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Marrying young: Marital expectations for kids influenced by mom
Children of mothers who married young are heavily influenced in their marital expectations by whether their parents stayed together or divorced, a new study has found.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jul 20
Thinking Visually With DeAngela Napier
DeAngela Napier is a visual thinker . Napier, who works as a photographer, video producer and editor, thinks of her work as visual storytelling, in which she conveys concepts and events through images as compared to words. She told me, When anyone mentions anything, an image comes to mind. I m one of those people who learns best by visual things, explains by visual things. Napier gives an example of how she thinks about New York City.
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 20
4 Keys To Leaving A Bad Relationship
The following is partially excerpted with the permission of HarperCollins from Rethinking Narcissism. The more time we spend with people, the more they literally become a part of us. We think of ourselves, often, not just as individuals, but one point in a vast network of human connections I m not simply Craig or Dr. Malkin, but Anna s therapist, Jennifer s husband, Eugene s son. Our identity is tied to the people we love . When these strands of connection ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 20
Penn-led team develops plant-based Polio booster vaccine
Jonas Salk created a vaccine against polio that has been used since 1955 Albert Sabin created another version that has been on the market since 1961. Together, these two vaccines have nearly eliminated polio from the face of the earth. Emphasis on nearly. Outbreaks have persisted in developing nations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, in part due to limitations of these vaccines. Most recently, in 2013, Israel reported a silent outbreak of polio, in which ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 20
Study finds differences in older adults who fall indoors versus outdoors
Falling can have serious consequences for older adults, including a loss of function and increased risk of institutionalization. According to a new study by NYU s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors. Falls are one of the most common causes of emergency room visits for older adults and are the number one cause of traumatic injuries for this po ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 20
Improving health facility efficiency could markedly expand HIV treatment
Seattle, WA - Health facilities in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia could extend life-sustaining antiretroviral therapy ART to hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV if facilities improved the efficiency of service delivery. This is one of the main findings from a paper published today in BMC Medicine , co-authored by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation IHME and collaborators from Action Africa Help-International AAH-I in Kenya, the Infectiou ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 20
HPTN 073: Consistency between self-report and drug levels for PrEP among black...
DURBAN, South Africa and DURHAM, N.C. - Investigators from the HIV Prevention Trials Network HPTN today announced key results from the HPTN 073 Study at the International AIDS Conference AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa. The study, which assessed uptake and adherence of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP for the prevention of HIV infection among Black men who have sex with men BMSM in the U.S., demonstrated consistency between self-report and biological m ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 20
Diversifying Science to Represent Diverse Populations
Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. Understanding how people differ across various dimensions, and how those differences are driven by underlying psychological, biological, and social processes, is critical to building a rigorous and comprehensive clinical science. A special series in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the importa ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Jul 20
Chasing fire: Fever and human mobility in an epidemic
Disease ecologists working in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru, have quantified for the first time how a fever affects human mobility during the outbreak of a mosquito-borne pathogen. The findings were published by Proceedings of the Royal Society B . When you are sick with dengue, or another illness causing fever, your behavior can change, says Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, an assistant professor in Emory University s Department of Environmental Sciences, ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 19
Mercury exposure in Canada's northern indigenous communities
Mercury exposure is common in communities in Canada s north, especially in indigenous peoples who consume fish and other wild food with high mercury content, yet current clinical guidelines are not adequate for this population. A review in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal provides guidance for health care providers on the effects of mercury exposure and how to manage it in patients who consume diets high in fish and marine animals. Communities tha ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 19
Quitting smoking during pregnancy: Beneficial for both mother and child
The results of a study conducted by Dr. Anick B 233 rard, Professor and Fonds de recherche du Qu 233 bec - Sant 233 Research Chair on Medications and Pregnancy, at the University of Montreal s Faculty of Pharmacy and the Ste-Justine University Hospital demonstrate that the use of nicotine patches or the drug Zyban has positive effects for the unborn child and allows pregnant women to stop smoking during and after pregnancy. The results of the study, publis ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 19
High fat diet improves cartilage repair in mice
Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high fat diet and increased body weight did not negatively impair cartilage repair, and it could even accelerate it. The effects of a high fat diet on cartilage repair are most likely related to inflammatory and metabolic changes, but the exact underlying mechanism is not clear. It also remains t ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 19
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