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Commercial weight-loss drug could help treat opioid addiction
Scientists are working to come up with new therapies to curb America s opioid epidemic and aid hospitals, doctors and public health officials in this fight. Now one team reports in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience that the commercial weight-loss drug lorcaserin, when given to rats who had been self-administering oxycodone, appeared to reduce their use of and craving for the opioid. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
Harsh parenting predicts low educational attainment through increasing peer pr...
Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes. A new longitudinal study sought to determine why. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh who conducted the study suggest that both direct and indirect effects of parenting play a role in shaping children s behavior, as well as their relationships with peers. The study appears in the journal Child Development . We believe our study is the first to use children s lif ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll chemistry in the brain
The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University researchers published today in the Nature journal Scientific Reports . This is the first demonstration that the brain s own opioids are directly involved in musical pleasure, says cognitive psychologist Daniel Levitin, senior author of the paper. While previous ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
Beliefs about better treatment for HIV leads gay men to engage in riskier sex
A survey spanning 19 years of participants at a gay pride event in the US notes a consistent increase in the occurrence of condomless anal sex among men, as well as a rise in how many sex partners they have. Condomless receptive anal sex among HIV uninfected men has doubled, while insertive condomless anal sex has more than tripled among HIV-positive men. The findings show that, although antiretroviral therapies ART have revolutionized the treatment and pr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 8
Help! The Teacher Says My Child Is Misbehaving
You arrive home from a busy and stressful day at work ready to relax and unwind. The phone rings, you answer, and it is your child s teacher. The teacher begins to describe your child s behavior as noncompliant, disengaged, and misbehaving. Worse, the teacher indicates that your child s grades are falling. Your first reaction is probably one of disdain for the teacher or even anger at your child. After hanging up the phone, you wonder, How can I help my ch ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 8
“It Takes One to Know One”—Truth or Half-Truth?
Introduction Matters of Definition Besides my title, consider these kindred expressions That s the pot calling the kettle black I know you are, but what am I Look who s talking or You should talk or even, by extension, It takes a thief to catch a thief. Let s start by looking at the meanings attributed to this enduring proverb, first noted as far back as 1665 Dictionary.com . The saying It takes one to know one has been defined in several complementary way ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 8
More screen time for kids isn't all that bad
Chances are that your children will turn out OK even though they spend hours playing video games or watching TV. This is according to Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University in the US, who led a study in Springer s journal Psychiatric Quarterly which found that there is only a negligibly small association between excessive screen time and higher levels of depression and delinquency among teenagers. Ferguson therefore believes the strict attention to lim ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Study: Toxic metals found in e-cigarette liquids
A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found high levels of toxic metals in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape. The study, believed to be the first to examine a cross-section of metals in multiple e-cigarette brands, analyzed the liquid in five brands of first generation e-cigarettes for cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese and nickel. The liquid is the component of e-ci ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino chi...
Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new USC-led study. Scientists tracked children s health and respective levels of residential air pollution for about 3.5 years before associating chronic unhealthy air exposure to a breakdown in beta cells, special pancreatic cells that secrete insulin and maintain the appropriate sugar level in the bloodstream. By the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Prenatal bisphenol A exposure weakens body's fullness cues
WASHINGTON -- An expectant mother s exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A BPA can raise her offspring s risk of obesity by reducing sensitivity to a hormone responsible for controlling appetite, according to a mouse study published in the Endocrine Society s journal Endocrinology . BPA is a chemical found in a variety of food containers, including polycarbonate plastic water bottles and can linings. BPA can interfere with the endocrine ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
Online weight-loss groups offer valuable support, comfort
Ingeborg Gr 248 nning, a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU has been studying a diary from an online weight loss forum that is open to comments from other weight loss forum participants. Certain posts receive more responses than others, she has found. Gr 248 nning chose to analyse the diary entries of Astrid, a very active user on the forum. In 19 of 22 cases Astrid received positive responses when she posted confessions ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine today Monday . Cancer Research UK-funded scientists found that people who swapped smoking regular cigarettes for e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy NRT for at least six months, had much lower levels of toxic and cancer causing substances in their body than people who continued to use conventional cigaret ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 7
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