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Flights can make aircrew sick, Stirling study suggests
Flying a plane should come with a health warning, according to research led by the University of Stirling. A new study , published in the World Health Organisation journal Public Health Panorama , is the first of its kind to look in-depth at the health of aircrew who are suspected to have been exposed to contaminated air during their careers. It shows a clear link between being exposed to air supp ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Financial incentives enhance viral suppression among HIV-positive persons in t...
June 19, 2017 -- The use of gift cards significantly increased viral suppression and clinic attendance among HIV-positive patients, according to the latest study conducted by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health. Findings showed that there was a four-percent higher percentage of patients with viral suppression at HIV care sites that offered financial incentives at c ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood
Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience . The study suggests adequate nutrition in adolescence is important for the refinement of the adult brain and behavior. The structure and function of the brain continue to change thro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
A & E departments need to do more to identify young people with alcohol problems
Nine of out of ten Accident and Emergency A E departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, preventing them from getting the vital help they need, a new study in the Emergency Medicine Journal has found. A survey of 147 A E departments, conducted by researchers from the University of Surrey, found that young people are not routinely asked about their alcohol consumption, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Leicester academics argue sexualised drinks advertising undermines anti-rape c...
Environments which incite narratives of loss of control and hypersexuality compromise the ability to counter sexual offending, research suggests. The study, conducted by Dr Clare Gunby, from the University of Leicester s Department of Criminology, along with Anna Carline from Leicester Law School and Stuart Taylor of Liverpool John Moores University, looked into the effectiveness of anti-rape camp ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
How Viewing Cute Animals Can Help Rekindle Marital Spark
One of the well-known challenges of marriage is keeping the passion alive after years of partnership, as passions tend to cool even in very happy relationships. In a new study , a team of psychological scientists led by James K. McNulty of Florida State University has developed an unconventional intervention for helping a marriage maintain its spark pictures of puppies and bunnies. The study is pu ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jun 19
Bouldering may help to treat depression
More than 15 million adults in the United States are affected by depression, making it one of the most common mental health disorders in the country. But a new study suggests that there may be a surprising way to help combat this debilitating condition bouldering.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jun 17
When Spirituality and Sexuality Clash
In a previous article , I proposed that sexual and religious impulses may be naturally antagonistic, and perhaps this might explain why so many traditional religions have had such negative attitudes towards sex. Recent research provides new evidence that thinking about sex could diminish spiritual religious motivations, at least in some respects, suggesting that even though many people in modern s ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
A Note of Gratitude for My Friend
Dr. Leigh Shaffer is a dear friend and colleague whose health has not been good lately. He has borne his illness as he has conducted himself throughout his life, with much grace, humility, and dignity. I wanted to take this opportunity to write a note of gratitude for my time with Leigh, as he has been an inspiration to me. I first encountered Leigh via a referral from the renowned historian of ps ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
The Plant Paradox: Are All Vegetables Good for Us?
A friend of mine handed me a copy of the new book, The Plant Paradox The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods that Cause Disease and Weight Gain by Steven Gundry, MD. The title piqued my curiosity, and when I began reading, I could not put the book down.
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
A Behavioral Science Solution to Lies in Politics
Deception proved a very successful strategy for political causes and individual candidates in the UK and US elections in 2016, leading Oxford Dictionary to choose post-truth politics as its 2016 word of the year. At this low point, it might seem ludicrous to many that we can solve the problem of lies in politics. However, research in behavioral science suggests that we can address political decept ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
What Do New Fathers Need?
I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way. Sir Elton John Modern fatherhood Ok, it s not a competition . Much more attention is paid to the needs of new mothers, typically, than new fathers - even with strides toward recognizing the importance of fatherhood we are just begi ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
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