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Study suggests ways to block hypertension in those with sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea - a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 - is a common cause of high blood pressure. In the Aug. 17, 2016, issue of the journal Science Signaling , researchers based primarily at the University of Chicago describe the signaling cascade that leads to this form of hypertension and suggest ways to disrupt those signals and prevent elevated blood pressures. Our results, using a rodent model, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 17
When you don't feel valued in a relationship, sleep suffers
We spend up to one-third of our life asleep, but not everyone sleeps well. For couples, it turns out how well you think your partner understands and cares for you is linked to how well you sleep. The results are published in Social Personality and Psychological Science. Our findings show that individuals with responsive partners experience lower anxiety and arousal, which in turn improves their sleep quality, says lead author Dr. Emre Sel 231 uk, a develop ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 17
Researchers develop safer opioid painkiller from scratch
An international team of researchers -- led by scientists at UC San Francisco, Stanford University, the University of North Carolina UNC , and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-N 252 rnberg in Germany -- has developed a new opioid drug candidate that blocks pain without triggering the dangerous side effects of current prescription painkillers. Their secret Starting from scratch -- with computational techniques that let them explore more than four ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 17
Designer agent blocks pain in mice without morphine's side effects
Scientists have synthesized a molecule with a unique profile of highly specific pain-relieving properties and demonstrated its efficacy in mice. Compared to existing opioid pain relievers, like morphine, the new agent, called PZM21, was not reinforcing or prone to triggering potentially lethal respiratory impairment - and was also less constipating. Also unlike existing analgesics, it had little effect on spinal cord reflexive responses, instead targeting ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 17
Reduced US cocaine and methamphetamine use linked to controls on commercial ch...
TUCSON, Ariz. - Large reductions in the numbers of cocaine users and methamphetamine users in the United States--so far lasting approximately eight years--occurred in association with government efforts that limited access to two commercially produced chemicals, according to a University of Arizona-led study. In December 2006, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration implemented federal regulations restricting access to sodium permanganate, a chemical esse ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 17
2 percent testosterone solution improves sex drive and energy levels in men wi...
New York, NY, August 17, 2016 - For men with hypogonadism, a condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone, low sex drive and fatigue are common symptoms. For these men treatment with a 2 testosterone solution T-sol can be effective therapy. In a six-month open-label study of patients receiving T-sol, published in The Journal of Urology reg , researchers noted improvement of low sex drive and low energy symptoms, and did not identify new ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 17
Babies’ Spatial Reasoning Predicts Later Math Skills
Spatial reasoning measured in infancy predicts how children do at math at four years of age, according to findings from a longitudinal study published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . We ve provided the earliest documented evidence for a relationship between spatial reasoning and math ability, says Emory University psychological scientist Stella Lourenco, whose lab conducted the research. We ve shown that ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 17
"Same Head Every Day"
Genie was describing to one of the authors her dating disappointments. Every day I wake up in the same head, and every day turns out as disappointing as the day before. Even my dating life everybody I go out with turns out to be pretty much the same guy. At first he seems like real dating material, like this guy is finally going to be fun to be with. It s kinda like eating the first time at a hyped up new restaurant. Only we never seem to get past the cock ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Aug 16
Sex at the Olympic Games? The Truth Revealed
Hundreds of thousands of condoms have been distributed to athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio. But how many are actually being used People are curious for a number of reasons. First, Olympians are supposed to be focused on their sport, not sex . Many coaches instruct athletes not to have sex and even to avoid romantic relationships altogether because their energy should be saved for competition . However, empirical research suggests that sex and romantic ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Aug 16
4 Happiness Habits Everyone Should Learn Before Growing Up
I have yet to meet someone who doesn t want to be happy. But our ideas about how to be happy and how to help our kids be happy are often contrary to what decades worth of research shows really works to promote well-being. To summarize this important research, happiness has three main dimensions, or flavors pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Pleasure is the kind of happiness many people pursue for themselves and their children. The focus of pleasure is grat ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Aug 16
Most physicians recognize shaken baby syndrome as a medical diagnosis
AURORA, Colo. Aug. 16, 2016 - A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues have conducted the first-ever survey of physicians on the validity of abusive head trauma as a medical diagnosis. While shaking a baby has been recognized as a dangerous form of child abuse since the early 1970s, the validity of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma has been questioned recently in some major media reports, court decisions and medical ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 16
Prenatal BPA exposure linked to anxiety and depression in boys
Boys exposed prenatally to a common chemical used in plastics may be more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression at age 10-12. The new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children s Environmental Health CCCEH within the Mailman School of Public Health examined early life exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A BPA . Results are published in the journal Environmental Research . BPA is a component of some plastics and is found in food ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 16
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