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Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC-- A DNA variant--located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent--increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by RTI International. Nearly 1 billion people smoke and 6 million premature deaths occur worldwide each year from cigarette smoking, according to the World Health Organization. Smoking is the l ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Move over e-cigarettes, meet heat-not-burn tobacco
If you haven t heard of heat-not-burn tobacco, you re not alone, but a new study published today in PLOS ONE from San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health Associate Research Professor John W. Ayers suggests this new method for consuming tobacco is poised for explosive growth. What is heat-not-burn tobacco One of the newest tobacco products on the market heats leaf tobacco to approximately 500 degrees Fahrenheit using battery power to pro ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Don't dispense of cannabis dispensaries, caution UBC researchers
UBC researchers are cautioning policy makers not to alter a cannabis distribution system that -- while not legal yet -- works well. Associate professor Zach Walsh, who teaches psychology at UBC s Okanagan campus, and PhD candidate Rielle Capler, say store-front dispensaries--often under fire by law enforcement and city governments--are a tried and true method of selling cannabis. The pair recently published a study on medicinal cannabis dispensaries and de ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Once a lesbian always a lesbian, right? Or not?
CLEVELAND, Ohio October 11, 2017 - Are people s sexual attractions likely to change as they age That s the question at the core of an ongoing debate as to whether or not sexuality remains stable throughout a person s life. An upcoming presentation at The North American Menopause Society NAMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia October 11-14, will review the latest research on the prevalence of same-sex sexuality and sexual fluidity and their implications for he ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Rhodiola rosea: Benefits, side effects, and dosage
Rhodiola rosea is a flowering herb that grows in cold, high-altitude regions of Europe and Asia. Other names for it include arctic root, golden root, king s crown, and rose root.
Medical News Today - Sat. Oct 7
Benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears
Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits
Medical News Today - Sat. Oct 7
Three Reasons Why “Quick Forgiveness” Is Not Phony
An observant reader asked me if our Forgiveness News section of the International Forgiveness Institute, Inc. might be comprised of many stories in which people are faking forgiveness so that they get national and international recognition from the media. After all, the person reasoned, for a few moments their images, words, and actions are in front of thousands or even millions, depending on which media sources carry the story. While quick pronouncements ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
How to Be More Spontaneous
Some folks are too spontaneous perhaps the tattoo at 3 a.m., the 500 pair of shoes, the blurting out the first thing that comes to their minds. But for a lot of the rest of us the dial might be a bit too far in the other direction even small decisions are as weighty as those of the Supreme Court everyday life is heavily routinized and breaking out in even small ways can require a lot of planning. Maybe it s time to loosen up. But as that famous phrase Be S ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
Children and Exposure to Terror: The 3 Cs of Coping
This blog was jointly written by The Older Dad , Dr. Kevin D. Arnold, and by Ms. Theresa Gaser, MSSA, LISW-S of Trinity Family Counseling , Westerville, Ohio According to the VA , children who are exposed to higher amounts of TV coverage of a disaster develop more stressful reactions. Terrorism and disasters can easily alter children s lives like the ripples of waves in a pond. Given that, what might we expect after children experience traumatic events by ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
The Best Wedding Trend is the Freedom to Not Follow Trends
We are in a sweet spot for nuptials. Every one of us has the opportunity to not know what we are supposed to do when we get hitched. Just as same sex couples have done for decades, we can all --yes, straight people too--create our own events, rituals, and celebrations, completely on our own terms. Exciting, right I have even written a book on this phenomenon, Modern Brides amp Modern Grooms A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other NonTraditional, Twent ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
The Philosophical Traveler
I spent most of September traveling all over Australia, so please, dear reader, forgive the absence of posting and the fact that today I m posting as a philosophical traveler instead of a philosophical parent . I ll get back to regular programming soon Traveling provides a nice break from whatever you normally do, but if you re a philosopher, it doesn t provide a complete break. Being in new surroundings prompts reflection the more so, the more exotic your ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
The Majority of People Are Not Introverts or Extroverts
If you don t know whether you re an introvert or extrovert, you might as well live under a rock. The terms were invented by Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung in the 1920s. They ve since adopted a prominent, if not undying, life of their own. They re the cornerstone of Myers-Briggs and one of the Big Five traits. Most simply, Jung conceived of introverts as drawing energy from being alone, whereas extroverts draw it from their surroundings and ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
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