Tag: "stressful" at medical news
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...tudy how the heart relaxes and fills with blood in stressful
and normal conditions. "By stimulating them with the video games, we increase their blood pressure," says Dr. Kapuku. "We are going to see when their blood pressure increases if their diastolic function also is immediately impacted. I am hoping we w...
Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient
...s surrounding the care of a dying patient are both stressful
and complicated, as highlighted in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association Clinician's Corner Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life, which highlights the case of an 84-year-old woman with advanced dementia whose advance directive...
Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more
...ium found that the high psychological demands of a stressful
job with little decision-making authority raises b...itting smoking harder, especially for men While a stressful
job has links to cardiovascular disease, it can also make quitting smoking harder. This is what Fran...
Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help
...ased amygdala activity is associated with fear and stressful
states. It would be logical to expect that the animals that were most vocal would also be the most frightened. "But in our earlier research, we showed that some monkeys will become inhibited and freeze when they're frightened, especially when a preda...
Services for children: Training needed to tackle complexity of new labour's joined-up approach
...lead agency in the team, seemed more uncertain and stressful
about their new professional identities within the groups. Professor Anning said: "We found that the quality of team leaders, including their ability to insist that diversity was a positive thing and that the knowledge and skills of all members shoul...
Generation gap found in chronic pain
...bate vague pain, but it can also be triggered by a stressful
event such as an injury or illness that itself causes pain. It is important to note, they say, that when a person has chronic pain, other problems such as depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances often follow. For blacks, age isn't the only factor....
'Temp doctors' choose career for flexibility, easier lifestyle
...n physicians seek temporary jobs so they have less stressful
lifestyles, it raises issues about the future of health care staffing." Alonzo conducted the study with Arthur Simon, a physician with the Dean Health System in Madison, Wisc. Their results were published in a recent issue of the Journal of Healthcar...
Stanford study shows hypnosis helps kids undergoing difficult procedure
...res in children. Four or five patients undergo the stressful
VCUG catheterization on any given day at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. Many doctors wish that they could avoid putting children through the procedure, as it is so unpleasant, but there's no alternative. And sedation is out of the qu...
Mice with depression-like behaviors reveal possible source of human depression
...a hormone involved in stress responses, and during stressful
situations, they behave as if they are depressed. ...me people may have a genetic makeup that reacts to stressful
experiences by turning down the activity of the glucocorticoid receptor gene," Muglia says. "This ma...
Sudden death from stress linked to wonky signals in the brain
...unteers with a history of heart disease were given stressful
mental tasks while their brain activity was monito...ties means that heart failure could occur during a stressful
or emotional event like a family gathering or even a boisterous New Year party." "Efforts to prevent...
Cumulative trauma in adulthood can worsen health in later years
...PA). Traumas are distinguished from other types of stressful
life events by their seriousness, like experiencin...tion. Many health care providers already ask about stressful
events when taking medical histories but knowing if trauma existed may provide additional insight to...
New study shows early ritalin may cause long-term effects on the brain
...re more prone to express despair-like behaviors in stressful
situations (such as swim tests) as adults. Overall, the animals showed more evidence of dysfunctional brain reward systems and depressive-like behaviors in adulthood. These findings are critical because they suggest that Ritalin can have long-term...
Hypertension: On the Pill? Tell your dentist
...luding over-the-counter medications Avoid long or stressful
appointments Provide dentist with complete medical history Ask your dentist for blood pressure screening...
Stressed mice quicker to get skin cancer
...Academy of Dermatology, shows that mice exposed to stressful
conditions and cancer-causing UV light develop skin cancers in less than half the time it took for non-stressed mice to grow tumors. The Hopkins investigators say that if what they are seeing in mice has relevance in man, stress-reducing programs lik...
Money issues leading cause of holiday stress for Americans
... Keep things in perspective. Try to consider stressful
situations in a broader context and keep a long-te...ke a decision to address the underlying cause of a stressful
situation. Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your own needs and feelings during th...
Medication errors in sick children may be higher than previously thought
...reviously estimated. Resuscitation is an extremely stressful
and uncontrolled situation for medical staff and calculating drug doses under these conditions is challenging. Yet improved communication within the team could reduce errors, they add say the authors. They suggest that every paediatric emergency dep...
Employees bring bad moods home, but they disappear by morning
...e shifting moods of employees. Employees who have stressful
days bring their negative moods home with them at night, but in most cases they disappear by morning, said Timothy Judge, a UF management professor who did the research. "The boundaries between work and family are pretty permeable, and this is one m...
More muscle means better regulation of blood pressure, study finds
...make sense," Dr. Harshfield says. "If you are in a stressful
situation, your blood pressure should go up. If it doesn't, then you do have a problem," he says, referencing the natural fight-or-flight mechanism that enables more blood and oxygen to get to the body during stress. When the researchers looked at th...
Social supports lessen effects of maltreatment on children vulnerable to depression
...with histories of childhood maltreatment or recent stressful
life events. After the release of serotonin from a cell into the synapse, this transporter takes the extra serotonin back into the cell so it is not degraded. In genetic pre-disposition to depression, fewer and less efficient transporter molecules ar...
Immigration, lack of partner support are postpartum
...ve episodes, vulnerable personality traits, recent stressful
life events, availability of support and maternal adjustment in identifying new mothers at risk for postpartum depression. "The next step is to develop accessible and effective preventive and treatment plans for these women," says Dennis. ...
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