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Brain Geography: Map Details Newly Identified Regions of the Mind
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Bill Carlezon, PhD
Huffington Post - Sat. Jul 30
How to reduce US firearm suicide rates?
NEW YORK, NY, July 28, 2016 - Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center CUMC and New York State Psychiatric Institute NYSPI have found that legislation reducing access to firearms has lowered firearm suicide rates in other countries. This finding is based on evidence from around the world on the relationship between firearm ownership and firearm suicide rates. The report was published recently in the American Journal of Psychiatry . To reduce fir ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
MSU criminologist investigates public safety consolidation
In the first comprehensive work of its kind, a Michigan State University criminologist has completed a study on the implementation and outcomes of public safety consolidation - the merging of a city s police and fire departments. In the study, released recently in a report by the U.S. Department of Justice , professor of criminal justice Jeremy Wilson details that while public safety consolidation can work well for some communities, it isn t the best solut ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
Blood pressure hormone promotes obesity
New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity. The renin-angiotensin system RAS controls blood pressure and is important for cardiovascular health. Many of the drugs used to treat hypertension high blood pressure and heart failure block or inhibit the RAS. Increasing evidence suggests the RAS also plays a role in controlling energ ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
Sampling method used for new breast cancer tests may lead to underestimation o...
PITTSBURGH, July 28, 2016 - Not only is breast cancer more than one disease, but a single breast cancer tumor can vary within itself, a finding that University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute UPCI researchers discovered has the potential to lead to very different patient treatment plans depending on the tumor sample and diagnostic testing used. The results, reported online and scheduled for an upcoming issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research , demonst ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
Teens who smoke daily are more likely to report health complaints
CORVALLIS, Ore. - As fewer teens overall take up smoking, those who do smoke daily are reporting more health complaints than in years past, a new study indicates. Teens who smoke report significantly higher levels of health complaints than nonsmoking teens, and we found that this gap has widened over the years, even as the overall prevalence of teen smoking has dropped, said Marc Braverman a professor, lead author and Extension specialist in the College of ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
Fish oil vs. lard -- why some fat can help or hinder your diet
A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience . If people are looking to lose weight, stay clear of saturated fat. Consuming these types of fatty food affects a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps regulate hunger. The fat causes inflammation that impedes the brain to control the food intake. In other words, people struggle to control how much they ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 30
Witnesses Confuse Innocent and Guilty Suspects with ‘Unfair’ Lineups
Police lineups in which distinctive individual marks or features are not altered can impair witnesses ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The research, conducted by a team of psychology researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK, builds on existing eyewitness identification studies suggesting that so-called unfair ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Jul 30
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science Blunted Reward Processing in Remitted Melancholic Depression Anna Weinberg and Stewart A. Shankman Few reliable markers for vulnerability to major depressive disorder MDD have been identified, despite its prevalence. This may be due to the variety of subgroups and symptom clusters subsumed under the MDD diagnosis. The researchers examined vulnerability markers for a specific subtype ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Jul 30
Replication Project Investigates Self-Control as Limited Resource
A new research replication project, involving 24 labs and over 2100 participants, failed to reproduce findings from a previous study that suggested that self-control is a depletable resource. The findings are published as part of a Registered Replication Report in Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Over the last twenty years, numerous studies have provided evidence supporting the idea that our c ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Jul 30
Two Homes, One Childhood
I have a new book just out called, Two Homes, One Childhood A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime. I thought that visitors to this site might be interested in why I wrote this book. Two Homes, One Childhood is written for parents, as was my 2004 book, The Truth about Children and Divorce . I have spent over 35 years doing research on children, divorce, child custody, and mediation and writing for professional audiences. During this time, I also have practice ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 26
Are employees being asked to do more illegitimate tasks??
by Neil J Lavender PhD
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 26
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