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Physician experts highlight research ahead of Otolaryngology's annual meeting
ALEXANDRIA, VA--The latest research on patient preferences, quality-of-life, ear health, thyroidectomy, and other topics related to the specialty of otolaryngology will be presented in Chicago, IL, September 10-13, during the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting OTO Experience. The 2017 Annual Meeting includes hundreds of research presentations. All abstracts to be presented are now available online as a PDF at http journals. sagepub. com doi suppl 10. 1177 OTOJ_1 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
'Waves' of neural activity give new clues about Alzheimer's
While unconscious during deep sleep, millions of neurons activity travels across the cerebral cortex. This phenomenon, known as slow waves, is related to the consolidation of memory. The European project called SloW Dyn, led by Spanish scientists, has now revealed anomalies in this activity in mice displaying a decline similar to Alzheimer s. During deep sleep, large populations of neurons in the cerebral cortex and subcortical brain structures simultaneou ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Alcohol abuse, dental conditions, and mental health found to be the top causes...
A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.3 of all emergency department visits were avoidable. Of these, the top 3 discharge diagnoses were alcohol abuse, dental disorders, and depressive disorders. The study suggests that avoidable emergency department visits could be reduced by increasing access to dental and mental health facilities. The study analysed data representing 424 million visits made to emerg ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Rethinking serotonin could lead to a shift in psychiatric care
A better understanding of how a key chemical messenger acts in the brain could lead to a radical shift in psychiatric care, according to a new research paper. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which helps brain cells communicate with one another, playing important roles in stabilising mood and regulating stress. Despite its importance, current models to explain serotonin s function in the brain remain incomplete. Now, in a review paper published this month i ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Opioid abuse can be treated successfully in primary care settings, study finds
Combining substance abuse treatment with regular medical care can successfully treat people with opioid or alcohol addiction, providing an option that might expand treatment and lower the cost of caring for people caught up in the nation s opioid epidemic, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Patients who enrolled in a program that combined substance abuse treatment with primary medical care were more than twice as likely to receive treatment for opi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
World Sexual Health Day: Study raises concerns about drug-resistant STI
4 September World Sexual Health Day Greater understanding of testing and treatment is needed to mitigate the rapid increase in drug resistance of a common sexually transmitted infection STI , according to a study by the University of Bristol, published in the BMJ Journal of Sexually Transmitted Infections . Mycoplasma genitalium MG is an emerging and relatively common STI currently affecting two per cent of young sexually active people. While the majority ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Birds choose mates with ornamental traits
A recurring theme in nature documentaries is that of choosy females selecting brightly colored males. A new study shows that, in monogamous mating systems, male birds may select their lifelong mates in much the same way. Some traits, such as the tuft of feathers atop a crested auklet, signal attractiveness to the other sex and competitive rank within the same sex. Research has traditionally focused on male competition for access to females or territory and ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 5
Making the Case for Prediction Over Explanation
Through centuries of study, physical scientists have sought good explanations for the phenomena they study, helping the field generalize specific observations to the wider world. It was Sir Isaac Newton s theory of gravity that led astronomers 200 years later to mathematically predict the discovery of a major planet, Neptune. But in psychological science, explanations don 8217 t always yield useful predictions. The explanations given for behavior and thoug ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Sep 5
Behavior and Brain Sciences Help Optimize Labor Programs
Change in large organizations tends to come slowly. Despite a growing knowledge base of evidence-based practices that can help organizations save money, work more effectively, and keep employees engaged and satisfied, institutional inertia remains a huge roadblock. A new program from a large government agency, the US Department of Labor DOL , aims to accelerate change within their own system. The DOL implemented interventions from 2014 to 2017 with the goa ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Aug 31
Trying to Get Ahead? Plan in Reverse, Study Suggests
Motivation research has found that we tend to be the most driven and enthusiastic about a project when we begin it and when we re about to complete it. It is the pile of problems, work, and minor hassles in the middle of the two that turn determination wet-graham-cracker soft. Researchers from the Peking University HSBC Business School, the Korea University Business School, and the University of Iowa collaborated to see if goal-planning methods affected mo ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Aug 31
Romantic Matches Are Hard to Predict Before People Meet
Dating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, but a new study casts doubt on that assertion. The findings are published in the journal Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The study , which used speed dating data, found that a computer-based algorithm could predict who is desirable and how much someone would desire others who s hot ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Aug 31
What is erotomania? Symptoms and treatment
A person with erotomania has a delusional belief that another person is in love with him or her despite clear evidence against it.
Medical News Today - Thu. Aug 31
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