The cognitive-behavioural model of hoarding disorder

Standard therapy for compulsive hoarding needs to unpack many factors that contribute to the problem. This includes examining each person’s upbringing, early family history and understanding the way they think, according to Australian and US researchers. Led by Flinders University Professor Mike Kyrios, who has been conducting this research over many years while previously working

WHO reports new Ebola case in DR Congo, vaccine this week

The head of the World Health Organization said Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and that an experimental vaccine to fight the disease is expected to become available in the country this week. Doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on a two-visit to DR Congo, said the suspected

Why do I have such a bad temper?

There are many reasons why people have trouble managing their anger and angry behaviors. The reasons are different for everybody and may be a combination of different factors. Perhaps you’ve been taught that it’s “not nice” or “inappropriate” to express anger. Maybe you’ve witnessed extreme anger and/or violence at home, in your neighborhood or at

Bipolar Disorder

Everyone has ups and downs in their mood or feelings of “moodiness” once in a while. When these ups and downs begin to interfere with normal everyday activities such as school, work, and relationships, there may be a problem. A person with Bipolar Disorder experiences unusual and extreme shifts in mood, energy levels, and behaviors

Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships are an important part of life. You can have a healthy relationship with anyone in your life, including your family, friends and dating partners. Relationships take time, energy, and care to make them healthy. The relationships that you make in your teen years can be a special part of your life and will

Social Anxiety Disorder

What is Social Anxiety Disorder? Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as Social Phobia, is a mental health condition. It usually begins in the early teens years. People with Social Anxiety Disorder feel extremely uncomfortable around other whom they don’t know well. They may feel very uneasy when talking with others, asking questions, going into a

Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes?

Currently, there are around 30 million people in the United States living with type 2 diabetes, a lifelong condition that cannot yet be cured. Obesity, one of the major risk factors, is steadily rising, meaning that the number of people with type 2 diabetes is likely to follow suit. The condition is caused by faulty

Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque builds inside the arteries, stiffening and eventually clogging them. Plaque is a waxy substance that’s made of cholesterol, fat, fragments of cellular waste, calcium, and fibrin, an insoluble protein that helps the blood to clot. As plaque gradually builds up inside the arteries, it causes the vessels to

How To Cope With The Grief After Losing Your Mother

Mother’s Day isn’t always a happy cause for celebration. For those who have lost their mothers or mother figures, it can be a somber event. While it may get easier with time, grief isn’t linear. Some days are going to be harder than others, some years better than not.  If you’re struggling with grief this

During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods: Study examines Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy; also finds most users fail to correct misinformation

We know that Twitter is littered with misinformation. But how good are the social media platform’s most active users at detecting these falsehoods, especially during public emergencies? Not good, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined more than 20,000 tweets during Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. The study, published today (May

Dodgy oysters poison 12,000 Britons a year

Aphrodisi-yuk: Dodgy oysters poison 12,000 Britons a year with more than two-thirds of the shellfish on sale infected with the contagious norovirus Nearly 12,000 people a year are being poisoned by eating contaminated oysters Scientists discovered that more than two-thirds of oysters on sale are infected  Oysters are causing about 11,800 cases of norovirus poisoning

Genome surgery for eye disease moves closer to reality: Study shows that a CRISPR-based treatment can restore retinal function in mice

Researchers from Columbia University have developed a new technique for the powerful gene editing tool CRISPR to restore retinal function in mice afflicted by a degenerative retinal disease, retinitis pigmentosa. This is the first time researchers have successfully applied CRISPR technology to a type of inherited disease known as a dominant disorder. This same tool

Type 2 diabetes: Sexual orientation may influence risk

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that more than 30 million people in the United States live with type 2 diabetes. Many of the risk factors for diabetes are lifestyle habits that can be changed. Being physically active, eating right, and trying to maintain a healthy weight can all lower the risk. Some other

Signs of stroke in men: Early warnings and symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. They are more common and more likely to be fatal in women, while men tend to have strokes at a younger age. Being aware of all symptoms, including those specific to sex, can help

Initiative cuts overuse of tests, treatments for bronchiolitis

(HealthDay)—A multidisciplinary improvement initiative can reduce overuse of interventions for bronchiolitis, according to a study published online May 11 in Pediatrics. In an effort to reduce overuse of interventions for children with a clinical diagnosis of bronchiolitis, Amy Tyler, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues used a multidisciplinary event to initiate

Resistance exercise may reduce depressive symptoms in adults

(HealthDay)—Resistance exercise training (RET) is associated with reduced depressive symptoms among adults, according to a meta-analysis published online May 9 in JAMA Psychiatry. Brett R. Gordon, from the University of Limerick in Ireland, and colleagues examined the correlation of efficacy of RET with depressive symptoms using data from 33 randomized clinical trials involving 1,877 participants.