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Scientists reveal sub-Saharan Africa's legacy of past migrations over last 4,0...
Researchers from the University of Oxford have revealed that the genetic ancestries of many of sub-Saharan Africa s populations are the result of historical DNA mixing events, known as admixture, within the last 4,000 years. Their study, to be published in the journal eLife , uncovers signatures of these admixture events through a large analysis of DNA from populations across the continent. The discovery provides a foundation for the recent genetic history ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Empowering addiction treatment patients to engage in care may improve overall ...
OAKLAND, Calif., June 22, 2016 -- In the first trial of an intervention focused on increasing alcohol and drug treatment patients engagement in their own health care, researchers found that patients who received 6 intervention sessions had greater involvement in managing their health and health care than those receiving fewer sessions. The Kaiser Permanente study was published today in JAMA Psychiatry . LINKAGE is innovative in its use of electronic health ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Impulsive children raised in caring families drink less during adolescence
MONTR 201 AL, June 22, 2016 - Years of research have shown that impulsivity in childhood is among the individual vulnerabilities leading to substance abuse, delinquency, as well as aggressive and antisocial behavior in adolescence and adulthood. Yet researchers from the CHU Sainte-Justine Mother-child Research Hospital and University of Montreal have discovered a reversal of this trend for those children when raised in a less coercive environment. Accordin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Cancer, violence among top health concerns for Chicago's South Siders
Residents on the South Side say cancer, violence prevention and sexually transmitted infections are among their top health concerns, according to the latest comprehensive assessment conducted by the University of Chicago Medicine. The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment CHNA , published online in mid-June, also identifies diabetes among adults, pediatric asthma and pediatric obesity as other critical health issues faced by South Siders. In addition to u ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
Marijuana, alcohol use may harm teens' mental health, academic outcomes
Middle and high school students who use marijuana and drink alcohol are at greater risk for poorer mental health and academic outcomes, finds a new study, with non-white students faring worst.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 22
Exclusive breast-feeding lowers risks of conduct disorders in children
Although previous research has demonstrated the benefits of exclusive breast-feeding for early child health, the long-term benefits for child development have not been clear. Now, a new study suggests longer durations of exclusive breast-feeding are associated with fewer conduct disorders in later childhood.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 22
Cortisol and PTSD, Part 2
Last week, I shared part 1 of my interview with Dr. Rachel Yehuda, a neuroscientist and the director of the traumatic stress studies division at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Yehuda has played a major role in advancing our scientific understanding of the role of cortisol in PTSD . More recently, Dr. Yehuda also offered the PTSD scientific community a novel and intriguing idea that the children of traumatized parents are at risk for simila ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
Are Polyamorous Relationships Sexist?
In the US today, multiple-partner relationships have an aura of polygyny, with one man who has several wives basically maintaining a harem. Even though polyamory allows people of all genders to have multiple partners, the popular image of a male female couple seeking another woman contributes to the impression that the multiple partners are at the man s urging and in his sexual service. But are polyamorous relationships truly sexist My research indicates t ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
Your Brain on Folate
The latest psychiatry journals are absolutely hopping with trials of folic acid and its downstream metabolite, methylfolate. We have this article from AJP , this one from JAMA Archives , along with these two from the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. We ve got multiple formulations of folates tested, considerations of genetic risk, multiple brain conditions it s a B vitapalooza in the psychiatric world these days, but what does it all mean In order to answer ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
America's Founding Fathers Meet the Father of Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalyst Jill Gentile has a new book out called Feminine Law Freud , Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire Karnac, 2016 . Feminine Law is so bold as to suggest that valuing free association, as Freud did, holds promise for the future of democracy. And valuing democracy, as the founding fathers did, holds promise for the future of desire. Jill is on faculty at New York University s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis . She is Corresponding Editor at ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 21
Philadelphia’s Snack a Tax
There are many food journalists and writers that are smart fellows. You only need to read their bio on iamafoodandhealthexpert.com to find yourself drawn into agreeing with their inevitable conclusion. They are very often also very successful fellows multiple best sellers, television shows and appearances, lectures, and op-eds make them more money in week than I will in my lifetime. By any measure of fame, fortune or both they are very , very successful fe ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 21
Understanding Others
Some of the defining memories of my childhood revolve around a phrase. Tsaved tanem - a cumbersome little idiom that doesn t exactly glide off the tongue, especially among non-Armenian speakers , with an equally weighty meaning let me take away your pain. As far back as I can remember, people were eager to take away my pain, multiple times a day. Whether or not I was in actual pain was of no importance. Tsaved tanem was an all-weather term of endearment, a ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 21
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