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Pain therapy: light as a treatment component

The circadian rhythm dictates the rhythm of life on Earth. The human body also responds to changing lighting conditions. In the MEDICA TECH FORUM, Dr. Andreas Wojtysiak of OSRAM explains how lighting specialists and health professionals utilize the light’s influence on the central nervous system during the treatment of chronic pain patients.Pain therapy: light as a treatment component - Read more

Older adults at risk of delirium after surgery

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Photo: Older man with oxygen mask [04/11/2014] New research reports that preoperative pain and depressive symptoms in older adults place them at greater risk of delirium following surgery. According to the findings, both pain and depression are independent and interactive risk factors for delirium, suggesting a cumulative effect.Older adults at risk of delirium after surgery - Read more

Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains

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Graphik: The brain in our head [20/08/2014] Our individual genetic make-up determines the effect that stress has on our emotional centers. These are the findings of a group of researchers from the Medical University Vienna. Not every individual reacts in the same way to life events that produce the same degree of stress. Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains - Read more

Health at the workplace - also in old age

Health at the workplace - also in old age Burnout syndrome, nutritional disturbances, depression – job-related stress is becoming an increasingly frequent cause of long absences from work. Many employers are aware of this, and actively contribute in promoting the health of their employees. The City of Cologne, Germany, also noticed that it needs to promote the health of its employees. Health at the workplace - also in old age - Read more

Employment: Questionnaires Might Reveal More Than You Think

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Photo: Medical questionnaire [17/03/2014] Your answers on psychological questionnaires, including some of the ones that some employers give their employees, might have a distinct biological signature. New research indeed demonstrates overlap between what workers feel and what their bodies actually manifest.Employment: Questionnaires Might Reveal More Than You Think - Read more

Resourcefulness: How Moms with Children on Life-Sustaining Devices Stay Healthy

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Photo: Familiy with five children [19/02/2014] Moms of children on life-sustaining devices embrace tips for managing over-stressed lives, CWRU pilot study finds.Resourcefulness: How Moms with Children on Life-Sustaining Devices Stay Healthy - Read more

UK: Thatcher's Policies Condemned for Causing 'Unjust Premature Death'

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Photo: Union Jack, Red Bus, Signs of London [13/02/2014] Dr Alex Scott-Samuel and colleagues from the Universities of Durham, West of Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh, sourced data from over 70 existing research papers, which concludes that the former prime minister's legacy "includes the unnecessary and unjust premature death of many British citizens, together with a substantial and continuing burden of suffering and loss of well-being."UK: Thatcher's Policies Condemned for Causing 'Unjust Premature Death' - Read more

Underestimated Psychological Burdens from Diabetes

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Photo: Blood sugar measurement [08/10/2013] The OECD countries have 83 million people suffering from diabetes; by 2030 this figure will increase to 100 million. The massive psychosocial effects of the disease on diabetics and their families are largely underestimated.Underestimated Psychological Burdens from Diabetes - Read more

Pregnancy: Effect of Air Pollution and Psychological Distress

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Photo: Pregnant Woman [07/10/2013] Maternal psychological distress combined with exposure to air pollution during pregnancy have an adverse impact on the child's behavioural development, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. Pregnancy: Effect of Air Pollution and Psychological Distress - Read more

Grandparents and Grandchildren: Strong Relationships Reduce Depression

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Photo: Grandparents and grandchild [12/08/2013] A new study shows that grandparents and grandchildren have real, measurable effects on each other's psychological well-being long into grandchildren's adulthood.Grandparents and Grandchildren: Strong Relationships Reduce Depression - Read more

 
 

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