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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and American Cancer Society address cancer in ...
Darmstadt, Germany, November 1, 2016 - Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, and the American Cancer Society ACS today released a report that shows all four of the top causes of cancer deaths in women worldwide are mostly preventable or can often be detected early, when treatment is more successful. The report, titled The Global Burden of Cancer in Women, is the first tangible output from an innovative partnership betwee ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 1
Bacteria can't get a grip on self-healing, slippery surface
BOSTON - Implanted medical devices like catheters, surgical mesh and dialysis systems are ideal surfaces on which bacteria can colonize and form hard-to-kill sheets called biofilms. Known as biofouling, this contamination of devices is responsible for more than half of the 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections in the United States each year. In a report published in Biomaterials today, a team of scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC , ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 1
Young adults' problem drinking may have lasting health effects
PISCATAWAY, NJ - Young adults with symptoms of alcohol dependence may see health effects late in life--even decades after conquering their problem drinking, according to a study in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . Researchers found that, of 664 U.S. male veterans, those who had symptoms of alcohol dependence for at least five years in young adulthood generally had poorer physical and mental health by the time they we ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 1
Women have a remarkable variety of orgasmic experiences
Montreal, November 1, 2016 -- The nature of a woman s orgasm has been a source of debate for over a century. Since the Victorian era, the pendulum has swung from the vagina to the clitoris, and to some extent back again. Today, the debate is stuck over whether an orgasm can be produced through vaginal stimulation alone, or if arousal of the external clitoris is always necessary. A new review by Concordia research published in Socioaffective Neuroscience Ps ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 1
Using Science to Understand How Ballot Design Impacts Voter Behavior
Concern over the security of the voting process has been a recurring issue in the run up to the US presidential election. Will every vote be registered accurately Are voting systems vulnerable to tampering These questions have weight considering that voting is a fundamental aspect of participating in a democracy, and it s important that elections accurately reflect the will of the people. But psychological science suggests that an even bigger problem may l ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Nov 1
The 'Face Of Mental Illness' Campaign Proves It's A Condition, Not A Halloween...
Mental illness is a health condition, not a Halloween costume .
Huffington Post - Tue. Nov 1
New Jersey Police Shot, Injured Unarmed Black Man In Front Of His Two Sons
Activists are pushing for the release of body camera footage and the name of a local police officer who shot a 41-year-old black man in Paterson, New Jersey, this weekend.
Huffington Post - Tue. Nov 1
Helping Your College Student Cope With Psychosis
Your daughter Lisa calls you at 2 00 a.m. because she is scared. She hears voices coming from her closet telling her she is worthless. She has been depressed lately, and you wonder if her mind is playing tricks on her. You ask to speak with her roommate, who agrees to walk with her to the campus counseling center later that morning. You get a call from campus police. Your son Adam has been taken to the emergency room after he ran into a classroom yelling g ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 31
The Culture of Childhood: We’ve Almost Destroyed It
I don t want to trivialize the roles of adults in children s lives, but, truth be told, we adults greatly exaggerate our roles in our theories and beliefs about how children develop. We have this adult-centric view that we raise , socialize , and educate children. Certainly we are important in children s lives. Children need us. We feed, clothe, shelter, and comfort them. We provide examples not always so good of what it s like to be an adult. But we don t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 31
Narcissism and Exotic Pets: Is There a Connection?
There are lots of studies of the personalities of pet owners, but most of them have looked for differences between dog people and cat people. And virtually nothing is known about pet owners who score high on so-called dark personality traits such as narcissism. A forthcoming research article in the journal Anthrozo s , however, addressed these issues, and the results are intriguing. The research team was headed by Jennifer Vonk, a psychologist at Oakland U ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 31
Bedtime use of media devices more than doubles risk of poor sleep in children
A Cardiff University study has found that children using screen-based media devices at bedtime have over double the risk of inadequate sleep duration compared to children without access to such a device. The study which comprised a systematic review of 20 existing observational studies, involving 125,198 children, also found that sleep quality and day-time sleepiness were affected to a similar magnitude. Dr Ben Carter from Cardiff University School of Medi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Eric Garner video shapes New Yorkers' support for police accountability: Study
In a household survey of registered voters across New York State, a majority of respondents said that police officers involved in the 2014 arrest and death of Eric Garner should have been indicted after watching video of the encounter, that proportion jumped from 57 percent to 71 percent. A majority of respondents supported Governor Andrew Cuomo s call for expanded authority to appoint a special prosecutor in cases where police are involved in civilian dea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
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