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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
Focusing on pleasure of eating makes people choose smaller portions
The rapid rise in portion sizes has gone hand in hand with rising rates of obesity. To curb supersizing, governments and public health institutions have advocated portion size limits and health warnings, but they have had limited success. Consumers feel they are being infantilized and food marketers feel they re being squeezed as they typically extract higher profits from bigger portions. But new research has found that people can be encouraged to choose s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 21
Most adults surveyed don't know e-cigarette use deposits nicotine on indoor su...
SAN FRANCISCO - Most U.S. adults surveyed in 2015 agree that e-cigarette use should not be allowed in places where smoking is prohibited. Yet one-third of respondents allow use of the devices within their home, and fewer than half said they knew that exhaled e-cigarette vapors contain nicotine that deposits on indoor surfaces. The abstract, Household rules about e-cigarette use and beliefs about harms to children, will be presented at the American Academy ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 21
System changes improve prenatal care for Medicaid beneficiaries
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon s 2012 shift to an incentivized, accountable-care system for Medicaid beneficiaries led to positive changes for expectant mothers and their babies, research at Oregon State University shows. The research found Oregon s implementation of coordinated care organizations resulted in more expectant moms starting prenatal care on time. It also showed a small narrowing of the gap in prenatal care quality between Medicaid beneficiaries and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 21
Willy Wonka and Financial Happiness
The world lost a bit of it s laughter with the recent passing of Gene Wilder. Besides his portrayals of Leo Bloom in The Producers, the Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles and Dr. Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein, he will always be remembered for his title role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl . The plot revolves around five children who have each found a golden ticket providing a tour of ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 21
Those Who Make Your Checklist Often Don’t Make It
Charlie You know what list we re talking about here. It s the one that contains all the characteristics of the partner of your dreams , the one with whom you know you ll experience happiness forever after. It s the list that contains your personal requirements in terms of looks, financial fitness, personality , education , health , personal and family history, religion , ethnicity , relationship history, and any other aspects of your ideal partner s life t ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 21
Paying Attention to Injuries Among Temporary Workers
U.S. employees and their employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA any work-related injury or illness that results in death, loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted job duty or transfer, or medical treatment beyond first aid. Accordingly, in 2014 roughly 3 million U.S. workers were injured on the job and several thousand died. Staggering as these numbers are, they only capture about one-third ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 21
Rachel Bloom's View On Mental Health Is Positively Perfect
When it comes to taking control of mental health, Rachel Bloom nails it.
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 21
3 Reasons Why You Don’t Need To Fear Dietary Fat, According To Experts
For years, diet-culture and the media has demonized dietary fat. The 80s ushered in the low-fat diet craze, and our societal fear of fat has been prevalent ever since. Although fat is currently not as vilified as it rsquo s been in the past, there are still many people who experience anxiety and guilt surrounding the consumption of high-fat foods. Additionally, fear-mongering surrounding the source and type of fat is increasingly common. For instance, ther ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 21
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