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Researchers look to brain images to predict who will attempt suicide - Dotemirates
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Researchers look to brain images to predict who will attempt suicide

Therapists working with people at risk for suicide rely on the patient's words to determine how serious they might be. They can't look inside the patient's mind to know for sure. Researchers in Pittsburgh are hoping to change that. With the help of a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, they will analyze the differences in brain scans of suicidal and non-suicidal young adults to detect those most at risk and develop personalized therapies. The ultimate goal is to use brain imaging to predict who will attempt , researchers said. "We've shown retroactively we can tell...


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Hospital noise levels growing worse, say researchers

Noise levels in hospitals are getting worse, research suggests.Anyone who has ever stayed overnight in a hospital will know how difficult it can be to sleep, surrounded by staff, machinery, trolleys and telephones.In the UK, 40% of hospital patients are bothered by noise at night, according to in-patient surveys.But it's not only the patients' wellbeing that may be affected - high noise levels can also have an impact on staff performance and burnout rates.Researchers from King's College London say noise levels in intensive care - where the most vulnerable patients are looked after - regularly exceed 100 decibels. That's the...
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Public urged to join KT, Aster diabetes event

Connecting families and empowering them to become the circle of strength for a diabetic patient is one way of managing the lifelong condition, according to experts. With an aim of raising awareness on how families can help support people living with diabetes, Khaleej Times and experts from the Aster and Access Clinics & Pharmacies will get together for an informative session for the public on November 23 at Millennium Plaza Hotel. Experts from Aster will shed light on the 'Circle of Strength,' which was launched on World Diabetes Day (Nov 14) to empower families to fight diabetes. Dr Prakash S....
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Alopecia patients call for NHS to fund real hair wigs

The NHS should fund real hair wigs for people with alopecia and better recognise the psychological impacts, people with the condition have said.Julie Mees was diagnosed more than two years ago after her mother noticed a bald patch the size of a coin on the back of her head.The hair loss has since worsened, and she will eventually be completely bald.NHS Wales funds wigs for patients with hair loss but they are often made with synthetic hair.The Welsh Government said health boards were given a list of approved suppliers to choose from for patients who have alopecia, burns or have...

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Negligible risk of transmitting HIV during sex when viral load is suppressed

There is a negligible risk of transmitting HIV during sex when a person living with HIV is on antiretroviral therapy and maintains a viral load under a specific threshold, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The , conducted by the Public Health Agency of Canada, relied on 11 studies and one previously published review to determine the absolute risk of HIV transmission when preventive measures are in place. "Our findings show that there is a negligible risk of sexually transmitting HIV when an HIV-positive sex partner adheres to and maintains a suppressed viral load of less...
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Spanking in developing countries does more harm than good

Spanking may be increasingly harmful for children on a more global scale than previously known, a new University of Michigan study indicates. Most research on how spanking affects children has involved studying families in , such as the United States and Canada, but less was known about how spanking affects children in low- and —or developing countries. Spanking is one of the most common forms of child discipline used by parents worldwide. The new international research used data collected by UNICEF in 62 countries—representing nearly one-third of the world's countries—and demonstrated that caregivers' reports of spanking were related to lower...
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Experts warn of alarming reason you need to treat high blood pressure

Experts warn many people from around the world are dying from heart attacks and strokes because of high blood pressure. Faliure to treat the condition is causing unnecessary deaths, the Daily Mail reported. According to the British Heart Foundation, 115,000 cases could be prevented in the UK if people are diagnosed and given proper treatment. Millions of people are suffering high blood pressure and don't even know it. 'This could result in a resurgence of heart attacks and strokes, reversing the gains of recent years,' the report stated. "Unless we change our approach, thousands of lives could be lost," Simon...