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This is your brain on God: Spiritual experiences activate brain reward circuits
SALT LAKE CITY - Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine . The findings will be published Nov. 29 in the journal Social Neuroscience . We re just beginning to understand how the brain participates in experiences that believers interpret as spiritual, divine or transcendent, says senior author and neuro ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 29
Marijuana use gender gap widens, mainly among low-income Americans
November 29, 2016--A new study of changes in marijuana use over time in the U.S. found that the prevalence of past-year marijuana use increased for both men and women between 2002 and 2014. Throughout this period, more men reported past-year use than women, but since 2007, the rate of increase was greater for men than for women, leading to a widening of the gender gap in marijuana use over time. An estimated 6 million additional men and 4 million additiona ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 29
1 in 7 people living with HIV in the EU/EEA are not aware of their HIV status
With 29 747 newly reported HIV infections in 2015, the EU EEA notification rate is similar to recent years with an overall insignificant change from 6.6 per 100 000 population in 2006 to 6.3 in 2015 adjusted for reporting delay . European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, said HIV AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe. The Commission is committed to helping Member States reach the SDG target of ending HIV AIDS and Tu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 29
UA researcher explores male perceptions about HPV
Maggie Pitts took great interest in the human papillomavirus vaccine after Virginia became the first state in the country to mandate its use among girls in the sixth grade. Pitts, who was living and working in Virginia when the mandate went into effect in 2008, investigates how general everyday conversation shapes the way people handle major life decisions. When Virginia first mandated this I was appalled, I was shocked, said Pitts, now an assistant profes ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 29
4 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Struggling With Depression
Depression is more than simply feeling sad or being upset. Rather, depression is a serious mental illness that impacts more than 15 million American adults. With early intervention, diagnosis, and access to effective treatment, many individuals with depression can improve and enjoy meaningful lives. However, if untreated, depression can have devastating consequences for both individuals who are struggling and their loved ones.
Huffington Post - Tue. Nov 29
Schizophrenia: Researchers pinpoint rare genetic risk variants
In the largest genome-wide study of its kind, researchers have uncovered several rare genetic variations that can increase the risk of schizophrenia by up to 60 times.
Medical News Today - Tue. Nov 29
How to Get Past Fears, Setbacks and Failures
You are upset by not reaching your goals . The goals could be anything you might want to stop smoking , be less anxious, or perform better as a student, salesperson or basketball player. But whatever they are, falling short of your goals leaves you angry with yourself and demoralized. Each self-criticism hangs like a weight, pulling you down and making it more difficult to continue striving. Instead of being so harsh with yourself, consider trying a radica ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 29
How to Remain Optimistic Through Change
This year has been an eventful one in more ways than one. From the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union to Trump being voted to become the next President of the United States, nothing seems to be going as expected. Uncertainty, fear and anxiety are on the rise, and many feel confused about how to handle the unknown change ahead. This is normal. Change is always scary, regardless of whether it s deep inside within yourself or out there in the o ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 29
The High Costs of Multitasking for You and Your Kids
If so, you all probably suffer the consequences of their inadequate sleep , their scramble to finish assignments, or submission of work less than their best. Their multitasking forces you to be the bad guy, nagging them to stop the distractions, and having to enforce strict rules about what they can and cannot do on school nights. There is no such thing as multitasking Kids have plenty of things available to do with their time. The problem comes when they ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 29
Vestibular function declines starting at age 40
Boston, Mass. -- A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear found that vestibular thresholds begin to double every 10 years above the age of 40, representing a decline in our ability to receive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation. The report was published online ahead of print in Frontiers in Neurology . In our study, vestibular decline was clearly evident above the age of 40, said senior author Daniel M. Merf ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
US blood system faces financial and biological threats, study finds
Medical advances have reduced the demand for blood in the United States, creating financial pressure on the nation s blood collection centers and threatening their future survival, according to a new RAND Corporation study. While the existing system continues to function well, more government oversight of the nation s blood system may be needed to safeguard the future of the blood supply and prevent blood shortages from posing a risk to the public s health ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
Toxic 'marine snow' can sink quickly, persist at ocean depths
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University found that a specific neurotoxin can persist and accumulate in marine snow formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia , and that this marine snow can reach significant depths quickly. These findings have implications for food safety policies in areas affected by toxic marine algal blooms. When algae cells run out of nutrients and start to die, they clump together and sink as marine snow. The algae ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
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