Health Problems

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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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 — Women with active migraine have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Neurology. Guy Fagherazzi, Ph.D., from the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in Villejuif, France, and colleagues evaluated data from a prospective population-based study […]

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Heart failure takes heavy toll, even for those with stronger hearts

(HealthDay)—Having a stronger heart after being hospitalized for heart failure may not translate into a better outcome, new research suggests. Levels of physical and mental decline were similar among patients with weaker or stronger hearts, and surprisingly, those with stronger hearts had higher rates of depression and lower quality of life in the study. “The […]

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Computers can ‘spot the difference’ between healthy brains and the brains of people with DID

Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, on the basis of their brain structure, in new research part funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers performed MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scans […]

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FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — A new warning has been added to the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) after rare reports of patients suffering strokes and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Most patients with these issues developed symptoms within a day […]

Pet Care

A Missouri Cat Named D-O-G Is Honored with ASPCA Cat of the Year Award

Last month, we celebrated and honored exceptional people, organizations and animals who have showed continued dedication and commitment to the improvement of animal welfare at our annual Humane Awards Luncheon. D-O-G with some Duo dogs. One formerly homeless cat was among those honored this year with the ASPCA Cat of the Year Award. D-O-G (pronounced dee-OH-gee) […]

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Lyft hires healthcare VP with health IT chops

Lyft announced that it has hired Megan Callahan as its first vice president of healthcare. Callahan, a seasoned IT veteran, most recently worked at revenue cycle management firm, Change Healthcare, as chief strategy officer and at McKesson, as senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development. WHY IT MATTERS Nine top healthcare systems partner […]