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Why Science is on the March
One December morning at the conclusion of a hectic semester, I plunked myself down in a coffeeshop booth next to my friend Mike Land . Mike is a fellow prof and the director of the community service program at my college. We ve gotten to know each other primarily through a writer s group set up by our mutual friend. Mike is a lion of a man to what degree I didn t realize for months into our acquaintance because he d always arrive first and so by the time I ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 4
Mental Illness and Violence: Would I Do That?
Split, the most recent thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, was the top-grossing movie during its first weekend of release. It tells the story of a man with Dissociative Identity Disorder DID, formerly Multiple Personality Disorder who kidnaps and terrorizes three teenage girls. Judging from the trailer, Split seems sure to creep out most viewers. For some individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD , the movie might trigger a very different reaction a ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 4
Red 'color channel' may aid in screening for diabetic eye disease
Feb. 3, 2017 - In photographs of the eye used to screen for diabetes-related eye disease, separating out the red color channel can help show some abnormalities -- especially in racial ethnic minority patients, suggests a study in the February issue of Optometry and Vision Science , official journal of the American Academy of Optometry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Inspecting the channel for red long-wavelength reflected light can improve t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
According to the National Institutes of Health, more than six million cases of chronic wounds cost 20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won t heal. However, data from a University of Missouri School of Medicine study indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces c ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Loyola study provides new evidence that exercise is not key to weight control
MAYWOOD, IL. - An international study led by Loyola University Chicago is providing compelling new evidence that exercise may not be the key to controlling weight. Researchers who studied young adults from the United States and four other countries found that neither physical activity nor sedentary time were associated with weight gain. Our study results indicate that physical activity may not protect you from gaining weight, said lead author Lara R. Dugas ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The findings appear online in Human Reproduction . A lot of studies on fertility and body composition have focused on the female partner, but our findings underscore the importance of including both partners, said Rajeshwari Sundaram, Ph.D., a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Study addresses extreme thinness standards in fashion industry
In a recent study, female fashion models reported high levels of pressure to lose weight, which was associated with higher odds of engaging in unhealthy behaviors to control weight. The study is the largest to date to explore disordered eating among professional models, and in particular to examine rates of specific unhealthy weight control behaviors. When considering potential policy approaches aiming to improve working conditions, models rated approaches ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Sleep deprivation handicaps the brain's ability to form new memories, study in...
Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can solidify lessons learned and use them when they awaken -- in the case of nocturnal mice, the next evening. The researchers, all of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, also report they have discovered several important molecules that govern the recalibration proce ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Study points to a universal immune mechanism as a regulator of sleep
Sleep -- one of the most basic, yet most mystifying processes of the human body -- has confounded physicians, scientists and evolutionary biologists for centuries. Now a study conducted in mice and led by investigators at Harvard Medical School and VA Boston Healthcare System reveals that sleep may be regulated in part by several brain-based immune proteins collectively called inflammasome NLRP3. The researchers say the inflammasome -- which works by unlea ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Medical marijuana's underexplored potential for helping opioid addiction
A small human pilot study, along with a number of animal studies, are revealing that cannabinoids, extracts of cannabis legally sold as medical marijuana, could reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms in heroin users. In light of the U.S. opioid epidemic, this is a neglected area of research that quickly needs attention, argues neurobiologist Yasmin Hurd of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who studies how both cannabinoids and opioids act ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
Nonmedical use of prescription drugs among young people: A growing global conc...
Feb. 2, 2017 -- Balancing a country s need to make prescription drugs available to those in need while simultaneously curbing nonmedical use is one of our greatest challenges, according to a perspective article just published by Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and a colleague at American University of Beirut. The article published in World Psychiatry , the journal of the ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
When sex development goes awry: Is it a girl or a boy?
Few conditions underscore the importance of bedside manner quite like differences and disorders of sex development DSD . Doctors faced with DSD patients must collaborate to recommend tailored and timely management plans covering medical, psychological, and social cofactors of the most intimate nature. Standards of care are ever evolving, but now front-line pediatricians from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have assembled the latest data ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 3
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