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We Need to Value Intellectual Integrity
Four hundred years prior to the birth of Christ a revolution began in Greece that would fundamentally change the world and give birth to modern Western civilization. The early Greek philosophers e.g., Socrates, Plato and Aristotle changed the world because they forged a new path toward intellectual integrity, a path that resulted in the foundation of modern academic knowledge .
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 22
Supply of GPs and detection of hypertension in England associated with prematu...
General practitioner numbers appear to have a small but important influence on premature mortality rates in England, according to research by the University of Leicester. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open , records lower levels of premature mortality in less deprived practices -- which could support the case for strengthening general practice throughout England. Professor Richard Baker from the Department of Health Sciences who led the study exp ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
FDA-approved ALK IHC CDx superior to another IHC assay for patient selection
DENVER - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA approved VENTANA anti-ALK D5F3 CDx performed more accurately than another commonly used immunohistochemistry IHC assay, based on the use of the 5A4 clone, for the selection of patients eligible to receive ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitor TKI treatment. ALK gene rearrangements are detected in 3-5 of non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patients. Screening for ALK mutations is now routine clinical practice for pati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
Web search study finds a 'Charlie Sheen effect' on HIV prevention
A Johns Hopkins computer scientist played a key role in a new study that analyzed online news and search engine records to gauge the public s response to actor Charlie Sheen s Nov. 17, 2015, disclosure on NBC s TODAY Show that he was HIV-positive. The multi-institution study, to be published Feb. 22 by the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA Internal Medicine [note hyperlink is not active until embargo lifts], found that there were record high ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
MGHfC review articles examine early-life risk factors, interventions for child...
As the rate of obesity in the U.S. population has risen dramatically, more and more children are becoming overweight at younger and younger ages. Understanding the factors that contribute to childhood obesity and identifying ways to prevent its development are critical to stemming the historically high prevalence of childhood obesity and of associated health problems like type 2 diabetes. Two articles receiving online publication in the American Journal of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
Couples' lifestyle choices impact on obesity risk, study finds
The lifestyle a person shares with their partner has a greater influence on their chances of becoming obese than their upbringing, research suggests. By middle age, choices made by couples - including those linked to diet and exercise - have a much greater impact than the lifestyle each shared with siblings and parents growing up. Although by middle age siblings have a shared risk of being obese, this is mostly attributable to their shared genetic inherita ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
Significant new study shows importance of help for childhood sexual abuse vict...
While the sexual abuse of children is currently an issue at the forefront of public life, concern has focused on the protection of children and the identification of perpetrators. However, a new study by the Universities of Bristol and Durham for the NSPCC, hopes to refocus attention on what can be done to help the victims of childhood sexual abuse. The study, published today, FEB 22 evaluated the delivery of Letting the Future In, an NSPCC-designed progra ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Five-Month-Old Infants Have General Knowledge of How Nonsolid Substances Behave and Interact Susan J. Hespos, Alissa L. Ferry, Erin M. Anderson, Emily N. Hollenbeck, and Lance J. Rips Research has shown that infants have a sophisticated understanding of the properties of objects, but it is less clear whether infants develop a similar understanding of nonsolid objects. Four- and 5-month-old i ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 22
Experiencing Financial Stress May Lead to Physical Pain
People who feel that their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who feel financially secure, according to new research in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings indicate that the link may be driven, at least in part, by feeling a lack of control over one s life. Overall, our findings reveal that it physically hurts to be economically insecure, explains resear ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 22
11 Weird, Fun, and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress
Some people collect seashells, stamps, or coins. But if you were born with an anxious brain like me , you might want to collect as many and varied ways to relieve excessive stress as possible. Notice that I used the phrase, excessive stress. Stress is a part of life, and a great stress reliever is simply accepting that fact rather than expecting life to always be easy. But when stress is overwhelming and persistent, it s time to take action Otherwise, stre ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 19
Politicians' Body Language Should Be Natural, Not Coached
My previous post examined Ted Cruz s odd facial expressions . Now, on to the Dems. One of Hillary Clinton s weaknesses in her fight for the Democratic nomination is that she does not come off as sincere as Bernie Sanders. Critics point out that she flip flops often, reversing her stance on issues such as gay marriage , immigration, gun control, and the Iraq war. Clinton answers this charge by saying that her decisions are simply based on the best informati ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 19
The Faulty Foundation of Higher Education
It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position. James Truslow Adams, coining the phrase The American Dream in his 1931 book The Epic of America . In the early 1950s, at the dawn of jet-powered flig ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 19
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