Hospitalizations and cognitive decline in older adults

Hospitalizations and cognitive decline in older adults Emergency and urgent hospitalizations are associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults, report researchers. The results of their study suggest that hospitalization may be a more of a major risk factor for long-term cognitive decline in older adults than previously recognized. Hospitalizations and cognitive…

New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson's, arthritis, other diseases

New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson’s, arthritis, other diseases A groundbreaking advancement in materials could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritic joints or any other condition requiring tissue regeneration, according to a new study. New technology to manipulate cells could help…

Mindfulness-based therapy may reduce stress in overweight and obese individuals

Mindfulness-based therapy may reduce stress in overweight and obese individuals In a randomized clinical trial of women who were overweight or obese, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) increased mindfulness and decreased stress compared with health education. In addition, fasting blood sugar levels decreased within the MBSR group, but not within the health education group. Mindfulness-based therapy…

Drinking alcohol while pregnant could have transgenerational effects

Drinking alcohol while pregnant could have transgenerational effects Soon-to-be mothers have heard the warning – don’t drink while pregnant. Experts have issued numerous statements about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as it can lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Now a new study finds that prenatal ethanol exposure (from maternal alcohol consumption…

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