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Playing Games With Memory
In days gone by, my wife and I made it our practice to eat dinner at a neighborhood clam bar, a tavern that served the freshest fish in town. Nestled among warehouses and small factories on Niagara Street, a block from the river, it was the kind of place where the waitresses never wrote down an order. Once they knew what the regulars liked, they wouldn t bother to ask again they would just bring out the usual. If they were footsore, they would sometimes si ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 24
Autistics as Undomesticated Humans
As I pointed out in a previous post , autistic authors often describe themselves as aliens from outer space, but remarkable new research by Antonio Ben tez-Burraco, Wanda Lattanzi, and Elliot Murphy suggests that people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder ASD might more accurately be described as less domesticated members of our own, self-domesticated species. Where domesticating other species is concerned, examples abound, but perhaps the most stri ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 24
Self-Absorption: The Root of All (Psychological) Evil?
If you ve ever been called self-absorbed , you can be sure you weren t getting a compliment. Not only is the root definition of the term negative, but it s also super-saturated with unfavorable connotations. As generally understood, the concept is pretty much synonymous with self-preoccupied , self-centered , self-obsessed and even egotistical and selfish . Dictionaries e.g., Dictionary.com Random House Collins English Dictionary define self-absorption una ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 24
Transforming Stress for Teens
The recent alarming reports that a growing number of American teens are experiencing high levels of stress clearly signals a burgeoning crisis and an immediate need for solutions.
Huffington Post - Wed. Aug 24
What It Means To Love Someone With Depression And Anxiety
Lasting love has no boundaries or limitations. It seeks no reward for thriving in the imperfect nature of humanity, that which makes all of our personal connections so vastly unique. Real love triumphs over the most dangerous of evils those that exist inside each and every one of us.
Huffington Post - Wed. Aug 24
Systematic global review of intervention thresholds based on FRAX
The WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool FRAX reg is a resource developed for the calculation of an individual s 10-year probability of hip fracture and a major osteoporotic fracture based on specific clinical risk factors, with or without bone mineral density BMD values. Since its launch in 2008, FRAX reg has become a widely used assessment tool in clinical practice and is included in many national osteoporosis management guidelines worldwide. Specific calcu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 23
Aquatic treadmill walking may increase exercise capacity after stroke
August 23, 2016 - For patients in rehabilitation after a stroke, walking on an underwater treadmill produces better measures of exercise performance compared to conventional treadmill walking, reports a study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation , the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Aquatic treadmill exercise may be a useful option for early intensive aerobic ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 23
Essential oils could counter lung and liver ailments caused by air pollution
Certain ingredients in essential oils made from plants such as cloves, anise, fennel and ylang-ylang could serve as a natural treatment of lung and liver conditions caused by air pollution. This is according to Miriana Kfoury of the Unit 233 de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le Vivant, Universit 233 du Littoral C 244 te d Opale in France and the Lebanese University in Lebanon. She is the lead author of a study in Springer s journal Environment ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 23
AgriLife researcher takes close look at 'inflamm-aging'
Aug. 22, 2016 COLLEGE STATION - Scientists have proposed that inflammation is the harbinger of aging and central to the aging process, a phenomenon described as inflamm-aging, said Dr. Yuxiang Sun. Sun, a faculty member in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A M University in College Station, said aging is commonly associated with low grade adipose inflammation, which is closely linked to insulin resistance, a condition often leading to t ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 23
Is a messed-up microbiome linked to obesity? New U-M study casts doubt
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- For people with weight problems, news headlines in recent years may have brought relief, as researchers studying the microscopic creatures inside our bodies reported possible links between obesity and an out-of-whack balance of microbes. But a new study, done by pooling data from most of those studies, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem from an imbalance of the bacteria inside us. In fact, the study published in th ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 23
How sleep deprivation harms memory
Researchers from the Universities of Groningen Netherlands and Pennsylvania have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory. For the first time, a study in mice, to be published in the journal eLife , shows that five hours of sleep deprivation leads to a loss of connectivity between neurons in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with learning and memory. It s clear that sleep plays an important role in ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 23
Study uses geo-mapping to identify 'hot spots' for use of fentanyl and other o...
SEATTLE -- As the U.S. experiences sharp increases in drug overdoses, researchers in Delaware are using geo-mapping to look at the state, neighborhood by neighborhood, to identify hot spots where the use of prescription fentanyl -- an extremely powerful synthetic opiate, which recently attracted national attention as the drug that caused Prince s death -- and other opiates is especially prevalent. Most research on the epidemic has focused on individual pre ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 23
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