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Film and television often provide misleading information on brain death
Neurologists who examined how brain death and organ donation are portrayed in film and television found that only a small fraction of productions provide the public with a complete and accurate understanding of brain death. In addition, most productions do not provide professional discussions about organ donation. Because television and movies serve as a key source for public education, the quality of productions that feature brain death must be improved. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Competing attitudes about the homeless complicate public policy
Research has shown that policies designed to help the homeless are more popular with the public than those aimed at helping other social groups, including immigrants. But that hasn t stopped policies that target the homeless and make their lives more difficult, such as banning lying down in public or making it illegal to feed the homeless. Scott Clifford, a political scientist at the University of Houston, says public opinion plays an important role in sup ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Iron-deficiency anemia in ulcerative colitis -- many patients don't get testin...
Oct. 24, 2016 - Many patients with ulcerative colitis don t receive recommended testing and treatment for the common problem of iron deficiency anemia, reports a study in the October issue of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases , official journal of the Crohn s Colitis Foundation of America CCFA . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . About one-third of ulcerative colitis patients with anemia are not tested for iron deficiency--and nearly one-fourth of thos ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Researchers find zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3-D robotic models of ...
BROOKLYN, New York - Authenticity is an important trait, and zebrafish take it especially seriously. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering discovered that zebrafish engage more with 3D-moving robotic models of themselves than with other stimuli. The team, headed by Maurizio Porfiri, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, devised the controllable, customizable robotic platform to help researchers more a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Study uncovers brain changes in offending pedophiles
New research reveals that certain alterations in the brain may be present in pedophiles, with differences between hands-on offenders and those who have not sexually offended against children. For the study, researchers conducted imaging tests of the brains of pedophiles with and without a history of hand-on sexual offences against children, as well as healthy non-offending controls, during an assessment of what s called a response-inhibition task. Activati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Psychological Science Explores the Minds of Dogs Â
Dogs are one of the most common household pets in the world, so it s curious that we know relatively little about their cognitive abilities when we know so much about the abilities of other animals, from primates to cetaceans. Over the last couple decades, researchers have been aiming to bridge this gap in scientific knowledge, investigating how our canine companions behave and what they know and why. The October 2016 issue of Current Directions in Psychol ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 24
Making Decisions About Screen Time
Before I became a parent, I had the same self-righteous attitude about my future son that a lot of people have before becoming a parent There would be absolutely no screen time in my house. I judged parents at restaurants for cramming an iPad in front of their 5-year-olds during dinner, and scoffed at my friends for buying a mini-van fully equipped with a TV and DVD player. In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP recommended that children under the ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 22
Election Stress Disorder
As I watched the third presidential debate, I realized just how anxious and depressed I had become over the last few months of this election cycle. The first debate was bad enough. My wife, Tracey, and I sat in a hotel lounge in Toronto, Canada, after we had finished running a training for therapists, and watched it on TV. Most of the people around us were Canadian. They laughed incredulously at Donald Trump. I was feeling very dispirited by the negative t ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 22
Voracious Science: A Journey from Animal User to Advocate
A new book by Dr. John Gluck called Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals A Primate Scientist s Ethical Journey is a gem and a most timely work. Dr. Gluck is professor emeritus of psychology and a senior advisor to the president on animal research ethics and welfare at the University of New Mexico and also research professor at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Voracious Science is a deeply personal journey of discovery that trac ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 22
Rare genetic condition may provide insights on Parkinson's and other late-onse...
A recent article suggests that an enzyme deficiency seen in the lysosomal storage disorder Krabbe s disease may point to new and contributing mechanisms underlying certain late-onset neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson s disease. Patients with Krabbe s disease lack galactosylceramidase, which is needed to maintain the protective myelin coating around nerve cells. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure, and most infants with the degenerative dis ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 21
Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance link to unfavorable cardiac functio...
October 21, 2016 -- A study of U.S. Hispanics with diabetes mellitus showed a link between impaired glucose regulation and adverse measures of cardiac function and structure. Researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health in collaboration with colleagues from Wake Forest Medical School and six other institutions extended previous knowledge regarding the concept of diabetic cardiomyopathy, by also observing that these relationships eme ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 21
Downstate's Dr. LeConté Dill receives APHA Women's Caucus Highest Scoring Abst...
Brooklyn, NY - LeCont 233 Dill, DrPH, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at SUNY Downstate Medical Center s School of Public Health, has received the Women s Caucus Highest Scoring Abstract award of the American Public Health Association APHA . Dr. Dill s abstract, entitled What if I stay Experiences of teen dating violence among urban African-American, Caribbean-American, and Latina girls, focuses on the role of gender ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 21
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