“Simply knowing that one’s partner is satisfied with his or her individual circumstances may temper a person’s need to seek self-destructive outlets, such as drinking or drugs, and may more generally offer contentment in ways that afford health benefits down the road,” said William Chopik, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University and principal investigator of the study.
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High Blood Pressure And Lack Of Exercise Rank As Top Risk Factors
Each year, 800,000 people suffer from a stroke in the United States. But according to a new study, published in the journal The Lancet, 90 percent of these cases are preventable. An international team of researchers led by the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University in Ontario examined people from every in continent in the world, and found a pattern emerged among stroke victims.
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Fueled by three important trends, the time has come for healthcare to embrace telehealth as a technology platform for achieving increased industry efficiencies and providing greater patient access to care.
So argue Eric Topol, MD, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and Ray Dorsey, MD, director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y.
Writing last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, Topol and Dorsey contend in areview article that telemedicine has reached a tipping point and has the potential to dramatically transform the delivery of healthcare for millions of Americans. Thanks to three trends, the authors make the case that the widespread adoption of telehealth is rapidly approaching, especially given the ongoing doctor shortage and the industry’s growing burden of managing chronic diseases.
One in every 26 men with arthritis have attempted suicide compared to one in 50 men without arthritis. Women with arthritis also had a higher prevalence of lifetime suicide attempts than women without arthritis (5.3% vs 3.2%), according to a recent study from the University of Toronto.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or autism, is a term used to describe a group of complex brain disorders in human beings. These disorders affect the social interaction of a person, verbal skills, nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors, along with any activity that needs a person to react for a longer period of time in the same manner. It starts at an early age when the brain becomes developed; however, symptoms begin to surface when a child reaches the age of two years old or three years old.
Researchers at the Department of Oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. have found evidence that obesity alters the epigenetic regulators of gene expression in both the dad’s sperm and the daughter’s breast tissue. In short, there’s a direct connection between obese fathers and their daughter’s breast cancer risk.
Kevin Pho, MD, founder and editor of the popular physician blog bearing his name, Saturday shared practical insights about how to make a difference in health care through social media at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting. Learn Dr. Pho’s tips for using social media and taking control of your online reputation before it’s defined for you.
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