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My Basket of Hope I: BeaRtrice, Oscar, and Asian Moon Bears
Maintaining hope in the rage of inhumanity At this time of year I receive many messages asking me why I remain hopeful for the plight of nonhuman animals animals in an increasingly human-dominated world. Many people know we re living in an epoch called the Anthropocene, also called the age of humanity. I prefer to call the Anthropocene the rage of inhumanity, because ample scientific data show we, humans, are the cause of the unprecedented extinction of an ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 15
Sex Addiction's Diversity Problem
I was recently interviewed in a CNN piece covering the continued controversy over sex addiction , and I noticed something everyone interviewed in the article is white. Not just white, but educated, and middle class or above. Why is that Increasingly, panels of experts are expected to represent the diversity of our country, but most publications discussing sex addiction solely include expert opinions from white professionals. I m not blaming the media on th ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 15
Progress and the Human Psyche
As I bear witness to the psychological upheaval related to the 2016 United States presidential election, I have been thinking about the many conflicting forces in the human psyche, forces that pull us in different directions forwards, backwards, and sometimes even apart. To me, these conflicting forces can be roughly categorized as the pull toward entropy, homeostasis, and progress . While all three forces are always at play in the human heart and mind, th ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 15
Celebrity chefs have poor food safety practices, a Kansas State University stu...
MANHATTAN, KANSAS -- Celebrity chefs are cooking up poor food safety habits, according to a Kansas State University study. Kansas State University food safety experts Edgar Chambers IV and Curtis Maughan, along with Tennessee State University s Sandria Godwin, recently published Food safety behaviors observed in celebrity chefs across a variety of programs in the Journal of Public Health . The researchers viewed 100 cooking shows with 24 popular celebrity ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Cigar warnings: Do teens believe them?
CHAPEL HILL, NC - A majority of adolescents in the United States report current cigar warning labels to be very believable, according to a new study conducted by doctors and researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. But significant differences exist in the believability of specific cigar warnings, suggesting that more work is needed to establish the best warnings to dissuade youth from smoking cigars. The study, published in the Journal ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Smartphones and tablets and adolescents: Small size, big problems?
Cincinnati, OH, December 14, 2016 -- Research has shown that when children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases. However, more and more screen time is coming from other devices, like tablets and smartphones, and the impact of these devices has not been researched as much. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics , researchers found that children who reported spending more time on screen devices and watchin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Promotion of nickel (Ni) allergy by anamnestic sensitization
This report provides evidence that the solitary pre-sensitization to LPS is essential for the onset of Ni allergy by shifting the Th1 Th2 immune balance toward a Th1 dominant. Metal allergies caused by exposure to sensitizing metals including nickel Ni , cobalt, chromium, palladium, and gold [Schmidt M, J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2015]. Among them, Ni is the most common cause of metal-induced allergies in prosthodontic treatment [Darlenski R, Int J Dermatol. 20 ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Switching to daylight saving time may lead to harsher legal sentences
Judges in the United States tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year, according to research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Previous research has shown that people tend to sacrifice, on average, about 40 minutes of sleep when they spring forward to daylight saving time, and even this small amount of lost sleep c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Studies of vulnerable populations get a 'bootstrapped' boost from statisticians
A hallmark of good government is policies which lift up vulnerable or neglected populations. But crafting effective policy requires sound knowledge of vulnerable groups. And that is a daunting task since these populations -- which include undocumented immigrants, homeless people or drug users -- are usually hidden in the margins thanks to cultural taboos, murky legal status or simple neglect from society. These are not groups where there s a directory you ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Weight and body image misperception associated with alcohol use among teen girls
BOSTON Dec. 13, 2016 --Among high school girls ages 14-18, those who report and act on body image misperceptions are more likely to have had at least one drink in their life, and more likely to have engaged in episodes of heavy drinking than girls of the same age without body image misperceptions, a new study has found. In the study, published in the Jan. 2017 Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , researchers sought to identify whether having a body im ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
Study: Challenges in going from residential substance abuse treatment to the c...
An estimated 2.15 million people in the U.S. - 9 of the population - have a diagnosable substance use disorder SUD . Epidemiological and clinical studies suggest that SUDs follow a chronic, relapsing course, with cycles of recovery, relapse, and multiple treatment episodes, over the course of several years. According to SAMHSA 2015 , alcohol and drug abuse and related problems contribute substantially to the burden of disease in the U.S., costing an estima ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 14
A Safe Place For Homeless Youth
At fifteen years old, my alcoholic father was drinking himself into a constant state of oblivion, as a result, I was miserable and kept running away from home. But that was the sixties, when one could easily shack-up with some hippies, drop LSD and stay up all night to share ideas on the deep existential meaning of life.
Huffington Post - Wed. Dec 14
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