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Results of world's first study on new treatment for heroin addiction
The results of the ground-breaking SALOME research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA Psychiatry , show chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool - hyrdomorphone, a licensed pain medication. The findings of the SALOME researchers shine a new light on how we can help people with heroin addictions, said Health Minister Terry Lake. While methadone and suboxone are effective for many people with opioid ad ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 6
Older men who purchase sex do so more frequently as they age
Older American male customers of sex workers pay for more sex as they age. These findings are reported in a study which surveyed older American men who frequent sex work websites and discussion boards. It was conducted by Los Angeles-based psychotherapist Christine Milrod and sociologist Martin Monto of the University of Portland in the US and published in Springer s journal Archives of Sexual Behavior . The participants were 208 men between the ages of 60 ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 6
Men's Top-Dog Power Gestures Make Them Seem Untrustworthy
A CNN video clip I found has me chuckling.
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 5
Can Delusions Be Cured?
Psychological disorders have begun to step out of the shadows in recent years. It s no longer unthinkable for individuals to open up about their problems you probably know someone who has done just that. Meanwhile, we ve become used to hearing about mental health issues from the media and from public campaigns. But though mental health has a higher profile these days, and therapeutic options have undeniably improved, some conditions remain both shrouded by ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 5
General practice in England nearing 'saturation point'
The largest analysis of GP and nurse consultations to date shows workloads in general practice have increased by 16 per cent over the past seven years, with more frequent and longer consultations. The researchers, from the Universities of Oxford and Bristol, reporting their findings in The Lancet today, warn the increases are unsustainable, and that general practice in England could be reaching saturation point. For many years, doctors and nurses have repo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Sensation-seeking may be linked to brain anatomy
WASHINGTON, DC -- People prone to seeking stimulation and acting impulsively may have differences in the structure of their brains according to a study published in the April 6 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience . What s more, those differences may predispose them to substance abuse. Avram Holmes, a psychologist at Yale University, and a team of researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, found that increased impulsi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
What's the Opposite of Play?
Surprise The opposite of play is not work. In fact, work and play can be more similar than we think. We can and many do work playfully. And we can and do often play in ways as structured and as serious as we work. According to pioneer play researcher Brian Sutton-Smith, the opposite of play is depression .
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 5
Why Is Trump Sliding While Sanders Rises?
A CNN video clip I found has me chuckling.
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 5
Beyond Abstinence-Only: Sex Ed Should Be Sex Positive
President Obama s recent decision to defund abstinence-only sex education was a rare event in that it honored two things often at odds scientific evidence and majority opinion . From a purely scientific point of view, testing abstinence-only education was not altogether a bad idea. Testing testable hypotheses even outlandish ones even counter-intuitive ones even ones proposed with unsavory intent is the bread and butter of the scientific enterprise. Moreov ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 5
Sleepless Nights Linked to Brain Changes in Study
Insomnia is linked with abnormalities in the brain s white matter -- the tissues that form connections and carry information between different parts of the brain, a small Chinese study suggests. The researchers said these disruptions occur in areas of the brain involved in the regulation of sleep and wakefulness as well as cognitive function. The researchers explained that white matter tracts are bundles made up of long fibers of nerve cells that connect o ...
Healthday - Tue. Apr 5
Exercise counteracts sitting time
Office workers can stave off health problems associated with sitting down all day by regularly exercising, a new study has found. Being physically active may offset some of the deleterious consequences of spending large amounts of time not being active, the paper published in BMC Public Health has revealed. The study further emphasises the importance of physical activity in the promotion and maintenance of health. In contrast, people described as couch pot ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
Few children get 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity daily
BOSTON April 5, 2016 -- Children are far from meeting national guidelines for physical activity, and girls are at greatest risk of falling short of recommendations according to a study measuring the physical activity of 453 schoolchildren in Massachusetts during a one-week period. Led by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, the study examined children s activity patt ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 5
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