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New study finds shifted sleep-wake cycles affect women more than men
Study involved assessment of performance in participants being placed on 28-hour days to shift the sleep-wake cycle out of phase with the brain circadian clock Performance was more affected in women than in men Research has significant implications for female nightshift workers such as nurses, security guards and police officers A new study from the Surrey Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey, published today in the journal PNAS Proceedings of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 19
Study identifies specific work factors that predict sleep problems
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that specific psychological and social work factors were associated with sleep problems both concurrently and two years after exposure, indicating prolonged consequences. Results show that quantitative job demands, decision control, role conflict and support from a superior in the workplace were the most consistent predictors of troubled sleep, which was characterized by difficulty initiating sleep or disturbed sleep. Finding ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 19
A breath of fresh air: Drexel scientists reveal how the brain generates respir...
Bringing a steady supply of fresh air to the lungs can seem like a simple task, but breathing is a careful orchestration of brain and body. Diseases like Rett syndrome, central sleep apnea and congenital central hypoventilation syndrome are characterized by breathing difficulties that may be caused by dysfunction in the brain s breathing center. Now, Drexel scientists have introduced a new concept of how the brain is involved in this essential function, pr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 19
Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change
Climate change is already harming people s health by promoting illnesses linked to warmer temperatures and changing weather patterns, a leading group of U.S. doctors says in a new position paper. As a result, the American College of Physicians ACP is calling for aggressive, concerted action to fight climate change by curbing man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases like Zika virus, dengue fever and chole ...
Healthday - Tue. Apr 19
More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids
Straight parents or same-sex parents -- what s the difference to kids well-being Nothing, as long as the parents have a stable relationship, new research finds. Matching 95 same-sex and 95 different-sex parent households, researchers found that children raised by homosexual parents showed no differences in general health, emotional difficulties, coping or learning behavior compared to children of heterosexual parents. While the results are consistent with ...
Healthday - Tue. Apr 19
Is Your Teen Fun-loving, Busy, and Fond of Excitement?
I. 7-Adventurer quiz from The Enneagram for Teens , based on statements by adolescents How many of these ten sentences do you agree with Description If I m not doing something fun I m desperately trying to find something to do that s fun. Jade I have my down times but just about everything in my eyes can be fun in some way. Diamond Any time something new comes up I at least look into it. Nia Sevens like to have tons of friends, but most of all to be the ce ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 19
Born Late: The Trouble With Due Dates
On October 8, 2014, my son was supposed to be born. He wasn t. Instead, I finally got to meet him two weeks later. Those intervening days seemed long, and I wasn t even the one with swollen feet. Each day at work, I thought every buzzing phone could be my wife calling to report a contraction. I even plotted the percentage of babies that were born on a given day relative to the due date to estimate the probability that that day would be my son s birthday. O ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 19
Chimps Like Us: Baby, We Were Born to Run
A new study from the American Museum of Natural History AMNH in New York City seems to end the chicken-or-the-egg debate about which came first human s large brains, or the shape and size of our bodies. According to the latest findings, natural selection for bigger brains was the driving force that led us to grow taller than our primate cousins. The new study by Mark Grabowski of AMNH examined the correlated evolution of brain and body size in humans. His ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Apr 19
The Neuroscience of Losing Your Focus and Train of Thought
We all know the experience of being in the middle of working on a project that requires focused concentration when suddenly . . . you re interrupted by the Marimba ringtone of an incoming call or someone in the room asking you a random question that breaks your concentration. Just a few moments of distraction can require a couple of minutes to get your brain s electrical activity re-synchronized as you reorient yourself back to the task at hand by saying, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 18
Making a Meaningful Blog
When people used to ask me what kind of psychology I do, my usual refrain was I m a constructivist psychologist. Unfortunately, this typically resulted in blank stares followed by polite shrugs of indifference. Not surprising, really, because constructivism is not exactly the most familiar of terms. So over the years, I slowly evolved my answer to this question. I now tell people that the kind of psychology I do concerns how people make meaning. This garne ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Apr 18
Demand for radiotherapy will rise substantially over next 10 years
The demand for radiotherapy across all European countries will increase by an average of 16 between 2012 and 2025, with the highest expected increase being for prostate cancer cases 24 , according to a new study published in Radiotherapy and Oncology [1]. These projections come from a new study by HERO, the Health Economics in Radiation Oncology project of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology. The results will also be presented at the ESTRO 3 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 18
Exposure to violence during pregnancy increases risk of prematurity and low bi...
Exposure to violence during the first trimester of pregnancy could lead to an increase in the risk of prematurity and low birthweight, according to research by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Leicester. In a recent paper published in the Journal of Development Economics , researchers Professor Marco Manacorda Queen Mary University of London and Dr Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner University of Leicester focused on evidence from the expos ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 18
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