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SORLA controls insulin signaling to promote obesity in mice
Large-scale genetic studies have linked variations in genes and proteins to an increased risk for developing obesity. Determining how these variations alter metabolism to increase body mass may lead to the identification of preventative therapies for obesity and related disorders. In this month s issue of the JCI , research led by Thomas Willnow at the Max Delbr 252 ck Center examined how fatty acid metabolism is controlled by differences in the availabili ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 21
Study: Mandatory treatment not effective at reducing drug use, violates human ...
BOSTON - In an analysis recently published in BMJ , which coincided with the UN High Level Meeting on HIV in New York, Boston Medical Center BMC clinician researchers assessed current global evidence and found that mandatory treatment for people with substance use disorders is not effective in reducing their drug use. In addition, mandatory treatment, which is defined as treatment ordered, motivated or supervised under the criminal justice system, done wit ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 21
More gay men than ever getting tested for HIV -- but 1 in 4 still never had a ...
More gay and bisexual men than ever are getting tested for HIV, according to new data from the National Gay Men s Sex Survey [1]. The survey is the largest of its kind in the UK and sheds light on the sexual health of men who have sex with men. The survey found that 77 of gay and bisexual men have been tested for HIV, more than in surveys from previous years in 2010, this stood at 72 . Over half 55 of gay and bisexual men had been tested in the past 12 mon ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 21
For Teens, Learning That Personalities Change Buffers Against Stress
Teaching teens that social and personality traits can change helps them cope with social challenges such as bullying, which in turn can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance, according to a study in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The transition from middle to high school comes at a difficult time for adolescents. Research has shown that psychologically, they are more focused on status and re ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jun 21
Children Learn to Take Turns for Mutual Gain
It takes children until they are about 5 years old to learn to take turns with others, while the social skill seems to elude chimpanzees, according to new findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings show that 5-year-old children adopted a turn-taking strategy more effectively than their younger counterparts, suggesting that the skill emerges as children s cognitive abilities mature. Alt ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jun 21
So You Think You Can Be Famous?
I have this fantasy in which I m famous. I mean, really famous. I can t walk down the street without being mobbed by a crowd of crying fans, all screaming to get my attention. I ve had this fantasy since I was in second grade. My mom enrolled me in a neighborhood acting class, thinking that it would help me overcome my shyness . I remember my acting teacher, a young woman who played Kirk Cameron s love interest in an episode of the 90s sitcom, Growing Pain ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 20
When to Sweat the Small Stuff
It s 8 00 AM and Faye, a seventh-grade teacher, watches one of her students put her notebook on her desk and sit down. This arriving student, who often complains of stomachaches at school, has been sick and missed the last few days of school.
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 20
Gen Y Overwhelm: 4 Steps To Simplify Your Priorities
For me and many, figuring out priorities isn t the problem. For example, my priorities are skip below to get the picture Writing the best content available on the psychology of millennials at work. Crafting a daily newsletter inspiring millennials to change their habits and take charge of their careers. Spending time with people I love and enjoying the beautiful state I live in. Connecting with and learning from people and content in my field. Delivering t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 20
Difficult to predict low testosterone in older men using data on younger men
A new study published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal highlights the difficulty in defining and managing age-related testosterone decline in older men. Physicians generally use the definition of low testosterone or hypogonadism found in younger men to diagnose and treat older men for low testosterone. Hypogonadism is divided into two groups. The first includes specific symptoms, such as delayed sexual development, impaired sexual function, les ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 20
Public to presidential candidates: Make children's health a priority
As Republican and Democratic parties prepare for national conventions this summer, campaign speeches are filled with promises about everything from health care to the economy and national security. But a national poll suggests presumptive presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may want to consider their positions on a less-talked about topic children s health. In May 2016, U.S. adults were asked to identify the top three child health prio ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 20
Cannabis use during pregnancy may affect brain development in offspring
Philadelphia, PA, June 20, 2016 - Cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with abnormal brain structure in children, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry . Compared with unexposed children, those who were prenatally exposed to cannabis had a thicker prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain involved in complex cognition, decision-making, and working memory. Author of the study Dr. Hanan El Marroun, of Erasmus University Medical Center in Th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 20
The Motives Behind Murder of UK Member of Parliament Jo Cox
by Dr Raj Persaud and Dr David James A man has now been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of UK Member of Parliament Jo Cox. The attacker is reported to have shouted Britain First as he repeatedly kicked the mother-of-two before shooting her three times once in the head as well as repetitively stabbing her. It has now emerged that a female MP wrote to Mr Cameron last year raising concerns about the safekeeping of her parliamentary colleag ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 18
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