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Does Your Pet Have a Mind?
The fastest animal in the world is the peregrine falcon, the biggest is the blue whale, and the longest-lived is tortoise. But what animal is the smartest Chimpanzees may be our closest relatives, crows may understand basic physics and parrots may be able to learn thousands of words, but most people have an obvious answer about world s smartest animal their pet. If you own a dog or cat, you likely see it as capable of feeling love , planning mischief, expe ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 22
What Exactly Does Lead Do to a Child's Brain?
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has put lead back in the news. By now, anyone who s paying attention must know that lead is a potent neurotoxin that can permanently affect a child s ability to learn. But I suspect very few understand what it is exactly that lead does to a child s brain . How else could politicians like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie claim that the situation is overdramatized Let s be really clear about this. Once a child ingests le ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 21
How Many People Are Into Threesomes?
As threesomes and other forms of group sex become ever more visible, it becomes ever more important to understand people s interest in and experiences with these alternative sexual activities. Sadly, published academic research on this topic is quite limited. Last year, I wrote about a study that surveyed Canadians about their interest in and experience with a threesome with two partners of the opposite sex that is, women s stance on threesomes with two me ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 21
Kid Hustle: Encouraging Your Child’s Entrepreneurial Nature
Remember the kid who ran a business in the school hallways during lunch break, selling handmade bracelets, hawking candy or scalping concert tickets
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 21
Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes
More than 40 percent of young, low-income transgender women with a history of unsafe sexual behavior struggle with at least one serious mental health issue and or substance abuse problem, a small study suggests. Nearly 20 percent have two or more serious mental health diagnoses, the investigators said. The findings concern both teens and young adults who identify as women but were born male. The study also found that mental health and substance abuse issue ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 21
Free pap screening did not increase participation
1,562 women were offered free gynecological pap test screening in three socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in Gothenburg, in 2013. A new study from Sahlgrenska Academy, N 228 rh 228 lsan and the Regional Cancer Center West now shows that these women did not participate to a greater degree than the group that was offered the screening for the usual fee. Not participating in gynecological pap test screening is the single greatest risk factor in Sweden for ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 21
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
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