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Michelle Obama Just Gave The Best Life Advice For The Trump Era
If you re like most humans, the current political climate has caused you some excess anxiety or tension. Recent research shows that the majority of Americans are stressed about the future of the nation and even relationships with loved ones are feeling the strain . Michelle Obama is here to offer some guidance on how to deal with it all and her advice is pretty spot on. The former first lady spoke at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Nov 18
Ibuprofen may block damage from fetal-alcohol exposure
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, a new study suggests. Ibuprofen reduced neuroinflammation and behavioral signs of alcohol exposure in a rat model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders FASD . The study was the first to directly link alcohol-induced inflammation in the hippocampus to cognitive impairment later in the life, said Derick Lindquist, senior author and a p ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Legal implications of neuroscience research - Harvard Review of Psychiatry pre...
Nov. 14, 2017 - New research on the biological basis of psychiatric disorders has important implications for legal proceedings as well as mental health treatment, according to a special issue on Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and the Law, presented in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The special issue seeks to educate and inform mental health researchers and clinicians about the increasing use of their work in judi ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Medicaid coverage for methadone improves treatment for opioid use disorder in ...
November 14, 2017 - Pregnant women with opioid use disorder OUD are more likely to receive evidence-based treatment with an opioid agonist --usually methadone--in states where those medications are covered by Medicaid, reports a study in the December issue of Medical Care , published by Wolters Kluwer . Our findings suggest that Medicaid coverage of methadone maintenance should be considered a key policy strategy to support pregnant women, their families, ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Head injury does not worsen drinking behavior in heavy drinkers
Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2017 - Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in people with heavy alcohol use, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging . The study, led by Dr. Andrew Mayer of the Mind Research Network and University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, also found that combining he ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Reversing opioid overdose: Concentrated naloxone nasal spray as good as inject...
A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a concentrated 2mg intranasal naloxone spray delivers naloxone as effectively, over the critical first 15 minutes, as the standard 0.4mg intramuscular IM naloxone injection. The 2mg spray also maintains blood levels of naloxone more than twice as high as the 0.4mg IM levels for two hours after administration. It should therefore be highly effective in reversing opioid overdose. These ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisis
Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-reported side ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Study documents ethnic and gender differences in youths' developing gender ide...
The extent to which youths feel typical of their gender and the pressure they feel to conform to traditional gender roles are related to adolescents well-being. Because many gender-related expectations are culturally based, a new longitudinal study examined how French middle school adolescents feelings about the development of gender identity differed across groups of teens from different ethnicities, cultures, and genders. The study was conducted by resea ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
'Muscles and money': What photos of men taken on the Tube say about modern day...
People still desire the traditional masculine values of muscles and money in the men they find attractive and have not moved on from long-established gender roles, according to new research. The study by academics at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities challenges current thinking about feminism and how masculinity is portrayed, and instead suggests that white, male privilege is still an attractive quality in men for many straight women and gay men. The r ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Study finds higher rates of sexual violence among bisexual women
While sexual harassment and sexual violence have been pervasive problems for women over the course of history, a recent study has uncovered that bisexual women specifically experience sexual violence more often than straight and lesbian women. In fact, 50 of bisexual women have experienced rape at one point of their lifetime while within the United States, approximately 75 report experiencing sexual violence. These shocking statistics come from Why Us Towa ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
New tool identifies headache patients at risk of aneurysms in emergency depart...
A new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients, improve survival rates and cut out unnecessary imaging, according to new research published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal A bleeding brain aneurysm, referred to medically as a subarachnoid hemorrhage, can cause a sudden headache. Although rare, accounting for only 1 -3 of headac ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 13
Exposure to benzene during pregnancy: a pilot study raises concerns in British...
Peace River Valley, in northeastern British Columbia, has become known in recent years as a place of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas - fracking, as it s commonly called. What are the health impacts related to living near fracking sites where contaminants, including volatile organic compounds, are released To try to answer that question, 201 lyse Caron-Beaudoin, a postdoctoral researcher at the Universit 233 de Montr 233 al Public Health Research Insti ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 13
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