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Brain blocks new memory formation on waking to safeguard consolidation of exis...
Throughout our waking lives we are exposed to a continuous stream of stimuli and experiences. Some of these experiences trigger the strengthening of connections between neurons in the brain, and begin the process of forming memories. However, these initial memory traces are fragile and only a small number will become long-term memories with the potential to last a lifetime. For this transition to occur, the brain must stabilize the memory traces through a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Nearly one in five young Ontario adults shows problematic use of electronic de...
TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2016 - As many as 19 per cent of Ontario adults aged 18 to 29 experience moderate to severe problematic use of electronic devices, which includes smartphones and tablets as well as computers and video game consoles, according to the latest CAMH Monitor survey. It s the first time the ongoing survey has measured the impact of our increasing reliance on electronic devices. Today s young adults entered their adolescent or adult years with a w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Beware: Children can passively 'smoke' marijuana, too
Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise. Not only do youngsters inhale harmful secondary smoke in the process, but the psychoactive chemicals in the drug are taken up by their bodies as well. This warning comes from Karen Wilson of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence in the US. She led the first study showing that it is possible to pick up traces of THC, t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Toward opioid vaccines that can help prevent overdose fatalities
In 2014, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in the U.S. jumped to its highest level on record. The spike brought national attention to the epidemic and the awareness that new interventions are needed. Now researchers are developing opioid vaccines that could one day help protect people from dying of overdoses. Their study, which tested the vaccines on mice, appears in the journal ACS Chemical Biology . The Drug Abuse Warning Network has reported th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
NYU researchers identify stress-hormone differences among gay men
Cortisol is a life sustaining adrenal hormone essential to maintaining the natural balance of the body. It is often referred to as the stress hormone, as cortisol influences, regulates, and modulates many of the changes that occur in the body in response to stress. Diurnal cortisol studies measure the level of cortisol in the body at various times during the day to examine possible adrenal imbalances. The majority of these diurnal cortisol studies have bee ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.
There are fewer school shootings in states that have tighter gun control laws and spend more on mental health care and public education, a new study finds. Close to 33,000 people are killed and another 81,000 are injured by gun violence every year in the United States, the researchers said. The number of school shootings is particularly high. There were 44 such incidents between 1996 and 2008, the study authors said. In the new study, the researchers analy ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 7
Prince William Says What We're All Thinking About Work Stress
Prince William is giving workplace mental health the royal treatment.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 7
The Amazing Way This NFL Team Just Stepped Up For Mental Health
The New York Jets may not be at the top of the NFL standings this season, but they rsquo re certainly leading the charge when it comes to mental health advocacy.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 7
Shut Up In The Name Of Jesus
Have you ever been told to shut up in the name of Jesus Have you ever been on the receiving end of a conversation being told to zip your lip by the power of the Holy Spirit It happens on the radio, in line at the coffee shop, in church or ministry staff meetings, and at family dinners.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 7
Back pain may raise risk of mental health problems
A study, involving almost 200,000 participants, finds that individuals who have back pain are more likely to also experience a range of mental health issues. Knowing about these links could form a more successful treatment plan for both sets of conditions.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 7
Whole for the Holidays
Please enjoy this wonderful piece on mindfulness by educator, speaker, writer and my dear friend Nick Mosca . The holidays are a mixed bag. Moments of joy interlace with the pain of loved ones we ve lost, a mad dash to finish year-end work, non-stop gift-buying, and seeing relatives we may not particularly like. As a result, we may end up exhausted, broke, and anything but whole.
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 7
Feeling Blah? Here's How to See Your World with Fresh Eyes
Imagine if you knew you were doing something for the last time for example, driving to work, standing on a train ride, holding a book, eating an orange, hugging a friend. How would your experience of these activities change In the 2009 film A Single Man, Colin Firth s character George decides he s going to kill himself. As he goes through what he plans will be his last day, it s clear that he s fully in every experience smells, sights, conversations becaus ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 7
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