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"No Thanks" to This Line of Autism Research
My family s DNA is a coveted commodity. Our older daughter is autistic, and researchers want our blood and saliva. Once upon a time I would have willingly, enthusiastically donated, even given my limbs or organs, if a doctor assured me that doing so could cure her, but our daughter is old enough now to make such decisions for us. She says no to the cheek swab and blood draw. No to anyone trying to fix her. When she was diagnosed in 2002 the developmental p ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 6
A Great American Gender Bender? US Election 2016
As Americans enter the 21st century, we have been leaning on diverse set of candidates for the highest office -- a businessman, a social democrat, and a woman civil servant. Electing the first black American president took more than two centuries, yet political polarization is at a post-Reconstruction high in the House and Senate. [1] Now, as Americans seem ready to entrust the first woman candidate, we have the widest gender gap in modern political histor ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 6
Your Brain on Daylight Savings
It s that time of year again. On November 6th, most of the United States will participate in that semi-annual ritual of changing the clocks by an hour. In the fall we gain an hour of sleep time, or an hour of loafing around on a Sunday morning how bad could it be Our circadian clock is an elaborate system of chemical signals and hormones reacting to all sorts of environmental inputs such as light, feeding, and even temperature. The system is quite elegant, ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 6
Healthy recipes and effective social marketing campaign improve eating habits
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Food Hero social marketing campaign is an effective way to help low-income families eat more nutritious meals through fast, tasty, affordable and healthy recipes, two new research studies from Oregon State University have found. Food Hero was launched by the OSU Extension Service in 2009 in an effort to encourage healthy eating among low-income Oregonians. The initiative includes several components, such as a website, http www. foodhe ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 4
Genetic cause for shift work fatigue discovered
Some people adapt easily to shift work, but not everyone can handle constant disruptions to their daily rhythm. Finnish researchers have now found that a melatonin receptor gene influences tolerance to shift work. Published in the journal Sleep , the new study is the first time the genetic factors underlying poor tolerance to shift work were systematically examined. Covering the entire genome, the study discovered that a common variation in the melatonin r ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 4
Soda tax falls flat
ITHACA, N.Y. - Four cities will be voting Nov. 8 on whether to tax soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Some proponents say the taxes would raise prices by exactly the amount of the tax, encouraging consumers to cut down on soda and improve their health. But research shows that prices might rise by only half that amount - or even less, says a Cornell University economist who studied a similar tax imposed in Berkeley, California. Our research suggests ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 4
A race against time to diagnose deadly weight loss in cancer patients
Montreal, November 4, 2016 - About one third of cancer patients die because of cachexia - an involuntary weight loss, characterized primarily by muscle wasting and metabolic changes, which cannot be addressed or treated solely with increased food intake. A study by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre MUHC , published in Clinical Nutrition , aims to save patient lives by giving doctors a practical tool to easily diagnose cachexia before it be ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 4
Study: Internet gaming's 'not as addictive as gambling but more research is ne...
A new Oxford University study suggests that playing internet games is not as addictive as gambling. It is the first research that has tried to measure the scale of gaming addiction in the general population using symptoms of internet gaming disorder as defined by the American Psychiatric Association APA . Researchers from the University s Oxford Internet Institute asked nationally representative samples of men and women in four countries how they felt afte ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 4
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
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