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Sentience and Conservation: Lessons from Southern Africa
There s new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind. Subscribe Recent Issue Archive Today News My Father, the Serial Killer Does Having Daughters Make Men Less Sexist 3 Drug-Free Ways to Optimize In-the-Moment Happiness National Hugging Day Five Scientific Facts About Hugging Essential Reads Sentience and Conservation Lessons from Southern Africa Dr. Martin Luther King 039 s Influence on Today 039 s World 5 Skills to Add to Your Emotion ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 21
Brain's cerebellum found to influence addictive and social behavior
BRONX, NY-- January 17, 2019 --In a study published online today in the journal Science , researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine , part of Montefiore , prove for the first time that the brain s cerebellum--long thought to be mainly involved in coordinating movement--helps control the brain s reward circuitry. The surprising finding indicates that the cerebellum plays a major role in reward processing and social behaviors and could potentially l ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Study finds dangerous increases in patients mixing opioids, benzodiazepines or...
The number of Americans taking a dangerous combination of both opioids and benzodiazepines -- a group of drugs commonly prescribed for pain, insomnia and anxiety -- increased by 250 percent over a 15-year period, while there was an 850 per cent increase in patients taking both benzodiazepines and so-called Z-drugs, which act similarly to benzodiazepines, according to a new study published in the journal Sleep . The research by Dr. Nicholas Vozoris, an asso ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
New findings reveal surprising role of the cerebellum in reward and social beh...
A new study in rodents has shown that the brain s cerebellum--known to play a role in motor coordination--also helps control the brain s reward circuitry. Researchers found a direct neural connection from the cerebellum to the ventral tegmental area VTA of the brain, which is an area long known to be involved in reward processing and encoding. These findings, published in Science , demonstrate for the first time that the brain s cerebellum plays a role in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
'Happiness' exercises can boost mood in those recovering from substance use di...
Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, report researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital MGH Recovery Research Institute . The study, published online in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment , is the first of its kind to test whether positive psychology exercises boost happiness in persons recovering from substance use. Addiction scient ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Moffitt leads the nation in addressing LGBTQ health care disparities and educa...
TAMPA, Fla. Jan. 16, 2018 -- The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer questioning LGBTQ community has long been a medically underserved minority population in the United States. Disparities experienced by LGBTQ patients, especially in cancer care, can lead to poorer outcomes and overall health. Moffitt Cancer Center is leading the nation in addressing the issues facing this group of patients through research and the creation of new educational pro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Study: Despite progress, gay fathers and their children still structurally sti...
A study published in the February 2019 Pediatrics journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advances. Study participants specifically cited structural stigma, such as state laws and beliefs of religious communities, as affecting their experiences in multiple social contexts. The study s researchers, including Sean ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Survey questions cancer doctors' awareness of LGBTQ issues
Most oncologists say they don t know enough about how to treat patients with differences in sexual orientation or identity, but most are also interested in learning more, a new study finds. Led by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center, the study reported that the majority of oncologists were comfortable treating individuals who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, but only half expressed confidence in their knowledge of these p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Size matters -- To livebearer fish, big fins are a big deal
To female molly and Limia fish, nothing is hotter than a male with a large dorsal fin. But these fins aren t just decorations to attract females. Males also use them to fight or intimidate rivals. For scientists who study evolution, the fins present a chicken-and-egg dilemma. Which came first -- ornamental fins for courtship displays, or fighting fins only later used in displays In a new paper, biologists from the University of California, Riverside, studi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
These Are the Best Ways to Improve Your Memory
All day every day, your brain is bombarded with new information. Confronted with this tsunami of sensory and cerebral input, it s no wonder much of it slips through your memory s grasp. But if you feel like you re forgetting more than you should or if you just want to pump up your retention and recall there are some science-backed ways to improve your memory. 8212 But there are things you can do. Mindfulness meditation may help beef up your memory. One sma ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jan 21
A research-backed reason not to worry about what your peers think of you
Can you ever really know what your colleagues think about you New research suggests there s a good chance you already do. In a meta-analysis led by Hyunji Kim, a psychologist at York University in Toronto, researchers from Canada and Australia found that across more than 150 studies in which subjects ranked themselves in personality tests and were rated by peers, the gaps between self- and peer-perceptions were not wide. This wasn t the case when the subje ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jan 21
Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study
Two-thirds of stroke survivors who live at home have good mental health, and social support plays an important role, researchers say. The new study included 300 stroke survivors, aged 50 and older, in Canada. Survivors living in long-term care facilities, who tend to have the most serious disabilities, were not included. Stroke survivors were said to be in good mental health if they were happy and or satisfied with their life on an almost daily basis and h ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 21
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