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Why Does Brain Training Make You Smarter?
The promise of greater intelligence by playing brain enhancing video games is appealing. Everybody seems to agree that intelligence is one of the two most attractive qualities in a romantic partner. In a longitudinal study of 7,403 Baby Boomers, researchers found that the average income difference between a person with an IQ score of 130 top 2 of society earns about between 6000 and 18,500 more per year than your average bloke with an IQ of 100. If you car ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
7 Steps for Starting Your Career Reinvention
Over the next few weeks I ll be sharing several guest posts written by professionals I ve invited to discuss career change and career-life satisfaction. In our first post, Chicago-based career counselor Kris Kirilova shares her 7-step plan for making a career change. How do you change careers when you re feeling stuck and work is not fulfilling When there is a growing pain about your situation but you have no idea where to start. Career change can be scary ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
Simple measures can reduce post-operative cognitive dysfunction in older patie...
Post-operative cognitive dysfunction POCD , a condition mostly observed in older patients following surgery under general anesthesia, is characterized by impaired memory and concentration. The impairment may be temporary or permanent and incapacitating. The problem has become more frequent as the population ages and also as a growing number of older adults undergo surgical procedures made possible by more advanced medical technology. Data from the scientif ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
For women, healthy diets may help with mobility when aging
Boston, MA - In a large study conducted by at Brigham and Women s Hospital BWH , researchers found an association between women who maintain a healthy diet and a reduction in the risk of developing impaired physical function as they age. The findings are published online and will appear in the July issue of the Journal of Nutrition . Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical function later in life. We study the connection between diet and ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Drug monitoring programs reduce opioid deaths: Study
The implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs was associated with the prevention of approximately one opioid-related overdose death every two hours on average nationwide, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study released June 22 in the journal Health Affairs . States with the most robust programs saw the greatest reduction in overdose deaths these states monitored and tracked a greater number of substances with abuse potential and update ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
NYU research: The struggle to maintain accurate data on the prevalence of opio...
Nonmedical use of opioids such as Vicodin, Percoset, and OxyContin has become a major public health concern due to increases in treatment admissions, overdoses, and deaths. Data collected from high school seniors between 2009 and 2013 showed that 8.3 self-reported past-year nonmedical opioid use. Data have also shown a link from nonprescription opioid abuse to increased risk for heroin initiation and addiction, now widely considered one of the biggest publ ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Rates of nonmedical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder double in ...
Nonmedical use of prescription opioids more than doubled among adults in the United States from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, based on a study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA , part of the National Institutes of Health. Nearly 10 million Americans, or 4.1 percent of the adult population, used opioid medications in 2012-2013 a class of drugs that includes OxyContin and Vicodin, without a prescription or not as prescribed in great ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
CU Anschutz researchers discover how West Nile virus triggers memory loss
AURORA, Colo. June 22, 2016 - Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered how the most severe forms of West Nile virus cause memory loss and mood disorders, opening the door to potential new treatments for the mosquito-borne illness. The study, published in the journal Nature , says 50 percent of patients who survive the most damaging kind of West Nile infection often go on to develop memory loss, learning difficulties ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Are older adults being appropriately screened for colorectal cancer?
Ann Arbor, MI, June 22, 2016 - Who should consider colorectal cancer CRC screening and why CRC is a common and costly disease, largely of the elderly, with nearly 25 of cases diagnosed among patients aged 75-84 years, but the guidelines for CRC screening of Americans aged 75 or older vary according to the source. In a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , researchers found that CRC screening, consistent with recommendations of th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Scientists reveal sub-Saharan Africa's legacy of past migrations over last 4,0...
Researchers from the University of Oxford have revealed that the genetic ancestries of many of sub-Saharan Africa s populations are the result of historical DNA mixing events, known as admixture, within the last 4,000 years. Their study, to be published in the journal eLife , uncovers signatures of these admixture events through a large analysis of DNA from populations across the continent. The discovery provides a foundation for the recent genetic history ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Empowering addiction treatment patients to engage in care may improve overall ...
OAKLAND, Calif., June 22, 2016 -- In the first trial of an intervention focused on increasing alcohol and drug treatment patients engagement in their own health care, researchers found that patients who received 6 intervention sessions had greater involvement in managing their health and health care than those receiving fewer sessions. The Kaiser Permanente study was published today in JAMA Psychiatry . LINKAGE is innovative in its use of electronic health ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Impulsive children raised in caring families drink less during adolescence
MONTR 201 AL, June 22, 2016 - Years of research have shown that impulsivity in childhood is among the individual vulnerabilities leading to substance abuse, delinquency, as well as aggressive and antisocial behavior in adolescence and adulthood. Yet researchers from the CHU Sainte-Justine Mother-child Research Hospital and University of Montreal have discovered a reversal of this trend for those children when raised in a less coercive environment. Accordin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
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