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San Francisco's homeless youth at 10 times higher risk of death
A University of California, Berkeley, study of homeless youth living on the streets of San Francisco found that they have a 10 times higher mortality rate than their peers, mostly due to suicide and substance abuse. This population is highly stigmatized. That stigma leads to neglect and, in turn, to increased mortality. All the deaths in this cohort were preventable, said the study s main author, Colette Auerswald, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine sp ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
The brain of male batterers functions differently than that of other delinquents
The results from this study may have important implications in better understanding violence against women, as well as the variables related to recidivism in batterers. A pioneering study led by a research group at the University of Granada Spain compares, for the first time in the world, the brain functioning of aggressors against their partners or ex-partners to that of other criminals when they are exposed to images related to different types of violenc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
The Dangers of a Wandering Mind
You may spend up to 50 of your day lost in thought. 1 To learn more about the wandering mind let s examine data from a study published in the journal Science by Drs. Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert 2 . Thought can be divided into stimulus-dependent and stimulus-independent thought 2 . Stimulus-dependent thought has an object of focus. Due to the cumbersome nature of the term stimulus-dependent, I will instead use the term focused thought going for ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 14
Five Mental Obstacles That Prevent Sport Success
In my last post , I introduced you to my Prime Performance System that is comprised of the five essential mental areas that most influence athletic performance. In that post, I described the first of the five mental areas attitudes. In this post, I will explore the second of these mental areas, namely, obstacles, and their make-or-break role in how athletes perform or rather how they don t perform when it matters most and what is often at the heart of fail ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 14
Increase in coffee consumption could provide protective effect in non-alcoholi...
April 13, 2016, Barcelona, Spain Adding coffee to the diet of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD could help reverse the condition, according to a new study conducted in mice presented at The International Liver CongressTM 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The study found that a daily dose of coffee equivalent to six cups of espresso coffee for a 70kg person improved several key markers of NAFLD in mice that were fed a high fat diet. These mice als ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
Hospitals could reduce healthcare burden of alcohol related harm by simple rou...
April 13, 2016, Barcelona, Spain The growing burden of alcohol-related liver disease ARLD could be reduced if hospitals introduced a simple universal screening procedure for those attending acute and emergency hospital settings, according to a new study shared today at The International Liver Congress trade in Barcelona, Spain. Knowing that those at risk of alcohol related harm are often frequently admitted to emergency care settings, the UK researchers ex ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
Most online liquid nicotine vendors fail to prevent sales to minors
Irvine, Calif., April 13, 2016 -- Across the United States, online vendors of e-liquids -- the nicotine-rich fluids that fuel electronic cigarettes -- are failing to take proper precautions in preventing sales to minors, according to a study by the University of California, Irvine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers found that only four of 120 vendors included in the study validated the ages of online purchasers. Fifteen of the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
Bottle-fed babies born to obese mothers risk developing dangerous liver diseas...
April 13, 2016, Barcelona, Spain Data presented today demonstrates that healthy maternal Body Mass Index BMI and exclusively breastfeeding a child for at least six months can reduce the risk of infants developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD in adolescence. The results were presented at The International Liver CongressTM 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Pre-pregnancy BMI within the normal range was shown to reduce risk of adolescent NAFLD by a half Odd ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
The trouble with drinking guidelines: What, in the world, is a standard drink?
It s a widely accepted fact that excessive drinking of alcohol is bad for one s health. But what constitutes excessive drinking According to a new report published today [13 April] by the scientific journal Addiction , the answer to that question varies widely by country, and many countries don t provide an answer. Researchers looked at 75 countries that might be expected to provide low-risk drinking guidelines and a definition of a standard drink . Only 3 ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
Some drug addicts more likely to relapse than others: Study
Hamilton, ON April 13, 2016 - People with drug addictions who started opioid abuse later in life use injections for their drugs, or increased their use of downers before starting drug treatment, are more likely to relapse from treatment than others, says a new study from McMaster University. But, the older the person with drug abuse issues, the more likely they will not relapse from treatment. We can improve our tailoring of treatment to each patient if we ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
GW physician publishes Lancet review article on testosterone therapy for trans...
WASHINGTON April 12, 2016 -- A review article published today in The Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology journal discusses testosterone therapy for transgender men female to male , outlining desired and undesired effects, potential risks, and additional benefits. The review also revealed a lack of research in this field, calling for more data. My review looks at published literature on testosterone therapy in transgender men -- principally from the last 15 years ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 13
Brain Repurposes Itself to Learn Scientific Concepts
The human brain was initially used for basic survival tasks, such as staying safe and hunting and gathering. Yet, 200,000 years later the same human brain is able to learn abstract concepts, like momentum, energy and gravity, which have only been formally defined in the last few centuries. New research forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , investigates how the brain is able to acquire brand new types ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Apr 13
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