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Morning administration of oral methamphetamine dose-dependently disrupts nighttime sleep in recreational stimulant users - Herrmann ES, Johnson PS, Bruner NR, Vandrey R, Johnson MW.

INTRODUCTION: Use of amphetamine-type stimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) is associated with acute sleep disruptions. No prior reports have characterized the acute effects of methamphetamine on sleep using polysomnography, the gold standard for objective sl...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Ever wonder what other people are wondering about? I know I do. So, here are the top 10 health searches in Google for 2017. And just so you don’t have to look each one up, I’ve provided a brief answer. You’re welcome. 1.  What causes hiccups? I was surprised this one made it to the top 10 list of health searches. Maybe this search is common because hiccups are as mysterious as they are universal. I’ve written about hiccups before, but let’s just say the cause in any individual person is rarely known or knowable. Then again, the reason hiccups stop is als...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
As we age we are inevitably bereaved more often, and it is at a time of our life when we are more vulnerable. Research shows that the generation that are in their 60’s and older are the least likely to access or receive appropriate support when someone dies, and this is particularly true of men. Through my work as a bereavement psychotherapist for the last 25 years, I have learned from my clients what can help them at such a difficult time, and I have developed the concept of “pillars of strength” — these are active things we can do to help us manage the pain of loss, and build an internal structure...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Books Family General Grief and Loss Personal Psychotherapy Relationships Self-Esteem Self-Help Source Type: blogs
When a doctor in your hospital system kills himself, the entire medical staff receives a mass email informing everyone of “Dr. So-and-So’s sudden unexpected death”. Thoughts and prayers for his family and loved ones. Perhaps a link to your Employee Assistance Program is provided, for those who may need counseling or grief assistance.  This is followed later that day with another email detailing the schedule for the final arrangements. Calling hours. Funeral. Directions to the church.Not everyone will have known the physician. So most scan the email and then go about thei...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: blogs
DiscussionThe treatment potential for exercise in AUDs is substantial as many individuals with the disorder are physically inactive and have comorbid health problems. The study is the first to assess the effects of physical activity as a stand-alone treatment for AUDs. Considerable attention will be given to optimizing exercise adherence. Both the feasibility and treatment effects of exercise interventions in AUDs will be discussed. The Ethical Review Board (EPN) at Karolinska Institutet has approved the study (DNR: 2017/1380-3).Trial registrationGerman Clinical Trials Register, ID: DRKS00012311. Registered on 26 September 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion The major lifestyle factors discussed in the present review are amongst the multiple potential risk factors that could impair male fertility. However, their negative impact may well be mostly overcome by behaviour modification and better lifestyle choices. Greater awareness and recognition of the possible impact of these lifestyle factors are important amongst couples seeking conception.
Source: Arab Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ski T Abstract OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Women of childbearing age (WOCBA) may be at high risk for short or poor sleep. Yet few studies have focused on this population. The study objective was to identify individual correlates of sleep duration and quality among WOCBA. PARTICIPANTS: The sample consisted of 9,749 WOCBA aged 18-44 years from the Canadian Community Health Survey 2011-2014. METHODS: All variables were self-reported. Sleep duration was dichotomized as insufficient (
Source: Behavioral Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Behav Sleep Med Source Type: research
    We are planning to launch a bold and exciting new program at the Villas at Manalapan in central New Jersey. The Villas is a retirement community that incorporates cutting-edge wellness practices through its Revite Wellness program that includes efforts targeted to prevent, even reverse, cognitive decline. I will be bringing many of the Undoctored and Wheat Belly concepts to the Villas and I will be present to provide education and lectures from time-to-time. The setting will be an apartment-home community mirroring the ambience and accommodations of a world-class resort with lush gardens, crystal chandeliers...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle anti-aging Dr. Davis grain-free healthcare revite undoctored Weight Loss wellness Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Insufficient sleep is a common issue in medical students and a number of sleep disorders were found. The results suggest that sleep disorders could have negative impacts on the daily functioning of students. LIMITATIONS:The study findings may not be generalizable because sociocultural characteristics of the sample may differ from the general population.   
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 1 Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are often accompanied by comorbid physiologic and psychosocial conditions, including sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances in these individuals may be associated with increased risk of relapse to drinking...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
This study aims to investigate the population-based incidence of clavicle fracture and the related risk factors in China.MethodsAll the data on clavicle fractures were available from the China National Fracture Survey (CNFS) database performed in 2015. In the CNFS, all eligible household members were sampled from eight provinces, 24 urban cities, and 24 rural counties in China, using stratified random sampling and the probability proportional to size method. Questionnaires were sent to every participant for data collection. Information on age, gender, height, weight, ethnic group, education, professional, smoking, alcohol ...
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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