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TGen study of ASU football team produces largest known dataset for concussion ...
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- March 17, 2017 -- Following a three-year study of the Arizona State University football program, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute TGen have created the largest dataset to date of extracellular small RNAs, which are potential biomarkers for diagnosing medical conditions, including concussions. Details of the dataset were published today in Scientific Reports , an online open-access journal of the Nature Publishi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Scientists are gauging how mood influences eating habits
Many of us lie or can t remember what we ate when asked to reveal our eating habits, and that makes it difficult for doctors and researchers to guide us toward better diets and behaviors. But what if there was a way for them to monitor us Donna Spruijt-Metz, director of the mHealth Collaboratory at the USC Center for Economic and Social Research, and her team are testing an innovative approach to address obesity devices that measure mood and eating behavio ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Giving birth may be riskier today than in the past
A new article explores how the double burden of malnutrition and the global obesity epidemic may be reshaping obstetrical difficulties experienced by women. Malnutrition in socioeconomically challenged populations can alter growth and reduce both stature and the dimensions of the pelvis in women while in these very same populations the obesity epidemic is resulting in excessively large newborns. This combination may be resulting in more difficult and dange ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Review confirms link between drug use and poor dental health
A new review published online today in the scientific journal Addiction has found that dental patients with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general population, but are less likely to receive dental care. With drug use increasing by approximately three million new users each year, this is a problem that won t disappear anytime soon. Drug use affects oral health through direct physiological routes such as dry mo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Treating cocaine addiction by reducing our appetite for drugs?
Philadelphia, PA, March 16, 2017 - The hypocretin orexin HCRT system of the brain is best known for promoting wakefulness and appetite. A new paper in Biological Psychiatry suggests that blocking hypocretin signaling via the HCRT-1 receptor HCRT-R1 might also reduce the appetite for cocaine. The study, led by first author Dr. Brooke Schmeichel in George Koob s laboratory at the National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA , Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Medicaid expansion linked to increased prescribing of buprenorphine for opioid...
March 16, 2017 - States where Medicaid coverage was expanded under the Affordable Care Act have had a significant increase in prescribing of buprenorphine -- a medication that plays an important role in addressing the opioid epidemic, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Our findings suggest that Medicaid expansion has the potential to reduce the financial barriers to buprenorphine utilization an ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
A preference for casual sex increases risk of harassment
Adolescents who sexually harass others have had casual sex more often than those who do not harass others. They also fantasize more about casual sex and find it more acceptable to have sex without any commitment or emotional closeness. What may be even more surprising is that adolescents who have been sexually harassed are more strongly inclined to have casual sex than others. These findings are at the core of what two researchers from the Norwegian Univer ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Animal behaviorist looks through the eyes of peafowl
COLLEGE STATION - Flock, muster ostentation, cluster, lek, pulchritude, pride or bawl, no matter what a group of peacocks is called, Texas A M University at College Station is now home to 40 of them, thanks to a Texas A M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Jessica Yorzinski with the university s wildlife and fisheries sciences department, said her research flock arrived in College Station last fall and are settled in and happily enjoying Texas weather. Yorzi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Sexual assault victimization disproportionately affects certain minority colle...
Sexual Assault Victimization Disproportionately Affects Certain Minority College Students Inclusive Campus Climates May Lower Risk PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2017 - Students who perceive that their college campus is more inclusive and welcoming of sexual- and gender-minority people have lower odds of being victims of sexual assault, according to a study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and published today in the Journal of In ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
This Is What Is Wrong With the Core of Psychology
A recent discussion with my doctoral students in a seminar on cognitive psychology returned me to my oft-repeated critique of the core of psychology. The problem of psychology , as I refer to it, is that the field has massive difficulties with its basic definitions, concepts, and categories. The reason why is easy enough to understand if you take a historical view. At psychology s birth, there were no good philosophical read metaphysical systems that allow ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 17
Forecasting Happiness
How often is it the case, that, when impossibilities have come to pass, and dreams have condensed their misty substance into tangible realities, we find ourselves calm amid circumstances which it would have been a delirium of joy to anticipate Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1846 in Wilson amp Gilbert, 2003 Most people have a list of wishes things that they think will bring them to the doorstep of happiness once they have them finally in their grasp. Happiness lists ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 17
Patient in Chief
We re in the midst of a mental health crisis, the likes of which this country has never seen. It s not the surge in opiate use, the prevalence of depression , or barriers to quality care, all of which are troubling in their own right. This crisis centers on one man. There s growing concern among mental health professionals for the emotional stability of our 45th president some clinicians , in fact, have flouted long-standing ethical codes the Goldwater rul ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 17
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