Solace in solidarity: Disability friendship networks buffer well-being.

Conclusions/Implications: Friends with disabilities can offer uniquely important informational and emotional support resources that buffer the impact of a functional impairment on well-being. Psychosocial interventions should help people with long-term disabilities build their peer support networks. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

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Resumo Este trabalho tem por objetivo provocar reflex ões sobre o potencial das relações humanas para o cuidado em saúde mental a partir da articulação entre o agir educativo de Paulo Freire e o agir comunicativo de Jürgen Habermas, propondo um construto teórico denominado “ agir educativo-comunicativo ” na rela ção das/dos assistentes sociais com familiares e usuárias/os no processo de trabalho desenvolvido em Centros de Atenção Psicossocial. O construto teórico do agir educativo-comunicativo emergiu de categorias f...
Source: Saude e Sociedade - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Bright operating room lights are not kind to me.
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Maddalena Canna, Rebecca SeligmanAbstractFunctional Neurological Disorder (FND), otherwise known as Conversion Disorder, is characterized by abnormal sensory or motor symptoms that are determined to be “incompatible” with neurological disease. FND patients are a challenge for contemporary medicine. They experience high levels of distress, disability, and social isolation, yet a large proportion of those treated do not get better. Patients with FNDs are often misdiagnosed and suffer from stigma, dysfunctional medical...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Resumo Elaboramos reflex ões acerca do regime de atenção contemporâneo e alguns dos seus principais condicionantes sociais. O foco específico de discussão é a atenção nos sistemas da repetição maquinal e do choque de imagem, que podem ser destacados como eixos básicos para o estudo da experiência sensível sob influência da técnica. Ressaltamos, primeiramente, no contexto dos desdobramentos históricos da revolução industrial, a influência do desenvolvimento da maquinaria e da racionaliza&cc...
Source: Psicologia USP - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
We present the case of a woman with a de novo mutation in the NF2 gene who later developed MS. In addition, we found a significantly higher count of T cells in a laryngeal schwannoma of this patient as compared to a schwannoma removed from a NF2 patient without MS. This finding correlated with a higher growth rate in the case of NF+MS.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONOur findings suggest that CSF levels of the NLRP3 inflammasome may serve as a diagnostic biomarker for distinguishing NMOSD and MS. Pyroptosis mediated by the NLRP3 inflammasome following mitochondrial damage may play an important role in the pathogenesis of these neuroinflammatory disorders, especially NMOSD.Graphical abstract
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion:Despite the evidence that obesity can worsen MS prognosis, and the high prevalence of overweight/obesity, case participants were no more likely to adopt a specific diet than control participants. Improved nutrition education may help people with MS make healthy dietary changes for nutrition or weight loss purposes.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In recent years, rapid advances in scientific discovery have ushered in a new era of medicine, transforming our ability to treat, and in some cases cure, some of the most challenging diseases, includingcancer,rarediseases andautoimmune conditions. These advancements are due to the productivity of the United States ’ biomedical research ecosystem, which is sustained by apolicy framework that is designed to support and advance America ’s leadership in the innovation of new medicines. Central to the success of this ecosystem is the leadership that comes from America’s biopharmaceutical research companies.
Source: The Catalyst - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development Pelosi Plan & D Focus Source Type: news
ConclusionsThese results reveal a specific role of BDNF promoter I in thermogenesis regulation and define a small subset of neurons in LH that contribute to such regulation.
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate if a single session of real or placebo cupping therapy in patients with chronic low back pain would be enough to temporarily reduce pain intensity and functional disability, enhancing their mechanical threshold and reducing local skin temperature. The outcome measures pain intensity using Brief Pain Inventory, pressure pain threshold, disability using the Roland Morris disability questionnaire, and low back skin temperature were assessed. This is an experimental clinical trial; after examination (AV0), patients were submitted to real or placebo cupping therapy (15 minutes, b...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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