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Study addresses extreme thinness standards in fashion industry
In a recent study, female fashion models reported high levels of pressure to lose weight, which was associated with higher odds of engaging in unhealthy behaviors to control weight. The study is the largest to date to explore disordered eating among professional models, and in particular to examine rates of specific unhealthy weight control behaviors. When considering potential policy approaches aiming to improve working conditions, models rated approaches ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Sleep deprivation handicaps the brain's ability to form new memories, study in...
Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can solidify lessons learned and use them when they awaken -- in the case of nocturnal mice, the next evening. The researchers, all of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, also report they have discovered several important molecules that govern the recalibration proce ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Study points to a universal immune mechanism as a regulator of sleep
Sleep -- one of the most basic, yet most mystifying processes of the human body -- has confounded physicians, scientists and evolutionary biologists for centuries. Now a study conducted in mice and led by investigators at Harvard Medical School and VA Boston Healthcare System reveals that sleep may be regulated in part by several brain-based immune proteins collectively called inflammasome NLRP3. The researchers say the inflammasome -- which works by unlea ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Medical marijuana's underexplored potential for helping opioid addiction
A small human pilot study, along with a number of animal studies, are revealing that cannabinoids, extracts of cannabis legally sold as medical marijuana, could reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms in heroin users. In light of the U.S. opioid epidemic, this is a neglected area of research that quickly needs attention, argues neurobiologist Yasmin Hurd of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who studies how both cannabinoids and opioids act ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Nonmedical use of prescription drugs among young people: A growing global conc...
Feb. 2, 2017 -- Balancing a country s need to make prescription drugs available to those in need while simultaneously curbing nonmedical use is one of our greatest challenges, according to a perspective article just published by Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and a colleague at American University of Beirut. The article published in World Psychiatry , the journal of the ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
When sex development goes awry: Is it a girl or a boy?
Few conditions underscore the importance of bedside manner quite like differences and disorders of sex development DSD . Doctors faced with DSD patients must collaborate to recommend tailored and timely management plans covering medical, psychological, and social cofactors of the most intimate nature. Standards of care are ever evolving, but now front-line pediatricians from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have assembled the latest data ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Sex development center stage in special journal issue
Disorders and differences of sex development, or DSD, has replaced intersex to describe a spectrum of conditions related to defects of human sex development. The new terminology follows an explosion of research investigating challenges related to DSD, including varying physical presentations and repercussions. Now, in a special journal issue, 36 researchers offer a comprehensive look at DSD from its molecular etiology to its effect on society as a whole. N ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Better sleep can lead to better sex
CLEVELAND, Ohio Feb. 1, 2017 -- Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems can also interfere with a woman s level of sexual satisfaction. The study outcomes are being published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . According to data analyzed for 93,668 wom ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Study affirms that cocaine makes users more likely to risk unsafe sex
Cocaine use has long been tied anecdotally to higher-than-usual rates of impulsive behavior, including risky sex, but the tie-in has been difficult to study with any scientifically controlled rigor. Now, in a government-funded study for which Johns Hopkins investigators recruited a small number of otherwise healthy regular cocaine users through advertisements and word of mouth, results point to impatience as a clear barrier to condom use in those who are s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Men and women are not that different with respect to age preferences of sexual...
The difference between men and women with respect to their age preferences, when it comes to sexual partners, is smaller than earlier believed. A recent study shows that also men become interested in older and older women as they themselves age. While earlier research has indicated that even older men prefer young women, a recent study by Jan Antfolk at 197 bo Akademi University suggests that this is only partly true. It is true that men, more than women, ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Beyond 50 Shades Darker: Debunking Popular Myths About BDSM
Note This is Guest Post featuring my collaborators Markie Twist and Dulcinea Pitagora
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 3
Politics and Poison: Casualties of Fake News
This article was co-authored by Jamie Wells, M.D., Director of Medicine, American Council on Science and Health , and is also available at acsh.org
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 3
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