Mindful body awareness training during treatment for drug addiction helps prevent relapse

A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research from the University of Washington. People in the study made marked improvement, and many improvements lasted for a year. It’s the first time the mindfulness approach has been studied in a large randomized trial as an adjunct treatment. The training helps people better […]

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Registry helps move aortic dissection care forward

What began with a modest hospital grant at the University of Michigan in 1996 is now the world’s leading source of data on diagnosis, treatments and outcomes for a rare and dangerous cardiac condition. On Monday, Kim Eagle, M.D., a director of U-M’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center, presented data from 9,000 patients gathered over nearly 25 years by the International Registry […]

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Hormone helps reverse brain damage caused by obesity

The neurobiotechnology research team of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, headed by professor Ana María Sánchez, has proven the positive effects of a vegetable hormone, reversing brain alterations caused by high-fat diets, type-2 diabetes, obesity and physical inactivity. The results of this work, developed by the Health Sciences Department, have been published in Molecular Neurobiology. “We have […]

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Why Sharing Viral 'Badass Working Parent' Memes Actually Helps No One

By Candace Alnaji In a piece for Maclean’s written earlier this year, Canadian writer Shannon Proudfoot tackled the problem with what she termed the “badass-working-parent meme.” According to Proudfoot, this phenomenon — often perpetuated by executives, politicians and other professionals — propagates unrealistic ideals and ignores the very real challenges many working parents face as they navigate the working world. […]

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New diagnostic blood test helps rule out need for CT scans in some patients with possible traumatic brain injuries

Research conducted at the Wayne State University School of Medicine has helped confirm the effectiveness of a blood biomarker that can indicate if patients with a head injury can avoid a costly CT scan because the blood test results indicate no traumatic brain injury (TBI). The findings, published online in The Lancet Neurology on July 24, validated the use of […]

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Virtual counseling helps lower blood pressure

People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to new research. The study found that adding online counseling to medical therapy helped lower high blood pressure and the estimated risk for developing heart disease within the next decade. “Internet-based supportive lifestyle counseling does indeed work effectively when it’s clinically […]

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