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Serotonin reduces apnea and could be a clue to understanding sudden infant dea...
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, shortens periods of apnoea temporary cessation of breathing and promotes inspiration, according to a study published today in Experimental Physiology . The researchers found that when injected into a specific part of the brain the brain stem serotonin shortens apnoeic events by interacting with a specific serotonin receptor, the 5-HT3 receptor, which, in healthy babies, is highly expressed in a region of the brai ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
New report shows electronic cigarettes are beneficial to UK public health
Electronic cigarettes have the potential to contribute to reducing death and disability caused by Britain s biggest killer, say experts in The BMJ today. Reviewing a new report by the Royal College of Physicians RCP on the role of e-cigarettes in tobacco harm reduction, Professor John Britton and colleagues argue that e-cigarettes and other non-tobacco nicotine products offer the potential to radically reduce harm from smoking in our society. This is an op ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
When pornography uses condoms, those watching have safer sex
April 27, 2016 -- Men who view more sexually explicit pornography where condoms were used were less likely to have anal sex without a condom themselves. A study by Eric Schrimshaw, PhD, at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, and Martin J. Downing, Jr., PhD, of the Public Health Solutions shows evidence that suggests pornography can have an important protective function by encouraging men to use condoms. Findings are published online in t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
Seeing the Benefits of Failure Shapes Kids’ Beliefs About Intelligence
Parents beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research from Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The research indicates that it s parents responses to failure, and not their beliefs about intelligence, that are ultimately absorbed by their kids. Mindsets children s belief about whether their intelligence is just fixed o ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Apr 28
Study: Even a little air pollution may have long-term health effects on develo...
Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Fine particles from car exhaust, power plants and other industrial sources are breathed into the lungs, but the scientists have now found evidence of the effects of that pollution in the pregnant w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 27
Locating and leveraging inside sources of consumer insight
Most people do not really know why they buy what they buy, eat what they eat, or do what they do As consumers we can make something up or answer a survey, but we don t know buying trends and behaviors as well as those directly in the field. Sales associates or food service workers, for example, watch dozens-- or even hundreds-- of consumer decisions every day. These experts are the Inside Sources. Most consumer researchers utilize focus groups, surveys, or ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 27
Fireflies light the way to female HIV transmission
Scientists identify hundreds of infected cells at different points of initial entry New technology lights up location of first cells to be infected Discovery will enable scientists to develop more effective vaccine We see the chink in the armor of the virus and can attack it early to stop it CHICAGO --- Finding the vulnerable points where HIV enters the female reproductive tract is like searching for needles in a haystack. But Northwestern Medicine scienti ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 27
Psoriasis associated with diabetes, BMI & obesity in Danish twin study
The chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis was associated with type 2 diabetes, body mass index and obesity in a study of Danish twins, and the study also suggests the possibility of a common genetic cause between psoriasis and obesity, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology . Psoriasis has been associated with components of metabolic syndrome, particularly obesity and diabetes. Several factors may explain this association, inclu ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 27
Researchers find brain circuit that controls binge drinking
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than 170 billion annually and how it can be treated. The two brain areas - the extended amygdala and the ventral tegmental area - have been implicated in alcohol binge drinking in the past. However, this is the fir ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 27
Study reveals COPD linked to increased bacterial invasion
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD is a common smoking-related lung illness and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Scientists have long believed that inhaling toxic gases and particles from tobacco smoke causes inflammation of the small airways in the lungs, leading to the development of COPD. However, the theory doesn t explain why airway inflammation and disease progression continue even after the patient stops smoking. Now a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 27
Young gay and bisexual men 6 times more likely to attempt suicide than older c...
Young gay and bisexual men are at significantly greater risk of poor mental health than older men in that group, according to new research published in the Journal of Public Health . Conducted by the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine and funded by Stonewall, the study found gay and bisexual men under the age of 26 were six times more likely to attempt suicide or self-harm compared to men in that group aged over 45. They were also twice as likely t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 27
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Might Boost Antidepressants' Effects
Omega-3 fish oil supplements may improve the effectiveness of antidepressants, new research suggests. Researchers reviewed the findings of eight clinical trials worldwide, as well as other evidence, and concluded that the supplements appear to help battle depression in people already on medication. Omega-3 fish oil -- in combination with antidepressants -- had a statistically significant effect over a placebo, said study leader Jerome Sarris. He is head of ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 27
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