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E-cig vapor does not induce genetic mutations associated with cigarette smoke ...
E-cigarette vapour does not induce DNA mutations commonly observed with tobacco smoke exposures in lab-based tests. Scientists at British American Tobacco used a method called the Ames test to compare the mutagenic potential of cigarette smoke with that of vapour from Vype ePen, a commercially available e-cigarette. DNA mutations result in genetic instability, which may be involved in the development of cancer. The Ames test is widely used method that uses ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 4
The Reason You Feel Just A Little Lonely All The Time
Loneliness isn rsquo t something we talk about often. There rsquo s a certain shame in admitting you don rsquo t feel as connected to other people as you rsquo d like to be.
Huffington Post - Fri. Nov 4
Journey: The True Story of the Most Famous Wolf in the West
Every now and again a book comes along that moves me all over the place. Noted author Emma Bland Smith s new children s book called Journey Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West is one such inspirational and moving work of art. Indeed, the illustrations by Robin James are also magnificent works of art. All in all this book is outstanding and I m sure audiences of all ages will love it. The book s description reads as follows This ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 4
American Election Leaving a Bad Taste in Your Mouth?
The contentious United States election season has left a bad taste in many people s mouths but none so literally as the President of the UK Synaesthesia Association, James Wannerton. The wall-to-wall coverage, even in Europe, has his taste buds working overtime. The strong tastes and textures are very distracting. That s always been the most difficult part to handle about my own synaesthesia, he says. James is a lexical-gustatory synaesthete British spelli ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 4
I'll Do It Tomorrow
To be able to make ourselves sit down and do something we have been avoiding may be one of life s most valuable skills. Otherwise, the lengths we go with delaying tactics can be extraordinary. Day after day, strategies of avoidance may come to dominate how we spend our time. Everything becomes more inviting than that which we are supposed to be doing. We make clever evasive deals with ourselves like, I ll vacuum the living room, then I ll get started. A wh ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 4
Both providers and patients drive health care spending, study finds
In Miami, health care providers spent about 14,423 per Medicare patient in 2010. But in Minneapolis, average spending on Medicare enrollees that year was 7,819, just over half as much. In fact, the U.S. is filled with regional disparities in medical spending. Why is this One explanation focuses on providers In some regions, they may be more likely to use expensive tests or procedures. Another account focuses on patients If the underlying health or the care ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Studies examine racial bias in pollution, devaluation of black communities
Present-day racial biases may contribute to the pollution and devaluation of lower- and middle-class black communities, according to new research led by a social psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The investigation was based on several studies demonstrating that physical spaces, such as houses or neighborhoods, are targets of racial stereotyping, discrimination, and implicit racial bias. The researchers found study participants applied ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Tuberculosis bacteria find their ecological niche
Tuberculosis TB is a major global public health problem. Treatment often takes many months and till this day there is no effective vaccine. Various TB bacterial strains exist globally, with different geographical spread. Only the so-called Lineage 4 occurs on all continents. It is responsible for the majority of the 10 million new infections and 2 million deaths annually. Under the lead of S 233 bastien Gagneux at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Insti ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Dental occlusion and ophthalmology: A literature review
Dental Occlusion and Ophthalmology A Literature Review is a summary of many years of research and dental clinic of Orofacial Pain Department directed by Professor Monaco of University of L Aquila on a complex subject connections between temporomandibular joints and vision. The authors primary goal is to give clinical advice starting from the study of anatomical and functional connections between dental occlusion and vision. Many studies conducted by Monaco ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Mouse mutants with sleep defects may shed light on the mysteries of sleep
The first unbiased genetic screen for sleep defects in mice has yielded two interesting mutants, Sleepy, which sleeps excessively, and Dreamless, which lacks rapid eye movement REM sleep. The findings are the first step towards discovering the biochemistry that controls the switch from wakefulness to sleep, the researchers say. Although sleep is essential for life and we spend one third of our lives doing it, the function of sleep, and the physiology that ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Kids should be part of treatment for moms fighting substance use
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mothers in therapy for drug and alcohol use recover faster if their children take part in their treatment sessions, according to a first-of-its-kind study. Researchers found that women who were in family therapy - which included their 8- to 16-year-old children - showed a quicker decline in alcohol, marijuana and cocaine use over 18 months compared to mothers who were in individual therapy. This is the first study to examine the effectiven ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Chapman University Research looks at e-cigarette use by Orange County Teens
Researchers at Chapman University have published a study looking at electronic cigarette e-cigarette use among Orange County adolescents. The data shows teens are more likely to vape when their school is located near vape retailers. A key finding from the study is that the prevalence of e-cigarette use in Orange County adolescents is high--27.5 percent of high school students had ever tried e-cigarettes, compared with an estimated 13.4 percent nationally. ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
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