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Our Amazing Ability to Quickly Judge People's Personality
Are we generally fairly good at judging people s personality Can we tell by just looking or listening whether a person is confident , gregarious, shy , responsible, calm or attention-seeking Recent studies in psychology suggest that we can. Even when we only get a chance to look at a person for a few seconds a condition also known as a thin-slicing , our judgment of personality is fairly reliable. Although we make quick judgments about personality on the b ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 24
Can Companies Become Our New Top Universities?
Where are all the smart people Certainly, our academic institutions are on top of the list. But you also have to place industry close to the top. Further, the financial draw of industry is attracting top staff to shift back into the private sector, leaving colleges in a difficult spot. Intellectual talent is becoming akin to athletics. We have star quarterbacks and wide receivers on the recruitment lists. But this time, it s those stars in robotics, artifi ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 24
Health center services at risk if Congress fails to renew funding
WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK Sept. 21, 2017 -- If Congress does not renew a critical fund for community health centers before September 30, these safety net providers could lose 70 percent of their federal grant funding by 2018. As a result 9 million people could lose access to health care, according to a report produced by researchers at the Geiger Gibson RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University s Milken I ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
Leopoldina Annual Assembly focuses on genome editing issues
The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina today opened its 2017 Annual Assembly in Halle Saale , with this year s theme being Genome Editing - Challenges for the Future . The two-day event sees distinguished international scientists come together to address new molecular biological methods that enable targeted genetic interventions. At the heart of the lectures and discussions are the ethical, legal and technological questions surrounding genome e ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder, according to research
In a study, researchers at the University of S 227 o Paulo s Ribeir 227 o Preto School of Medicine FMRP-USP , in Brazil, finds that the more frequent the migraine attacks, the more severe will be the so-called temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. The temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge connecting the jawbone to the skull, therefore the disorder s symptoms includes difficulty chewing and joint tension. Our study shows that patients with chronic ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
Many YouTube videos glorify alcohol
PISCATAWAY, NJ - YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the fun side of drinking. That s the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers looked at 137 YouTube videos that featured alcohol brands popular with underage drinkers -- from beer to vodka to cognac. Together, the videos had been viewed nearly 97 million times. Most often -- 40 percent of the time -- the vi ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
Cannabis, 'Spice' -- better think twice
Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and the advent of synthetic cannabinoids creates additional challenges to the society because of their higher potency and ability to escape drug detection screenings. Scientists from Japanese sleep institute have a warning for the society about a danger coming from cannabinoid abuse. Research led by Olga Malyshevskaya and Yoshihiro Urade of International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine WPI-I ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
Rapid hepatitis C testing may help better screen young adults
BOSTON-- Routine and rapid hepatitis C virus HCV testing among young adults who use injection drugs improves life expectancy and may provide a good use of limited resources, according to new research out of Boston Medical Center, in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission. The findings are published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases . HCV is a viral infection that affects the liver. An estimated 3.2 million peop ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
NAM special publication on how health clinicians can counter opioid epidemic
WASHINGTON - Halting the opioid epidemic requires aggressive action across multiple dimensions, including informed, active, and determined front-line leadership from health clinicians working in every setting throughout the nation, says a new National Academy of Medicine NAM special publication developed at the request of the National Governors Association to assist the nation s governors as they work with clinicians to counter the opioid crisis. Authored ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
Strong alcohol policies help reduce alcohol-involved homicides
Boston - Stronger alcohol policies, including taxes and sales restrictions, have been shown to reduce the likelihood of alcohol involvement among homicide victims, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center BMC and Boston University. The study, published online in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , supports the importance of alcohol control policies to reduce violence, including homicide. Alcohol is an established risk factor for homici ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testing
Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine. This new breakthrough, published in Clinical Chemistry , comes as a result of the first large scale study of cocaine users and could pave the way for the detection of a range of other Class A substances. The research was carried out with partners from the Netherlands Forensic Institute ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
Emergency contraception not as accessible as it should be, says CU Anschutz st...
AURORA, Colo. Sept. 22, 2017 -- Efforts to remove barriers to accessing emergency contraception EC scored victories in 2013, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration removed age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the levonogestrel drug Plan B. But those who need EC can still encounter cost and availability barriers. Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine discovered this when they asked 633 Colorado pharmacies in 2014 about EC ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 24
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