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Decrease in the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in Austrian dairy cows is ne...
Antibiotics are vital for the treatment of bacterial infections in both human and veterinary medicine. Any antibiotic use, however, carries the risk of bacteria developing resistance to the drugs or that these resistant bacteria spread further. Infections with resistant bacteria are notoriously difficult to treat. Certain broadband antibiotics, such as macrolides, fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins, are crucial for human medicine. Few substitute therapies ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 18
Brain science -- building a framework for ethical and social aspects
Repairing traumatic brain injury, staving off dementia, improving memory, regulating emotion, controlling devices with mere thoughts, plus a multitude of other means of interacting with or influencing fundamental brain functions are here or will be soon. A breathtaking array of new technologies to diagnose, treat or influence human brains have been landing on society s doorstep -- with no signs of slowing. Yet regulations and accepted practices guide the d ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 18
How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families
A new study from the University of Rochester sheds light on how parents and caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders FASD can best help their kids, and at the same time, maintain peace at home and at school. Children with FASD often have significant behavior problems due to neurological damage, says Christie Petrenko, a research psychologist at the University s Mt. Hope Family Center. Petrenko and her colleagues found that parents of ch ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 18
Failure to Launch Now Threatens the U.S. Economy
The term failure to launch is an increasingly popular way to describe the difficulties many youth face when transitioning into the adolescent and adult phases of development which, progressively, demand greater striving, self-sufficiency and responsibility. Failure to launch syndrome is real it is growing rapidly with no end in sight. It arises from a perfect storm created by our modern child-rearing philosophy . The symptoms first appear in infancy and gr ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 18
Even in Tough Times, You Can Find New Ways to Be Better Off
In the first paragraph of her new book, The New Better Off Reinventing the American Dream , author, entrepreneur, and popular TED speaker Courtney E. Martin offers this sobering statistic For the first time in history, nearly two-thirds of Americans do not believe that the next generation will be better off than their parents are an opinion shared by men and women, rich and poor alike. Martin is not complaining, though. She thinks our current challenges of ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 18
10 Essential Tips for Romantic Love
It is easy to recognize a romantic relationship by its intense and often-irrational driving force of emotion. Passion propels behavior, guides or distorts thoughts, changes physical and chemical functioning and can alter lives. The potential blinders of romantic love can lead people to idealize each other. Demands for the attention of the beloved can lead to jealousy jealousy can create resentment towards or opposition to any person or activity that requir ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 18
One state's temporary gun removal law shows promise in preventing suicides
DURHAM, N.C. -- A Connecticut law enacted in 1999 to allow police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people likely prevented dozens of suicides, according to a study by researchers at Duke and Yale universities and the University of Connecticut. In their review of 762 gun-removal cases, the authors calculate that for every 10 to 20 instances of temporary gun seizures, one suicide was prevented. The findings come as eight other ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
Researchers examine how drug policy impacts HIV vulnerability among African-Am...
Although HIV rates are higher among the African American community compared to the White population, research shows that engagement in risky behaviors does not fully account for these differences. Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences have developed a tool for framing the relationship between policy, criminal justice practices and HIV-related factors that impact racial disparities. Jelani Kerr, Ph.D., ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
Insurers use high drug costs to deter some Obamacare patients, economist says
AUSTIN, Texas -- An economist at The University of Texas at Austin will brief members of Congress on how insurers are using high out-of-pocket prescription drug costs to deter certain chronically ill patients from joining their plans in the individual markets. Michael Geruso, an assistant professor of economics, will share his views during a panel discussion at 2 p.m. Thursday at the U.S. Capitol. The discussion, hosted by the Coalition for Accessible Trea ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
Sleep apnea immediately compromises blood pressure
A single bout of sleep apnea impacts the human body s ability to regulate blood pressure. In a recent study measuring the impact of simulated sleep apnea on humans, researchers at UBC s Okanagan campus found that just six hours of the fluctuating oxygen levels associated with sleep apnea can begin to deteriorate a person s circulatory system. Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. The condition can result in fr ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
Scientists explore how nutrition may feed mental health
Good nutrition has long been viewed as a cornerstone of physical health, but research is increasingly showing diet s effect on mental health, as well. A special section in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the different approaches that psychology researchers are taking to understand the many ways in which nutrition and mental health intersect. Clinical Psychological Science is a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Decades of rese ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
First-ever study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue
A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget , was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, and is the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their detrimental effect on oral health on cellular and molecular levels. Electronic cigarettes c ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 17
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