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How does our brain process fear? Study investigates
A little bit of fear protects us from danger, but too much can cause serious psychological discomfort and, in some cases, mental health problems. New research uncovers the brain circuit involved in processing fear, which could eventually lead to new treatment options for people with mental health disorders.
Medical News Today - Thu. Feb 16
This motivation hack will instantly alter your thinking!
I have this friend, let s call him Morty. I can only describe Morty as charming, intelligent, and annoying. He is charming because of his sense of humor , intelligent because he is knowledgeable about diverse topics, and annoying because he compares himself to anyone he can find. Morty is fixated on what other people do. While he performs exceptionally well in college with a 3.8 grade point average , he questions his own accomplishments in comparison to fr ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 16
Why Is Immorality "Disgusting"?
Consider some of the many things that Donald Trump has called disgusting breastfeeding, sweating, menstruation and people going to the bathroom. In this way, the new U.S. President is not so different from the rest of us across cultures, people report finding body products disgusting, and for good reason. Throughout evolutionary history, other people have been the biggest threat of infection and bodily fluids are one of the main vehicles that bacteria and ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 16
Patient-centered health systems network holds promise for translational research
Minneapolis - The Learning Health System Network LHSNet represents a collaboration of nine health-related organizations and nearly 10 million patients. The network - among the first of its kind nationally - is focused on improving patient-centered clinical care through research. For the first time, members of LHSNet have outlined how their work can serve as an emerging resource for translational research. Full details of the network s findings, including g ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
Is preeclampsia a risk or a protective factor in retinopathy of prematurity?
SALT LAKE CITY - Mary Elizabeth Hartnett , MD, and colleagues at the John A. Moran Center and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and Children s Hospital of Wisconsin, were looking for a way to tease apart the effects of preeclampsia on the risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity ROP , an eye disease found in premature infants. Their results, and the model they developed, were published February 14, 2017, in Scientific Reports . In ROP ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
Avoiding medications that promote weight gain when managing obesity
While diet, exercise and behavior modification are essential components of obesity management, a successful long-term weight loss strategy should also include avoiding or minimizing medication-related weight gain, according to a new report from Weill Cornell Medicine. In the paper, published Feb. 10 in Gastroenterology , investigators from the Comprehensive Weight Control Center at Weill Cornell Medicine underscore the necessity for physicians to evaluate ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
Weight loss actually possible after menopause
CLEVELAND, Ohio Feb. 15, 2017 -- Talk to a woman in menopause and you re likely to hear complaints about hot flashes and an inability to lose weight, especially belly fat. A new study shows how regular exercise can help reduce weight and control bothersome symptoms such as hot flashes, even in women who previously led sedentary lifestyles. The study outcomes are being published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
Lifetime weight gain linked to esophageal and stomach cancers
People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop cancer of either the oesophagus food pipe or upper stomach, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer today Wednesday . Those who first reported being overweight at the age of 20 were around 60-80 per cent more likely to develop these cancers in later life, compared to those who maintained a healthy weight throughout li ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
Study finds that melatonin content of supplements varies widely
DARIEN, IL - A new study suggests that the melatonin content of dietary supplements often varies widely from what is listed on the label. Results show that melatonin content did not meet within a 10-percent margin of the label claim in more than 71 percent of supplements, with the actual content ranging from 83 percent less to 478 percent more than the concentration declared on the label. The study also found that lot-to-lot variability within a particular ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
New guideline provides clinical recommendations for specific insomnia drugs
DARIEN, IL - A new clinical practice guideline is the first from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to provide comprehensive, evidence-based analyses of individual agents commonly used in the treatment of chronic insomnia disorder. The guideline, which is published in the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine , provides recommendations to help clinicians choose a specific pharmacological agent for the treatment of chronic insomnia in ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
Many physicians choose insomnia meds based on habit
Clinical decision-making is a complex process, driven by multiple factors, including social and psychological dynamics, peer pressure and even exposure to drug advertising. Now research from Harvard Medical School shows that when it comes to a physician s choice of insomnia medication, habit may trump all else. The results suggest that many clinicians choose insomnia drugs somewhat reflexively, based on routine, rather than by taking into account a patient ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
Do children inherit drug protection from parents exposed to nicotine or drugs?
WORCESTER, MA - A father s nicotine use may have a significant impact on children s risk of some diseases. In a study published in the online biomedical sciences journal eLife , Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, and colleagues at UMass Medical School, demonstrate that mice born of fathers who are habitually exposed to nicotine inherit enhanced chemical tolerance and drug clearance abilities. These findings offer a powerful framework for exploring how information a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 15
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