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Online CBT helps children with stomach pains

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) online can be useful in treating gastrointestinal disorders in children when no physical cause can be found. This is the viewpoint of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is described in a new study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. About 13 per cent of all children suffer

Blocking ovarian cancer’s energy supply helps curb spread

A new study, led by the University of Chicago in Illinois, has unraveled the role of glycogen in fueling ovarian cancer spread. It is the first to reveal how tumor cells interact with support cells called cancer-associated fibroblasts to make this happen. “No systematic study,” says senior study author Ernst Lengyel, who is a professor

Including Indigenous youth helps guide better sport and recreation opportunities

Incorporating Indigenous cultures, traditions and connections to the land is one of four key recommendations policy makers and program planners should consider when developing sport and recreation opportunities for Indigenous youth, according to a University of Alberta study. Led by associate professor Tara-Leigh McHugh, a recent systematic review of 20 Canadian-based sport and recreation studies

Naltrexone helps HIV positive individuals reduce heavy alcohol use

Extended-release naltrexone—an injection that decreases heavy drinking in the general population when taken in conjunction with counseling—appears to help HIV-positive individuals reduce their number of heavy drinking days too, say Yale researchers. This study was published online on Aug. 2 in AIDS and Behavior. “While we know that patients with heavy alcohol use are less

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a major study finds. It’s the first time a single step has been clearly shown to help prevent a dreaded condition that has had people trying crossword puzzles,

Peer-led education helps physicians save time with EHRs

(HealthDay)—A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record (EHR) use, according to an article published in the American Medical Association’s AMA Wire. An educational program called Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect Essentials (KP HCE), which was designed to maximize the effectiveness of physicians’ use of EHRs, was established after problems were reported by

How Eating Pizza Helps You Lose Weight

Finally, a study proves that potato chips can help you get lean: cheat days may help you stick to your healthy eating plan in the long term, research published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology suggests. Scientists put study participants on a diet that was limited to only 44,000 kilojoules a week. (That’s compared to the average

Considering The Time Of Your Next Meal Helps You Stay Lean

A new study from the University of Bristol found that lean people generally consider the time interval between two meals when selecting portion sizes. This means, for example, that they might go easy on arvo tea, if there’s an early dinner on the horizon. The researchers found people with a high BMI were less influenced

New technique helps uncover changes in ALS neurons

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that some neurons affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) display hypo-excitability, using a new method to measure electrical activity in cells, according to a study published in Stem Cell Reports. “The excitability changes observed in these patient neurons most likely represent the early steps in the disease process,” said Evangelos

Hyoscyamine helps in A-fib with slow ventricular response

(HealthDay)—Hyoscyamine can prevent pacemaker placement in a patient with symptoms caused by a slow ventricular response during atrial fibrillation, according to a case study published online May 15 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Scott A. Helgeson, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and colleagues describe the case of a 98-year-old man with

Cancer drug helps treat tuberculosis by restoring leaky blood vessels

Biomedical engineers have discovered an unlikely potential ally in the global fight against tuberculosis—an FDA-approved drug originally designed to treat cancer. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are naturally produced by animals to break down connective tissue for a wide array of biological processes such as wound repair, growth and tissue development. Many diseases, however, can hijack these