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Heavy drinking endangers the health of liver transplants
The results strongly reinforce the need for early alcohol assessments after liver transplantation and multidisciplinary interventions to help patients maintain abstinence. As observed and described extensively for hepatitis C virus reinfection, liver graft damage occurs very rapidly after alcohol relapse, leading to cirrhosis in a significant proportion of patients, and therefore complications of cirrhosis and death, said Dr. Jerome Dumortier, senior autho ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 7
Do differences in anatomy matter for achieving orgasm?
For males, the most important aspect of achieving an erection and of ejaculating appears to rely on a proper balance between the parasympathetic nervous system that controls the body at rest and the sympathetic nervous system that controls the body s fight or flight response. For females, physical anatomy plays more of an important role, with migration of the clitoris toward the anterior vaginal wall and the angle of entry of the penis being important. Sex ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 7
Men on Tinder think they have a 'license to use unattractive women as they see...
Men on Tinder think they have a licence to use women as they see fit if their date s appearance is less attractive than her profile photograph, research says. The British Sociological Association s annual conference in Birmingham was told today [Thursday 7 April 2016] that the men believed they were entitled to have casual sex to compensate for the breach of trust . Dr Jenny van Hooff, senior lecturer in sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, car ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 7
Speaking Two Languages for the Price of One
In everyday conversation, bilingual speakers often switch between languages mid-sentence with apparent ease, despite the fact that many studies suggest that language-switching should slow them down. New research suggests that consistency may allow bilingual speakers to avoid the costs that come with switching between languages, essentially allowing them to use two languages for the price of one. The research is published in Psychological Science , a journa ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Apr 7
Oral health and cognitive decline may be related
Visiting the dentist may help you to think more clearly in later life, suggests research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , which links oral health with cognitive well-being. The researchers caution, however, that more studies are needed.
Medical News Today - Wed. Apr 6
How to Get the Most Out of Your Nap
HOW DO WE EXPLAIN naps and siestas The best explanation we have at this time involves the relationship between sleep pressure and circadian rhythms. Sleep pressure starts to build when we wake up. Assuming we wake up in the early- to mid-morning, it will reach a fairly high level by early afternoon, roughly halfway through the waking day. Meanwhile, the morning burst of cortisol has worn off and the rise in core body temperature, another wakefulness signal ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 6
The Synesthete of the Shadows
Perhaps you ve seen him standing alone in the shadows at a live show in Toronto. Or maybe your band has been the beneficiary of his quiet promotion and networking . I heard recently from the elusive man known as Lonely Vagabond, who is said to have attended more live shows than anyone in his home city and for whom I m maintaining his hard-won anonymity here so that he can describe his synesthesia . The man who is out at least 300 nights of the year -- usua ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 6
Why are Filipino Americans Still Forgotten and Invisible?
Why are Filipino Americans still forgotten and invisible Seriously, why This is not a rhetorical question, nor do I intend to provide potential answers to this question in this article. I am seriously asking Why The reason I am asking this question - yet again - is because of the New York Times NYT most recent installment of their Conversations on Race Op-Doc series, where we see Asian Americans talk about how stereotypes unfairly confine them particularly ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 6
Respirator mask reduces effects of pollution on the heart
The use of a respiratory filter mask, a common practice in China and Japan, among other countries, helps minimize the impact of pollution on people with heart failure during rush-hour traffic in cities such as S 227 o Paulo, Brazil. For healthy people, wearing this type of anti-pollution mask can also reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. These are the main findings of a study performed by researchers at the Heart Failure Center of the Univ ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 6
Particulate vaccine delivery systems may help
Most traditional vaccines have safety and efficacy issues, whereas particulate vaccine delivery systems--which utilize nano- or micro-particulate carriers to protect and deliver antigens--are efficient, stable, include molecules to bolster immune responses, and minimize adverse reactions due to the use of biocompatible biomaterials. A new review summarizes the current status of research efforts to develop particulate vaccine delivery systems against bioter ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 6
Women with unhealthy BMIs who smoke and drink at two-fold higher risk of asthma
TORONTO, April 6, 2016 - Underweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy body mass index who did not drink or smoke, a St. Michael s Hospital study found. Women with low and high body mass indexes, or BMIs, who smoked and drank were also two to three times more likely to experience wheezing. Asthma is a respiratory condition where spasms in the air pat ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 6
Hydromorphone vs. diacetylmorphine for long-term opioid addiction
In most analyses, injectable hydromorphone hydrochloride was not worse than diacetylmorphine hydrochloride pharmaceutical heroin to treat long-term severe opioid dependence and that could provide alternative treatment for patients where diacetylmorphine is unavailable because of political or regulatory reasons or for patients in whom it was unsuccessful, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry . Addiction to opioids, including heroin, e ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 6
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