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Released: 10-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The PHASES Working Group, co-led by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins, launched ethics guidance at hivpregnancyethics.org, in a project dedicated to ending the evidence gap for pregnant women around HIV and co-infections.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Our itch to share helps spread COVID-19 misinformation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

To stay current about the Covid-19 pandemic, people need to process health information when they read the news. Inevitably, that means people will be exposed to health misinformation, too, in the form of false content, often found online, about the illness.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Otago researchers find link between rape and breathing problems
University of Otago

Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found.

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Released: 8-Jul-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Children Who Witness Intimate Partner Violence Benefit from Joint Community and Law Enforcement Intervention
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Child Trauma Response Team, an innovative police and community-based organization partnership, demonstrated success at screening and treating children for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) immediately following incidents of intimate partner violence, according to a Rutgers-led study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Therapy delivered electronically more effective than face to face: Hamilton researchers
McMaster University

Based on randomized control trials, the systematic review and analysis revealed that cognitive behavioural therapy that connected therapists and patients through such modes as web-based applications, video-conferencing, email and texting, improved patients’ symptoms better than face to face when measured using standardized mood symptoms scales. As well, there was no difference in the level of satisfaction or function between the two methods of delivery.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Dr. Lisa Coyne on Burnout at Home and at Work
McLean Hospital

Join us on Thursday, July 9 at 11am EST as we talk with Dr. Lisa Coyne and answer your questions about burnout, both personally and professionally.

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Released: 8-Jul-2020 6:30 AM EDT
‘Patient Patients’ in Psychiatric Care for Depression Disorders Show Decreased Symptoms
Baylor University

Psychiatric inpatients with major depressive disorders who increased in the virtue of patience during hospitalization also showed fewer symptoms of depression, according to a Baylor University study.

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Released: 7-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Time to get real on the power of positive thinking -- new study
University of Bath

Positive thinking has long been extolled as the route to happiness, but it might be time to ditch the self-help books after a new study shows that realists enjoy a greater sense of long-term wellbeing than optimists.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
COVID-related discrimination disproportionately impacts racial minorities, study shows
University of Southern California (USC)

Discrimination against people thought to be infected with coronavirus was experienced by a rising number of United States residents, particularly racial minorities, in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
McLean Hospital's Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD, Named Editor of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital’s Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD, has been named editor of the journal Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience (CABN).

2-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Mental Health Benefits of Parks Dimmed by Safety Concerns
NYU Langone Health

No matter how close parks are to home, perceptions of park-centered crime may keep New Yorkers from using them.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
How Prison and Police Discrimination Affect Black Sexual Minority Men’s Health
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Incarceration and police discrimination may contribute to HIV, depression and anxiety among Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, a Rutgers led study finds.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Nitrous oxide may bring relief to veterans suffering from PTSD, new study suggests
University of Chicago Medical Center

A small pilot study provides an early glimpse of how some veterans struggling with PTSD may benefit from one simple, inexpensive treatment involving nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:30 PM EDT
National Survey on COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Significant Mental Health Impact
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The findings of a nationwide survey assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of U.S. adults show 90 percent of survey respondents reported experiencing emotional distress related to the pandemic.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
New study confirms high prevalence of depression during the menopause transition
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Depression has been shown to be prevalent during menopause, affecting as many as 70% of women transitioning into menopause

Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents -- Study
University of Birmingham

Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found.

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Released: 1-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Suspended studies and virtual lab meetings: How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting epilepsy researchers
International League Against Epilepsy

How was epilepsy research forced to morph during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic? Researchers from 11 countries shared their experiences and thoughts on the future of laboratory research, clinical trials, and in-person conferences.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Researchers study state's firearm risk-protection orders
UW Medicine

Since the law was enacted in 2016, 237 petitions have been filed out of concern for an individual's risk of inflicting self-harm and/or harm to others.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

It seems there will never be enough “thank you’s” for the incredible doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff members who are working around the clock to help patients who have the dangerous coronavirus disease. The dedication, determination and spirit enable Johns Hopkins to deliver the promise of medicine.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Older adults share fewer memories as they age
University of Arizona

By the time people reach a certain age, they've accumulated enough life experience to have plenty of stories to tell about life "back in their day."

Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:40 PM EDT
This spring they were heroes, but summer may be cruel for health professionals, experts say
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

An outpouring of public support may have helped maintain the spirits and well-being of health care workers as they faced the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. But as the salutes fade into memory, and COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise across the United States, mental health experts are worried about the health care workers-turned-heroes who were so much in the spotlight a few months ago.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Collectivism drives efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19
University of Kent

Research from the University of Kent has found that people who adopt a collectivist mindset are more likely to comply with social distancing and hygiene practices to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Newswise: Marine Training May Take More Mental Than Physical Grit
Released: 25-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Marine Training May Take More Mental Than Physical Grit
Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC study identifies psychological measures that may predict who is more likely to complete – or quit – a demanding marine training course

Released: 25-Jun-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Better sleep with a partner
Frontiers

In many countries, sharing a bed with a partner is common practice. Yet, research investigating the relationship between bed sharing and sleep quality is both scarce and contradictory.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 1:10 AM EDT
Are you a hugger? It might be hereditary
University of Arizona

A new study of twins finds that genetics play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but the same can't be said for men.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Nutrition a key ingredient for cognitive health of midlife and older Canadians
University of Toronto

A new study, investigating factors associated with verbal fluency among a large sample of anglophone Canadians aged 45-85, found that individuals who consumed more vegetables and fruits and more nuts and pulses (such as lentils and beans) scored higher on tests of verbal fluency.

Newswise: College Students’ Mental Health Continues to Suffer from COVID-19, New Survey by TimelyMD Finds
Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:55 AM EDT
College Students’ Mental Health Continues to Suffer from COVID-19, New Survey by TimelyMD Finds
Timely.MD

According to a new survey by TimelyMD, a telehealth company that specializes in higher education, an overwhelming majority (85%) of college students say they continue to experience increased stress and/or anxiety as a result of COVID-19, with women reporting higher rates of coronavirus-related stress than men (93% vs. 78%).

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Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
'Game changer' for reporters: 2016 US presidential election coverage
University of Missouri, Columbia

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is considered a "game changer" for journalists covering the U.S. presidential elections by causing them to dramatically reconsider how they view their role -- either as neutral disseminators of information or impassioned advocates for the truth -- according to researchers at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.

Newswise: Vets Walking Pets: Strolls with Shelter Dogs May Reduce PTSD Symptoms in Military Veterans
Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Vets Walking Pets: Strolls with Shelter Dogs May Reduce PTSD Symptoms in Military Veterans
Florida Atlantic University

About 6 to 8 million dogs end up in shelters in the U.S. each year. Researchers worked with two no-kill shelters on a study examining the effects of walking with a shelter dog on psychological and physiological stress indicators in military veterans. Results confirm the importance of the human-animal bond and provide evidence that walking with a shelter dog may affect psychological and physiological stress indicators in veterans – with particular potential benefits for those with an increase in PTSD symptom severity.

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Released: 22-Jun-2020 5:30 PM EDT
UTEP Professor Collaborates on LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Texas Study
University of Texas at El Paso

Preliminary results from this first-of-its-kind survey found that gender diverse people and queer people of color are experiencing a number of disparities. They include higher rates of COVID-19, more difficulty accessing a variety of services, and higher rates of anxiety and depression, as well as high unemployment compared with white participants.

17-Jun-2020 3:40 PM EDT
FSU researchers find resilience, not loneliness, in nationwide study of pandemic response
Florida State University

Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has not led to an overall increase in loneliness among Americans. That’s the takeaway from a comprehensive, nationwide study by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers who surveyed more than 2,000 people before and during the enactment of stay-at-home policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Depression and anxiety rise among new moms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Frontiers

Pregnant and postpartum women are already at a high risk of depression and anxiety - one in seven women struggle with symptoms in the perinatal period.

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Released: 19-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT
The relationship between looking/listening and human emotions
Toyohashi University of Technology

A research team from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute at Toyohashi University of Technology has indicated that the relationship between attentional states in response to pictures and sounds and the emotions elicited by them may be different in visual perception and auditory perception.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Anxiety, Job Loss Are Leading to Widespread Sleep Deprivation
Drink HRW

The COVID19 pandemic is creating unprecedented levels of sleep deprivation, presenting a significant risk to our mental and physical health. Now, a new randomized controlled cross-over pilot trial published online today in Neurophysiology explains that high doses of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) are just as effective as caffeine in raising alertness in sleep deprived men and women. Importantly, this research is the first of its kind to show that hydrogen water and caffeine had an impact on different domains of alertness. Specifically, the study results demonstrate that; hydrogen improves orienting to sensory stimulation, while caffeine alters awareness and executive attention that refers to the ability to control our attention and ongoing cognitive processes, including thoughts and feelings.

17-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown
University of Cambridge

The report, by researchers at the University of Cambridge, Edge Hill University and the UK-based charity Stand Alone, brings together over 800 responses to a survey sent out to the charity’s UK community.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Less sleep reduces positive feelings
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Sleeping less than normal impacts how we feel the next morning.

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Released: 18-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every Tuesday throughout the duration of the outbreak.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
More Than 80% of Americans Report Nation’s Future Is Significant Source of Stress, Survey Says
American Psychological Association (APA)

More than 8 in 10 Americans (83%) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association’s most recent survey report, Stress in AmericaTM 2020: Stress in The Time of COVID-19, Volume Two. The previous high was 69%, reported in 2018 as part of APA’s annual Stress in America survey.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 10:50 AM EDT
‘Remarkably High’ Rate of Suicide Among Elderly Patients After Hip Fracture
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Older adults who suffer a hip fracture requiring surgery are at a higher risk of suicide, suggests a study in the June 17, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
FREE McLean Hospital Webinar Series: Tips to Help Children With Autism Thrive
McLean Hospital

Dr. Laura Mead Offers Support for Parents of Children With Autism in FREEE Webinar - June 19 @ 10am, EST

Released: 16-Jun-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Roth Leads $26.9 Million Project to Create Better Psychiatric Medications
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a team of internationally acclaimed researchers led by UNC School of Medicine’s Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, aims to create new medications to effectively and rapidly treat depression, anxiety, and substance abuse without major side effects.

Released: 16-Jun-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Study shows how caring responsibilities affect health and restrict ability to work
University of Southampton

New research from the University of Southampton has highlighted inequalities faced by men and women over the age of fifty with caring responsibilities.

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Released: 16-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Your brain shows if you are lonely or not
Dartmouth College

Social connection with others is critical to a person's mental and physical well-being. How the brain maps relationships with other people in relation to one's self has long been a mystery


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