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Millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year for less than $...
By spending less than 5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year, according to a new analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings, published April 9 in The Lancet , suggest it is possible to save many lives by broadly expanding basic services in the 74 low- and middle-in ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Apr 10
Exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications working...
New study backs up observations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication 946 2-adrenoceptor agonists in flare-ups linked to cigarette smoking and infection with viruses such as influenza. Research suggests a need for new drugs to treat COPD patients in these categories and a model that could be used to test new medications. According to the study, which is published in the Portland ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Apr 10
New Graduates: Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes in Your Next Job
You ve accepted the offer and soon will be joining your first job after graduation. What should you do or avoid doing to ensure a successful start to your career Over the past 20 years I ve been studying the new hire experience, trying to understand what leads to newcomer success in organizations. I ve interviewed hundreds of new hires and their managers , and have asked dozens of new graduates to keep self-reflection diaries of their first few weeks on th ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 10
The Logic of Falling in Love
Falling in love is passion irrational uncontrolled wild. That falling in love could follow a logical path seems impossible. Yet Hetty Rombouts, a Dutch researcher, interviewed students and found that there are five steps of falling in love. These steps seem to be invariant for most people. First, a person who meets another person has to be willing to fall in love. A settled man, a woman with a newborn baby, or a disappointed lover may not be willing to fal ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 10
Maternal obesity and poor nutrition in the womb impairs fertility in female of...
New research involving mice, published in the April 2016 issue of The FASEB Journal , suggests that maternal obesity and poor nutrition during pregnancy affects the egg reserves of female offspring. This discovery improves scientific understanding of the long-term, generational, effects of obesity and poor nutrition. This understanding is the first step toward devising interventions to protect the fertility of females who experienced very difficult womb en ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 9
Morality, Alliances, And Altruism
Having one s research ideas scooped is part of academic life. Today, for instance, I d like to talk about some research quite similar in spirit to work I intended to do as part of my dissertation but did not, as it didn t end up making the cut in the final approved package . Even if my name isn t on it, it is still pleasing to see the results I had anticipated. The idea itself arose about four years ago, when I was discussing the curious case of Tucker Max ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 9
Your Child’s Evil Superpower, and How to Use it for Good
I ve just witnessed the wielding of a superpower. You see, my son has a highly developed sense of what other people are feeling. At this moment, it s manifesting in the form of a tantrum, which started when he ended up with Unload Dishwasher in our morning job selection. It was obvious to me that his performance lacked heart, but he managed to squeeze a tear out as he pushed past his sisters to his room.
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 9
What Makes Aerobic Exercise Like Miracle-Gro for Your Brain?
A decade ago, when I published The Athlete s Way St. Martin s Press , I wrote about groundbreaking research which was in its earliest stages that identified how aerobic exercise triggered neurogenesis birth of new neurons and improved the brain s neuroplasticity. This week, cutting-edge research by neuroscientists at University of California, Los Angeles UCLA on the brain-benefits of aerobic exercise was published and presented at an international conferen ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 8
Ethical Rage
Months ago, while I was teaching Homer in my class, an exchange with a student made me reflect on a very simple but revealing point. We live in a society that seems to reject rage and even punish it, although its traditional literature seems to commend enraged deeds naming them as heroic. This remark caused me to ask myself a number of questions. How often do I feel free to go into a rage How often has my own rage made me act as if I weren t myself Have I ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 8
7 Signs You're Not Mentally Strong, You're Just Acting Tough
Saying things like, I m not scared of anything, or, I didn t want that promotion anyway, doesn t necessarily mean you re mentally strong . In fact, there s a good chance you might just be acting tough. While acting tough may meet your needs in the short term by artificially boosting your ego or by getting other people to back off, it s not a good long-term strategy. In fact, a new study conducted by psychologists at Rutgers University found that men who ac ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 8
Six-step hand-washing technique found most effective for reducing bacteria
New research demonstrates that the six-step hand-hygiene technique recommended by the World Health Organization is superior to a three-step method suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC in reducing bacteria on healthcare workers hands. The study was published online today in Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology , the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Hand hygiene is regarded as the most importan ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 8
New assay offers improved detection of deadly prion diseases
Philadelphia, PA, April 8, 2016 - Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies TSEs , or prion diseases, are a family of rare progressive, neurodegenerative illnesses that affect both humans and animals. TSE surveillance is important for public health and food safety because TSEs have the potential of crossing from animals to humans, as seen with the spread of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy BSE . A study in The Journal of Molecular Diagn ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 8
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