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Don't Say Cheese: Harbaugh Photo Ops
According to social media, Jim Harbaugh was signing autographs at his satellite camp in Florida, when a compliance officer informed him that the NCAA had just made a rule forbidding him to sign autographs or pose for pictures with potential recruits and their families during the satellite camps The Jim Harbaugh rule. Hmmm curious the NCAA represents over a thousand colleges and Universities, 99 voting conferences, and 39 affiliate groups. So, as controvers ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 7
Exhaustion: A History
We are not the only culture to struggle with the demon of exhaustion, and the struggle is not limited to modern times. The condition was known to different eras by different terms neurasthenia, exhaustion, burnout. It is part of the eternal struggle to conserve our personal resources. Every generation seems to believe it is the most exhausted in history. We re no different. But are we right Every age battles with its own historically specific challenges. A ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 7
Two Steps Toward Intercultural Competence
This post was written by Lawrence T. White.
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 7
Study examines unsafe behaviors in older adults who likely have dementia
Older adults who likely have dementia but have not been given the diagnosis are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities, new research suggests. Among 7609 Medicare beneficiaries, those with probable dementia were more likely to drive, prepare hot meals, manage finances, manage medications, and attend doctor visits alone if they had not received a dementia diagnosis than if they had received a diagnosis. It s important for physicians and fami ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Anti-epileptic drug linked to birth defects when taken with other drugs
In an analysis of pregnancies in Australia from 1999 to 2014 in which women were taking anti-epileptic drugs, fetal malformation rates fell over time in pregnancies where only one drug was taken, but rates increased in pregnancies where multiple drugs were taken. The rise in such polytherapy malformation rates began around 2005 when levetiracetam and topiramate use began to increase. Malformation rates were similar in polytherapy pregnancies whether or not ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
New test allows for one-step diagnosis of HCV infection
The current standard in diagnosing Hepatitis C virus HCV infection requires two sequential steps that make it suboptimal, costly, inconvenient, time consuming, and globally not widely available or affordable. Now researchers have developed a novel enzyme immunoassay that accomplishes screening and diagnosis in one simple and affordable step. In a Hepatology study that included 365 blood specimens, the assay was highly sensitive and specific for HCV infecti ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
What happens when parents comment on their daughter's weight?
The less you comment on your daughter s weight, the less likely she is to be dissatisfied with her weight as an adult according to a new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. The findings published in Eating Weight Disorders show that women who recall their parents commenting on their weight are more prone to being overweight and are less satisfied with their weight as adults. Commenting on a woman s weight is never a good idea, even when they are you ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Anorexia nervosa: Pleasure at getting thin more than fear of getting fat
A study from Inserm, Paris Descartes University and Sainte Anne Hospital suggests that anorexia nervosa might not be explained by fear of gaining weight, but by the pleasure of losing it... and that the phenomenon might be genetically influenced. Published in Translational Psychiatry , this study, directed by Prof. Gorwood, head of the Clinic for Mental and Brain Diseases, challenges the notion of fear of weight gain in anorexia patients. Often associated ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Weak evidence for prescribed alcohol drug, say scientists
A drug being used to treat alcohol problems in the UK was licensed for use despite insufficient evidence to prove its effectiveness, new research led by the University of Stirling has found. The drug nalmefene, marketed as Selincro reg , was approved in Europe in February 2013 and was subsequently recommended by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE . Yet a team of scientists have found problems with the way clinical trials were con ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
Some Asian-Americans are predisposed to want more carbs and fast food
Rice anyone How about a bowl of ramen noodles Researchers have found that some Asian-Americans are more likely to hunger for carbohydrates and unhealthy foods than other Asian-Americans -- and the reason appears to be genetic. UCLA researchers have discovered that certain Asian-American college students have a genetic variation that predisposes them to food addiction. Their study, which could have implications for combating the rising rates of obesity amon ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 7
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
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