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Promiscuity could reduce benefits of successful mating, research shows
Promiscuity could reduce benefits of successful mating, research shows. Mating with a large number of partners may not be as good an indicator of success as it appears, new research has shown. Instead, males that mate with multiple partners may actually experience a reduction in paternity rates, due to sperm competition, as their partners will also mate with many other males. The innovative research project was carried out by scientists from the University ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
Physical attraction linked to genes that control height, study finds
Our choice of romantic partner can be determined by genetics more than we might expect, a study suggests. Researchers have discovered that the genes that determine our height also influence why people are attracted to partners of similar heights to themselves. The findings help to explain why people choose partners of similar height to themselves. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh s Roslin Institute and MRC Human Genetics Unit analysed genetic info ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
No Evidence of Seasonal Differences in Depressive Symptoms
A large-scale survey of U.S. adults provides no evidence that levels of depressive symptoms vary from season to season, according to new research published in Clinical Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings are inconsistent with the notion of seasonal depression as a commonly occurring disorder. In conversations with colleagues, the belief in the association of seasonal changes with depression is more- ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Jan 20
Small Study Sees Differences in Brains of Soldiers With PTSD
New findings about how the brains of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD respond to angry faces might help improve diagnosis of the condition, researchers report. PTSD can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms vary considerably, the researchers explained. And many of those symptoms -- such as memory loss and attention problems -- are similar to those of a concussion. In the small study, the Canadian researchers said they found that ov ...
Healthday - Wed. Jan 20
Mental health conditions common before bariatric surgery
Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study published in JAMA .
Medical News Today - Wed. Jan 20
3 Reasons to Celebrate Global Belly Laugh Day Jan. 24
1. Belly laughs stimulate endorphin Endorphin is the brain chemical that s equivalent to morphine, heroine, oxycodone. We re used to hearing about it in the context of runner s high, but runners only get it if they run to the point of pain. Endorphin is triggered by physical distress. It creates a euphoria that masks pain, which helped our ancestors survive when injured. A belly laugh triggers a bit of endorphin as it jiggles your innards, so it s THE safe ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jan 20
The Fascinating Dynamics of Dread
If you re anticipating something positive, you re probably motivated to summon all your patience to wait for it and sometimes for extended time periods. It may be counter-intuitive, yet in certain instances such waiting can itself be gratifying. Consider Carly Simon s song Anticipation, the old Heinz ketchup ads, and especially recent research pointing in the opposite direction as regards awaiting something highly aversive. In this post I won t be reviewin ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jan 20
Is Saving Money Part of Your Lifestyle?
We shall drink water and walk slow. Muriel Spark in The Prime of Miss Jean Brody
Psychology Today - Wed. Jan 20
Report: Wide variation in cancer rates in Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacif...
ATLANTA-January 14, 2016--A new report describes cancer among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders AANHPIs , and reports striking variation in the cancer burden within this population, reflecting vast differences in exposure to cancer risk factors. Lung cancer rates in Samoan men 98.9 per 100,000 are about 30 higher than those in Hawaiian 72.1 , non-Hispanic white NHW 71.2 , and Laotian 65.2 men and almost 80 higher than in Asian Indian ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Cardiac arrests in high-rise buildings: Low survival rates above 3rd floor
Residents of high-rise buildings had better survival rates from cardiac arrests if they lived on the first few floors, and survival was negligible for people living above the 16th floor, according to a study published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal As the number of high-rise buildings continues to increase and as population density rises in major urban centres, it is important to determine the effect of delays to patient care in high-rise bui ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Georgetown professors: Congress made 'scientific judgment for which it is dist...
WASHINGTON January 18, 2016 - Two Georgetown University professors say a section of the recently passed Congressional spending bill effectively undermines science and the health of women. At issue is the FY 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act H.R. 2019 , passed in December, in which Congress requires private insurers to follow outdated scientific guidance for breast cancer screening coverage, say Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, and Kenneth Lin, MD, MPH. Their JAM ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Study suggests that what you eat can influence how you sleep
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep. Results show that greater fiber intake predicted more time spent in the stage of deep, slow wave sleep. In contrast, a higher percentage of energy from saturated fat predicted less slow wave sleep. Greater sugar intake also was associated with more arousals from sleep. Our main finding was that die ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
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