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Sugar-sweetened beverages are harmful to health and may be addictive, research...
Just as we might have guessed, those tasty, sugar-sweetened beverages that increase risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases may actually be addictive. Youth between 13 and 18 years of age who were deprived of sugary drinks for just three days reported headaches, cravings and other withdrawal symptoms, according to a University of California study with researchers from both the Davis and Berkeley campuses. All 25 participants in this exploratory study r ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Neuroimaging study reveals 'hot spot' for cue-reactivity in substance-dependen...
When patients with dependence on alcohol, cocaine or nicotine are shown drug cues, or images related to the substance, an area of their brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex mPFC shows increased activity, report investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina MUSC in an article published online September 7, 2018 in Translational Psychiatry . We asked the question Which brain area is more engaged when these patients see a drug cue versus a n ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Negative social cues on tobacco packaging may help smokers quit
New research published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs suggests that tobacco packaging that reminds smokers that broad societal others disapprove of the activity can trigger feelings of self-consciousness, which in turn reduces smoking intentions. This approach was particularly effective in isolated smokers who did not see smoking as identity-relevant or congruent with their social self. The study involved an online experiment with a panel of 156 Americ ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Obesity strongly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in neve...
Toronto, ON - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD is much more common among never smoking older women who are morbidly obese having a body mass index of 40 or higher than among their female peers in the normal weight range 13.4 vs 3.5 , respectively . Morbidly obese older men who have never smoked also had a much higher prevalence of COPD than never-smoking men who were normal weight 7.6 vs 2.5 reported lead author Professor Esme Fuller-Thomson, San ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
The five types of problem drinking are more common at different ages
Alcohol abuse is more complicated than simply drinking too much. There may be five separate types of problem drinkers, according to Penn State researchers, and each one may be more common at different stages of life. In a study, Penn State researchers discovered five distinct classes or profiles among people with alcohol use disorder, with each profile defined by a specific set of symptoms. While each profile existed in people of all ages, certain profiles ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Does teen cannabis use lead to behavior problems -- or vice versa?
More youth use cannabis than smoke cigarettes in the United States. In other parts of the world, cannabis use has become almost as regular as tobacco use among adolescents and young adults. With relaxed laws governing cannabis use in many U.S. states and localities, there is mixed and limited research on whether increasing legalization could lead to other unhealthy behaviors in addition to substance use disorders. Now, new research led by the Annenberg Pub ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
How Free Is Our Will?
How to activate your brain s superpowers. Subscribe Recent Issue Archive Today News America s Stress Test Igniting Our Resilience How Are Moral Categories Related to Each Other ADHD and Its Impact on Longevity The Hippocampus, Self-Esteem, and Physical Health Essential Reads How to Make Decisions You 039 ll Still Love in Ten Years Mistaking the Highlight Reel for the Game The Anatomy of a Well-Designed Price Promotion How Free Is Our Will Trending Topics N ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 26
The Anatomy of a Well-Designed Price Promotion
How to activate your brain s superpowers. Subscribe Recent Issue Archive Today News America s Stress Test Igniting Our Resilience How Are Moral Categories Related to Each Other ADHD and Its Impact on Longevity The Hippocampus, Self-Esteem, and Physical Health Essential Reads How to Make Decisions You 039 ll Still Love in Ten Years Mistaking the Highlight Reel for the Game The Anatomy of a Well-Designed Price Promotion How Free Is Our Will Trending Topics N ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 26
Mistaking the Highlight Reel for the Game
How to activate your brain s superpowers. Subscribe Recent Issue Archive Today News America s Stress Test Igniting Our Resilience How Are Moral Categories Related to Each Other ADHD and Its Impact on Longevity The Hippocampus, Self-Esteem, and Physical Health Essential Reads How to Make Decisions You 039 ll Still Love in Ten Years Mistaking the Highlight Reel for the Game The Anatomy of a Well-Designed Price Promotion How Free Is Our Will Trending Topics N ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 26
Annals of Family Medicine media tip sheet
Monday, November 12, 2018 Higher Primary Care Physician Continuity is Associated With Lower Costs An ongoing patient-physician relationship is strongly associated with lower total health care costs and decreased hospitalization rates. Based on 2011 Medicare claims data for 1,448,952 beneficiaries receiving care from a nationally representative sample of 6,551 primary care physicians, researchers created physician-level claims-based measures of continuity o ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 21
Essay offers guidance on communication with transgender patients
The increasing visibility of transgender people and others who do not conform to traditional gender norms challenges medical professionals to think about gender and communication in new ways. This is according to an essay from the National LGBT Health Education Center illustrating ways to interact respectfully and affirmatively with non-binary people those who have a gender identity that is not exclusively girl woman or boy man throughout the patient care ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 21
Recommendations to reduce recidivism in transgender women
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, 2018 - Previously incarcerated transgender women can find themselves caught in a cycle that leads to repeat jail time. A new analysis of Allegheny County by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers identifies potential solutions that could lead to transgender women being more successfully reintegrated into society. The findings will be presented today at the American Public Health Association s 2018 Annual ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 21
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