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Research Gives Clues to Why Some Benefit More From Drug for Bipolar Disorder
Some people with bipolar disorder do not respond as well as others to the standby drug lithium, and a new study hints at why that may be so. The research also brings scientists closer to understanding the origins of the psychiatric illness, which causes severe mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. Specifically, the brain cells of people with bipolar disorder seem to be more sensitive ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 29
Researchers compare 'natural' mosquito repellents to DEET
Researchers at New Mexico State University tested 10 commercially available products for their effectiveness at repelling mosquitoes, and the results were published in the Journal of Insect Science . Three of the products Repel 100 reg Insect Repellent, OFF reg Deep Woods Insect Repellent VIII, and Cutter reg Skinsations Insect Repellent were mosquito repellents that contained DEET as the active i ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
Mount Sinai scientists deploy data analysis to identify subtypes of common dis...
A new publication from scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a glimpse of precision medicine in action, with a massive data analysis project that identified clinically and genetically distinct subtypes of patients with type 2 diabetes. This work not only points to the possibility for more tailored diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes in the future, but also reveals ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
Studies raise questions about impact of statins on flu vaccination in seniors
A new pair of studies suggests that statins, drugs widely used to reduce cholesterol, may have a detrimental effect on the immune response to influenza vaccine and the vaccine s effectiveness at preventing serious illness in older adults. Published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases , the findings, if confirmed by additional research, may have implications for flu vaccine recommendations, guide ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
New role for insulin: Studies tie the hormone to brain's 'pleasure' center
Insulin, the hormone essential to all mammals for controlling blood sugar levels and a feeling of being full after eating, plays a much stronger role than previously known in regulating release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain s reward and pleasure centers, new studies by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center show. We found that when there s more insulin in the brai ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
Could your job be making you obese?
Amsterdam, October 28, 2015 - Your job could be having an effect on your waistline, suggests new research published in Social Science Medicine - and it could be bad or good news depending on the sort of control you have over your work. The new study, by researchers at the University of Adelaide, Central Queensland University and the University of South Australia, shows that having skills and the f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
New finding helps explain why many alcohol drinkers also are smokers
COLUMBIA, Mo. Oct. 27, 2015 - Alcohol and nicotine use have long been known to go hand in hand. Previous research shows that more than 85 percent of U.S. adults who are alcohol-dependent also are nicotine-dependent. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that nicotine cancels out the sleep-inducing effects of alcohol. It s a finding that sheds light on the r ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
Brain imaging can predict the success of large public health campaigns
It s a frustrating fact that most people would live longer if only they could make small changes stop smoking, eat better, exercise more, practice safe sex. Health messaging is one important way to change behavior on a large scale, but while a successful campaign can improve millions of lives, a failed one can be an enormous waste of resources. The problem is that people are notoriously bad at gue ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
E-cigarettes connected to problematic drinking, study finds
Amsterdam, October 28, 2015 - Using e-cigarettes is related to problematic drinking, according to new research published in Addictive Behaviors . In a study involving around 1400 people, researchers also found that more women than men use e-cigarettes socially, opposite to patterns seen in regular cigarette smoking. The authors of the new study, from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapol ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
Older Beats Younger When It Comes to Correcting Mistakes
Findings from a new study challenge the notion that older adults always lag behind their younger counterparts when it comes to learning new things. The study , published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , shows that older adults were actually better than young adults at correcting their mistakes on a general information quiz. The take home message i ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Oct 29
Implementing Amy Schumer’s Orgasm Advice
Amy Schumer has been called an orgasm activist. She s telling men everywhere to care about women s orgasms and she s telling women everywhere that they deserve orgasms. Quoting from an article in Huff Post Women Schumer said that when it comes to sex , a woman s orgasm should never be optional. Do what you feel you want to do while also considering how you ll feel the next day. Don t not have an o ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 26
Physical Activity Is the No. 1 Way to Keep Your Brain Young
Every day, my inbox seems to be flooded with new findings that physical exercise improves brain health and cognitive function. Yesterday, my mother, along with about a dozen other people, forwarded me a New York Times article from the Sunday Review, Can You Get Smarter by op-ed writer, Richard A. Friedman. My mom summed up the article in her email saying, Did you see this Exercise - I ve been writ ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 26
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