Cutting Calories Can Boost Your Sex Life and Your Sleep

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- The benefits of eating fewer calories may go far beyond losing weight. Three decades of animal studies have found that eating fewer calories can extend lifespan and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and even some cancers....
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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Almost three years on from the EU referendum, and another week of Brexit confusion and chaos appears certain. Of course the process of leaving the EU was never going to be a simple one. Our economy, legal system, democracy and society are all intertwined with those of our European neighbours. And yet Theresa May’s catastrophic handling of negotiations with Europe – and her own party – have turned a difficult task into a national embarrassment. The government has shown no capacity to resolve the Brexit riddle and has therefore forfeited its right to do so. MPs must take responsibility this week and seek to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: General secretary's blog News BREXIT Source Type: news
 In general, people with mental illness aren’t perfectly fine one day and suddenly symptomatic the next. It often feels that way to people with bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia, but many of us in recovery realize that the warning signs were there all along.    SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW “If you think there might be something wrong – that is a red flag.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Warning Bipolar Schizophrenia’’ Episode [1:00] March 30th is World Bipolar Day! [2:30] What are some of the warning signs of mental illness? [5:00] Will supplements ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Disorders Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
A fictional tale about the healing power of technology The mutation of the CDH1 gene determines the fate of generations of men in a Czech small town. The great-grandfather dies unexpectedly upon returning home from the trenches of the first World War – he survives the bullets of the Italian front but gives in after a pint of beer and schnitzel. The grandfather was already diagnosed with an illness, gastric cancer, which required the removal of his entire stomach – but his life couldn’t be saved either. His son was luckier, he was diagnosed in time with an early stage hereditary diffuse gastric cancer a...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Medical Science Fiction Nanotechnology in Medicine cancer generation genetic disorder genetics Innovation sci-fi Surgery Source Type: blogs
It's March, an odd-numbered year, must mean.... it's time for theCognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting to be in San Francisco!I only started looking at the schedule yesterday and noticed the now-obligatory David Poeppel session on BIG stuff 1 on Saturday (March 23, 2019):Special Session -The Relation Between Psychology and Neuroscience, David Poeppel, Organizer, Grand BallroomThen I clicked on the link and saw a rare occurrence: an all-female slate of speakers!Whether we study single cells, measure populations of neurons, characterize anatomical structure, or quantify BOLD, whether we collect reaction times or...
Source: The Neurocritic - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsWe observed that long sleep duration increases cancer-specific mortality for all-cancers and lung cancers, while all-cause mortality is increased for breast cancer survivors. Limitations were found within the existing literature that need to be addressed in future studies in order to improve the understanding regarding the exact magnitude of the effect between sleep duration and site-specific mortality.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract Obesity is the only known modifiable risk factor for multiple myeloma (MM), an incurable cancer of bone marrow plasma cells. The mechanism linking the two is unknown. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of sleep apnea, which results in chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), and drives solid tumor aggressiveness. Given the link between CIH and solid tumor progression, we tested the hypothesis that CIH drives the proliferation of MM cells in culture and their engraftment and progression in vivo. Malignant mouse 5TGM1 cells were cultured in CIH, static hypoxia (SH) or normoxia as a control in custom, g...
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsAccording to this large web –based survey including mainly breast cancer survivors, cognitive complaints were reported by three quarters of participants, which reinforces that cognitive difficulties are a major issue in cancer survivors. Chemotherapy, self–reported sleep difficulties and preexisting knowledge about chemoth erapy–associated cognitive problems were strongly associated with cancer–related cognitive complaints. Most cancer survivors wished to receive support and especially cognitive training.
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
This study provides a possible reason why genes carrying health risks have persisted in human populations. The second found evidence for multiple variants in genes related to ageing that exhibited antagonistic pleiotropic effects. They found higher risk allele frequencies with large effect sizes for late-onset diseases (relative to early-onset diseases) and an excess of variants with antagonistic effects expressed through early and late life diseases. There also exists other recent tangible evidence of antagonistic pleiotropy in specific human genes. The SPATA31 gene has been found under strong positive genomic sele...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
We examined the association between sleep and 891 fasting plasma metabolites in a subgroup of 106 participants from the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) —Sodium feeding trial (1997–1999). We produced two sleep variables to analyze, sleep midpoint (median time between bedtime and waketime) and sleep duration, as well as bedtime and wake time. Metabolites were measured using liquid and gas chromatography, coupled with mass spectrometry. We assesse d associations between sleep variables and log transformed metabolites using linear mixed-effects models. We combined the resulting p-values using Fisher&...
Source: Metabolomics - Category: Biology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Patients prescribed oral therapies struggle with adherence, and cancer-related symptom burden is high and related to worse adherence and QoL. Given perceptions that oral therapies are less impairing, these data underscore the strong need to address adherence issues, symptom burden, and QoL for these patients. PMID: 30865917 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
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