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Drug-use may hamper moral judgment
Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions are damaged by their prolonged drug habits. This is according to a study among prison inmates by Samantha Fede and Dr. Kent Kiehl s laboratory at the University of New Mexico and the nonprofit Mind Research Network. The findings [1] of the study, which was funded ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Social networking app Grindr can be an effective way to distribute HIV home-te...
FINDINGS A study led by researchers from UCLA found that the gay social and sexual networking app Grindr is an effective means through which to distribute HIV self-testing kits among men who have sex with men who have a high risk for contracting the virus. The study found that advertising placed on the app has a high potential to reach untested high-risk populations and reduce the spread of HIV. Men who responded to the offer to use the self-test kit had a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Metabolic syndrome linked to sexual dysfunction in older women
Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 2016 - Understanding the effects of age and disease on sexual wellbeing is crucial as sexual health is increasingly associated with vitality. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine , researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play in postmenopausal women s sexual health. They found that metabolic syndrome was strongly associated with decreased sexual activity, desire, and se ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Playing Action Video Games Boosts Visual Motor Skill Underlying Driving
Playing action-based video games may boost players ability to coordinate incoming visual information with their motor control, a skill critical to many real-world behaviors including driving, new research shows. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Our research shows that playing easily accessible action video games for as little as 5 hours can be a cost-effective tool to help people ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Jul 13
The American Race Problem
In the wake of white police officers shooting black men and a black man shooting Dallas police officers, America once again finds itself focused on its black-white problem. This tangled, thorny issue becomes hot and visible to all when dramatic and deadly events happen but it is always there. America s race problem does not come and go to feed the needs of cable news networks. It only seems this way to people who are not paying attention. American racism w ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 12
The Psychological Pros and Cons of Pokémon Go
I have been playing Pok mon Go for the last 24 hours to try to figure out what the buzz is all about, and I can see why so many people are hooked. Pok mon Go is an augmented reality game app in which you walk around capturing virtual Pok mon in the real world. In terms of Android users, the game has already surpassed Tinder and is expected to surpass Twitter soon. Amid the game craze, there have also been suggestions that the app can help people with depre ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 12
Small rise in booze duty could cut violence-related emergency visits by 6,000 ...
A small rise of 1 in alcohol prices could significantly reduce violence-related injuries in England and Wales, consequently reducing their burden on hard-pressed emergency departments, concludes a study by Cardiff University. Published in the journal Injury Prevention , the study finds that violence-related emergency department ED attendance is greater when alcohol prices are lower and estimates that over 6,000 fewer violence-related ED attendances per yea ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
NYU Meyers study on global nurse migration trends
Historically, the United States U.S. has been a top receiving country of internationally educated nurses IEN . These nurses had often worked in areas where there were significant nursing shortages. Therefore, U.S. was seen internationally as a major global contributor to a phenomenon of talent emigration known as nursing brain drain , where locally educated nurses would go to school only to be seeking employment in the U.S., leaving their home country with ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
New resistance gene found in 'high risk' multidrug-resistant pathogen
Washington, DC - July 11, 2016 - A team of Italian investigators has discovered a new variant of an emerging antibiotic resistance mechanism. The new variant, dubbed mcr-1.2, confers resistance to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens. The research is published July 11, in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy , a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. This is a particularly worrisome development ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Study finds increase in snacking related to parental oversight
In a new study examining how parenting contributes to snacking, researchers found that parents who have a hands-off approach to feeding children may unknowingly contribute to an increase in children s snacking. In the 18-month study researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Michigan and Temple University s College of Public Health determined that more than 40 percent of children s daily intake of added sugars came from snacks. Research ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Western-style diet linked to state-dependent memory inhibition
July 14 2016, Porto, PORTUGAL. Obesity may ultimately be a disease of the brain, involving a progressive deterioration of various cognitive processes that influence eating. Researchers at Macquarie University have now shown that memory inhibition - the useful ability to block out memories that are no longer useful, which depends on a brain area called the hippocampus - is linked to dietary excess. Usually, food-related memories should be at the forefront d ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
Patients at accredited bariatric surgical centers have fewer postoperative com...
CHICAGO July 12, 2016 Patients who have weight-loss operations at nonaccredited bariatric surgical facilities in the United States are up to 1.4 times likelier to experience serious complications and more than twice as likely to die after the operation compared with patients who undergo these procedures at accredited bariatric surgical centers, researchers conclude. These results from a systematic review of published medical studies that included more than ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 12
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