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Social networking sites affect nurses' performance
Addiction to social networking sites reduces nurses performance and affects their ability to concentrate on assigned tasks, according to a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing . The study found that nurses can take self-management steps to address the issue, however. For the study, information was collected through an online-survey taken by nurses in 53 countries across the world. Ou ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Study examines personality and motivation in relation to internet gaming disor...
A new study examining the relationships among personality, motivation, and internet gaming disorder IGD found that predictors of IGD include male gender, neurotic and introverted personality traits, and motivation related to achievement. The Journal of Addictions Offender Counseling study included 1,881 adults from various countries. IGD is defined as persistent and recurrent use of the Internet t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
The future of mind control
Electrodes implanted in the brain help alleviate symptoms like the intrusive tremors associated with Parkinson s disease. But current probes face limitations due to their size and inflexibility. The brain is squishy and these implants are rigid, said Shaun Patel. About four years ago, when he discovered Charles M. Lieber s ultra-flexible alternatives, he saw the future of brain-machine interfaces. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Researchers find alarming risk for people coming off chronic opioid prescripti...
With a huge push to reduce opioid prescribing, little is known about the real-world benefits or risks to patients. A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found an alarming outcome Patients coming off opioids for pain were three times more likely to die of an overdose in the years that followed. We are worried by these results, because they suggest that the policy reco ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
HIV-positive New Yorkers are living longer but still dying from underlying inf...
A review of the autopsy reports of 252 men and women who died of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS in New York City between 1984 and 2016 reveals several long-term trends in combatting the epidemic. The infectious disease is known for drastically lowering the body s immune defenses and is spread by the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. The researchers at NYU School of Medicine and NYU Lo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Students who do not date are not social misfits
Prior research identified four distinct dating trajectories from 6th to 12th grade Low , Increasing , High Middle School , and Frequent . In a new study published in the Journal of School Health , researchers found that adolescents who were not in a romantic relationship had good social skills and low depression, and fared better or equal to peers who dated. The study included 594 10th graders. In ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Do unmarried women face shortages of partners in the US marriage market?
One explanation for declines in marriage is a shortage of economically-attractive men for unmarried women to marry. Indeed, a new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family reveals a significant scarcity of such potential male spouses. The study s authors developed estimates of the sociodemographic characteristics of unmarried women s potential spouses who resemble the husbands of other ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Transgender, gender-nonbinary teens in china report abuse, neglect, bullying
Bottom Line Most transgender and gender-nonbinary teens in China who participated in a national survey study reported abuse, neglect or bullying at home and in school, which the researchers suggest may be due in part to the socially conservative values prevalent in the country. The study included 385 adolescents average age nearly 17 who responded to an online survey. Among the 319 teens who repor ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Cometh the hourglass: Why do men prefer a low waist-to-hip ratio?
Male turkeys famously will attempt to mate with a head on a stick. In fact, gobblers prize a snug snood over the whole hen. How far then can a man s ideal sexual partner be stripped As hopeless romantics we practice a more esoteric eroticism. Nevertheless, there are patterns. Waist-to-hip ratio WHR is a strong predictor of women s physical attractiveness. The ideal value varies, but it is always l ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Study: no link between 'extreme' personal grooming, STDs
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Women who choose to shave or wax their pubic hair might not be raising their risk of sexually transmitted diseases STDs after all, according to a new study that found no connection between extreme grooming and chlamydia or gonorrhea. Previous research and many media reports have warned women about a connection between pubic hair removal and STDs - but researchers at The Ohio State ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Medical marijuana laws impact use among sexual minorities differently than het...
September 4, 2019 -- Bisexual women had higher rates of past-year and daily marijuana use compared to heterosexual women, according to a study just published at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Gay lesbian women were also more likely to report daily marijuana use and past year medical marijuana use than heterosexual women. While previous research has explored the association be ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Beliefs about uncommitted sex may put marriages at risk
An individual s premarital views about uncommitted sex may make it more difficult to remain blissfully married, according to research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research outlines several factors that can contribute to a marriage s long-term happiness or dissolution, including one big red flag An individual s behaviors and attitu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
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