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Autistic and non-autistic people make similar moral judgements
This news release is available in German . Autistic individuals have been frequently referred as lacking of empathy, with no or little concern for others feelings, to the extent that a faction of media has tried to expose the role of possible autistic personalities behind extremely violent behaviors. This has led to stigmatization of this group with the public perception that autistic individuals can be cold, with no or little moral sense. The new study ut ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
Another reason to break the habit: Smoking alters bacterial balance in mouth
Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people s mouths. This is the finding of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center to be published online March 25 in the ISME International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal . The researchers say their analysis is the most comprehensive to date to examine the effects of smoking on the make-up and action ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
Take-home naloxone should be an additional standard of care for prevention of ...
Death from opioid overdose is preventable through timely administration of the antidote naloxone. Several countries now provide take-home naloxone THN to opioid users for emergency use, but mostly as pilot schemes and without formal evaluation. A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction found that take-home naloxone programs reduce overdose mortality and have a low rate of adverse events. The study recommends take-home naloxone as a ne ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
Statement published on pairing smoking cessation with lung cancer screening
Researchers, including an associate professor from the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, say smokers who go to a doctor to be screened for lung cancer should also be encouraged to quit smoking during their visit, according to a paper co-written by Benjamin A. Toll, Ph.D., associate professor of public health at the Medical University of South Carolina MUSC . Toll is the senior author of the position statement, published online Fe ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
What College Students Need to Succeed
By Joseph P. Magliano and Melissa Ray In September, we wrote a blog article asking whether your kids are ready for college reading. In that article we focused on what is expected of students when they reach college.
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 28
Your Trusted Inner Circle at Work
When it comes to trust at work, too many people think big whole team , department, or company. However, if you want big benefits that trust brings think much smaller. You might have 2000 twitter followers, 500 Facebook friends, and 300 LinkedIn contacts, but genuine trusted work relationships may be less than a dozen. That s partially because the time and commitment to cultivate and nurture these relationships is significant. But, for those who do, the ben ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 28
Infographic: A Snapshot of Who Is Sexting in Adolescence
Although sexting is sometimes portrayed as a recent problem caused by new technologies e.g., cell phones, social media , people have shared self-created nude photos since the days of the Polaroid camera. Nonetheless, parents may be concerned what it may mean if their child is sharing sexually explicit photos of themselves through technology. In our new infographic, we highlight our study findings on some ways teenagers who sext may differ from teens who do ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 28
Reports suggest osteopathic manipulative treatment resolves concussion symptoms
CHICAGO -- March 28, 2016-- Two case reports published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association document improvements in concussion-related symptoms following an initial session of osteopathic manipulative treatment OMT . A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, usually caused by a blow to the head, which alters the way your brain functions. While most patients with mild concussions recover in a few days, as many as 15 percent experience lon ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 28
Cigarettes cheaper than e-cigarettes in 44 of 45 countries studied
ATLANTA - March 28, 2016-Combustible tobacco cigarettes cost less to purchase than equivalent amounts of electronic cigarettes e-cigarettes in 44 of 45 countries sampled around the world, according to a new American Cancer Society study. The study, appearing in Tobacco Control , concludes the gap exists despite the fact that e-cigarettes are not yet widely subjected to comparable excise taxes as combustible cigarettes. Warnings that e-cigarettes are a chea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 28
Enzyme may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease caused by HIV medications
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 37 million people are living with HIV. Antiviral medications are used to control the disease and prevent its progression to AIDS. Although antivirals improve health and increase survival for people with HIV, their use also has been linked to the development of cardiovascular disease. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have identified an enzyme that may reduce the risk ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 28
What Do You Tell Your Team the Night Before the Big Game?
Right before last year s March Madness, I sent copies of what was to become my second NY Times Bestseller, Performing Under Pressure The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most to all of the 64 tournament bound coaches. After all, isn t getting the team to execute the book s title the goal of every coach It s hard enough to advance through the tournament but a team that can play its best under pressure at least give themselves a chance to go to the ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 27
“Mom, I’m Having a Panic Attack”
How many of you have received calls from your stressed out college student Mom, my boyfriend broke up with me and I can t stop crying, it s hard to breathe. Dad, I have 3 tests tomorrow and I don t know how I m going to handle it. I m so worried I can t eat or sleep .
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 27
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