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Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

...easy to adhere to and therefore may be a promising behavioral approach to lower blood pressure," the authors wrote. The researchers said future studies should examine the effects of dark chocolate in other populations and look at results over a longer period....

Medicaid Data Analysis

...ated in these settings received no Medicaid funded behavioral health treatment elsewhere. Beneficiaries with co-occurring disorders were three to six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment during 1999 than were those with a mental health diagnosis alone. Arkansas was the one state in w...

Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

...ate a day was far easier than encouraging "complex behavioral changes" to help them reduce their blood pressure. But over indulgence in chocolate is not good as it is high in fat and calories. Fruits and vegetables provide a range of polyphenols, as well as important vitamins and minerals. Eating five or more...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

... that range from hearing loss to psychological and behavioral problems. "The revised Noise Code will help make the City that Never Sleeps a little more comfortable for those who occasionally do," the environmental office jokes. The previous code dates back to 1972, back when New York was on the cutting edge...

Scientists Find Single Circuit Channeling Depression in Rats

... professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, said the circuit can help explain why there can be many causes and treatments of depression. "It also helps us understand conceptually how something that seems as hard to get traction on as depression can have a really quantitative, concr...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

... professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. "It also helps us understand conceptua...at the growth of new neurons could account for the behavioral improvements seen from treatment as well as the circuitry changes. The converse was not true: Fewer ...

Screening for Behavioral Health

...buse problems could help identify more people with behavioral health conditions, the first step toward effective... on the role of primary care doctors in addressing behavioral health problems, and screening for mental health issues and substance abuse is one important strateg...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

...the best basic science, bench-to-bedside research, behavioral studies, direct care services, and policy development, the ARI at UCSF is one of the premier HIV/AIDS medical, education, and research institutions in the world. UCSF is a leading university that advances health worldwide by conducting advanced biom...

Lancets Report Condemns UKs Mental Health Bill

...itute of Clinical Excellence (Nice) that cognitive behavioral therapy should be available on the NHS. In addition, anxiety and depression in children have risen by 70 per cent in the past 25 years; sure signs that the environment in which they are growing up is becoming more hostile. The journal also states t...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...t more regulation. "When a patient who is having a behavioral health crisis is in my ER for four days not getting the intervention he needs -- it's a travesty in our healthcare system," he said....

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...h. Patients received advice to quit smoking and/or behavioral counseling by a research nurse or a trained smoking cessation counselor. Counseling ranged from less than five minutes to an hour. Twenty-five of the studies gave participants follow-up support after discharge from the hospital, usually by telephon...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...e genetic changes that may develop into mental and behavioral disorders later in life. From Canada come claims that IVF can increase some birth defects tenfold; while from Denmark a study of young men finds those conceived through fertility treatment are 50 per cent more likely to be infertile themselves. Or is...

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...ple with epilepsy, especially children, to develop behavioral and emotional problems- sometimes the consequence of embarrassment and frustration or bullying, teasing, or avoidance in school and other social setting. Seizures and the Genius Connection : Famous personalities who suffered from epilepsy inclu...

Mental Health of Children on the Decline

... children, also found that youngsters with serious behavioral problems were twice as likely as classmates to be regular drinkers. One in ten youngsters between the ages of five and 16 has a "clinically recognizable" mental disorder. Levels are higher among children from lone parent families and "reconstituted...

FDA Approves INTUNIV (guanfacine) for the Treatment of ADHD

... with executive functioning, i.e., working memory, behavioral inhibition, regulation of attention, distractibility, impulsivity, and frustration tolerance. The selective alpha-2A agonist strengthens working memory and prefrontal cortex neuronal firing. This research supports the use of guanfacine for the treatm...

Childhood Abuse Increases the Risk of Alcoholism

...d the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene with adverse behavioral outcomes stemming from childhood mistreatment. MAOA is an enzyme that metabolizes various neurotransmitters that regulate the bodys response to stress, explains first author Francesca Ducci, M.D., a visiting fellow in NIAAAs Laboratory of Neurogene...

Smoking Hampers Alcoholics' Neurocognitive Recovery During Abstinence

...omes demonstrate the importance of considering the behavioral impact of continued cigarette smoking among alcoholics on long-term recovery of function, Nixon said. Durazzo said that the findings imply that consideration of smoking status is significant to the evaluation of cognitive revival. Even though our...

Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) Treats Alzheimer's as Diabetes of the Brain

...ce in the brains of mice gives rise to some of the behavioral and pathological symptoms of AD. AD may therefore be thought of as brain-specific "type 3 diabetes," an idea that is further supported by brain images of AD patients showing decreased glucose metabolism. All cells in the body require glucose, which...

Second-hand Smoke Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Kids' Psychological Problems

... 15-year-old children, all of whom had significant behavioral and/or emotional problems. One group experienced no prenatal smoke exposure. The second was made up of children whose mothers smoked during the final two trimesters of pregnancy. The third consisted of children whose mothers were exposed to second-...

National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

... also have to advertise it, said Erik Augustson, a behavioral scientist with the National Cancer Institutes Tobacco Control Research Branch. In November 2005 ABC News promoted the national 1-800-QUIT-NOW phone number during a series of World News Tonight stories called Quit to Live: Fighting Lung Cancer. Augu...

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