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The Psychological Pros and Cons of Pokémon Go
I have been playing Pok mon Go for the last 24 hours to try to figure out what the buzz is all about, and I can see why so many people are hooked. Pok mon Go is an augmented reality game app in which you walk around capturing virtual Pok mon in the real world. In terms of Android users, the game has already surpassed Tinder and is expected to surpass Twitter soon. Amid the game craze, there have a ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 12
Small rise in booze duty could cut violence-related emergency visits by 6,000 ...
A small rise of 1 in alcohol prices could significantly reduce violence-related injuries in England and Wales, consequently reducing their burden on hard-pressed emergency departments, concludes a study by Cardiff University. Published in the journal Injury Prevention , the study finds that violence-related emergency department ED attendance is greater when alcohol prices are lower and estimates t ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
NYU Meyers study on global nurse migration trends
Historically, the United States U.S. has been a top receiving country of internationally educated nurses IEN . These nurses had often worked in areas where there were significant nursing shortages. Therefore, U.S. was seen internationally as a major global contributor to a phenomenon of talent emigration known as nursing brain drain , where locally educated nurses would go to school only to be see ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
New resistance gene found in 'high risk' multidrug-resistant pathogen
Washington, DC - July 11, 2016 - A team of Italian investigators has discovered a new variant of an emerging antibiotic resistance mechanism. The new variant, dubbed mcr-1.2, confers resistance to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens. The research is published July 11, in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy , a journal of the American Society for ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Study finds increase in snacking related to parental oversight
In a new study examining how parenting contributes to snacking, researchers found that parents who have a hands-off approach to feeding children may unknowingly contribute to an increase in children s snacking. In the 18-month study researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Michigan and Temple University s College of Public Health determined that more than 40 percent of childr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Western-style diet linked to state-dependent memory inhibition
July 14 2016, Porto, PORTUGAL. Obesity may ultimately be a disease of the brain, involving a progressive deterioration of various cognitive processes that influence eating. Researchers at Macquarie University have now shown that memory inhibition - the useful ability to block out memories that are no longer useful, which depends on a brain area called the hippocampus - is linked to dietary excess. ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Patients at accredited bariatric surgical centers have fewer postoperative com...
CHICAGO July 12, 2016 Patients who have weight-loss operations at nonaccredited bariatric surgical facilities in the United States are up to 1.4 times likelier to experience serious complications and more than twice as likely to die after the operation compared with patients who undergo these procedures at accredited bariatric surgical centers, researchers conclude. These results from a systematic ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
New Penn research shows average joint contains much less marijuana than thought
How much marijuana does the average joint contain It seems like an odd question but major policy questions depend on the answer, said Greg Ridgeway, an associate professor of criminology and statistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Until now, there s been no consensus. Previous research suggested a single joint held anywhere from 0.3 to 0.75 grams of cannabis, with some users reporting amount ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Patients given financial incentives does not improve outcomes for HIV+ substan...
Interventions to improve the health of HIV-positive people with substance use disorders did no better than usual treatment, according to a study published on July 12th in an HIV AIDS themed issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association . The study showed no statistical differences among trial arms in rates of HIV viral suppression versus non-suppression or death. Columbia University Mai ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Gene sequencing offers way to beat global spread of gonorrhea
With drug-resistant strains of sexually-transmitted infection gonorrhoeae increasing, scientists from Brighton, Oxford University and Public Health England have found that genetic sequencing can track the spread of infection. They show coordinated national and international strategies are required to stop drug-resistance spreading further. Their study, funded by the National Institute for Health R ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Largest HIV transmission study conducted
A new study has found that neither gay men nor heterosexual people with HIV transmit the virus to their partner, provided they are on suppressive antiretroviral treatment. The PARTNER study, which is the world s largest study of people with HIV who have had condomless sex with their HIV negative partners, was conducted by investigators from the University of Liverpool, University College London, R ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Building Public Trust in the Police
Policing in the United States is under renewed scrutiny after the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers last week. While some cities, like Dallas, have seen improvements in police-community relations in recent years, public trust and confidence in the police continue to lag, especially following recent police shootings. A report published in Psychological Scie ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jul 12
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