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Smoking cessation drugs do not elevate risk of serious neuropsychiatric advers...
Compared to the nicotine patch and a placebo, the smoking cessation aids varenicline marketed as Chantix in the U.S. and bupropion Zyban do not show a significant increase in neuropsychiatric adverse events, reports an international team of researchers in a study published online April 22 in the journal The Lancet . There are 1 billion smokers in the world and nearly 6 million smoking-related deaths each year, but there are only three approved medication t ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 23
U.S. Suicide Rate Up 24 Percent Since 1999: CDC
Suicide rates in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, with young girls and middle-aged men accounting for the largest increases, federal health officials reported Friday. By 2014, the total suicide rate reached 13 per 100,000 people, said researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s National Center for Health Statistics. The greatest annual increases occurred after 2006, the agency said. This increase is puzzli ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 22
FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm
Electrical stimulation devices, used to treat self-harming or aggressive behaviors, should be banned, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The devices pose substantial risks that cannot be eliminated through labeling changes, according to the agency. These electrical stimulation devices deliver shocks through electrodes attached to the skin in an attempt to condition people to stop hurting themselves or being aggressive. However, there is evi ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 22
Can Dogs See in Ultraviolet?
Research suggests that your dog may be able to see things that are completely invisible to you. If you look at the size, shape, and general structure of a dog s eye it looks very much like the human eye. For that reason we have a tendency to guess that vision in dogs is much like that in humans. However science has been advancing and we are learning that dogs and humans don t always see the same thing and don t always have the same visual abilities. For ex ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 22
Why 9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are At Grade Level
In a recent article , NPR s lead education blogger, Anya Kamenetz reported some sobering statistics on the state of public K-12 education. Citing the results of an undisclosed survey on public education, she noted that 90 percent of parents stated that their children were performing at or above grade level in both math and reading. But according to the nationally administered test known as the Nation s Report Card , only about half of white students are on ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 22
The Remnants of a Phobia
For a panic disorder to disappear entirely, only two things need to be learned that it is possible to escape from all those places where phobics typically feel trapped, including stuck elevators, and that the panic attack, no matter how extreme, does not cause loss of control. The affected individual will not suddenly do something that is embarrassing or dangerous. However, there are more general fears that underlie this condition and that do not necessari ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 22
UM study links neighborhood greenness to reduction in chronic diseases
A new study of a quarter-million Miami-Dade County Medicare beneficiaries showed that higher levels of neighborhood greenness, including trees, grass and other vegetation, were linked to a significant reduction in the rate of chronic illnesses, particularly in low-to-middle income neighborhoods. Led by researchers at the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, and the School of Architecture, the study show ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 22
It is critical to screen patients with rheumatoid arthritis for hearing impair...
RA is the commonest autoimmune arthritis affecting 1 of the general population. Despite its main articular manifestations, RA caninvolveextra-articular organs including the auditory system. HI in RA is multifactorial. Mechanism of injury and predisposing factors are not clearly understood. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type in RA patients with a prevalence of 25-72 . Possible pathologies are including Synovial destruction of incudostapedial ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 22
Sleep loss detrimental to blood vessels
Lack of sleep has previously been found to impact the activation of the immune system, inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism and the hormones that regulate appetite. Now University of Helsinki researchers have found that sleep loss also influences cholesterol metabolism. The study examined the impact of cumulative sleep deprivation on cholesterol metabolism in terms of both gene expression and blood lipoprotein levels. With state-of-the-art methods, a smal ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 22
Drug-overdose deaths hold steady in some high drug trafficking areas
PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2016 - Areas in the U.S. with the highest drug-overdose death rates are not always places with high drug trafficking, according to a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis published in the journal Preventive Medicine . Drug-overdose mortality rates have increased an average of 6.7 percent per year since 1979 but held relatively steady in most U.S. border counties, indicating that drugs appear to pass th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 22
Gender stereotyping may start as young as 3 months -- study of babies' cries s...
Gender stereotyping may start as young as three months, according to a study of babies cries from the University of Sussex. Adults attribute degrees of femininity and masculinity to babies based on the pitch of their cries, as shown by a new study by researchers from the University of Sussex, the University of Lyon Saint-Etienne and Hunter College City University of New York. The research is published in the journal BMC Psychology . The study found Adults ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 22
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Limits of Executive Control Sequential Effects in Predictable Environments Frederick Verbruggen, Amy McAndrew, Gabrielle Weidemann, Tobias Stevens, and Ian P. L. McLaren Studies have shown that bottom-up processes modulate performance in unpredictable environments, but is this also true in predictable environments Participants completed a go no-go task in which the trials alternated predicta ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Apr 22
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