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Animating Dreams and the Future of Dream Recording
This past June, I attended the 34th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams in Anaheim, California. It was my fifth time attending the conference, and just as every year previously, the five-day event brought together an inspiring and eclectic mix of researchers and clinicians working in the field of dreams. The 2018 Conference is set for June 16 to 20 in Arizona and is accepting proposal submissions until December 15 . W ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 19
The Neurobiology of Fear-Based Learning—and Unlearning
LEFT IMAGE Coronal section of the locus coeruleus with two different populations of cells labeled with green or purple-colored retrograde tracers from the amygdala or medial prefrontal cortex respectively. RIGHT IMAGE A schematic illustration of green-labeled noradrenaline producing cells which projected to the amygdala and were needed for fear learning. The purple-labeled noradrenergic cell group projected to the prefrontal cortex PFC and were needed for ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 19
Researchers unlock potential pathway to treat flesh-eating bacteria
HOUSTON- Sept. 18, 2017 - Researchers at Houston Methodist have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria. This is timely news, given the current dangers lurking in the debris and destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey s floodwaters that destroyed tens of thousands of homes in Texas. Muthiah Kumaraswami, Ph.D., an infectious diseases researcher at the Houston ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Playing American football before age 12 could have long-term health effects
Playing American football before the age of 12 may have long-term consequences for players mood and behavior, according to a study involving 214 professional and amateur football players, published in the open access journal Translational Psychiatry . Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, USA found that football players who started playing before age 12 had more than twice the odds for clinical impairment in executive function including anal ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Comprehensive meta-analysis affirms cranberries' role in promoting a healthy u...
CARVER, Mass., September 19, 2017 - A thorough review of dozens of studies led scientists to conclude that healthcare professionals should be telling their patients to have cranberry products as a first step in reducing recurrent UTIs. The comprehensive meta-analysis and assessment of human clinical trials, published in the official journal of the American Urological Association, The Journal of Urology reg , assures practitioners and their patients that cr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
Data released today from the U.S. President s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief PEPFAR show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments PHIAs announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries. The latest data also indicate t ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Health care, education key to keeping women offenders out of prison
Women in provincial prisons require health care to address trauma, addiction and chronic diseases in order to lower reincarceration rates, according to a new study that of women leaving a B.C. correctional centre. Our findings show that their return to criminal activity was related to a lack of basic, primary health care -- nutrition, medical and dental care. That s important because we can address these issues, said Patricia Janssen, a professor in UBC s ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Victimization of transgender youths linked to suicidal thoughts, substance abuse
AUSTIN, Texas -- In two peer-reviewed papers, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts as the general population, and they are up to four times as likely to engage in substance use. Depression and school-based victimization factored heavily into the disparities in both cases. The papers are the first set of studies using representative, population-based data to ex ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades
Many people believe that teenagers today grow up faster than they used to, while others argue that today s youth are growing up more slowly, perhaps due to overprotection by their parents. A new study explored this issue by examining how often teens in recent years compared to teens in previous decades engaged in adult activities such as drinking alcohol, working, driving, or having sex. The study found that today s adolescents are less likely than their p ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Researchers document changes in teenage parenthood
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The US birth rate hasn t changed for two generations of teenage girls, but other aspects of young parenthood are shifting, especially regarding young fathers, according to new Indiana University research. The researchers analyzed parenthood, education and income statistics over a long time span from two groups of about 10,000 people -- those born in 1962-64 and those born in 1980-82. These are the key findings Teen fathers and mothers c ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
How the shape and size of your face relates to your sexuality
Men and women with shorter, wider faces tend to be more sexually motivated and to have a stronger sex drive than those with faces of other dimensions. These are the findings from a study led by Steven Arnocky of Nipissing University in Canada. The research investigates the role that facial features play in sexual relationships and mate selection and is published in Springer s journal Archives of Sexual Behavior . The study adds to a growing body of researc ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
A Stable Home May Delay Diagnosis of Childhood Disorders
Two children, Bryan and Joe, complain of episodes of breathlessness after failing a class. While Bryan has a stable home life, is well liked by his friends parents 8217 and normally does well in school, Joe has troubles at home, in addition to disciplinary issues and sub-par grades. Which, if either, of these boys has panic disorder According to new research in Clinical Psychological Science , a journal of the Association of Psychological Science, children ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Sep 19
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