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Promotion of nickel (Ni) allergy by anamnestic sensitization
This report provides evidence that the solitary pre-sensitization to LPS is essential for the onset of Ni allergy by shifting the Th1 Th2 immune balance toward a Th1 dominant. Metal allergies caused by exposure to sensitizing metals including nickel Ni , cobalt, chromium, palladium, and gold [Schmidt M, J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2015]. Among them, Ni is the most common cause of metal-induced allergies in prosthodontic treatment [Darlenski R, Int J Dermatol. 20 ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Switching to daylight saving time may lead to harsher legal sentences
Judges in the United States tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year, according to research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Previous research has shown that people tend to sacrifice, on average, about 40 minutes of sleep when they spring forward to daylight saving time, and even this small amount of lost sleep c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Studies of vulnerable populations get a 'bootstrapped' boost from statisticians
A hallmark of good government is policies which lift up vulnerable or neglected populations. But crafting effective policy requires sound knowledge of vulnerable groups. And that is a daunting task since these populations -- which include undocumented immigrants, homeless people or drug users -- are usually hidden in the margins thanks to cultural taboos, murky legal status or simple neglect from society. These are not groups where there s a directory you ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Weight and body image misperception associated with alcohol use among teen girls
BOSTON Dec. 13, 2016 --Among high school girls ages 14-18, those who report and act on body image misperceptions are more likely to have had at least one drink in their life, and more likely to have engaged in episodes of heavy drinking than girls of the same age without body image misperceptions, a new study has found. In the study, published in the Jan. 2017 Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , researchers sought to identify whether having a body im ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Study: Challenges in going from residential substance abuse treatment to the c...
An estimated 2.15 million people in the U.S. - 9 of the population - have a diagnosable substance use disorder SUD . Epidemiological and clinical studies suggest that SUDs follow a chronic, relapsing course, with cycles of recovery, relapse, and multiple treatment episodes, over the course of several years. According to SAMHSA 2015 , alcohol and drug abuse and related problems contribute substantially to the burden of disease in the U.S., costing an estima ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
A Safe Place For Homeless Youth
At fifteen years old, my alcoholic father was drinking himself into a constant state of oblivion, as a result, I was miserable and kept running away from home. But that was the sixties, when one could easily shack-up with some hippies, drop LSD and stay up all night to share ideas on the deep existential meaning of life.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 14
Lady Gaga Shuts Down Piers Morgan's Faulty Assumptions About PTSD And Rape
Piers Morgan and Lady Gaga got involved in a serious Twitter discussion this week after the incendiary TV personality questioned the pop star rsquo s post-traumatic stress disorder and rape claims.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 14
Telemedicine No Less Effective Than In-Person Therapy For Vets With PTSD
Reuters Health - Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD who have difficulties making it to in-person therapy sessions may be able to get treatment that rsquo s just as good by videoconference.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 14
'Tis the Season to Be Grateful!
The holidays are the season filled with joy and goodwill. For many it is a time of festivity and cheer. For others it is a difficult time from holidays past. Although it is not realistic to think we can have this attitude all year long, research consistently suggests that optimistic people may live longer and are a bit happier. Dr. Martin Seligman has spent much of his career developing positive psychology tenets and their connection to mental health . My ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 14
Progress and the Conflicting Forces in the Human Psyche
As I bear witness to the psychological upheaval related to the 2016 United States presidential election, I have been thinking about the many conflicting forces in the human psyche, forces that pull us in different directions forwards, backwards, and sometimes even apart. To me, these conflicting forces can be roughly categorized as the pull toward entropy, homeostasis, and progress . While all three forces are always at play in the human heart and mind, th ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 14
How Good Divorce Lawyers Have Improved Divorce
Do divorce lawyers cause bad divorces We ve all heard of greedy-seeming divorce lawyers egging on couples to fight, or inept counselors who somehow passed the bar and then went on to inflict their incompetence on unsuspecting families. But as I began to talk to thoughtful, family-minded lawyers, mediators, legal scholars, and reformers, I discovered something important Some of the most helpful innovations in divorce have been created by lawyers and other l ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 14
Sugar and sweeteners -- how do they affect our appetite?
What should healthy young men who want to watch their weight and manage their blood sugar levels drink Can they risk something sugary or will they be hungrier after drinking calorie-free options containing natural or artificial non-nutritive sweeteners NNS A new study1 published in Springer Nature s International Journal of Obesity shows that it doesn t really matter whether such drinks contain sugar, Stevia, monk fruit or aspartame. In the end, things eve ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
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