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Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

Among women, slightly more than 10 percent have depression, versus 5.5 percent of men. And the mood disorder affects everyday life for a majority of these people, the 2013-2016 questionnaires show.
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A little bit about me: I went to two different 4-year undergraduate schools (transferred out of the first one due to clinical depression). Let's call them college 1 and college 2 (the most recent college I am at). Currently a senior in undergrad, with 3 quarters left of school (hoping I can raise my GPA in that time). I am planning on taking a gap year and in that time working with a local community in a healthcare-related way. Race/ethnicity: Chinese, Mexican, White... Do I have a chance at a top medical school?
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Conclusions: Impaired fibrinolysis, mainly driven by plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 increase and thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor activation, is an early manifestation of sepsis and may precede the development of thrombocytopenia. Thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor level, in particular, proved to be an independent predictor of mortality, which may improve risk stratification of patients with severe sepsis.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
After being denied coverage for his depression, Samuel Archibald received a call from UQAM's group insurance company, Desjardins, on Thursday morning informing him that they had reviewed his file and accepted his claim.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news
There is little information on the impact of pain on sexual health in later life. The aim of this analysis was to determine the association between self-reported pain and sexual health in older men and women. Data were collected for the nationally representative English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and older completed the Sexual Relationships and Activities Questionnaire in Wave 6 (2012/2013). Participants were asked (waves 1-6 [2002-2013]) whether they were “often troubled with pain” and, how severe was their pain; mild, moderate, or severe. The association between pain...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Primary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is defined as an “intraoral burning or dysaesthetic sensation, recurring daily… more than 3 months, without clinically evident causative lesions” (IHS 2013). In addition to pain, taste alterations are frequent (dysgeusia, xerostomia). Although lacking clinical signs of neuropathy, more accurate diagnostic methods have shown neuropathic involvement at various levels of the neuraxis in BMS: peripheral small fiber damage (thermal quantitative sensory testing, electrogustatometry, epithelial nerve fiber density), trigeminal system lesions in the periphery or the brainstem...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: NeuPSIG Reviews Source Type: research
This study looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental and behavioural disorders or chronic diseases that were attributable to chronic harmful use of alcohol.Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowLargest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementiaOf the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65...
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Abstract A nearly 20% increase since 2008 worries experts, as the behavior is a suicide risk factor. PMID: 29470202 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Am J Nurs Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cardiovascular Diseases;   Cardiovascular Risk Factor;   Nutrition Disorders;   Diabetes;   Hypertension;   Cancer;   Depression;   Obesity;   Physical Activity Intervention:   Behavioral: Treatment Sponsor:   Tulane University Recruiting
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched a new specialist service offering help to new mothers with severe postnatal depression and other complex mental health issues.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
I have commented before on the falling life expectancy in the United States, following two decades during which gains lagged those in the other wealthy countries.I previously linked to this editorial in BMJ by two Americans, and I emphasized their discussion of the opioid epidemic, alcohol abuse and suicide as key factors in the recent decline. I put less emphasis on life expectancy in the U.S. falling behind in the longer term.While the U.S. is among the wealthiest countries, it has a higher poverty rate than most others, and provides far less in the way of basic family support, educational opportunity, and health care ac...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
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