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Research finds a majority endorsing revenge porn
Research by psychologists at the University of Kent has found that a majority of people would endorse the use of revenge porn and that those who actually post it have a distinct personality profile. Although only 29 of participants in the study reported a likelihood to engage in revenge porn activity, 99 of people expressed at least some approval e.g. did not feel remorse of revenge porn being posted online when presented with a scenario about a partner wa ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Algorithm identified Trump as 'not-married'
Scientists from Russia and Singapore created an algorithm that predicts user marital status with 86 precision using data from three social networks instead of one. While testing, the program identified Donald Trump, the 45th US President who is actually married, as single. According to the developers, this inconsistency came up because of Trump s abnormal activity in the media the businessman and his assistants use Twitter like a bachelor. The study was re ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
52 Ways to Show I Love You: Recognizing the Relationship
On February 26th, the film La La Land, nominated in 14 categories, won six Academy Awards. Musicals have always been my favorite film genre, watching dance my favorite spectator entertainment. From Busby Berkeley through Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron to Gene Kelly and now Robert Fairchild, I feel the thrills of freedom and yearning in a dancer s movements as I watch, a blessing from my mirroring neurons . I have been especially enthralled by the ways in wh ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 5
Managing Grief With Harry Potter
Earlier this morning I got a text from one of my best friends. Let s call him Roger. My sister passed early this morning. We grew up together. When the teen life was too overwhelming, when life didn t seem to make much sense, we would all gather at Roger s house. His family took us all in as if we were their own. We would spend holidays there, birthdays, and the most difficult days of our teen lives. Sometimes our friends and I would spend weeks at a time ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 5
Bored in the U.S.A.
Perhaps the world s second-worst crime is boredom the first is being a bore. Cecil Beaton Boredom, ennui, apathy, doldrums, world-weariness, etc. Whatever word we use to describe it, the feeling is all too familiar for everyone.
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 5
Patients at risk from 'nested interruptions' in nursing tasks, human factors p...
Intensive care units ICUs are one of the most challenging and complex environments in today s health-care system. ICU nurses, who perform various tasks critical to ensuring the safety of patients under their care, are frequently interrupted throughout the workday, sometimes as often as 15 times per hour. The effects of single interruptions in various workplaces have been well documented, but new research published in Human Factors, Effects of Nested Interr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Study brings hope of a new treatment for asthma sufferers
Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a step closer after a research team led by the University of Leicester identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway narrowing. Scientists have, for the first time, discovered that an active form of a key protein, HMGB1, is increased and related to narrowing of the airway in people with severe asthma. The finding will now enable drug makers to specifically target the protein in future treatment for n ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist
Study finds link between sedentary work, larger waist circumference risk of heart disease People with no risk factors for heart disease walk at least seven miles per day or spend seven hours per day upright. A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our waistline. Research led by Dr William Tigbe, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick found workers who have a desk-bound job ha ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Sleep trackers can prompt sleep problems
A 39-year-old man whom we ll call Mr. R received a sleep-tracking device from his girlfriend. Since starting a new job several years earlier, he sometimes had trouble getting a good night s sleep. Not surprisingly, the next day he d feel tired, irritable and absentminded. Based on data generated by his girlfriend s gift, Mr. R concluded those symptoms occurred only after he failed to get eight hours of sleep the night before. He set himself an ambitious go ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
From heroin addiction to alcohol-related problems
Around 3,000 heroin addicts currently receive opioids such as methadone, buprenorphine or morphine as part of their treatment in the Canton of Zurich. The number of these so-called substitution treatments has remained constant since their introduction in the 1990s. Long-term courses of therapy with methadone or other opioids evidently reduce the consumption of illegal drugs among patients addicted to heroin. Although the beginning of this kind of treatment ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Even after treatment, brains of anorexia nervosa patients not fully recovered
AURORA, Colo. March 1, 2017 - Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published last week in the American Journal of Psychiatry , examined 21 female adolescents before and after treatment for anorexia and found that their brains still ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
Study explores HPV vaccine acceptability in sexual minorities
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Human papillomavirus HPV , which causes genital warts and can lead to several cancers, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. About 630 million people are infected worldwide, with 500,000 new infections added annually. Although an HPV vaccine has been available for boys and girls in the United States since 2006, HPV prevalence in heterosexual men is estimated to be about 50 percent. For men who have sex with men MSM ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 1
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