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Managing negative thoughts helps combat depression in Parkinson’s patients

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People with Parkinson’s disease who engage in cognitive behavioral therapy—a form of psychotherapy that increases awareness of negative thinking and teaches coping skills—are more likely to overcome depression and anxiety, according to a Rutgers study. The study was published in the journal Neurology. About 50 percent …

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Parents’ physical activity helps kids with developmental disabilities improve motor skills

Researcher Megan MacDonald practices throwing a ball with a child. Credit: Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences It’s a self-perpetuating cycle: Kids with developmental disabilities face challenges in building motor skills, which makes them less able to participate in routine physical activity, which gives them less …

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Genomics study helps researchers better understand opioid epidemic

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A human genomics study led by two Yale Department of Psychiatry researchers identified specific genetic regions that link opioid exposure and dependence to neuropsychiatric traits like risk-taking behaviors, alcohol abuse, and depression. The study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, also reported that gene variants associated with opioid …

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Daily rounding helps curb CAUTIs in pediatric ICU patients

(HealthDay)—Targeted rounding for pediatric patients with an indwelling urinary catheter is an effective and sustainable strategy to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), according to a study recently published in Critical Care Nurse. Megan D. Snyder, R.N., from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues completed a quality improvement project of …

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