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Senseless Killing and the Need to Know Why
On October 1, 2017, 64-year old Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, murdered 59 people at a Country Music Festival, wounded over 500 others and shot himself. Why He planned it. A seemingly normal guy with a comfortable life, no criminal record who called his brother to say, How s Mom after Hurricane Irma. He sent her a walker. His father, whom he did not know, was a bank robber on the FBI s Te ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 4
Mass Killings: An Evolutionary Perspective
Typically, I wait until our work has gone through peer review before blogging about it. This work is technically in review at the moment, but several people including journalists have asked about it for reasons that will shortly become obvious. Mass Killing Mass killings are unusual events but devastating when they occur. Although the absolute risk of dying at the hands of such a killer are low, people stubbornly refuse statisticians earnest assurances of ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 4
Too little is known about wildfire smoke
How do fire-suppression chemicals and pesticides affect wildfire smoke and the health of those who breathe it UC Davis graduate students discovered that this question cannot be answered based on current scientific evidence and, in a review published in Current Topics in Toxicology , they recommend studies on the compounds in wildfire smoke. Closing this knowledge gap is particularly important in California, where lines are shrinking between high-population ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 4
Older-adult patients more likely to disclose suicidal thoughts as they age
Ann Arbor, MI, October 4, 2017 - Suicide among older adults is a growing public health issue. Conditions associated with aging--chronic pain, diagnosed or perceived terminal illness, social isolation, and the death of friends and family--can push older Americans towards ending their own lives. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that 23 of individuals aged 50 and older who died by suicide had disclosed their suicide intent. Usi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 4
Air pollution and poverty stack the deck for ADHD
Scientists at the Columbia Center for Children s Environmental Health CCCEH at the Mailman School of Public Health report the first evidence that prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAH --carcinogenic and neurotoxic combustion byproducts commonly found in urban air--combines with material hardship to significantly increase ADHD symptoms in children. Results are online in the journal Environmental Research . In the latest paper from the on ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 4
Safe motherhood campaign associated with more prenatal visits, birth planning,...
In Tanzania, pregnant women who were exposed to a national safe motherhood campaign designed to get them to visit health facilities for prenatal care and delivery were more likely to create birth plans and to attend more prenatal appointments, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research. The findings, published last month in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth , suggest that a strategic, social and behavior change communi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 4
Scientists identify a possible therapeutic target for regulating body weight
A new study published online in The FASEB Journal reveals a novel gene involved in maintaining body weight. Specifically, the study suggests that GTRAP3-18 interacts with pro-opiomelanocortin POMC in the hypothalamus to regulate food intake and blood glucose levels. Inhibiting the interaction between GTRAP3-18 and POMC might be a strategy for treating leptin insulin resistance in patients with obesity and or type 2 diabetes. Eating too much or too little c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 4
University of Guelph researchers discover why females have heart health advant...
It s long been known that heart disease develops later in women than men. But the biological reasons why females have a heart health advantage were unknown. New research from the University of Guelph may have solved the mystery. The interplay between female ovarian hormones and a circadian clock molecule protects the heart health of women as they age, according to a new study by U of G researchers. The findings, published in Cardiovascular Research , could ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 4
Antidote to synthetic cannabis 'Spice' intoxication could be found in slimming...
Early research from Queen Mary University of London has potentially found an antidote that can rapidly stop the intoxicating effects of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids. Synthetic cannabinoids, such as Spice and Black Mamba , are becoming an increasing problem, especially with youths game to experiment and within the homeless and prison populations, due to their cheapness and odourless properties. Their super strength compared to cannabis is leading to ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 4
Women use gossip to compete for a man's attention
Although both men and women gossip, women may be more likely to use gossiping and rumour-mongering as tactics to badmouth a potential rival who is competing for a man s attention. Women also gossip more about other women s looks, whereas men talk about cues to resource holding e.g., wealth and the athleticism of their competitors. According to Adam Davis of the University of Ottawa in Canada, gossiping is a highly evolved social skill and an intrasexual co ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 4
Americans More Open About Mental Health Issues, But Stigma Lingers
Americans may be more willing to talk about mental health issues these days, but misperceptions and stigmas persist, a new survey finds. The survey, of more than 3,000 U.S. adults, found that 70 percent said they feel people are more open to discussing mental health compared with a decade ago. Most respondents also said they d want to help a family member or friend struggling with depression or other mental health conditions. On the other hand, age-old mis ...
Healthday - Wed. Oct 4
Coping with panic disorder
Do you experience sudden attacks of anxiety, fear, and panic Perhaps your heart races, you feel unable to breathe or think properly, and you sweat. Do these attacks have no obvious trigger Here are some of the best ways to cope with panic disorder to improve your quality of life.
Medical News Today - Tue. Oct 3
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