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    1. Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflamed gut: Mice fed tryptophan develop immune cells that foster a tolerant gut -- ScienceDaily

      The combination of a bacterium that normally lives in the gut and a protein-rich diet promotes a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune system, according to new research. The findings, in mice, suggest a way to tilt the gut immune system away from inflammation, potentially spelling relief for people living with inflammatory bowel disease.

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    2. Know thyself to understand others: New study tests value of perspective-taking training in understanding other people's mental states -- ScienceDaily

      Through targeted training, people can be guided to develop a better inner awareness about their own mental states, and to have a better understanding of the mental state of others. This is because the better people understand themselves, the more easily they can think themselves in other people's shoes. Such training therefore ultimately helps us deal with current global challenges, says Anne Böckler of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science and Julius Maximilians University Würzburg in Germany. She is the lead author of a study in Springer's Journal of Cognitive Enhancement which looked at the influence a three-month contemplative training course had on a group of adults.

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    3. Women have more active brains than men: Largest functional brain imaging study to date identifies specific brain differences between women and men, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease -- ScienceDaily

      Lead author, psychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics, Inc., commented, 'This is a very important study to help understand gender-based brain differences. The quantifiable differences we identified between men and women are important for understanding gender-based risk for brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Using functional neuroimaging tools, such as SPECT, are essential to developing precision medicine brain treatments in the future.'

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    4. Happiness can affect physical health -- ScienceDaily

      A new review indicates that subjective well-being -- factors such as life satisfaction and enjoyment of life -- can influence physical health. The review's investigators also examine why this is so and conditions where it is most likely to occur.

      Subjective well-being may exert its effects on physical health through health behaviors, as well as through the immune and cardiovascular systems. Although scientists still are exploring and debating when happiness most affects health, there is no doubt that it can do so.

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    5. Burden of physical health conditions linked to increased risk of suicide: Chronic illness, even in patients with no record of mental health problems, raises suicide risk substantially -- ScienceDaily

      A new study examines how illness plays a role in suicide risk. Researchers found that 17 physical health conditions, ailments such as back pain, diabetes, and heart disease, were associated with an increased risk of suicide. Two of the conditions -- sleep disorders and HIV/AIDS -- represented a greater than twofold increase, while traumatic brain injury made individuals nine times more likely to die by suicide.

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    6. The best way to help homeless youth is hardly ever used

      The best way to help homeless youth is hardly ever used

      Teens without homes, many of whom have suffered at the hands of those entrusted with providing them care and kindness, often refuse to seek warmth and nourishment at shelters. But there's new evidence that drop-in centers -- safe havens with fewer rules and no older adults -- could open doors to jobs, sobriety and housing that is safe and secure.

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    7. Characteristic pattern of protein deposits in brains of retired NFL players who suffered concussions -- ScienceDaily

      Characteristic pattern of protein deposits in brains of retired NFL players who suffered concussions -- ScienceDaily

      A new UCLA study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are exposed to repetitive brain injuries. Using a new imaging tool, researchers found a strikingly similar pattern of abnormal protein deposits in the brains of retired NFL players who suffered from concussions.

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    8. Majority of homeless adults with mental illness have high rates of cognitive deficits

      Majority of homeless adults with mental illness have high rates of cognitive deficits

      Nearly three-quarters of homeless adults with mental illness in Canada show evidence of cognitive deficits, such as difficulties with problem solving, learning and memory, new research has found. The study-believed to be the largest of its kind -assessed neurocognitive functioning indicators such as mental processing speed, verbal learning and memory in 1,500 homeless adults in five Canadian ...

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    9. United States: Mental health care lacking in state, federal prisons

      United States: Mental health care lacking in state, federal prisons

      A significant portion of state and federal prisoners are not receiving treatment for mental health conditions, according to research. Mental health disorders among prisoners have consistently exceeded rates of disorders in the general population. Twenty six percent of prisoners reported a mental health diagnosis in the study, compared to 18 percent in the general population in 2012, according to ...

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    10. Radiation plus hormone therapy prolongs survival for older men with prostate cancer

      Radiation plus hormone therapy prolongs survival for older men with prostate cancer

      Adding radiation treatment to hormone therapy saves more lives among older men with locally advanced prostate therapy than hormone therapy alone, according to a new study. The researchers found that hormone therapy plus radiation reduced cancer deaths by nearly 50 percent in men aged 76 to 85 compared to men who only received hormone therapy.

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    11. Religion or spirituality has positive impact on romantic/marital relationships, child development, research shows

      Religion or spirituality has positive impact on romantic/marital relationships, child development, research shows

      Adolescents who attend religious services with one or both of their parents are more likely to feel greater well-being while romantic partners who pray for their “significant others” experience greater relationship commitment, according to research.

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    12. Why do so many seniors with memory loss and dementia never get tested?

      Why do so many seniors with memory loss and dementia never get tested?

      University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues say their findings suggest that as many as 1.8 million Americans over the age of 70 with dementia are not evaluated for cognitive symptoms by a medical provider, which in some patients can lead to a failure to uncover modifiable causes of thinking or memory impairment.

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    13. Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

      Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

      While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse. These 'caregiving youth' are a hidden population who are at risk of school failure and poor health.

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    14. Fortune 500 employees can expect to pay more for health insurance

      Fortune 500 employees can expect to pay more for health insurance

      A new survey is the first factual collection of data on how firms have been impacted by PPACA and how they are responding to the rising costs they report. More than 200 responded to this year's survey, providing a definitive look at how medium and large-sized firms have been affected by the changes to the health insurance and health care system and how companies have responded.

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    15. First blood test to diagnose depression in adults

      First blood test to diagnose depression in adults

      The first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults has been developed, providing the first objective, scientific diagnosis for depression. The test also predicts who will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, offering the opportunity for more effective, individualized therapy. The test also showed the biological effects of the therapy, the first measurable, blood-based evidence of ...

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