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Study: Girl soccer players who give up other sports may feel more stressed, le...
CHICAGO - An abstract of new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference Exhibition found sport specialization was associated with significantly worse mood, stress, fatigue, soreness, and sleep quality among female youth soccer players, even after controlling for factors such as age and hours spent training. The abstract, Sport Specialization Is Associated with Impaired Sleep and Well-Being in Female Adolescent A ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individuals
New York, NY Sept. 13, 2017 - Marijuana may bring on temporary paranoia and other psychosis-related effects in individuals at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder, finds a preliminary study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center CUMC . The study was published last month in an online edition of Psychiatry Research . Individuals who have had mild or transient psychotic symptoms such as unusual thoughts, suspiciousness, perceptual dist ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Young binge drinkers show altered brain activity
Researchers have studied the brain activity of young binge-drinking college students in Spain, and found distinctive changes in brain activity, which may indicate delayed brain development and be an early sign of brain damage. For many students, college involves a lot of socializing at parties and at bars, and alcohol is a common factor in these social environments. Excessive alcohol use, in the form of binge drinking, is extremely common among college stu ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
New global study finds countries saving more lives, despite a 'triad of troub...
SEATTLE - Countries have saved more lives over the past decade, especially among children under age 5, but persistent health problems, such as obesity, conflict, and mental illness, comprise a triad of troubles, and prevent people from living long, healthy lives, according to a new scientific study. Death is a powerful motivator, both for individuals and for countries, to address diseases that have been killing us at high rates, said Dr. Christopher Murray ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Evidence of drug use in mothers of babies with NAS -- but also in control grou...
CHICAGO - Researchers conducting a study of newborns experiencing symptoms of drug withdrawal knew the infants mothers would test positive for substance use. But in the course of their study they had another, surprising finding They discovered that 1 in 4 women enrolled in the drug-free comparison group, whose infants were not diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome NAS , also tested positive for illicit drug use. The study abstract, Infants with Neona ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Immune system linked to alcohol drinking behavior
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain s immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening. In laboratory studies using mice, researchers have been able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain. Now published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity , this research is one of the first of its kind to show a l ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Unintentional drug use continues among molly users in EDM party scene
Electronic dance music EDM parties have historically been high-risk scenes for use of a variety of psychoactive substances. Studies over the past couple of years have found nightclub and festival attendees report high rates of use. These parties are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., and drug use at such parties has been associated with severe adverse health outcomes, including death. Severity of potential negative health outcomes in EDM environmen ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Open communication and emotional closeness linked to fewer low sexual interest...
British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open . Women in relationships lasting more than a year are more likely to report lacking interest in sex than those in relationships lasting one year or less. The findings come from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles Natsal-3 which is the largest scientific s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Hurricanes' Toll on Mental Health Will Linger
Even after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disappears, survivors could still suffer from mental stress caused by the massive storms, experts say. Everybody who has been in a disaster is changed permanently in some way. You never forget it, said Dr. Carol North, a crisis psychiatrist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. North has studied thousands of survivors of major disasters, such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the Ok ...
Healthday - Fri. Sep 15
‘Gender-Blind’ Thinking May Help Reduce Workplace Confidence Gap
Men have historically dominated workplace environments, due in large part to social, legal, and organizational norms that view professional advancement through a male-centric lens. It is up to organizations to make changes that allow women to succeed and the responsibility of HR departments and the legal system to ensure women aren t being treated unfairly. While changing the architecture of organizations and their policies so that they benefit all employe ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Sep 15
Skin patch dissolves 'love handles' in mice
New York, NY Sept. 15, 2017 -- Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body s overall metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat such as love handles and treat metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center CUMC and the University of North Carolina. The findings, f ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Habit Strategies and Tips for Rebels
After my book Better Than Before hit the shelves, I was surprised by how many Rebels contacted me to request more information about how to harness their Tendency. As I was writing Better Than Before , I d assumed that a Rebels wouldn t want to read a book about habits, and that b Rebels weren t interested in trying to foster habits. Well, I was wrong Many Rebels are very interested in learning how to harness the tremendous strengths of both habits and of t ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 13
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