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New disease could signal hope for sufferers of brain ageing conditions
A new genetic disease which results in neurodegeneration has been discovered by experts at the University of Sussex. In a study published today, Wednesday 21 December, in the top scientific journal Nature , the team from the University of Sussex s Genome Damage and Stability Centre GDSC reveal they have discovered the disease, ataxia oculomotor apraxia type XRCC1, which is caused by a genetic mutation that disrupts the repair of our DNA. The team discovere ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 21
Rat study provides insights on tendon overuse injuries
In research conducted in rats, investigators have shown for the first time the effect of rotator cuff tendon overuse, or tendinopathy, on surrounding tissues. Such overuse is among the major causes of shoulder pain and discomfort in athletes, laborers, older adults, and those who use a repetitive overhead motion in daily activities. Untreated tendinopathy can lead to full or partial rotator cuff tendon rupture, requiring orthopaedic surgery and a potential ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 21
Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome
It is well known that a diet high in fat can trigger a metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. Scientists have now discovered that vitamin D deficiency is necessary for this syndrome to progress in mice, with underlying disturbances in gut bacteria. If these findings can be validated in humans, sun bathing and vitamin D supplements may be feasible and affordable approaches to improve or even prevent ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 21
Traffic fatalities decline in states with medical marijuana laws
States that enacted medical marijuana laws, on average, experienced reductions in traffic fatalities, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health. Overall, states that passed medical marijuana laws saw an 11 percent reduction in traffic fatalities, on average, after enacting the laws, and had 26 percent lower rates of traffic fatalities compared with states without the laws. The findings are published online ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 21
Routine drug screening should be part of primary care settings, UCLA study rec...
The misuse of both prescription and illicit drugs is so prevalent in Tijuana and East Los Angeles that community clinics in those areas should routinely, though discreetly, screen for it, according to new UCLA research. The study, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Substance Use and Misuse , found that 19.4 percent of people answering a computerized self-administered survey in East Los Angeles community clinics admitted to moderate-to-high drug u ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 21
School attendance improves when girls are given free sanitary pads and puberty...
Oxford University researchers say they have the first robust findings from a large-scale trial on the effects of giving puberty lessons and free sanitary products to girls in African countries. They have found that both the interventions are equally effective in improving girls attendance levels at schools. The results are significant given the amount of resources that governments, international organisations and local charities invest in these interventio ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 21
Analysis examines characteristics of users of online infidelity matchmaking
By analyzing data originally stolen and released by Internet hackers, investigators have examined the characteristics of individuals who paid to engage in extramarital affairs using the online infidelity matchmaking site Ashley Madison. The researchers found that income is the leading market determinant for Internet-facilitated infidelity, indicating the service behaves as a luxury good. Several characteristics related to infidelity at the individual-level ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 21
17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017
These past 52 weeks weren rsquo t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person not live in a perpetual state of stress
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 21
This Pastor Is Providing Harlem Residents With Free Mental Health Care
Pastor Michael Walrond Jr. is making a tremendous stride towards destigmatizing mental illness in the black community by providing free mental health services to Harlem residents.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 21
Prince Harry Gets Heartbreakingly Honest About Dealing With Grief
Prince Harry is honoring his mother by opening up about his own grief over her death.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 21
Hate Crimes and Hate Speech
Although hatred is an emotion that need not to acted upon, it is rare that emotions do not eventually shape our actions, and obsessive emotions such as hatred, unreciprocated love , morbid jealousy and complicated grief are more likely to motivate wildly compulsive behavior than calmer and more controllable emotions such as, satisfaction, annoyance, and malaise . Physical abuse and domestic violence are a common consequence of individual-based hatred but s ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 21
5 Things Adults Unlearn about Disability
If my kids age 4 and nearly 2 and I woke up tomorrow morning and found a dragon in our living room, my son s top concern would be What should we name it and my daughter would probably try to hug it. I haven t yet taught them that if you see a dragon, proceed with caution, as we believe them to be fictional and quite likely dangerous. Every single thing we know today as grown-ups, we had to learn at some point in our development. But there are some things m ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 21
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