Some Canadians fear mental health groups are reinforcing stigma by erasing ‘schizophrenia’ from their names

Lesley McCuaig remembers how angry she was when she was first diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2016. “I think it was coming from a bit of fear, fear of the unknown,” she said The Current. McCuaig previously sought help for depression, anxiety and substance use disorder prior to her diagnosis. But when her schizophrenia diagnosis came … Read more

Why Am I Sweating More When I Work Out?

Picture this: You’ve just finished an intense cycling class and are so soaked with sweat that it almost looks like you’ve just stepped out of the pool. But when you peek around the studio at the other riders clipping out of their pedals, you notice that they’re comparatively cool and dry. The differences in how … Read more

The Complete Guide To Becoming A Renal Medicine Consultant

Renal medicine, otherwise known as nephrology, is the study of the kidney, an organ that has many functions and roles that intertwine with multiple different body systems. Work as a renal doctor therefore requires a varied knowledge and offers rewarding career opportunities. The Role Of a Renal Doctor: Nephrology encompasses many aspects of general medicine. … Read more

Why mental health professionals hate Insta-Therapy

A few months ago, Shaifila Ladhani, a Delhi-based psychotherapist, was questioned by her client, who told her that her suggestion of creating grounding strategies (techniques to manage traumatic, distressing emotions) together was the “worst possible solution”. asked the client why she thought so, she realized that a therapist on Instagram had dissed these techniques on … Read more

Large Share of Alzheimer’s, Dementia Cases Tied to 8 Modifiable Risk Factors

Eight modifiable risk factors were linked to more than one in three cases of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in the US, a cross-sectional analysis showed. The eight risk factors – midlife obesity, midlife hypertension, physical inactivity, depression, smoking, low education, diabetes, and hearing loss – were associated with 36.9% (95% CI 36.5-37.3) of Alzheimer’s … Read more

Quantifying Cognitive Decline In Dogs Could Help Humans With Alzheimer’s Disease

Newswise – Researchers have found that a suite of complimentary tests can quantify changes in dogs suspended from suffering from cognitive decline. The approach could not only help owners in managing their elderly canine’s care, but could also serve as a model for evaluating cognitive decline progression in – and treatments for – humans with … Read more

Food as Medicine: How Health Systems Are Addressing Hunger | Health News

Hospitals and health systems are expanding their visions of population health to include more effective approaches to manage – and even fend off – chronic diseases and conditions. In fact, many institutions are successfully applying their expertise in community health to help people stay out of the hospital by addressing key social determinants of health … Read more