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Scientists step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B
A major new insight into how Hepatitis B Virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide. The team at the Universities of York and Leeds identified an assembly code in the genetic material of Hepatitis B Virus that allows it to create a protective casing in which it can produce new infectious virus particles. They found that the signal, generated by ribonucleic acid RNA , helps vir ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Could therapy animal visitation pose health risks at patient facilities?
June 19, 2017 --A survey of United States hospitals, eldercare facilities and therapy animal organizations revealed their health and safety policies for therapy animal visits varied widely, with many not following recommended guidelines for animal visitation. The research from investigators at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University appears online on June 19, 2017, in advance of print in the American Journal of Infection Control . ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Financial incentives improve viral suppression among people living with HIV
DURHAM, N.C. - The HPTN 065 study, conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network HPTN , showed that financial incentives can motivate some people living with HIV PLWH to take their HIV antiretroviral therapy ART medication regularly and maintain viral load suppression. This finding could have implications for improving health outcomes and decreasing the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Study findings were published today in JAMA Internal Medicine ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Flights can make aircrew sick, Stirling study suggests
Flying a plane should come with a health warning, according to research led by the University of Stirling. A new study , published in the World Health Organisation journal Public Health Panorama , is the first of its kind to look in-depth at the health of aircrew who are suspected to have been exposed to contaminated air during their careers. It shows a clear link between being exposed to air supplies contaminated by engine oil and other aircraft fluids, a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Financial incentives enhance viral suppression among HIV-positive persons in t...
June 19, 2017 -- The use of gift cards significantly increased viral suppression and clinic attendance among HIV-positive patients, according to the latest study conducted by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health. Findings showed that there was a four-percent higher percentage of patients with viral suppression at HIV care sites that offered financial incentives at care sites compared to sites not offering gift cards. Additio ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood
Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience . The study suggests adequate nutrition in adolescence is important for the refinement of the adult brain and behavior. The structure and function of the brain continue to change throughout adolescence, at the same time that teenagers gain inc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
A & E departments need to do more to identify young people with alcohol problems
Nine of out of ten Accident and Emergency A E departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, preventing them from getting the vital help they need, a new study in the Emergency Medicine Journal has found. A survey of 147 A E departments, conducted by researchers from the University of Surrey, found that young people are not routinely asked about their alcohol consumption, a useful tool in detecting alcohol problems. The research al ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Leicester academics argue sexualised drinks advertising undermines anti-rape c...
Environments which incite narratives of loss of control and hypersexuality compromise the ability to counter sexual offending, research suggests. The study, conducted by Dr Clare Gunby, from the University of Leicester s Department of Criminology, along with Anna Carline from Leicester Law School and Stuart Taylor of Liverpool John Moores University, looked into the effectiveness of anti-rape campaign messages in bars and clubs. The paper, Location, libati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
How Viewing Cute Animals Can Help Rekindle Marital Spark
One of the well-known challenges of marriage is keeping the passion alive after years of partnership, as passions tend to cool even in very happy relationships. In a new study , a team of psychological scientists led by James K. McNulty of Florida State University has developed an unconventional intervention for helping a marriage maintain its spark pictures of puppies and bunnies. The study is published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Associat ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jun 19
Bouldering may help to treat depression
More than 15 million adults in the United States are affected by depression, making it one of the most common mental health disorders in the country. But a new study suggests that there may be a surprising way to help combat this debilitating condition bouldering.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jun 17
When Spirituality and Sexuality Clash
In a previous article , I proposed that sexual and religious impulses may be naturally antagonistic, and perhaps this might explain why so many traditional religions have had such negative attitudes towards sex. Recent research provides new evidence that thinking about sex could diminish spiritual religious motivations, at least in some respects, suggesting that even though many people in modern secular societies think of sexuality and spirituality as comp ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
A Note of Gratitude for My Friend
Dr. Leigh Shaffer is a dear friend and colleague whose health has not been good lately. He has borne his illness as he has conducted himself throughout his life, with much grace, humility, and dignity. I wanted to take this opportunity to write a note of gratitude for my time with Leigh, as he has been an inspiration to me. I first encountered Leigh via a referral from the renowned historian of psychology, Ludy Benjamin . I had been given the opportunity t ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
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