Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Match Ups 12 01 2008

New Therapy Technique for Depression

A new research study suggests a group-based psychological treatment called Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), could be a viable alternative to prescription drugs for people suffering from long-term depression.

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/01/new-therapy-technique-for-depression/3422.html
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Job Stress Reduces Geriatric Nurse Workforce

Almost a third of registered nurses in the long-term care setting are considering quitting in the next year because of job stress, says a new University of Melbourne study.

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/01/job-stress-reduces-geriatric-nurse-workforce/3423.html
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Rising Stress Levels, Limited Health Insurance and Health Care Waste

mericans are more stressed than they were just six months ago, and 81 percent of 2,500 people surveyed said money was a significant cause of their stress, The Los Angeles Times reports. Chronic stress is believed to weaken the immune system and is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Source and More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/01/health/01rounds.html?_r=1&ref=health
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Possible Appetite Suppressant Found in the Brain

All of us at sometime have gotten up from a table and either said or thought, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” Generally before we overstuff our appetite is appeased and we quit eating. Looking at the statistics of obesity in this country makes it very clear that appetite control is not the same for everyone. People who are generally thin attribute obesity to lack of control among the overweight. This may be true for some but a study released in the November issue of the journal Cell suggests that the reasons for obesity may be more complex than just lack of control.

Source and More:
http://www.healthnews.com/medical-updates/possible-appetite-suppressant-found-brain-2199.html
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Study: Autism costs strain family finances

More than half a million U.S. children have autism with costly health care needs that often put an unprecedented financial strain on their families, national data show.

Source and More:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27988021/
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Lower Childhood IQ Associated With Higher Risk Of Adult Mental Disorders

Researchers have hypothesized that people with lower IQs may have a higher risk of adult mental disorders, but few studies have looked at the relationship between low childhood IQ and psychiatric disorders later in life. In a new, long-term study covering more than three decades, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that children with lower IQs showed an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders as adults, including schizophrenia, depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Lower IQ was also associated with psychiatric disorders that were more persistent and an increased risk of having two or more diagnoses at age 32.

Source and More:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/131315.php
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Antibiotics: Single largest class of drugs causing liver injury

Antibiotics are the single largest class of agents that cause idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI), reports a new study in Gastroenterology, an official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. DILI is the most common cause of death from acute liver failure and accounts for approximately 13 percent of cases of acute liver failure in the U.S. It is caused by a wide variety of prescription and nonprescription medications, nutritional supplements and herbals.

Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news147352009.html
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Persistent pollutant may promote obesity

Tributyltin, a ubiquitous pollutant that has a potent effect on gene activity, could be promoting obesity, according to an article in the December issue of BioScience. The chemical is used in antifouling paints for boats, as a wood and textile preservative, and as a pesticide on high-value food crops, among many other applications.

Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news147337618.html

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