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Alcoholism may be caused by dynamical dopamine imbalance
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics, Ecole Normale Sup 233 rieure, Paris, Indiana University and the Russian Academy of Sciences Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Applied Physics have identified potential alcoholism mechanisms, associated with altered dopaminergic neuron response to complex dynamics of prefrontal cortex neurones affecting dopamine release. Interacting neuronal populations in the cerebral cortex generate electrical impulses called ac ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Research finds link between unemployed women trading sex for security and high...
Dr. Kelly Austin , Lehigh University assistant professor of sociology, finds in the first research paper to consider the role of unemployment in predicting the female HIV rate, that unemployment among young women significantly impacts the proportion of female HIV cases among those aged 15-24 in developing - especially Sub-Saharan African - countries. Results of the study , Trading Sex for Security Unemployment and the Unequal HIV Burden Among Young Women i ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
The Stress (and Depression) of Over-Commitment
Meaghan was telling me about how stressful her life is, trying to get everything in that she is committed to. She has a small, thriving business out of her home that she could allow to take up 40 hours a week. She runs with her running group two mornings a week and trains at the gym on Saturdays. She has three school-age children, all involved in sports and music and she tries to get to every practice and every game and every recital. She has been asked to ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 9
Should Little Boys Wear Lipstick?
I read an article recently in a London newspaper that reviewed a TV program titled The Secret Life of Five Year Olds. I am writing this article as a precautionary measure because some of what we read in today s newspapers reflects an entertaining but superficial view of child development . In this particular article, the headline focuses on gender differences and at what age they are fixed. The teaser is that adult behavior in the boardroom really begins i ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 9
Feeling an Urge and Then Doing an "Opposite Action"
As a therapist in private practice specializing in helping adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders , body image issues, depression , and anxiety, I employ a variety of strategies to help my clients to reclaim their lives and uncover a sense of meaning. I tailor treatment to each person, however I often enjoy using elements of cognitive behavioral therapy CBT and dialectical behavioral therapy DBT . For those who are struggling with an eatin ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 9
Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis
Heart patients who subsequently develop depression may be about twice as likely to die over the next 10 years as those without mental health troubles, a new study suggests. Depression -- which is common after a heart diagnosis -- appears to be a greater predictor of death than the type of heart disease, smoking, diabetes status or even age, the researchers said. Although the findings don t prove that depression leads to an earlier death, screening for depr ...
Healthday - Thu. Mar 9
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
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