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Protecting a Few Students from Negative Stereotypes Benefits Entire Classroom
Interventions targeted at individual students can improve the classroom environment and trigger a second wave of benefits for all classmates, new research shows. The findings, published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicate that sharing a classroom with greater numbers of students who participate in a brief intervention can boost all students grades over and above the initial benefits of the interventi ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Dec 21
Review: PTSD resources lacking for nonveterans
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Post-traumatic stress disorder remains a difficult, urgent, and prevalent problem among combat veterans, but millions of nonveterans experience the condition too. A new study in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry finds that compared to what the Veterans Health Administration and Defense Department make available, treatment resources for nonveterans are much less cohesive and helpful. For the other people affected by PTS ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 19
Handle with care: Car seats and newborns
Cincinnati, OH, December 18, 2015 -- In 2013, car accidents resulted in approximately 8,500 infants requiring hospitalization or emergency department visits and 135 infant deaths. When used properly, car seats can reduce the risk of infant death and injury by 71 . However, in a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics , researchers found that most families with newborns made at least one serious error in the use and installation of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Asian women with endocrine-resistant breast cancer benefit from combination th...
Singapore Lugano - Data collected in Japanese and Korean patients included in the global PALOMA3 trial provides evidence that combining palbociclib with fulvestrant is an effective strategy to overcome endocrine resistance in women with hormone receptor positive HR , HER2 negative HER2- advanced breast cancer. The analysis of efficacy and safety of the combined therapy in an Asian population was presented 1 at the first ESMO Asia 2015 Congress in Singapore ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Chewing slowly helps prevent excessive weight gain in children
Waiting 30 seconds in between bites of food allows children to realize they re no longer hungry before they overeat--preventing excessive weight gain. That s the conclusion of a study published in the Dec. 15 issue of the journal Pediatric Obesity by an international team of researchers, including bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego. To lose weight, you need to stop eating. But it s not that simple for most people, said study co-author ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Good news for feast lovers? Obesity-promoting genes discovered
Ever imagined you could eat all the mouthwatering, festive food during winter holidays and never worry about an expanding waistline For many people throughout the world, being overweight or worse still, obese, is a major health concern, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and other health conditions. Although, there is an urgent need to cure obesity, no safe and effective medical treatment is available, and countermeasures a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Buffet guilt
Ever wonder how much the price you pay for an All-You-Can-Eat AYCE buffet influences how you feel at the end of the meal To explore this idea and address the lack of studies that do, this study examines whether pricing affects key indicators such as overeating, physical discomfort, and guilt. Researchers discovered that lower paying diners feel more physically uncomfortable and guiltier compared to the higher paying diners, even when eating the same amount ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
University of Toronto scientists uncover how opioids cause dangerous breathing...
University of Toronto researchers on a quest to make opioid drugs less lethal have discovered a window of opportunity a tiny channel in the brain where opioids interfere with the breathing mechanism. They found that mice without this channel kept breathing normally with an opioid overdose - a discovery that may result in new therapies to stop accidental deaths from prescription painkillers. Opioids are highly effective at killing pain, but they can also ki ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Why smoking bans may have advantage over higher tobacco taxes
COLUMBUS, Ohio - If governments want to discourage smoking among young people, both high taxes and smoking bans do the job - but bans may have one key advantage. A first-of-its-kind national study found that bans worked best at limiting smoking among more casual users Those who smoked less than a pack a day. Heavy taxes worked best with those who smoked more than a pack a day. Both taxes and bans have their place. But bans might stop casual smokers from be ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Binge drinking with chronic alcohol use more destructive than previously thought
Excessive alcohol consumption is a global public health issue. In the United States, binge drinking is the most common form -- so common, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately one in six adults binge drinks about four times each month. Now, a study by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers shows that chronic alcohol use, when combined with repeated binge drinking, causes more damage to the liver t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Teens with fewer mental health issues turn to e-cigarettes
Teenagers with moderate mental health problems who may not have considered smoking conventional cigarettes are turning to electronic cigarettes, a new USC study has found. Mental health and behavioral problems such as alcohol and drug abuse are well-documented risk factors that push teens to smoke, said Adam Leventhal, lead author and associate professor of preventive medicine and psychology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The situation, however, is ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Terrorism May Make Liberals Think More Like Conservatives
Liberals attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005 bombings in London, new research shows. Data from two nationally representative surveys of British citizens revealed that feelings of national loyalty increased and endorsement of equality decreased among political liberals following the terrorist attack. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for P ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Dec 18
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