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Incidence of dementia in primary care increased in the Netherlands over 23 years
The incidence of registered dementia cases has increased slightly over a 23-year period 1992 to 2014 in the Netherlands, according to a study published by Emma van Bussel and colleagues from the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in PLOS Medicine s Special Issue on Dementia. The researchers collected data on dementia diagnoses for persons aged 60 years and over from general practitioner networks for the years 1992 to 2014, including data o ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
Blueberry concentrate improves brain function in older people
Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter. In the study, healthy people aged 65-77 who drank concentrated blueberry juice every day showed improvements in cognitive function, blood flow to the brain and activation of the brain while carrying out cognitive tests. There was also evidence suggesting improvement in working memory. Blueberries are rich in flavonoids, which po ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
Self-persuasion app motivates low-income moms to protect teens against cancer-...
As health officials struggle to boost the number of teens vaccinated against the deadly human papillomavirus, a new study from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, found that self-persuasion works to bring parents on board. Currently public health efforts rely on educational messages and doctor recommendations to persuade parents to vaccinate their adolescents. Self-persuasion as a tool for HPV vaccinations has never been researched until now. The SMU st ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
Fewer overweight adults report trying to lose weight
Although weight gain has continued among U.S. adults, fewer report trying to lose weight, according to a study appearing in the March 7 issue of JAMA . Socially acceptable body weight is increasing. If more individuals who are overweight or obese are satisfied with their weight, fewer might be motivated to lose unhealthy weight. Jian Zhang, M.D., Dr.P.H., of Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, and colleagues used data from the National Health and Nutr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
Being overweight in early pregnancy associated with increased rate of cerebral...
Among Swedish women, being overweight or obese early in pregnancy was associated with increased rates of cerebral palsy in children, according to a study appearing in the March 7 issue of JAMA . Despite advances in obstetric and neonatal care, the prevalence of cerebral palsy has increased from 1998 through 2006 in children born at full term. Few preventable factors are known to affect the risk of cerebral palsy. Maternal overweight and obesity are associa ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
Photos show promise as dietary assessment tool, but more training needed
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Research at Oregon State University suggests that photographs of your food are good for a lot more than just entertaining your friends on social media - those pictures might help improve your health and also national nutrition policy. But before that can happen, universities that educate the dietitians who review the photos need to provide more consistent, formal training, particularly hands-on work in food measurement and preparation and ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
New research shows split on how people consider transgender rights issues
LAWRENCE --The Trump administration in late February withdrew Obama administration federal protections for transgender students that would allow them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity. Transgender activists protested outside the White House. With two presidents essentially taking opposite stances on the issue within a year, it is obvious how polarizing transgender rights policies have become, said a University of Kansas researcher o ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
New study shows Americans are having sex less often
While the topic of sex is less taboo than it was a generation ago, that doesn t necessarily mean people are having more of it. According to a new study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior today, Americans who were married or living together had sex 16 fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 2000-2004. The survey also found that overall, Americans had sex about nine fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 1995-1999. The study is ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
The Dangers of Dehumanization
The Implicit Association Test IAT has recently come under fire . One of the main criticisms has been that the IAT for race does not seem to correlate with discriminatory behavior. This criticism stings, as the behavioral link has been one of the main reasons for excitement about the test. It appeared that we had a tool that could fairly easily uncover biases people didn t know they had, but which had real and serious consequences for their interactions wit ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 7
“I Have Feelings for You”: Its 8 Different Meanings
Could there be any expression on the surface, at least more ambiguous than I have feelings for you After all, there are literally 100s of feelings that, supposedly, this statement might allude to. Still, virtually all of us would agree that such an emotional declaration routinely implies fervid feelings of love. Unless, that is, it doesn t. Before writing this post, I explored several internet forums on this topic so I could examine what different responde ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 7
Can I Trust Him? The Psychology and Philosophy of Trust
In Book 2 of Plato s Republic , the character of Glaucon Plato s brother , who is in conversation with Socrates, argues that most people are unjust, but maintain a reputation for virtue and justice to evade the social costs of being or appearing unjust. But if a man could get hold of the Ring of Gyges and make himself invisible, he would most surely behave unjustly. No man would keep his hands off what was not his own when he could safely take what he like ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 7
Zika virus in Canadian travellers more severe than expected
A new study sheds light on the acquisition and features of Zika virus in Canadian travellers, indicating it was as commonly confirmed as dengue in people returning from the Americas and the Caribbean but more severe than expected, according to a new study published http www. cmaj. ca site press cmaj. 161241. pdf in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . The common perception that Zika is associated with a very mild clinical course compared with dengue ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
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