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NYU research: Hair sampling shows unintended 'bath salt' use
Ecstasy -- or MDMA, the active chemical ingredient--is one of the most prevalent party drugs it is estimated to be used by at least one out of ten young adults in the United States. The popularity of ecstasy use has increased in recent years since ecstasy became known as Molly , short for molecule which is often marketed as pure MDMA powder. However, the ecstasy Molly consumed is often far from pure it is frequently adulterated with other drugs, such as sy ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Testosterone treatment shown for first time to benefit men over 65
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2016 - The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health was among a dozen sites nationwide to participate in the first clinical trial to show that testosterone treatment for men aged 65 and older improves sexual function, walking ability and mood. Results of The Testosterone Trials TTrials , led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the National Institutes of Health NIH , will b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Testosterone therapy boosts sexual function and mood in older men
New Haven, Conn.-- Treatment with testosterone improves sexual function and mood in older men with low testosterone levels, report Yale researchers. The results of the Testosterone Trials TTrials , conducted at 12 sites nationwide, including Yale School of Medicine, were the first to convincingly show the benefits of testosterone for men over age 65, said the researchers. The study, conducted in partnership with the National Institute on Aging, was publish ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Understanding the Nature of Dog Intelligence
As I was reading a recent report describing research on the testing of dog intelligence I was reminded of an experience that I had some 15 or 20 years ago. I was visiting a respected breeder of German Shepherd Dogs. He bred and trained service dogs, so these particular German Shepherd Dogs did not look much like some of the specimens that one sees in the show ring today, with their strongly sloping backs and weak hindquarters. Rather these were athletic do ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 17
What Consumers Should Know About Good-Better-Best Pricing
These days, good-better-best pricing is everywhere. When purchasing an airplane ticket, for example, passengers can buy the default coach ticket good , pay for some extra leg-room by upgrading to premium economy better or pay through the nose and buy a business class seat best . With all three tickets, the basic service is the same aerial transportation from point A to point B. But the amenities or the degree of discomfort suffered, for the cynical among u ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 17
What Secret Male Sexual Fantasy Is Surprisingly Common?
Since pretty much the dawn of recorded history, men whose wives cheated on them have been ridiculed, demeaned, and made to feel weak, inferior, even contemptible. In our language such sissy men have been stigmatized as cuckolds or cuckolded . Why, then, have stories, images, and videos of so-called cuckold sex become increasingly popular . . . and I mean, really popular For instance, in neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam s A Billion Wicked Thoughts Wh ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 17
Extremely Small Preemies May Face Bullying, Mental Health Risks
Extremely low birth weight infants face higher odds of being bullied in childhood. And, this raises the risk for depression and other mental health problems when they are adults, a new study suggests. Researchers followed Canadians who were 2.2 pounds or less at birth until they were 36 years old. The investigators compared these study participants to people who had normal birth weights of 5.5 pounds or more. The tiniest babies were more likely to be bulli ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 17
Many Suicidal People Make Long-Term Recovery, Study Shows
Nearly four in 10 people who seriously consider suicide end up recovering long-term, achieving a mental state that s free of suicidal symptoms or thoughts, a new Canadian study finds. Certain factors help, however The chances of recovery are more than seven times greater when a patient has a close confidant to trust and count on, researchers from the University of Toronto reported. Most people will eventually have to deal with tragedy, said study co-author ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 17
Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050
5 billion to be short-sighted myopic by the year 2050 One in ten at risk of blindness Myopia to become a leading cause of permanent blindness worldwide U.S. and Canada - 260 million myopes by 2050, up from 90 million in 2000 66 million high myopes by 2050, up from 11 million in 2000 Parents advised to have children s eyes checked regularly, improve time outdoors and moderate time on near based activities including electronic devices Sydney, Australia, 17 F ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 17
Research sheds new light on whether we are all getting fatter
A study of trends in Body Mass Index BMI since 1992 for England has found that whilst BMI is rising across both sexes and within all social groups, there have been larger increases in those who already have the highest BMIs. Researchers from the University of Liverpool s Department of Geography analysed data from the Health Survey for England, an annual health survey that captures health information including height and weight measurements for adults aged ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 17
Virginia Tech researchers suggest gene drive strategy to combat harmful virus ...
With the outbreak of viruses like Zika, chikungunya, and dengue on the rise, public health officials are desperate to stop transmission. Virginia Tech experts explore one way -- through the genetic engineering of mosquitoes to maleness -- in the Feb. 17 issue of the journal Trends in Parasitology . In the paper, the researchers discuss how recent breakthroughs in CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology coupled with their discovery last year of a male sex deter ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 17
Study finds stigma regarding weight loss may be overblown
A qualitative study from North Carolina State University finds that most people who have lost a lot of weight don t perceive themselves as being judged because they used to be overweight or obese - which contradicts earlier research that people were still stigmatized even after reaching a healthy weight. Previous research found that people judge thin individuals more harshly if they know that those individuals used to be overweight - for example, judging t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 17
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