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What can Pavlov's dogs tell us about drinking?
Montreal, May 25, 2016 -- Humans aren t much different from other animals. Just like Pavlov s dogs, we can become conditioned to associate environmental cues with rewards. Innocent enough when the sight of your sneakers makes you want to go for a run, but not necessarily so when the sight of the liquor store prompts you to want a drink. Indeed, Pavlovian cues that predict alcohol can lead us toward addiction. And sometimes those cues can become desirable i ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
Brit accents vex US hearing-impaired elderly
SALT LAKE CITY, May 25, 2016 - Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn t feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like Downton Abbey. A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have more trouble than young people comprehending British accents when there is background noise. The older hearing-impaired had just a little more trouble understanding British accents than American accents when ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
DIY sampling kits accessed through gay men's social media unearth new HIV cases
Offering DIY sampling kits for HIV using online dating apps and social media targeting gay men, successfully unearths previously undiagnosed cases of the infection, reveals an evaluation of the first large-scale dedicated service in the UK, published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections . Furthermore, this approach catches most men before their infection has reached an advanced stage, so making it easier and potentially cheaper to treat ef ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
5 Top Parenting Challenges and How to Deal with Them
Rebecca Eanes, creator of Positive-Parents.org asked some 9,000 parents what behaviors in their children upset them and made them lose their cool. The ideas she has for disciplining and moving away from conventional parenting will go a long way in minimizing the upsetting challenges the parents reported and that almost all parents face at some point aggression, tantrum throwing, whining, back talk and not listening. In her new book Positive Parenting An Es ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 24
6 Have You Ever Been Made Happier by a “Modest Splurge?”
I m an under-buyer , and for the most part, I dislike shopping, errands, and buying stuff. In fact, one of my happiness-project resolutions is to Indulge in a modest splurge. I remind myself that sometimes, it makes me happy to indulge in a modest splurge to buy something that I don t absolutely need , but that makes my day brighter in some way. I indulged in a modest splurge a few days ago. I was early for a meeting I m always early , so I decided to spen ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 24
Lipid testing underutilized in adults taking antipsychotic medications
Too few adults taking antipsychotic medications are being screened for abnormalities in lipids, which include cholesterol and triglycerides, new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus finds. The biggest gap in screening is among adults age 40 and younger, the group for whom early detection and intervention has been shown to be effective when additional cardiovascular risk is present. Adults with serious mental illness die 20 to 30 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 24
Gaps in vaccine coverage highlighted with new report and online tool
As the 69th World Health Assembly discusses progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan , a new data visualization platform--from the International Vaccine Access Center IVAC at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health JHSPH --provides stark numbers on where shortfalls exist in vaccine introduction and coverage. The Vaccine Information Epidemiology Window VIEW-hub incorporates data on Haemophilus influenzae type B Hib vaccine, pneumococcal conjug ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 24
Depression lowers women's chances of pregnancy, BU study finds
Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study by researchers from the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine shows. The study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology , found a 38 percent decrease in the average probability of conception in a given menstrual cycle among women who reported severe ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 24
Obesity rising in least walkable Ontario neighborhoods
TORONTO, May 24, 2016 -- Obesity rates in Southern Ontario cities have remained stable for more than a decade in highly walkable neighborhoods but continued to rise in less walkable ones, a new study has found. Neighbourhoods that were designed to be more walking-friendly also experienced a fall in the rate of new cases of diabetes. The study, led by Dr. Gillian Booth, an endocrinologist and researcher at St. Michael s Hospital and an adjunct scientist at ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 24
Low hormone levels linked to obesity in teens
Washington, DC -- Obese teenagers already show signs of hormonal differences from normal-weight peers that may make them prone to weight gain, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . The study found obese teenagers have lower levels of a hormone potentially tied to weight management than normal-weight teens. Studies of adults have found that the hormone, called spexin, is likely involved ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 24
Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but no health benefits for individuals wit...
TORONTO, May 24, 2016 -- Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University s Faculty of Health. Our study shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don t take sugar substitutes, says Professor Jennifer Kuk, obesity researcher in the School of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 24
UTHealth study finds e-cigarette marketing linked to teen e-cigarette use
HOUSTON - May 23, 2016 - Exposure to e-cigarette marketing messages is significantly associated with e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth . The study will be published in the June print edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health . Using data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey, researchers found that youth were exposed to e-cigare ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 24
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