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Study shows long-term marijuana use changes brain's reward circuit
Chronic marijuana use disrupts the brain s natural reward processes, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper published in Human Brain Mapping , researchers demonstrated for the first time with functional magnetic resonance imaging that long-term marijuana users had more brain activity in the mesocorticolimbic-reward system when presented with cannabis cues than with natural reward cues. This s ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Psychiatric disorders more common among workaholics, study finds
If your life seems to revolve around your job, so much so that your relationships and social life suffer, then you re likely to fall under the definition of a workaholic. It is no surprise that workaholism can induce stress, but a new study suggests that it may also be associated with psychiatric disorders.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 6
Separating fact from fiction in ASD
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true. It was true when Winston Churchill first said it, and it s equally true today at least insofar as autism spectrum disorder ASD is concerned. Lies may be a bit harsh. But then again perhaps not. Separating fact from fiction when it comes to ASD is a task that ranges from daunting at best to impossible all too frequently . Why is this There is a huge cadre ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 6
16 Ways to Breathe, Mama, Breathe This Summer
Wake up before your kids in the morning and relish the silence if you have little ones, this might be your only opportunity, so enjoy it . If you have an early riser this clock will save your life as it did mine . You re welcome. Sit quietly for five minutes outside. Alone. Without an electronic device. Savor your favorite ice cream mindfully. Double scoop. Notice the color, feel the cool, smooth texture on your tongue, taste the subtle flavors. Drop the g ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 6
When Does a Routine Become a Rut?
I recently transplanted from NC to AZ. The cross-country road trip was an adventure for me and my cat family. Needless to say for all of us our routine was thrown into disarray and our lives experienced a major upheaval. During the journey I was struck by how our everyday lives follow a fairly consistent pattern. This got me thinking Why do we like routines so much and how can we maintain stability without getting into a rut Some of you may be surprised to ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 6
Longer life, disability free
For those worried about the burden of old age, a recent Harvard study has some good news. David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics, Mary Beth Landrum, Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Policy at Harvard Medical School, and Kaushik Ghosh of the NBER, are co-authors of a new study that shows that the increase in life expecta ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 6
Residents concerned about use of genetically modified mosquitoes to curb insec...
A small survey of residents of a Florida Keys neighborhood where officials hope to release genetically modified mosquitos to potentially reduce the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika finds a lack of support for the control method, according to new research from former and current students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings, published last month in PLOS Currents Outbreaks, suggest that people s attitudes toward ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 6
Hearing problems reduce the quality of life of older people
Research has found that hearing loss has wide-ranging impacts not only on older people s ability to communicate, but also on their ability to move about and participate in different hobbies and activities. This has been revealed in studies funded by the Academy of Finland whose results have been published in international scientific journals. In our recent studies, we ve observed that older people with hearing problems have a more limited life space, and t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 6
Lean gene discovery could lead to new type 2 diabetes therapies
People with type 2 diabetes could be helped by the discovery of a gene linked to leanness. A drug that affects the activity of the gene has been shown to reduce the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in obese mice. Researchers say an improved version of the medicine could be developed as a therapy for people with the condition. The treatment improved sensitivity to insulin - a hormone that controls blood sugar levels - and could also help obese people reduce thei ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 6
Intervention reduces rates of overweight tots by half
Mothers who practiced responsive parenting -- including reacting promptly and appropriately to hunger and fullness cues -- were less likely to have overweight babies at their one-year checkup than those who did not, say health researchers. Parents should expect infants to triple their birth weight by their first birthday, but some babies gain weight more quickly than others. This rapid weight gain is associated with risk for becoming obese later in life. O ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 6
Faithfulness is in the eye of the beholder
Though they meet thousands of new people in their lifetime, what underlying psychological factors might couples use to stay committed to their partners According to a recent study, people in relationships actually see tempting people outside of their partnership as less attractive. This perceptual bias could represent a non-conscious method of self-control that assists in overcoming temptations in order to facilitate long term goals of staying with a roman ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 6
Genetic Variations Linked with Social and Economic Success
Psychological characteristics link genes with upward social mobility, according to data collected from almost 1000 individuals over four decades. The data suggest that various psychological factors play a role in linking a person s genetic profile and several important life outcomes, including professional achievement, financial security, geographic mobility, and upward social mobility. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jun 6
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