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No evidence of hidden hearing loss from common recreational noise
Exposure to loud noises during common recreational activities is widely cited as a cause of hidden hearing loss. A new study of young adults, however, finds that while hearing is temporarily affected after attending a loud event, there is no evidence of auditory nerve injury or permanent hearing difficulties. The study is the first to look for a causal relationship between recreational noise exposure and auditory function in humans. Rodent studies have sug ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 26
Chronic wasting disease
One of the most contagious of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, is chronic wasting disease CWD which affects deer and represents a risk to human health and the health of farm animals. There are many problems facing livestock managers in North America in the face of CWD, a research paper published in the International Journal of Global Environmental Issues , summarizes the efforts in disease surveillance and risk management of CWD and shows tha ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 26
Arthritis advocates urge Congress to take action to address drug costs, access...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Physician and healthcare professional advocates from the American College of Rheumatology ACR are joined by rheumatology patients on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to address the significant drug cost and access issues affecting millions of Americans living with arthritis and other rheumatologic diseases. More than 100 advocates met with Congressional and Senate leaders and staff today to advocate for meaningful legislative ref ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 26
OCD: Cognitive behavioral therapy improves brain connectivity
Researchers have used brain scans to measure changes in the cerebral activity of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder after undergoing a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. They found that the connectivity of key brain networks is improved, suggesting new targets for therapy.
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 25
Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts?
A new study confirms the link between inflammation of the brain and the prevalence of suicidal thoughts in people diagnosed with major depression. This is the first study of its kind to measure relevant biomarkers in living individuals.
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 25
How Long Does Public Empathy Last After a Natural Disaster?
To many of us, it may seem like there has been a much higher than average number of natural disasters this summer. They have disrupted the lives of millions of people all over the world. For disaster victims, it takes a considerable amount of time, measured in years instead of months, and abundant resources that include money, social support, goods, and services, to recover from a major hurricane, earthquake, or wildfire. As I have written recently on this ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
The Oreos Bullying Lawsuit
Author s Transparency Declaration I have a financial interest in a company that offers products and services that may be related to the content of my writings. Trigger Warning This article may challenge your cherished beliefs about bullying . If it will distress you, you should not read it.
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Can Restore Consciousness
Neuroscientists in France have identified that vagus nerve stimulation VNS can restore consciousness even after someone has been in a vegetative state for over a decade. This outcome challenges the general belief that disorders of consciousness that persist for longer than 12 months are irreversible, the researchers stated. This study, Restoring Consciousness with Vagus Nerve Stimulation , was published Sept. 25, 2017, in the journal Current Biology. Since ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
Sex Researcher Turned Journalist Challenges Sexual Dogma
Debra W. Soh writes about the science of sex and its politicization. She is a columnist for Playboy and the Globe and Mail . Her writing can also be found in Harper s , the Wall Street Journal , the Los Angeles Times , CBC.ca, Scientific American , the Chicago Tribune , Newsday , New York Magazine , Men s Health , the Independent , the Weekend Australian , Quillette, the Korea Herald , Salon, and Pacific Standard . Debra holds a Ph.D. in sexual neuroscienc ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
The Lonely College Student
Much has been written about how people are lonelier than ever before. The emerging reliance on social media has made us simultaneously more connected and disconnected. We may be in touch with many more people than ever before and may have hundreds or even thousands of friends but far fewer with whom we share deep, meaningful, reliable and durable emotional connection. Social psychologist Sherry Turkle writes that we are alone, together and that not only ar ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
The Anxiety-Busting Properties of Ritual
A gloomy start Uncertainty and the brain Life is full of uncertainty. We experience the vast complexity of our world as one great blooming, buzzing confusion James, 1890 . We know all too well how this buzzing confusion can make us feel. But life s uncertainty takes on a new meaning the moment we peer inside the inner workings of the brain. For all its myriad complex functions, it s generally agreed upon in neuroscience research that the brain s chief job ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 percent since 2006 after new Canadian d...
Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 since 2006 when the province introduced a Canadian policy that allows donation of organs after circulatory functions cease, called circulatory determination of death DCD , according to a new study published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal http www. cmaj. ca lookup doi 10. 1503 cmaj. 161043 Before 2006, deceased organ donation traditionally occurred after neurologic determination of death NDD , commonly kn ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 25
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