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Political affiliation, weight influence your opinion on fighting obesity, stud...
LAWRENCE -- People s political leanings and their own weight shape opinions on obesity-related public policies, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. Actually, Republicans -- no matter how much they weigh -- believe eating and lifestyle habits cause obesity, the research found. But among Democrats there is more of a dividing line, said Mark Joslyn, a KU professor of political science. Those who identify themselves as overweight ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
What's the real extent of industry payments to doctors?
More than three in every five Americans see a doctor who receives some form of payment from industry. This is according to a new survey led by Genevieve Pham-Kanter of Drexel University s Dornsife School of Public Health in the US. It is the first nationally representative study to examine the prevalence of industry payments among the general population of patients. The survey1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine 2, published by Springer, also show ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
Becoming tobacco-free is feasible, boosts safety in a mental health hospital
TORONTO, March 6, 2017 - A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH showed positive changes in attitudes and a reduction in patient agitation after implementing a fully tobacco-free environment at Canada s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. The findings, which appear in the March 2017 issue of The American Journal on Addictions , are contrary to perceptions that eliminating access to tobacco in mental health and addi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
More social connection online tied to increasing feelings of isolation
PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2017 - The more time a young adult uses social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, according to a national analysis led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists. In addition to the time spent online, the scientists found that frequency of use was associated with increased social isolation. The finding, published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , suggests that use of social me ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
Scientists show cognitive-enhancing drugs can improve chess play
The first study to both show and measure the effects of cognitive-enhancing drugs such as modafinil, methylphenidate best known under the trade name Ritalin , and caffeine, on chess play is being published in the March edition of the peer-reviewed journal European Neuropsychopharmacology . This shows significant cognitive improvements for modafinil and methylphenidate, and may have influence how these drugs are used off-label in a range of activities. The ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
Maintaining an active sex life may lead to improved job satisfaction, engageme...
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees job satisfaction and engagement at the office, underscoring the value of a strong work-life balance, an Oregon State University researcher has found. A study of the work and sex habits of married employees found that those who prioritized sex at home unknowingly gave themselves a next-day advantage at work, where they were more likely to immerse themselves in their tasks and enjoy th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
Propranolol: Uses, benefits, and side effects
Propranolol is a type of drug called a beta-blocker. It works by acting on the nerve impulses in specific areas of the body such as the heart. This causes the heart to beat slower and more steadily.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 6
Stress in a House Divided: As in Our Country, So at Home
In a few days, I will be seeing another couple considering divorce because one partner is a Trumper and the other a progressive. I ve been hearing through the grapevine about many such couples, ranging from the young to the elderly. Perhaps you know some, too. A Reuters Ipsos poll found in December that 13 of people had ended a close relationship due to arguments over the election and that was all before the new administration. Are these couples getting it ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 6
It's Time to Thank Your Partner for Doing Their "Job"
How do you and your partner divide up labor in your relationship Most couples divvy up the labor of daily life in some way, whether it s through an explicit conversation about who will take care of which chores, or an implicit understanding that develops over time. We never sat down and discussed it, but my husband stopped remembering important dates years ago because he knew that I would have them memorized. I assume anything mechanical will be taken care ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 6
What the Terrible Twos Can and Can't Do
When my son Edwin was 18 months old, we had been enjoying a brief stint of time where life with a child started to feel significantly easier than it was in the first year. Ever since he mastered the art of walking, the innocuous coffee table was no longer a death trap, and we didn t have to follow his every wobbly move. Similarly, since he started saying his first words, he had begun to communicate some of his needs, and we didn t have to guess the meaning ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 6
How to solve a problem like antibiotic resistance
There has been much recent talk about how to target the rising tide of antibiotic resistance across the world, one of the biggest threats to global health today. While there is no doubting the size of the problem facing scientists, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry, there are innovative ways we can target antibiotic resistance in the short term, which are discussed in three articles published in Essays in Biochemistry . With only a f ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration
March 3, 2017 - Age-related macular degeneration AMD , the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress. A simple stress rating scale the Perceived Stress Scale is a valid and useful way to evaluate the connection between stress and progressive vision loss from AMD, according to a study in the March issue of Optometry and Vision Science , the official journal of the American Academy of ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
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