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Mindfulness Is Oversold
Has mindfulness been oversold A new look at the public record says almost certainly.
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 28
Parenting a Parent Toward Life’s End
In a long stint of wishful thinking, I hoped my mother might take on death like Buddha. She meditated every morning near a round table carved with astrological signs and topped with a large red bible. I invaded her sacred space a few times as a teen, accidentally, stepping away as her one blue eye peered out beneath her glasses. Catholic with a capital C, Mom attended mass regularly and challenged the Church s views with equal consistency. She prayed. She ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 28
Scientific advances in lung cancer in 2015 highlighted by IASLC
DENVER - Capturing and summarizing the remarkable progress in lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, staging, and treatment in 2015, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer IASLC announces the inaugural publication of Scientific Advances in Lung Cancer 2015 in the May 2016 issue of the IASLC s Journal of Thoracic Oncology JTO . Drawing on more than 34 multidisciplinary experts from around the globe, in different areas of lung cancer research ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
Entomological Society of America releases statement on the dangers of invasive...
The Entomological Society of America ESA has issued a statement about the dangers of invasive species and the potential threats they pose to U.S. national interests by undermining food security, trade agreements, forest health, ecosystem services, environmental quality, and public health and recreation. Invasive insects alone incur control costs of over 2.5 billion in the U.S. per year and cause losses to crops, lawns, forests, and pastures totaling at lea ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers
Road crashes are the world s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics - and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts. But a better understanding of the subconscious and emotional processes of high-risk drivers could make a difference, according to new research from McGill Univ ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
Modifying an obesity drug could reduce side effects like anxiety and depression
Amsterdam, April 28, 2016 - A new version of an obesity drug that caused serious psychiatric side effects could help people lose pounds without experiencing the anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts previously associated with it. The research, published in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry , shows that the new version of the drug can still work without reaching the brain in rats, avoiding the side effects. The researchers behind the study, from RTI In ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 28
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
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