Yoga May Help People with Bipolar Disorder, Reports Journal of Psychiatric Practice

People with bipolar disorder who do yoga believe their yoga practice has significant mental health benefits, reports a survey study in the September Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|17-Sep-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Quantum Entanglement and Superconductivity: Upcoming Physics Talk Delves Into “Spooky Action at a Distance”

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On October 1, join Dr. Subir Sachdev for a leap into the remarkable world of quantum entanglement and its connections to the technological promise of superconductivity.

– Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics|17-Sep-2014 9:10 AM EDT

Clinical Trial at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Examines Vaccine-Based Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is one of numerous worldwide sites to offer a clinical trial examining the investigational vaccine-based treatment PROSTVAC in patients with prostate cancer that is no longer responsive to hormone therapy and has spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body. The goal of this immunotherapy study is to see if PROSTVAC improves survival when combined with a drug that helps boost the body’s ability to fight infection.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey|17-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Consumers Will Pay More for Eco-Friendly Plants, Study Shows

People make decisions all the time, and some have long-term consequences: Do I work out? Do I take the bus? Do I recycle? A UF/IFAS researcher and his colleagues found those who value long-term consequences of their decisions are more apt to buy eco-friendly plants.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|17-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Improved Risk Identification Will Aid Fertility Preservation in Young Male Cancer Patients

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A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators has found the chemotherapy dose threshold below which male childhood cancer survivors are likely to have normal sperm production. The study appears in September 17 edition of the journal Lancet Oncology.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|16-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Treating Insomnia in Elderly Reduces Inflammation, Lowers Risk for Chronic Diseases

Insomnia can cause chronic inflammation, which can lead to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and more. This study finds that curing the insomnia reduces the inflammation and hopefully reduces disease. It also found the best way to cure lack of sleep is through the use of a common psychotherapy treatment—cognitive behavioral therapy.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|16-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT

HIV/AIDS Experiences A “Senior Moment”

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults ages 55 and older accounted for 19 percent of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection in the United States in 2010. Sept. 18 is National HIV/AIDS Aging and Awareness Day. Funded by a CDC research grant in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), patients in the Loyola Emergency Department and select immediate care centers are offered a free HIV test.

– Loyola University Health System|16-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT

One-Third of Patients Enter the Hospital Malnourished

About 1 in 3 patients enters the hospital with malnutrition, according to registered dietitians at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital of Loyola University Health System. This can lead to poor patient outcomes and longer hospital stays.

– Loyola University Health System|16-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT
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