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Sleep problems may be early sign of Alzheimer's
MINNEAPOLIS - Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer s disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems, according to a study published in the July 5, 2017, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers have found a link between sleep disturbances and biological markers for Alzheimer s disease found in the spinal fluid ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Controlling memory by triggering specific brain waves during sleep
Have you ever tried to recall something just before going to sleep and then wake up with the memory fresh in your mind While we absorb so much information during the day consciously or unconsciously, it is during shut eye that a lot of facts are dispatched to be filed away or fall into oblivion. A good quality sleep is the best way to feel mentally refreshed and memorize new information, but how is the brain working while we sleep Could we improve such pro ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Marijuana and vulnerability to psychosis
MONTREAL, July 5, 2017 - Going from an occasional user of marijuana to a weekly or daily user increases an adolescent s risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159 , according to a new Canadian study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry . The study also reports effects of marijuana use on cognitive development and shows that the link between marijuana use and psychotic-like experiences is best explained by emergi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Narcotics diversion results in outbreak of serratia marcescens bacteria
NEW YORK July 6, 2017 - An illegal diversion of opioids by a hospital nurse tampering with syringes was responsible for a cluster outbreak of Serratia marcescens , a gram-negative bacteria, according to research published online today in Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology , the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Five patients admitted to five different hospital wards within University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin develope ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Make up after the break up: Men choose sex, women tears and quality time
If a man wants to make amends with his girlfriend after an argument, he should dedicate quality time and shed a few tears while asking for forgiveness. However, these are not the best ways for a woman to make up with her boyfriend men consider a kind gesture or receiving sexual favors as the best form of apology. This was revealed in a study led by T. Joel Wade of Bucknell University in the US. Overall, it was found that showing emotional commitment is the ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
The surprising trend in extramarital sex in America
America s generation gap is surfacing in a surprising statistic rates of extramarital sex. Older Americans are cheating on their spouses more than their younger counterparts, with 20 percent of married Americans over age 55 reporting they ve engaged in extramarital sex. Just 14 percent of those under age 55 say they ve cheated, according to Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a professor in the University of Utah s Department of Family and Consumer Studies. The Institu ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Long-term sexual intimidation may be widespread in primate societies
After observing the mating habits of chacma baboons living in the wild over a four-year period, researchers have found that males of the species often use long-term sexual intimidation to control their mates. The findings reported in Current Biology on July 6 suggest that this mating strategy has a long history in primates, including humans, and may be widespread across social mammals--especially when males of a species are typically larger than females. T ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Are we still jealous? Infidelity in the age of social media
When men and women find social media messages indicating that their partner has been cheating on them, they show the same type of jealousy behaviour as finding offline evidence that their partner has been unfaithful. This is according to Michael Dunn and Gemma Billett of Cardiff Metropolitan University in the UK, who investigated how jealousy manifests between the sexes when people find compromising messages on their partner s social media accounts. The fi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
A New Look at the Killing of Kitty Genovese: The Science of False Confessions
On March 13, 1964 a woman named Catherine Kitty Genovese was murdered outside of her apartment in Queens, New York. Over the course of a brutal attack lasting over 30 minutes, Genovese was stabbed at least 14 times. It was widely reported that despite Genovese s screams for help, not a single one of the 38 bystanders at the apartment that night came to her aid. The case caught the attention of the public, as well as psychological scientists, leading to res ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Jul 6
Meaningless Accelerating Scores Yield Better Performance
Seemingly any behavior can be gamified and awarded digital points these days, from tracking the steps you ve walked to the online purchases you ve made and even the chores you ve completed. Tracking behavior in this way helps to spur further action and new research shows that even meaningless scores can serve as effective motivators, as long as those scores are accelerating. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Jul 6
What We Don’t Have Can Teach Us To Be Happier
Would you like to feel happier Shortly before his untimely death, University of Chicago professor Hillel Einhorn weighed in on this issue in a rare interview. His advice focus less on what you wish for and more on what he referred to as non-occurrences the things you haven t experienced. Einhorn s argument is that feelings of happiness ultimately boil down to one s haves and wants. In our minds, we tend to categorize these into three groups. The first cate ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 4
Chores: Secrets To Winning the Parent-Kids Chore-Wars
Chores, just about every kid resists them. Kids feel too rushed before school, too tired after school, and don t want to be bothered with chores on the weekends. Parents may pull their hair out with the stress of getting into fights with their children over participating in household tasks. Yet most parents do want their kids to contribute to family functioning. Parents give so much to their children children helping out seems only fair. No wonder chores s ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 4
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