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Cigarettes cheaper than e-cigarettes in 44 of 45 countries studied
ATLANTA - March 28, 2016-Combustible tobacco cigarettes cost less to purchase than equivalent amounts of electronic cigarettes e-cigarettes in 44 of 45 countries sampled around the world, according to a new American Cancer Society study. The study, appearing in Tobacco Control , concludes the gap exists despite the fact that e-cigarettes are not yet widely subjected to comparable excise taxes as combustible cigarettes. Warnings that e-cigarettes are a chea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 28
Enzyme may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease caused by HIV medications
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 37 million people are living with HIV. Antiviral medications are used to control the disease and prevent its progression to AIDS. Although antivirals improve health and increase survival for people with HIV, their use also has been linked to the development of cardiovascular disease. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have identified an enzyme that may reduce the risk ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 28
What Do You Tell Your Team the Night Before the Big Game?
Right before last year s March Madness, I sent copies of what was to become my second NY Times Bestseller, Performing Under Pressure The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most to all of the 64 tournament bound coaches. After all, isn t getting the team to execute the book s title the goal of every coach It s hard enough to advance through the tournament but a team that can play its best under pressure at least give themselves a chance to go to the ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 27
“Mom, I’m Having a Panic Attack”
How many of you have received calls from your stressed out college student Mom, my boyfriend broke up with me and I can t stop crying, it s hard to breathe. Dad, I have 3 tests tomorrow and I don t know how I m going to handle it. I m so worried I can t eat or sleep .
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 27
Why Your Dog Lengthens Your Lifespan
My father did virtually everything wrong his entire life He smoked heavily from his early twenties to the day he died. He got no exercise. He ate a high-fat, high-salt, high-sugar diet . He lived alone and had no friends for the last 24 years of his life. He never went to church or prayed. He drank alcohol to excess the last 24 years of his life. He had a short fuse and was quick to anger . He did not floss. And...he lived in robust good health until he di ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 26
ADHD, Creativity, and the Concept of Group Intelligence
I happened across a research article the other day that reported a surprising, counterintuitive finding that got me thinking about a number of things ADHD, its possible relationship to creativity , and the evolution of intelligence . Let me explain. In an experiment, inclusion of a person with ADHD greatly improved the problem-solving ability of groups, even though it led to more off-task behavior. The article was by Sydney Zentall and colleagues 2011 , at ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 26
What Holds Our Selves Together?
Most of us believe in the necessary fiction of a unified self, while at the same time knowing that we consist of different selves. Sometimes we experience our different selves very directly with an abrupt change in mood or while intoxicated or during a heated argument. After an argument, we might say, I don t know what got into me, I wasn t myself. After a challenging night, we may experience a morning self that wonders what our nighttime self was thinking ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 26
Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia
Brain stimulation may ease major symptoms of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a typically hard-to-treat condition, a new study suggests. British researchers evaluated anorexia patients before and after they underwent repetitive transcranial stimulation rTMS , a treatment approved for depression. With rTMS we targeted ... an area of the brain thought to be involved in some of the self-regulation difficulties associated with anorexia, study first author ...
Healthday - Sat. Mar 26
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules
Children with severe psychiatric problems often have lengthy waits before they re transferred from a hospital emergency department to a psychiatric hospital due to insurance companies prior authorization requirements, a small study suggests. Mental health workers at one Rhode Island hospital spent an average of an hour on the telephone seeking insurance companies approval, the study authors reported. In one case, the researchers said approval took up to 4. ...
Healthday - Sat. Mar 26
Brain induces preference for caloric food for energy storage
Different brain circuits are invoked by the pleasure we derive from eating sweet foods and the calories they supply. Given the choice between eating something caloric with an unpleasant taste and more palatable food with no calories, some vertebrates may choose the former, prioritizing energy to assure their survival. This finding comes from a study performed by researchers at Yale University in the United States, in collaboration with colleagues at the Un ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 26
Heart attack patients getting younger, more obese
Despite increased understanding of heart disease risk factors and the need for preventive lifestyle changes, patients suffering the most severe type of heart attack have become younger, more obese and more likely to have preventable risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology s 65th Annual Scientific Session. The ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 26
Change by the bundle
Let s say you ve decided to make some changes in your life. You re out of shape, your mind wanders, your self-esteem is wavering, and you have no idea what you just read. So you decide to focus on one thing -- losing weight, maybe -- and tackle the other issues later. You don t want to take on too much at once, right A new paper by researchers at UC Santa Barbara, however, suggests you re selling yourself short. Pushing the Limits Cognitive, Affective Neur ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 26
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