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A metabolic switch to turn off obesity
Montreal, October 27, 2016. - You ve tried all the diets. No matter you ve still regained the weight you lost, even though you ate well and you exercised regularly This may be due to a particular enzyme in the brain the alpha beta hydrolase domain-6 enzyme, better known as ABHD6. A study published this week in Cell Reports demonstrates that when this enzyme is blocked in certain neurons of the mouse hypothalamus, it becomes impossible for them to lose weig ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 27
Impulsive personality linked to greater risk for early onset of meth use
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Methamphetamine users who described themselves as impulsive were more likely to have started taking the drug at an earlier age, a study of more than 150 users showed. Both attentional and motor impulsivity were linked to early meth use, even when accounting for total years of use. On average, people who use methamphetamine start at about age 22. It s really unclear if impulsivity is a contributor or a consequence of early methamphetamine ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 27
Effect of Facial Expression on Emotional State Not Replicated in Multilab Study
A coordinated replication effort conducted across 17 labs found no evidence that surreptitiously inducing people to smile or frown affects their emotional state. The findings of the replication project are published as part of a Registered Replication Report RRR in Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The RRR project, proposed by University of Amsterdam psychology researchers Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Oct 27
Overwork Takes Its Toll On Mental Health Of Japanese Youth
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Huffington Post - Thu. Oct 27
4 Explanations for Déjà Vu
D j vu refers to the feeling that you have already experienced the present situation. It is remarkably common, with two out of three people both men and women experiencing this phenomenon at some point in their lives. Furthermore in those who experience d j vu, the phenomenon happens about once per year, and its incidence decreases with age.
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 27
Spiritual Leadership
This piece is adapted from my talk to the 80 delegates present at last week s day conference on spiritual leadership held at Framlingham College , an independent school in Suffolk, UK. Together with Martin Seeley Bishop of Ipswich , Sir Anthony Seldon Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University and Georgina Noakes of Brightside Coaching Leadership , I am grateful to have been invited to give a keynote address and a workshop by the School Chaplain, Brynn Bayma ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 27
The Power of Personality
When Dave entered early adolescence , he was suddenly hit with an extreme form of social anxiety . He feared speaking in class, didn t come to school when he was supposed to present in class, his grades dropped. Slowly his friends disappeared. He had become not only socially anxious but also lonely and extremely introverted. I remember feeling completely shitty most of the time on top of my fear of being around people, Dave told me when first speaking to m ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 27
Beware the Whistleblower
by Dr. A. Cavaiola
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 26
Nutrition in Recovery from Addiction
This is a guest post by David Wiss MS RDN. David is the founder of Nutrition In Recovery www.NutritionInRecovery.com , which specializes in Addictions, Eating Disorders , Mental Health , Body Image , and General Wellness. Addiction rates in the United States have skyrocketed in recent years. Recent estimates suggest that 8 of people aged 12 or required substance use treatment in the past year 1 . Since the turn of the century we have experienced a heartbre ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 26
Dancing With Change
I met Lorna Davis for the first time in July 2015 at the inaugural Danone Day in Paris, a special event at which all of Danone s marketed in the US as Dannon 100,000 employees worldwide convened virtually and in person to launch the Danone Manifesto , which described the food multinational s lode star, its purpose and principles. Lorna s job, in the newly created role of Chief Manifesto Catalyst, was not only to articulate the manifesto and roll it out, bu ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 26
Vitamin E can modify the risk of pneumonia in some older men depending on thei...
Many people have been advised to take vitamin supplements to boost their immune systems. However, a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that taking vitamin E supplements led to an increased risk of pneumonia for more than one in four older men 28 who smoked and did not exercise. However, the opposite effect was true for older men who exercised and did not smoke - in that vitamin E actually decreased their risk of contracting pn ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
Iron supplements in the fight against lead
Lead is a toxic heavy metal that was added to petrol for use in cars until as recently as 25 years ago. It is particularly harmful to the developing brains of infants, children and teenagers, and the damage it does is irreversible. The situation becomes significantly worse if people are exposed to a high level of lead at the same time as they are suffering from iron deficiency. In the small intestine, lead and iron bind to the same transport protein, which ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26
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