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Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens
Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The study -- from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine -- found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking. Since e-cigarettes came on the market there has been a debate about whether their use may lead to cigarette smoking, said Bruce ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Tracing trends could lead to better public health education
The educated members of a population are the trailblazers of risky behavior, but they are quicker to change their habits once the consequences of that behavior become better understood, according to new research from Penn State, which could also have implications on how public health education is approached. Using a Population Education Transition PET curve that illustrates the process of education and behavior change, could lead to a better way to identif ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Cholesterol-like molecules switch off the engine in cancer-targeting Natural K...
Scientists have just discovered how the engine that powers cancer-killing cells functions. Crucially, their research also highlights how that engine is fuelled and that cholesterol-like molecules, called oxysterols, act as a cut-off switch making it hard for our Natural Killer cells to win the war against cancer. The scientists, led by Ussher Assistant Professor in Immunometabolism at Trinity College Dublin, Dr David Finlay, have just published their findi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Hillary Clinton Is Doing Pranayama
I teach alternate nostril breathing aka pranayama to my clients and students in my clinical practice and certificate course on Integrative Medicine for Mental Health . I was excited to hear yesterday that former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is practicing Pranayama, also called alternate nostril breathing. Breathing and walking in the woods to absorb the benefits of the sun and blue-green rays of forest light are great ways to restore brain health and ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 17
52 Ways: Cultural Variations in Offering Food to Show Love
Feeding has always been embedded within culture, from the earliest days of hunters and gatherers to modern times when food choices have exploded exponentially. Both time and place force revision of what is possible and desirable. If we are to show love through our feeding of others, we need to be aware of these shifts. Sometimes a culture has a clear vision of the role of food in life. Watch this brief video of a CBS Sunday Morning telecast illustrating of ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 17
Practicing Gratitude
This summer, much of the world seemed to stop for a brief moment to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. It was a big ado. People gathered and trickles of wonder echoed far and wide. While watching the sun fade, I had the pleasure of standing next to Yogarupa Rod Stryker . Earlier in the day, Rod told me he is turning 60 next month. And in reflecting on his own trips round the sun he shared that gratitude more than illuminates his life. And one way to thrust ou ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 17
Low Brain Cholesterol—Separating Fact from Fiction
Where do you find the highest concentration of cholesterol in your whole body In your BRAIN . The brain is cholesterol-rich on purpose because it needs large amounts of cholesterol to function properly. So, what does that mean for the growing number of people choosing naturally cholesterol-free plant-based diets And what about the 15 million Americans who take statin medications like Lipitor to lower their cholesterol levels People who are trying to lower ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 17
I Tried Direct Neurofeedback and the Results Surprised Me
Transhumanism the movement of using science and technology to improve the human being covers many different fields of research. There are exoskeleton suits to help the disabled there are stem cell treatments to cure disease there are robots and AI to perform human chores. The field is wide open and booming as humanity uses more and more tech in its world. It s not that often I get to participate directly in these radical technologies, but I did so recently ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 17
Right Brain and Left Brain Share Duties On "As Needed" Basis
Fluid communication and coordination between the left and right hemispheres of the cerebral cortex colloquially referred to as left brain-right brain plays a fundamental role in optimizing cognition and episodic memory function across a human lifespan, according to a new study from Duke University. This paper, Frequency-Specific Neuromodulation of Local and Distant Connectivity in Aging and Episodic Memory Function , was published online September 8 in the ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 17
Deprescribing gets support from Canada's seniors, survey shows
MONTREAL, Sept. 15, 2017 - Most Canadians over 65 years of age take a lot of prescription drugs -- two-thirds, in fact, take more than five a day, while two out of every five of Canadians over 80 take more than 10 a day. And many worry it s all too much, a new national survey by Universit 233 de Montr 233 al researchers has found. The phone survey of 2,665 men and women ages 65 years or older was done last year between August and October. Preliminary data ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Sep 17
Flat affect: Psychological symptoms and treatment
Not everyone responds to emotional stimuli in the same way, but, in some, there may be no response at all. This lack of reaction is called flat affect and can be a symptom of a psychiatric disorder or a side effect of another medical condition.
Medical News Today - Fri. Sep 15
What It's Like to Be a Dog: Gregory Berns Talks About Brains
A window into dogs minds A few months ago I was asked to write an endorsement for Dr. Gregory Berns latest book called What It s Like to Be a Dog And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience . I gladly said yes and was treated to a wonderful adventure into the minds and hearts of a wide variety of nonhuman animals animals . To conduct their studies, Dr. Berns and his team of researchers taught completely awake dogs to go voluntarily into an MRI-scanner.
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 15
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