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Self-understanding helps criminal substance abusers
Impulsiveness, crime and problems with social interaction. Many substance abusers also struggle with antisocial personality disorders, which makes it difficult for them to complete a drug or alcohol treatment programme. New research from the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research at Aarhus BSS reveals that just six additional counselling sessions may lower the drop-out rate and increase the outcome of the treatment programme. A total of 175 substance abusers ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
Multiple paternity may offer fewer advantages than previously thought
Promiscuity is common among females in the animal kingdom. Mating with multiple males can increase genetic diversity and enhance the survival of the offspring. When given a choice, female house mice mate with multiple males. The females select their partner on the basis of their scent markings. These chemical signals provide a surprising amount of information about possible partners, including their health and disease resistance, explains Kerstin Thonhause ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Infections and Elections Did an Ebola Outbreak Influence the 2014 U.S. Federal Elections and if so, How Alec T. Beall, Marlise K. Hofer, and Mark Schaller Did the Ebola outbreak influence the 2014 U.S. federal elections In the second of three studies, the researchers analyzed state-specific preferences for Republican and Democratic candidates before and after the Ebola outbreak for 32 U.S. S ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Apr 15
Scientists develop recipe for testosterone-producing cells
Researchers led by teams at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Wenzhou Medical University of China have discovered a way to keep adult stem cells that are destined to become testosterone-producing cells multiplying and on track to fulfill their fate, a new study reports. The findings could eventually help scientists develop transplantable cells that can churn out testosterone, avoiding the multitude of drawbacks associated with other w ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
Shorter times to blood transfusion associated with decreased death risk in tra...
CINCINNATI--Patients who get blood quickly after severe injuries are less likely to die, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati UC Department of Emergency Medicine. The research was published in the April 2016 issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . More than 180,000 people die from trauma every year, says Elizabeth Powell, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine in the UC Department of Medicine and lead author on ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
Overweight individuals more likely to make unhealthier choices when faced with...
Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make similar selections when presented with hypothetical choices, according to research led by the University of Cambridge and published today in the journal eNeuro . The researchers found that when making hypothetical food choices, lean and overweight people showed highly comparable patterns both in terms of their choices and the accompanying b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
Teen BMI predicts risk of cardiovascular death in adulthood
Overweight and obesity in adolescents have increased substantially in recent decades, and currently affect a third of the adolescent population in some developed countries. This is an important public health concern because obesity early in life is considered to be a risk factor for death from cardiovascular disease and from all causes in adulthood. Some studies suggest that an elevated body-mass index is associated with an increased risk of death from car ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
Obesity and male infertility: A global health problem
The increasing number of overweight obese individuals has established obesity as one of the most relevant health problems for years to come. Subfertility or infertility are silent problems that overweight obese men have to face. This is particularly relevant since there is an enormous increase of children, adolescents and young adult men who are overweight or obese. This is a health issue that should be carefully addressed and deserves attention from polic ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
'Risk' genes heighten the chances of heavy drinkers developing alcoholic hepat...
April 14, 2016, Barcelona, Spain New research presented today at The International Liver Congress trade 2016 in Barcelona, Spain has uncovered a genetic link that explains why certain people with alcohol dependence are more susceptible to developing severe alcoholic hepatitis. Severe alcoholic hepatitis is a serious clinical syndrome associated with high short-term mortality.1 According to the study, heavy drinkers who carry a specific variant in the PNPLA ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
San Francisco's homeless youth at 10 times higher risk of death
A University of California, Berkeley, study of homeless youth living on the streets of San Francisco found that they have a 10 times higher mortality rate than their peers, mostly due to suicide and substance abuse. This population is highly stigmatized. That stigma leads to neglect and, in turn, to increased mortality. All the deaths in this cohort were preventable, said the study s main author, Colette Auerswald, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine sp ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
The brain of male batterers functions differently than that of other delinquents
The results from this study may have important implications in better understanding violence against women, as well as the variables related to recidivism in batterers. A pioneering study led by a research group at the University of Granada Spain compares, for the first time in the world, the brain functioning of aggressors against their partners or ex-partners to that of other criminals when they are exposed to images related to different types of violenc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 14
The Dangers of a Wandering Mind
You may spend up to 50 of your day lost in thought. 1 To learn more about the wandering mind let s examine data from a study published in the journal Science by Drs. Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert 2 . Thought can be divided into stimulus-dependent and stimulus-independent thought 2 . Stimulus-dependent thought has an object of focus. Due to the cumbersome nature of the term stimulus-dependent, I will instead use the term focused thought going for ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 14
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