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Mutations acquired trans-Pacific may be key to changes in Zika severity
The Zika virus remains a mystery. Isolated from macaque monkeys in the Ziika Forest in Uganda in 1947, the virus was shown to infect humans not long after, but it was identified as a benign disease, with mild symptoms. For this reason, it was not heavily studied until almost 70 years later when it appeared to be associated with an unusual cluster of cases of microcephalic birth defects and Guillain-Barr 233 Syndrome GBS paralysis in Brazil in 2015 and 2016 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
Teen substance use shows promising decline
The 2016 Monitoring the Future MTF annual survey results released today from the National Institutes of Health NIH reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including marijuana, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and misuse of some prescription medications, among the nation s teens. The MTF survey measures drug use and attitudes among eighth, ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
Drug for narcolepsy could help food addicts lose weight
Overweight people could be given help with the discovery that a drug used for sleep disorder could also reduce the impulse for food. There are many factors that cause obesity but there is a growing weight of evidence that shows obesity is not just caused by a behavioural disorder, such as a lack of self-control, but that many overweight people are physically addicted to foods rich in fat and sugar. When we eat food that tastes good we get a powerful releas ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
New research provides methods to combat holiday excess
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 13, 2016 - Holiday shopping, decorating, parties, family gatherings, and even children s Christmas wish lists for Santa are all sources of external stimuli that can put a great deal of stress on consumers this and every holiday season. For some, the added pressure to spread holiday cheer through gifts, food and festive gatherings can lead to excessive behaviors, which has an impact on consumer well-being. New research co-authored ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
Insulin resistance and polycystic ovary syndrome
Insulin resistance represents a major issue for people with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS , an endocrine disorder which is very common in young women, according to a new analysis of available data carried out by Dr. Paolo Moghetti, Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Verona, Italy. His study reviewed information on epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology and treatment of the impaired insulin action frequently found in women with ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 13
More Than 1 In 4 Medical Students Are Depressed, Analysis Finds
F.I., 31, is in her final year at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She rsquo s studying to be an emergency department doctor, and come March 17, or ldquo Match Day, rdquo she and thousands of other medical students across America will find out if they got matched to a hospital residency program after graduation.
Huffington Post - Tue. Dec 13
The Truth About Your Body
We ve all had moments of loathing our bodies. We nitpick imperfections, and pour over our perceived inadequacies in hopes that we can work them off . Thanks to mainstream media we have a tendency to look at ourselves as incomplete. We struggle with loving ourselves and we re told we can t love other people before we can love ourselves. Well, all of that is bullshit.
Huffington Post - Tue. Dec 13
The Most Successful People Meditate, Here's How You Can Too
What program, habit or change do you think most people don t do, but can that would have the greatest impact on their lives originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
Huffington Post - Tue. Dec 13
Why It's Easy to Procrastinate—and 7 Ways to Break the Habit
I should warn you there are no silver bullets in this post. Changing behavior is hard work, and perhaps especially when we re trying to break the habit of procrastinating. But if you re willing to invest in this work, there are several tools at your disposal. First, let s think about the word procrastinate. For most of us it isn t a neutral word, but instead carries the connotation, not doing what you should be doing. It might be easy to imagine our parent ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Dec 13
Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact and Empathy
Just the briefest eye contact can heighten empathetic feelings, giving people a sense of being drawn together. But patients who suffer from autism , even in its most high-functioning forms, often have trouble making this sort of a social connection with other people. Researchers are delving into what s going on behind the eyes when these moments occur, and the hormones and neural substrates involved may offer hope of helping people with autism in the futur ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Dec 13
Ambivalationships
Many people are quite clear about their desire for a romantic partnership that has a future. For some, it is a great need that represents an all-consuming endeavor that occupies a good deal of their time and energy. Some others are more casual about it and would like a romantic partner, but treat the matter as a desirable life option that may or may not occur. Still others are clearly not interested in a single partnership that might lead to permanence. Th ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Dec 13
Bullying makes men leave the labor market
Bullying in the workplace doubles women s sickness absence, leads to an increased use of antidepressants and affects women s health negatively and for a long time. On the other hand, men are twice as likely to leave the labour market for a period of time after they have been subjected to bullying. This is the result of new interdisciplinary research from Aarhus BSS - Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen. In the study, seven per cent of the re ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 12
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