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Researchers link gene to cannabis abuse
New research from the Danish psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have an increased risk of cannabis abuse. Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in both Denmark and internationally, and around one in ten users becomes addicted to the drug. Researchers from iP ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Overcoming PTSD: Study reveals memory disruption drug target
JUPITER, FL -- June 19, 2019 -- Fight or flight, panic, trembling Our brains are wired to ensure we respond instantly to fear. While that fear response may save our lives in the dangerous moment, at times people stay on high alert long after the threat has passed, and develop post-traumatic stress disorder. A new study from Scripps Research in Florida suggests it may be possible to disarm the emotional memories of trauma that drive PTSD symptoms. Scripps R ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
How information is like snacks, money, and drugs -- to your brain
Can t stop checking your phone, even when you re not expecting any important messages Blame your brain. A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley s Haas School of Business has found that information acts on the brain s dopamine-producing reward system in the same way as money or food. To the brain, information is its own reward, above and beyond whether it s useful, said Assoc. Prof. Ming Hsu, a neuroeconomist whose research employs functional magnetic ima ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Small shops, heavy advertisers less likely to ID for tobacco
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Young people are less likely to be carded for cigarettes in certain types of shops, particularly in those that heavily advertise tobacco, a new study has found. When researchers who were 20 and 21 visited a variety of shops in a city on the verge of implementing a law prohibiting sales to people younger than 21, more than 60 percent of cashiers didn t ask them for identification, found the study, which appears online in the American Journa ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Many parents struggle for years to adjust after learning a child's sexual orie...
WASHINGTON, D.C. June 18, 2019 - Two years after their child comes out as lesbian, gay or bisexual LGB , many parents still say that it is moderately or very hard for them to adjust to the news, according to a study published today. Those responses are the same, on average, as parents who have recently learned about their child s sexual orientation, a finding that suggests most parents struggle with such news for several years. The results are important be ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Alcohol advertisements influence intentions to intervene in sexual assault sit...
PULLMAN, WA-- College students who viewed alcohol advertisements that included objectified images of women were less likely than others to report intentions to intervene in alcohol-facilitated sexual assault situations in a study published in the Journal of Health Communication . The role of alcohol in sexual assault has long been an interest among health communication scholars, but few have examined whether alcohol advertising may contribute to beliefs as ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
The dynamics of workplace sexual harassment in the US
A new Gender, Work Organization analysis of U.S. data from 1997-2016 provides new insights into workplace sexual harassment. The analysis found that declines in workplace sexual harassment complaints have been uneven, with African-American women experiencing an increased risk of sexual harassment, even as overall reported harassment complaints are down. In addition, higher unemployment rates were linked to increases in sexual harassment of women in America ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
New research backs Australian regulatory decision on poppers
Young gay and bisexual men are frequent users of alkyl nitrites, or poppers, but few show signs of addiction, risky consumption habits or other psychosocial problems, a study shows. A survey of more than 800 men aged 18 to 35 found little evidence of typical dependency characteristics, including health, social, legal and financial problems, and no correlation between popper use and mental health or psychological stress. Dr Daniel Demant, public health rese ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Survey of dental researchers' perceptions of sexual harassment at AADR confere...
Alexandria, Va., USA - At the 97th General Session Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research IADR , held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research AADR and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research CADR , AADR Immediate Past President Raul Garcia, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA, presented a poster on Survey of Dental Researchers Perceptions of Sexua ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
What influences how parents and their gay adolescent sons discuss sexual healt...
Parent-child discussions about sexual health and sexual identity are complicated, particularly with a male teen who identifies as gay, bisexual, or queer GBQ . New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that even as parents become savvier in these conversations, departing from gender stereotypes and embracing more accepting attitudes, factors beyond the home will still affect the message parents convey and their child hears. We like to think ab ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
2 Hours/Week in Nature: Your Prescription for Better Health?
Spending just a couple of hours a week enjoying nature may do your body and mind some good, a new study suggests. The study, of nearly 20,000 adults in England, found that people who spent at least two hours outdoors in the past week gave higher ratings to their physical health and mental well-being. There could, of course, be many reasons that nature lovers were faring better than people who preferred the great indoors, according to lead researcher Mathew ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 24
AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language
People s language could reveal clues about their future risk of developing psychosis. Scientists concluded this after studying the subtle features of people s everyday speech.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 24
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