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Inherited herpesvirus study finds links to ancient humans
An estimated 1 million people in the UK carry a human herpesvirus 6 HHV-6 genome integrated into their own human genome The integrated HHV-6 genome is located in the same chromosome in people having no known family relationship DNA sequencing showed that the integrated HHV-6 genomes originated thousands of years ago in a small number of ancestors Most of the integrated HHV-6 genomes are intact and may be able to reactivate as viruses An international study ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Researchers raise health concerns about off-road vehicles and inhalation of as...
CINCINNATI -- Preventing injuries may not be the only reason children shouldn t use off-road vehicles ORVs . In a new study, public health scientists raise concerns that people who use ORVs in many regions of the country may face exposure to hazardous mineral fibers. These include naturally occurring asbestos and erionite - an asbestos-like material that occurs in sedimentary rocks of the western United States. Most of the deposits are located along the Ap ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Doping in sports: Official tests fail to pick up majority of cases
Doping is remarkably widespread among elite athletes, and remains largely unchecked despite the use of sophisticated biological testing methods. This is according to Rolf Ulrich of the University of T 252 bingen in Germany and Harrison G. Pope of Harvard Medical School in the US who are lead authors of a study in Springer s journal Sports Medicine . The researchers conducted anonymous surveys among athletes competing at two major sports events in 2011. At ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Cosmetic surgery may help patients quit smoking
Aug. 29, 2017 - If you re a smoker considering cosmetic surgery, your plastic surgeon will likely require you to stop smoking for at least two weeks before your procedure. A long-term follow-up study finds that many patients receiving these instructions will quit smoking, or at least smoke less, in the years after cosmetic surgery, reports the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society o ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain
CHICAGO - Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of life. Their preferred method to manage pain Lifestyle changes such as exercising, eating right, quitting smoking and losing weight, according to a n ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Beyond the Breath: The Promise and Perils of Compassion
A brief note This post was adapted from an invited dharma talk I gave at the Mindful Reflection Community at the Unitarian Universalist church Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois on August 8, 2017. A link to the talk, which was recorded live, is found below. It s a more personal post than my usual fare, and it includes ideas and strategies for ways we can deepen our meditative practice and engage in a healing way with painful and persistent patterns.
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 30
Is "Spiritual Intelligence" a Valid Concept?
Inspired by Gardner s concept of multiple intelligences , the concept of spiritual intelligence has gained popularity in recent years, and is the subject of several books and websites. Although limited empirical research has been performed to validate the concept, a great deal of nonsense has been written about this topic e.g. this paper in an actual academic journal that goes way beyond any empirical evidence. Despite this, I think it is possible to study ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 30
The Cat That Changed America: Giving Urban Wildlife Voice
A new film called The Cat that Changed America could play a huge role in changing people s attitudes toward urban wildlife. The trailer can be seen here , and the film s description reads P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 30
Three Quotations That Will Increase Your Trust Knowledge
For centuries, quotations have been a powerful way to pass on common wisdom or knowledge. Many quotations today find their way onto Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to motivate, inspire, or influence thinking. Leadership books, even some of my own, use them regularly to augment or highlight messages. These commonsense thoughts have impact on our day to day work cultures, too. But like any short message, sometimes quotations arrive out of context, confuse a ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 30
Think You're a Bad Parent?
Nothing could have prepared me for the depth of love I felt when our first child was born. Over the past nearly 10 years I ve experienced the profound reward of raising our three children. Yet no matter how much we love being a dad or a mom, it s no easy task to raise a human being. There s at least one thing people can agree on about parenting It s hard work. The work is even harder when we re constantly criticizing our own parenting. I m well acquainted ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 30
The Psychology of Political Violence
A gunman at a baseball field. A car in Charlottesville. A surge in death threats against D.C. lawmakers. New alt-right rallies planned. More violence expected. The President s tweets and speeches stir the pot, and across the country, contempt, disgust, and anger burn with righteous fervor. Writer Leon Wieseltier got double his wish. In the aftermath of the election, he wanted half of America to stay angry . He claimed this was the only way to uphold princi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 30
Regular, early lifestyle changes key to reducing type 2 diabetes & cardiovascu...
Regular and early lifestyle changes key to reducing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in young South Asians, study suggests Regular and early one-to-one educational sessions on healthy diet and lifestyle could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease CVD in young South Asians, a new research published today in BMC Medicine suggests. Unlike previous studies which have focussed on high risk older people, researchers f ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
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