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Opposites attract -- unless you're in a relationship
If we are in a relationship we are more likely to be attracted to faces resembling our own, but for single people, opposites attract. Relationship status affects who and what we find attractive, found a study published in Frontiers in Psychology . Dr Jitka Lindov 225 of Charles University in the Czech Republic and her team showed a series of photographs of faces to university students and asked them to rate their attractiveness. The photographs were digita ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 14
When Someone Won’t Talk About Their Childhood—Why Not?
If someone is resistant to or absolutely refuses to talk about their years growing up, you can safely assume that their past was hardly idyllic. Quite the contrary. Being hesitant or unwilling to discuss one s childhood almost always suggests that it was either extremely chaotic or suffused with feelings of inadequacy and shame. I recall a very sophisticated client I once worked with who told me he was compiling his DCM. Since I d never encountered this ac ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 13
Stuart Smalley Was Wrong
I admire anyone who strives for personal growth. Introspection takes guts. Looking inward with humility, and moving forward in spite of personal failings and loss requires great courage and inner strength. In my own pursuit of growth, I practice daily yoga and meditation , read books on self-improvement, and work hard to achieve that elusive balance between humility and confidence . I strive to be mindful and purposeful in my life and my work, and as a par ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 13
The Psychology of the Political Coup
Following the vote to leave the European Union, Britain s two main political parties have suffered massive political turmoil with leadership challenges, coups and plots erupting almost daily. A historically constant political system appears radically de-stabilised by a democratic vote. Yet this outcome is in fact predicted by an academic study, just published, investigating 117 dictatorships or autocracies across the world, spanning the period 1950 to 2008 ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jul 13
Nivolumab cost-effectiveness improves by selecting non-squamous NSCLC PD-L1+ p...
DENVER - Nivolumab NIV , a checkpoint inhibitor approved for all squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patients in 2015, is not cost-effective when compared to treatment with docetaxel DOC , chemotherapy medication. However, a Swiss analysis showed the cost-effectiveness of NIV is improved when patients are treated with NIV based on PD-L1 positivity PD-L1 , or if there is a reduction in dose or drug price. NIV, an antibody that targets ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Americans say political candidates are not listening to their health concerns
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--July 13, 2016-- A strong majority of Americans 81 say medicines available today have improved their quality of life and even more 91 say it is important to develop better medicines for conditions we currently treat, according to a new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research America. But many respondents say candidates for President and Congress have done a poor job relating to the health expectations of Americans. Less than ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Fat cells may play key role in battle against breast cancer: York U study
TORONTO, July 13, 2016 -- New research led by York University Professor Michael Connor highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer including using exercise to combat the disease. Previously, adipose tissue body fat was thought of as a storage form of energy. However, fat cells are now understood to be active cells that produce more than 400 adipokines hormones which eventually end up in the blood and make the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
Polypharamocological drugs in the treatment of epilepsy: The comprehensive rev...
The researchers in the laboratory of Dr. Manisha Tiwari have recently reviewed Polypharamocological Drugs in the Treatment of Epilepsy The Comprehensive Review of Marketed and New Emerging Molecules . In this article, they have comprehensively discussed the role of polypharmacological drugs for the therapy of epilepsy. A comparable effect of polypharmacological drugs versus single-targeted drugs has also been discussed in detail. As we know epilepsy is a c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
A comparison between quetiapine and aripiprazole for treatment of schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a common cause of incapacity and is ranked as the third-most-disabling illness subsequent to dementia and quadriplegia. Nearly, 75 of persons with schizophrenia have continuing problems with recurrent psychotic episodes. Antipsychotics are effective in both the acute and chronic maintenance treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. They differ in their pharmacology, kinetics, overall efficacy effectiveness and tolerability, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
CCNY-led study finds differing treatment options for women smokers
A new study led by Assistant Medical Professor Philip Smith of The City College of New York s Sophie Davis Biomedical Education CUNY School of Medicine, and conducted in collaboration with researchers at Yale University and Yeshiva University, found important differences between women and men in their ability to quit smoking when taking medications commonly prescribed to help smokers quit. The study, Sex Differences in Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Com ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 13
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
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