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Study reveals how fasting can improve overall health and protect against aging-associated diseases

In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports. The circadian clock operates within the body and […]

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Design thinking can change the treatment of young people with psychological problems

Behavioural scientists are increasingly designing games that can be used preventatively or as therapy for young people with emerging or chronic psychological problems, such as anxiety or depression. Nevertheless, the development and validation of these games is still in its infancy. According to behavioural scientists Hanneke Scholten and Isabela Granic of Radboud University, a form […]

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Recalling happy memories during adolescence can reduce risk of depression

Recalling positive events and experiences can help young people build resilience against depression in later life, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. Depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 300 million people. The condition often first emerges in adolescence, a critical developmental time period when an individual experiences […]

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Paramedics can safely evaluate psychiatric patients’ medical condition in the field

Emergency medical personnel in Alameda County, California, use a screening process for determining whether to “medically clear” patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies before transporting them. They identify patients who are at low risk for medical emergencies and take them directly to a special Psychiatric Emergency Service facility specifically designed for people experiencing psychiatric crises. The protocol […]

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Dementia or just forgetful? With a Test you’ll find it out

The date confused? Again, the name of the colleagues forget? Everyone is scattered and has small dropouts in terms of memory. But where forgetfulness ceases and where dementia begins? What are the signs that should make you suspicious – in their families, and themselves – reveals the dementia Test. In Germany, around 1.6 million dementia […]

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Can Emergen-C Actually Prevent a Cold?

If you find yourself reaching for a packet of Emergen-C every time you feel a tickle in your throat, you’re certainly not alone. The fizzy orange power—a mix of vitamins C and B, along with other nutrients—has become a mainstay of medicine cabinets, winter-weather survival kits, travel packing lists, and even wedding weekend goodie bags. […]

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Can Facebook advertising prevent cancer?

Is there ever a truly good time for a colonoscopy? Even with the recommendation of a primary care physician, it’s easy to procrastinate or simply forget to schedule an appointment with your friendly neighborhood endoscopist. That’s why the Colorado Cancer Screening Program (CCSP) and partners have been exploring ways to remind patients—to prod them, if […]

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Chest CT can ID respiratory AE risk in RA patients on biologics

(HealthDay)—Chest computed tomography (CT) findings may identify risk factors for respiratory adverse events (RAEs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing long-term biological therapy, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Takuya Matsumoto, from the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, and colleagues assessed the association between chest […]