Therapy And Wellness News

The Costs of Publishing in Some Journals
Flooding Academics In-boxes Over the past few years the email accounts of academics and of scientists, in particular, have been inundated with solicitations to submit papers to new on-line journals and, sometimes, even to serve on those journals editorial boards. It is a rare week in which I do not receive at least a half dozen such queries from journals whose titles suggest that they focus on one ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
The Science of Toy Giving
With the holiday season in full swing, the toy industry is bustling with moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends buying gifts for their littlest loved ones. Toy buying used to be simple A nice doll for girls, and a matchbox car for boys. But these days, shopping for kids toys can be utterly overwhelming. There are hundreds of products that line the aisles of most toy stores, many of w ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
Study shows lithium chloride blunts brain damage linked to fetal alcohol syndrom
A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning problems tied to fetal alcohol syndrome, new experiments in mice show. Published in the journal Neuroscience online Nov. 26, and led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, the new study found that giving the drug to newborn mice 15 minutes after binge ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease
Researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that patients with the RBD sleep behaviour disorder lack dopamine and have a form of inflammation of the brain. This means that they are at risk of developing Parkinson s disease or dementia when they grow older. Do you sleep restlessly and hit out and kick in your sleep This could be a sign of a disorder associated with diseases of the brain. Res ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
US and Norwegian trials compare treatment options for opioid dependence
The current opioid epidemic is destroying lives, families, and communities. Medication is widely considered to be the most effective treatment, but far too few people who could benefit are actually treated. Two medications, buprenorphine and naltrexone--representing pharmacologically and conceptually opposite approaches--are available for office-based treatment, yet until now, patients, families, ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Study finds recreational drug users not what we think
A reasearcher from James Cook University in Queensland has been investigating why Australians are among the top users of illegal drugs in the world - and has uncovered some revealing new facts about the motivations of recreational drug users. Professor David Plummer led a study by JCU and Griffith University that interviewed drug users. We weren t satisfied enough work had been done to explain why ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Breath test could be possible for drugs and disease
Testing for drug use and disease in humans could soon be much simpler, thanks to new Swedish research. Whereas drug tests currently rely on blood or urine samples, researchers from the University of Gothenburg have identified a method for drug testing by analysing various compounds in exhaled breath. Reporting their results today in the Journal of Breath Research , they demonstrate how collecting ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Brain scans may reveal most effective anti-drug messages
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What if you could look into the brains of potential drug abusers and see what messages would be most likely to persuade them to just say no That s the ultimate goal of researchers whose new study scanned the brains of people while they watched anti-drug public service announcements PSAs . The results provided new insights into how people at risk of drug use process anti-drug mess ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
LGBQ* women's sexual desire particularly impacted by social and cultural press...
LEXINGTON, Ky. Dec. 6, 2017 -- Women s sexual desire is influenced by a host of factors, but one factor is often left out by researchers and clinicians. University of Kentucky researchers homed in on that missing piece -- the influence of social and cultural issues on desire. In a study published in Sexuality Culture , the researchers find that these issues are particularly impactful for LGBQ wome ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Mindful yoga can reduce risky behaviors in troubled youth, says UC research
For some young people, dealing with life stressors like exposure to violence and family disruption often means turning to negative, risky behaviors -- yet little is known about what can intervene to stop this cycle. But one long-term study by the University of Cincinnati looks at the link between stressful life events and an increase in substance abuse, risky sexual behaviors and delinquency in a ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Workers Pursuing a Calling Face a Double-Edged Sword
Behavioral scientists characterize a calling as a feeling of being drawn to a vocation and engaging in it meaningfully and passionately. A calling is often pro-social in nature a person feels called to a particular career through a desire to improve their world. But, having a calling does not automatically make one more employable, according to new studies from behavioral scientists at Vrije Unive ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Dec 9
Augmented-Reality Technology Could Help Treat ‘Lazy Eye’
When signals between the brain and one eye go awry, input from the other eye can become predominant, a condition called amblyopia or lazy eye. Amblyopia is common and it is typically treated by forcing the less dominant eye to adapt, either through lab-based training or wearing an eyepatch. But new research suggests that people may be able to use wearable augmented-reality technology to reduce thi ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Dec 9
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