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MMA fighters, boxers may have signs of long-term brain injury in blood
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Boxers and mixed martial arts fighters may have markers of long-term brain injury in their blood, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology s Sports Concussion Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., July 14 to 16, 2017. This study is part of a larger study to detect not just individual concussions but permanent brain injury overall at its earliest stages and to determine which fighters a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
Zika vaccine protects fetus against infection and birth defects
GALVESTON, Texas - Immunizing female mice with a Zika vaccine can protect their developing fetus from infection and birth defects during pregnancy, according to new research from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The findings are now available in Cell . Although rapid and promising progress on developing vaccines has been made with animal models, the UTMB study is the first to demonstrate that potential vaccines could protect a fetus fro ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
Singapore scientists pave way for better juvenile arthritis diagnosis & treatm...
Singapore, 14 July 2017 - A team of scientists and doctors from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre AMC has uncovered a new group of regulatory T Treg cells and DNA features associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA , the most common form of arthritis among children under the age of 16. Their findings could potentially enhance diagnosis of the disease and prediction of therapy outcomes for improved treatment successes. Results of their ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
Ecological underpinnings of rural poverty
Deep in landlocked Africa, a miracle is unfolding. Less than a generation after a genocidal civil war left it in ruins, Rwanda is defying poverty traps that ensnare many other natural resource-dependent developing countries. The land of a thousand hills today has one of the continent s strongest economies and healthiest populations. This success story is borne out by a newly developed method for modeling rural poverty that could inform interventions to imp ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
New report presents national strategy to reduce opioid epidemic
WASHINGTON - Years of sustained and coordinated efforts will be required to contain and reverse the harmful societal effects of the prescription and illicit opioid epidemics, which are intertwined and getting worse, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report, requested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA , says it is possible to stem the still-escalating prevalence of opioid use disorder and ot ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
Study reveals the hidden ways math helps us in everyday life
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A psychological intervention implemented to help students cope and learn more in a tough statistics course did more than just help them in the class, a new study found. Researchers found the intervention helped students improve their math literacy - what scientists call numeracy - which was vital for success in the course. But it also helped the intervention students, compared to students who did not get the intervention, demonstrate bette ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
Low gene expression may raise susceptibility to depression
Researchers have taken an in-depth look at the function of a gene that may be linked to the development of major depression. Their findings show that its activity levels might determine our susceptibility to stress and negative stimuli.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jul 12
Opioid Prescription Decline Data Misleading
Opioid prescription data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC revealed the number of opioid pain pill prescriptions per 100 people declined by 13 percent and the potency declined by 41 percent in the 2010-2015 period. While the drop in prescriptions is encouraging, I find that the reality is sobering and points to more people switching to street drugs. Due to tighter oversight of opioid prescriptions and a sharp decline ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 12
Nine Truths About Losing Balance You Won't Read in Books
In early June 2017, a medical test gone awry left me with a brain injury that I am still healing from today. Among many other cognitive and behavioral changes , I temporarily lost my sense of balance. These observations came directly from notes I began about two weeks after the injury.
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 12
The Crisis of Meaning
Some 60 years ago, the world-renown psychiatrist and Nazi concentration camp survivor, Viktor Frankl, MD, PhD, called attention to three major societal ills aggression , addiction , and depression . He termed these problems the mass neurotic triad, a kind of psychological axis of evil in today s parlance. 1 Significantly, this triad comprised more than targets for psychiatric therapeutic intervention . The mass neurotic triad was symptomatic of a contempor ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 12
Can We Trust What Men and Women Reveal on Sex Surveys?
Sometimes men and women appear to lie at least a little bit when they answer questions on sex surveys. Who can blame them Why would people reveal their deepest, darkest sex secrets to a complete stranger Would you Still, when surveyed in the proper manner such as responding in private to well-crafted questions, with clear instructions, and anonymously without anyone ever knowing your name , people tend to self-report at least somewhat honestly about sensit ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 12
Gender Variation and Same-Sex Relations in Precolonial Times
From Alaska to Patagonia, Native American cultures often held gender variant individuals in high regard, valuing them for their unique spiritual and artistic aptitudes and important economic and social contributions. Having been blessed with the spirits of both man and woman, these two-spirits could mediate between men and women, and between this world and the other. They could accomplish the work of both sexes, meeting the need of the moment and compensat ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 12
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