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Lighting up disease-carrying mosquitoes
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Mosquitoes are deadly efficient at spreading disease. Despite vaccines and efforts to eradicate the pesky insects, they continue to infect humans with feared diseases like Zika virus, malaria and West Nile virus. Gaining the upper hand on mosquitoes requires speed. Their life cycle is typically two weeks or less and they need only warm weather and standing water to breed. Robert Meagher, a chemical engineer at Sandia National Laborator ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 21
TGen identifies 'hypervirulent' strain of strep outbreak in Arizona and the So...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- March 18, 2016 -- The Translational Genomics Research Institute TGen has helped state, local and tribal health officials identify an outbreak of hypervirulent strep bacteria in the American Southwest. Identified in Flagstaff, Ariz., from January to July 2015, this outbreak of the emm59 clone of group A Streptococcus is directly related to cases identified recently in New Mexico. This strain type appears to have evolved from a nationwide ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 21
Crash risk soars among truck drivers who fail to adhere to sleep apnea treatment
DARIEN, IL - Truck drivers who fail to adhere to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea are a public safety threat on U.S. roadways, according to results from the largest study of sleep apnea and crash risk among commercial motor vehicle drivers. The study, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Sleep , involved 1,613 truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea and an equal number of control drivers who were matched by job experience and tenu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 21
Truck drivers who fail to adhere to sleep apnea treatment have higher crash rate
Boston, MA - Truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea OSA who failed to adhere to treatment had a rate of preventable crashes five times higher than that of truckers without the ailment, according to researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Morris, Brigham and Women s Hospital BWH and colleagues. The study--which looked at the results of the first large-scale employer program to screen, diagnose, and monitor OS ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 21
Psychiatric diagnoses in young transgender women
About 41 percent of young transgender women had one or more mental health or substance dependence diagnoses and nearly 1 in 5 had two or more psychiatric diagnoses in a study of participants enrolled in a human immunodeficiency virus HIV prevention intervention trial, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics . Transgender youth - including adolescent and young adult transgender women assigned a male sex at birth who identify as girls, wo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 21
Seeing Isn’t Required to Gesture Like a Native Speaker
People the world over gesture when they talk, and they tend to gesture in certain ways depending on the language they speak. Findings from a new study including blind and sighted participants suggest that these gestural variations do not emerge from watching other speakers make the gestures, but from learning the language itself. Adult speakers who are blind from birth also gesture when they talk, and these gestures resemble the gestures of sighted adults ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Mar 21
Don’t Try to be Happy on International Day of Happiness
For centuries, and in the last few decades in particular, the buzz has been all about happiness . Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Do what makes you happy. Don t worry, be happy. The list of happiness-focused quotes, poems, songs, books, and articles is seemingly endless. Book on kindness Not so much...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 20
The Secret to Spotting Subtle Narcissists
The following is partially excerpted with the permission of HarperCollins from Rethinking Narcissism . We all need some entitlement now and then, just like we need to feel special now and then. On birthdays, we feel entitled to a little extra consideration or attention. When we re sick, likewise, we might feel entitled to more help. Healthy entitlement might even help us say no to unreasonable demands and assert ourselves when we re feeling mistreated. But ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 20
Did Einstein Show Asperger's Traits?
Did Einstein have some traits of Asperger 039 s Syndrome, also viewed as a high-functioning segment of the autistic spectrum That s one intriguing possibility along with details and speculations about Howard Hughes showing obsessive- compulsive behavior , Lincoln coping with melancholy, Darwin with anxiety, and Andy Warhol leaving evidence of compulsive hoarding in the engrossing new book Was Andy Warhol a Hoarder Inside the Minds of History s Great Person ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 20
Exercise Helps Ease Psychosis Symptoms
Exercise can reduce symptoms in teens and young adults who had a first psychosis episode, a new study says. Establishing an exercise regime for people with psychosis is likely to be much more effective when they are younger, and in the earliest stages of treatment. Getting people into a routine early on also helps set habits for life, which can make a huge difference to their long-term physical and mental health, study author Joseph Firth, from the Univers ...
Healthday - Sun. Mar 20
Only about half of suicidal patients asked if they have access to firearms
AURORA, Colo. March 21, 2016 - Despite national guidelines urging emergency department doctors to ask suicidal patients if they have access to firearms or other lethal implements, only about half actually do, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The researchers interviewed 1,358 patients from eight emergency departments EDs in seven states who had either attempted suicide or were thinking about it ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 20
Looking for Your True Self? 10 Strategies for Self-Knowledge
The WHAT and the HOW of Self-knowledge
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 18
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