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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
Study examines families' journeys to accepting transgender children
SEATTLE -- A tiny hair barrette and an anguished moment marked the turning point for one mother in coming to fully accept that her child, who was born a boy, was a transgender girl. Quinn had expressed a preference for girls clothing and accessories at a young age, but Jessica and her husband, Steve, would not allow her to wear them outside their home. One day, picking her up from school, Jessica watched Quinn quickly remove a barrette from her hair and sl ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 23
To Be or Not to Be: School of Hard Knocks or the Quad?
From the time we are small, we re told that if we are good students, our reward will be getting accepted to attending college. Parents tell us that college is supposed to be the icing on our educational cakes, the chance to become more self-sufficient, and the introspective path to our true selves.
Psychology Today - Tue. Aug 23
Why We Should Stop Avoiding the Word "Patient" in Psychiatry
My first memorable experience of psychiatry as a medical student was not what I expected. Rather than my fumbling interactions with psychotic patients, or witnessing electroconvulsive therapy first-hand, I was struck by repeatedly hearing words that had me wondering whether I was interning for a law firm consumer and client. To my confusion, I soon discovered the doctors and nurses were referring to the people we were treating. I had previously spent time ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Aug 23
Kids, Chimps, and Cooperation
People are pretty good at sharing when they are cooperating. People working will give each other food and drinks as the task goes on. They share the profits from joint ventures. Even kids will make sure that everyone gets a turn at games to make sure the entire group is enjoying the activity. A paper in the July, 2016 issue of Psychological Science by Alicia Melis, Patricia Grocke, Josefine Kalbitz, and Michael Tomasello explored when this ability develops ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Aug 23
5 Ways to Support Your High Performing Child in Establishing Emotional Balance
By KaCey Venning
Huffington Post - Tue. Aug 23
AGA answers call for quality colorectal cancer patient info
Bethesda, MD Aug. 22, 2016 -- Patients depend on the internet for health information, but when it comes to colorectal cancer, currently available resources are not meeting their needs. A new study finds that there is a notable variation in accuracy, quality and readability of patient-oriented web information on colorectal cancer. Further, most websites lack important information regarding polyps and their importance for future follow-up surveillance colono ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 22
Many stroke patients experience delays in seeking and receiving care
A new study reveals that many patients are not aware that they are having a stroke when they are experiencing symptoms. The study included 150 patients with a confirmed transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke who presented to a clinic in England during a 5-month interval in 2014. Overall 92 61.3 per cent of the patients had a delay in presenting to medical services. Eighty-eight patients 58.7 per cent did not think they were having a stroke and 54 36.0 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 22
The science of diffusion and the spread of public policy
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 22, 2016 -- Most of us think of diffusion in the context of its scientific definition as the process whereby particles of liquids, gases or solids intermingle and in dissolved substances move from a region of higher to one of lower concentration. However, it also applies to the spread of policies between and among cultural, social and governmental systems. A research team at New York University NYU and University of California, Los ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 22
Severe obesity revealed as a stand-alone high-risk factor for heart failure
A study by Johns Hopkins researchers of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for heart failure, but not for other major types of heart disease. In a report on the research, published online on July 28 in the Journal of the American Heart Association , the Johns Hopkins team says morbidly obe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 22
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