of mice, a finding that eventually may aid in the treatment of a number of disorders. For the study, published in Nature Communications, a research team led by Thomas ...

Economic Uncertainty Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

January 3rd, 2015
A new study has found a link between poor diabetes control and a patient’s difficulty in paying for food and medication. For their study, researchers led by Seth A. Berkowitz, M.D., M.P.H., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston set out to determine the ...

Yoga May Benefit Heart as Much as Aerobics

December 31st, 2014
New research reveals that the ancient mind-body practice of yoga may provide the same benefits for your heart as traditional types of aerobic exercise, such as biking or brisk walking. The similarity of yoga and exercise's effect on cardiovascular risk factors, according to the ...

Self-Reporting Brain Monitor Helps Track Dementia

December 30th, 2014
A new study has found that a patient self-reporting version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor, which measures cognitive, functional and psychological symptoms, is user-friendly, reliable and sensitive to changes in symptoms. The Healthy Aging Brain Center Monitor measures 27 items on ...

Quality of Parent-Infant Relationship Linked to Teen Anxiety

December 29th, 2014
The quality of parent-infant relationships can predict social anxiety in adolescence, according to a new study. Infants who are not securely attached to their parents often grow up to be inhibited children who develop anxiety problems, especially social anxiety, as they get older, ...

Study Links Suicide Risk with Insomnia, Alcohol Use

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that alcohol use is “significantly associated” with suicide risk among women. Further analysis also revealed that insomnia symptoms explained a significant proportion of the relationship between alcohol and suicide risk among women. For men, there was no direct effect ...

Fear of Terrorism Can Up Heart Rate, Risk of Death

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people’s resting heart rates and increase their risk of dying. The study of more than 17,000 Israelis is the first statistics-based study, and the largest of its kind, ...

Police Body Cams Can Change Behavior With Self-Awareness

December 26th, 2014
New research from a landmark crime experiment using police body cameras shows that the technology is most effective at preventing escalation of violence, both by the police and towards the police. Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology (IoC) say the ...

Cost of Cancer Care Can Impact Quality of Life

December 26th, 2014
The heavy burden of financial stress from accumulating medical bills can lower the quality of life for cancer patients, even for those who have completed treatments and are cancer-free, according to a new study by Duke Medicine. The study, published in the Journal ...