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Our brain activity could be nudged to make healthier choices
Netflix binge-watching versus a hike in the woods. A cheeseburger versus kale salad. Fentanyl versus Tylenol. New UC research from the University California, Berkeley, suggests our brain activity could be influenced to make the healthier choice. In recording moment-by-moment deliberations by macaque monkeys over which option is likely to yield the most fruit juice, UC Berkeley scientists have captured the dynamics of decision-making down to millisecond cha ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
New role for glial energy metabolism in addiction
Philadelphia, PA, June 9, 2016 - Addiction may be viewed as a disorder of reward learning. To date, addiction research has focused on the molecular adaptations through which memories of exposure to abused substances are encoded and maintained by nerve cells. However, glia, the non-neuronal supporting cells of the brain, have now been implicated in the consolidation of cocaine-related memories. Researchers, led by senior author Dr. Jie Shi, Professor of Cli ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
Experts address religious and sexual identities in counselor accreditation pro...
In a recent scholarly exchange of ideas, experts address how the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs CACREP honors both religious diversity and sexual orientation diversity in its accrediting practices. CACREP is the largest accrediting agency for counseling programs within the United States and the only professional body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit master s programs in schoo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
Why some bisexual men stay in the closet
June 9, 2016 -- Research conducted at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Public Health Solutions examined the reasons why men who have had sex with both men and women choose not to disclose their sexual orientation -- particularly to their wives and girlfriends. Results show that men wanted to avoid the stigma and homophobia they felt certain would lead to strong negative emotional reactions and profound changes in their relationship ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 9
What Our Music Reveals About Us
An interesting new study highlights the way music has evolved over the last fifty years. You know, from genres like classic Rock and Roll, to Blues, to Disco, to Grunge and Funk, to Rap and Hip Hop and ranging from Boy Bands to solo artists. The numbers were very interesting to analyze. The rise of female artists, the move from bands to solo artists and the expansion of profanity in lyrics all seem to relay how society is changing. Here are a few intriguin ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 8
The Secret to Successful Aging – Subliminal Messaging?
Negative stereotypes don t just hurt people s feelings, they can undermine people s performance. Tell an African American student that his performance on the GRE is diagnostic of intellectual ability, and his test performance will decline compared to similar students informed that the test is non-diagnostic. People are influenced by negative stereotypes about race and intelligence . The same stereotype threat has been shown to undermine the performance of ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 8
Antibodies triggered by avian influenza virus vaccine illuminate a new path to...
NEW YORK, June 8, 2016 - Diverse antibodies induced in humans by vaccination with an avian influenza virus vaccine may offer broader, more durable protection against multiple strains of influenza than today s vaccines typically provide, according to a study led by Florian Krammer, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Patrick Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medic ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 8
Pubertal timing strongly influences men's sexual and reproductive health
A new study from Rigshospitalet and EDMaRC finds a strong association between late onset of puberty and subsequent semen quality. This is the first study of its kind to investigate the influence of pubertal timing on male reproductive health. 1068 healthy young Danish men participated in the study and provided information on the timing of puberty. This suggests that timing of pubertal onset may be a fundamental marker of male reproductive health. Pubertal ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 8
'Recovery-oriented systems of care' -- emerging approach to integrated treatme...
June 8, 2016 - Recovery-oriented systems of care ROSC offer a promising approach to improving care for the millions of individuals who have substance use disorders and, very frequently, co-occurring mental health disorders. An update on recovery, recovery management RM , and ROSC for the comprehensive, integrated management of substance use and psychiatric disorders is presented in the June issue of Journal of Addictions Nursing , the official journal of t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 8
Study reveals how altered gut microbes cause obesity
New Haven, Conn.-- Obesity is linked to changes in our gut microbes -- the trillions of tiny organisms that inhabit our intestines. But the mechanism has not been clear. In a new study published in Nature , a Yale-led team of researchers has identified how an altered gut microbiota causes obesity. In an earlier study, Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine, observed that acetate, a short-chain fatty acid, stimulated the secret ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 8
Plant-based sweeteners may help individuals control their blood glucose levels
A new study shows that it is possible to reduce the level of sugar in muffins without affecting their textural properties by replacing half of the sugar content with stevianna or inulin, which are plant-based sweeteners. Also, after individuals consumed sugar-replaced muffins, their glycemic response--or the concentration of glucose in the blood--was lower than when they consumed regular muffins. We have applied our knowledge of food systems to investigate ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 8
U-M study highlights multiple factors of ADHD medication use
ANN ARBOR -- Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD, according to a University of Michigan study. The findings also show that teens who start using stimulant medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a short time later in adolescence -- during middle or high school -- are at ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 8
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