At-risk chronic pain patients taper opioids successfully with psychological tools

At-risk chronic pain patients taper opioids successfully with psychological tools Psychological support and new coping skills are helping patients at high risk of developing chronic pain and long-term, high-dose opioid use taper their opioids. At-risk chronic pain patients taper opioids successfully with psychological tools Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

New technology aims to provide peace and positive stimulation to dementia patients

New technology aims to provide peace and positive stimulation to dementia patients To alleviate boredom and increase engagement, elderly patients in long-term care facilities can engage with the Ambient Activity Technology device any time to view family photos, hear their favorite music, and play games. New technology aims to provide peace and positive stimulation to…

Adolescent obesity linked to early mortality from cardiovascular diseases

Adolescent obesity linked to early mortality from cardiovascular diseases While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases. Adolescent obesity linked to early mortality from cardiovascular diseases Source: Science Daily…

Sleep duration impacts treatment response for depressed patients with insomnia

Sleep duration impacts treatment response for depressed patients with insomnia Preliminary results from a new study show that depressed patients with insomnia who sleep seven or more hours per night are more likely to benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and achieve depression remission. Sleep duration impacts treatment response for depressed patients with insomnia …