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Florida's monkey river
A colony of feral rhesus macaques calls the banks of the Silver River in Silver Springs State Park in central Florida its home. The monkeys are part of a larger feral population living throughout the Cross Florida Greenway. Many locals enjoy having the monkeys in the park, but wildlife officials are concerned about overpopulation caused by human feeding, the nonnative animals ecological impact and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Doctor calls on Australian government to lift threat of imprisonment from doct...
In The BMJ today, a doctor is calling on the Australian government to stop constraining doctors in the care of asylum seekers and refugees, and to adopt a humane stance to people seeking asylum. David Berger, a doctor at Broome Hospital in Western Australia and a committee member of Doctors4Refugees, is making these calls following the high profile case at The Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane. Pa ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Bariatric surgery before knee replacement cost-effective in improving outcomes...
Obesity is not only a risk factor for developing knee arthritis. It is also linked to less favorable outcomes after joint replacement surgery. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery HSS in New York City finds that bariatric surgery prior to total knee replacement TKR is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes. The research appeared in the January issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . I ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Best to sleep on it: Brain activity patterns during sleep consolidate memory
Why does sleeping on it help This is the question tackled by new research at the University of Bristol, which reveals how brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important information in memory. The new discoveries, made by researchers from Bristol s Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, provide further evidence for the benefits of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Penn research: An FDA-approved Alzheimer's drug could help smokers quit
Despite several safe drug therapies available to help smokers quit, three-quarters report relapsing within six months of a quit attempt. University of Pennsylvania researchers Rebecca Ashare and Heath Schmidt saw potential for a permanent cessation solution in a class of FDA-approved medications used to improve cognitive impairments from Alzheimer s disease. In a study consisting of a rat trial an ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Binge drinking dangerous for young adults
This news release is available in French . Montreal, February 19, 2016 - Having an occasional drink is fine, but binge drinking is a known health hazard and now high blood pressure may need to be added to the list of possible consequences. Young adults in their twenties who regularly binge drink have higher blood pressure which may increase the risk of developing hypertension, concludes a study co ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Does sexual aggression alter the female brain?
Rutgers scientists have taken a step toward understanding how sexual aggression alters the female brain. In a recent study in Scientific Reports , lead author Tracey Shors, professor in the Department of Psychology and Center for Collaborative Neuroscience in the School of Arts and Sciences, discovered that prepubescent female rodents paired with sexually experienced males had elevated levels of s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
A sigh of relief: new discovery could aid breathing problems
We all do it - that long, deep breath known as a sigh in order to express our sadness, relief or exhaustion. But you might be surprised to learn that sighing is actually crucial to lung function, and scientists have now pinpointed the brain cells that are responsible for it.
Medical News Today - Thu. Feb 18
Grief in Later Life
Case Conference hosted by Jeffrey Deitz MD Hello everyone. I am so pleased to be hosting Case Conference blog for Psychology Today. Case Conference will present real stories of real-life dilemmas details changed to preserve confidentiality, of course that everyone can to relate to. You ll see psychiatric care unfolding and are encouraged to comment on the issues and suggest solutions. I ll be shar ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 18
Exploring Our Endless Obsession With the End
Explore the shelves of any typical bookstore today and one finds many books that touch upon humanity s demise in one way or another. The fall of civilization, economic failure, pandemics, environmental collapse, nuclear war, and human extinction are all hot topics. Even Young Adult sections are well stocked with novels about teenagers struggling against various versions of the end. I recently foun ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 18
Study: Getting Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke Is Good Medicine
It may be good for hospitalized stroke patients to be taken out of bed for frequent but short periods of movement, researchers report. The study authors from Australia looked at more than 2,100 patients in a hospital stroke unit and found that getting them out of bed and moving around soon after their stroke benefited them. The more often this was done, the better their physical recovery and their ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 18
Smoking's Grip Adds to Misery of the Homeless
Smoking is common among the homeless, and it s costing them a large share of what little money they have, a new study finds. The research, surveying over 300 homeless adults who smoked, found that on average, they spent 44 on tobacco in the past week. Meanwhile, their average income for the month was around 500, and one-third or more said they had difficulty finding shelter, food, clothing or a pl ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 18
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