Brain Differences Linked to Insomnia
Johns Hopkins researchers are reporting that people with chronic insomnia show more plasticity and activity than good sleepers in the part of the brain that controls movement.
“Insomnia is not a nighttime disorder,” says study leader Rachel Salas, an assistant professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine. “It’s a 24-hour brain condition, like a light switch that is always on. Our research adds information about differences in the brain associated with it.”
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Dr. Walker was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army, serving during the Civil War.
She was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1865 by President Johnson, and remains the only woman to have ever won it, to this date. Interestingly, this high honor was awarded to her (and even had a bill passed in order to make her eligible) in order to recognize her service to the country…while making sure that she didn’t receive an army commission in retirement.
Indeed, she made less as a pensioner than the widows of most officers did, but she saw the greater honor of her Medal, wearing it every day until her death in 1917.
Walker also campaigned as an abolitionist (prior to the war), prohibitionist, and an advocate for dress reform, citing women’s clothing as “immodest and unwieldy”. She was arrested several times in the late 1800s for “impersonating a man”, because of her trousers and top hat.
I love reading about female firsts in medicine & public health. But I had no idea that she was the first and ONLY female Medal of Honor winner!
Obamacare has this thing called a preventive care benefit. It makes sure that with every health insurance plan you can get your birth control without a co-pay.
Check out this great interactive map of Vaccine Preventable Diseases from the Council on Foreign Relations. Then, go get yourself vaccinated.
Purpose of the study
Compared to the smoking rates of the general population (16%), smoking rates among Community College students varies but remains substantially higher (28-30%). This critical population is likely to increase for several reasons, including President Obama’s American Graduation Initiative, which provides resources to increase Community College enrollment by 5 million additional graduates by 2020.Young adults are a continually understudied population, particularly Community College students for whom little data on cessation are available.
Evaluations of WATI for smoking cessation treatment with young adults in more traditional 4-year college settings have yielded encouraging preliminary data regarding intervention effectiveness. This study aims to uncover if this intervention is effective for the understudied Community College population.
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Having guns in the home triples the risk of suicide and doubles the risk of homicide, researchers reported on Monday.
Yes, violence is a public health issue.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’