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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
Why Air Crash Victims' Families Still Long to Find the Plane
As relatives anxiously awaited further reports on the location of the Egyptair plane that crashed in the Mediterranean May 19, Australian authorities earlier this month deemed two chunks of debris that washed up in South Africa and Mauritius as having almost certainly come from a missing Malaysian Airlines jet. Flight MH 370 disappeared in March, 2014, in the southern Indian Ocean with 239 people aboard. Though deep-sea salvage ships are still sweeping the ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 18
Life Can Be Painful - Maybe a Group Hug Can Help
Skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is also the fastest growing as it regenerates at an amazing rate you ll be sporting a brand new coat of skin every month. Skin is the organ that is both our body s defense against the external world as well as our brain s collector of external data. The tips of our fingers, the soles of our feet, and our lips are designed to pick up the most precise pieces of sensory data and have intense concentrations of ne ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 17
Do People Everywhere Cheat?
Are people in some countries more generally dishonest than people in other countries This question has been examined by two international teams of researchers and both teams have come to a similar conclusion.
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 17
Safety-net hospitals remain vital resource for minority patients following hea...
BOSTON-- A new study led by researchers at Boston Medical Center BMC found that the proportion of discharges among minority patients receiving inpatient care at minority-serving hospitals in Massachusetts increased after the implementation of health insurance reform measures which expanded access to care in non-safety net hospitals. The research suggests that minority-serving hospitals remain an important and vital component of the health care system and m ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 17
Your weight as a teenager is linked to your risk of heart failure in early mid...
Research that followed more than 1.6 million Swedish men from adolescence onwards between 1968 and 2005 has shown that those who were overweight as teenagers were more likely to develop heart failure in early middle age. Surprisingly, the increased risk of heart failure was found in men who were within the normal body weight range a body mass index of 18.5 to 25 in adolescence, with an increased risk starting in those with a BMI of 20 and rising steeply to ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 17
Carrots and sticks fail to change behaviour in cocaine addiction
People who are addicted to cocaine are particularly prone to developing habits that render their behaviour resistant to change, regardless of the potentially devastating consequences, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The findings may have important implications for the treatment of cocaine addiction as they help explain why such individuals take drugs even when they are aware of the negative consequences, and why they find their beha ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 17
E-cigarettes: Gateway or roadblock to cigarette smoking?
Warsaw, Poland, 17 June 2016 - A new study from the UK Centre for Substance Use Research, being presented today at the Global Forum on Nicotine, shows e-cigarettes are playing an important role in reducing the likelihood of young people smoking, in many cases acting as a roadblock to combustible tobacco. In detailed qualitative interviews with young people aged 16 to 25 across Scotland and England, the majority of participants viewed e-cigarettes as having ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 17
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Pupillary Contagion in Infancy Evidence for Spontaneous Transfer of Arousal Christine Fawcett, Victoria Wesevich, and Gustaf Gredeb ck Pupillary contagion 8212 when an individual 8217 s pupil size influences the pupil size of an observer 8212 is thought to be an automatic mechanism that facilitates prosocial responding and group cohesion. To explore whether the phenomenon might exist early i ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jun 17
10 Stress-Busting Strategies for Parents
I m stressed, we re rushing, and before I know it, I m yelling. When I see the look on his face, I feel awful. He was just being a kid. And I was just stressed out. Dana
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 16
Can You "Catch" Depression?
Is depression contagious The short answer is yes. But like most things, the answer is complicated. It s not as if you ll get infected when your depressed friend cries on your shoulder. Instead, your own susceptibility or immunity depends on lots of things, from your genetics to your history and stress levels. It s been known for almost a decade that both healthy and unhealthy behaviors are contagious if your friends quit smoking or become obese, you re mor ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 16
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