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BMJ collaborates with UCSF on e-learning program for researchers
BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge provider, has joined forces with the University of California, San Francisco UCSF , a world leader in biomedical research, to provide self-study online modules for doctors and healthcare researchers to develop their research skills and become published authors. Research to Publication is an e-learning programme for doctors, researchers and students everywhere. It will be of particular interest to early career researchers ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
Two in 5 individuals with schizophrenia have attempted suicide
Toronto, ON - A new study by the University of Toronto U of T , released today, found that those with schizophrenia who d been physically abused during childhood were five times more likely to have attempted suicide. The lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals with schizophrenia was 39.2 per cent compared to 2.8 per cent of those without the disorder, according to the study. Even after taking into account most of the known risk factors fo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
Healing the soil
Four empty lots in Chicago s South Side bear scars of the past. Their surfaces are strewn with construction debris and foundation rubble. However, the most incriminating evidence of the past lies beneath the surface, in the soil. Chicago s history of industrialization and urbanization left its mark on the soil. Soil acts as a sponge, and can host contaminants for years. In Chicago, the waste from industrial manufacturing causes undesirable toxic organic ch ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
The new health 'desert'? Reliable weight loss programs hard to find
A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers concludes that people with medically serious weight problems can rarely find or have access to proven, reliable programs to help them shed pounds. The nutrition and weight loss industry is like the Wild West, says Kimberly Gudzune, M.D., M.P.H. , an assistant professor of medicine and a weight loss specialist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. There is very little oversight, and it s hard for co ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
Study offers treatment hope for sleep disordered breathing
People with a condition that causes them to stop breathing in their sleep could be helped by new research. Scientists have gained fresh insights into the signals that regulate breathing during sleep, when oxygen levels are low. The study could lead to new treatments for the condition called central sleep apnoea - which occurs during sleep disordered breathing and is linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. It could also lead to new interventions that help pe ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
Alcohol-impaired driving crimes spike immediately after drinking age
A new study led by a Northern Medical Program NMP researcher shows that alcohol-impaired driving crimes spike immediately after the minimum legal drinking age MLDA is reached, indicating that minimum legal drinking age legislation in Canada can have a major impact on young drivers. In the study, published this month in the international journal Addiction , Dr. Russ Callaghan and his research team looked at national Canadian police-reported crime statistics ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
Rise in marijuana use not as high as previously reported
Marijuana use is on the rise, with an estimated 12.5 percent of adults living in the United States reportedly using the drug at least once in 2013, according to a new study that looked at drug usage over the span of a decade. But that research, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, also shows that the rate of pot use did not double from 2002 to 2013 -- as had been reported in the fall -- and that the rate of problems related to the dr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
Study sheds light on source of drug addicts risk-taking behavior
A study out today provides new insight into how the brains of drug addicts may be wired differently. The findings, which appear in the journal Psychopharmacology , show that while drug users have very strong motivation to seek out rewards, they exhibit an impaired ability to adjust their behavior and are less fulfilled once they have achieved what they desire. Addressing this disconnect between the craving for a drug and the ability to regulate behavior ma ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
Traveling Light
Our intrepid Abigail Strubel, having experienced an array of disappointments with one treatment or another admittedly sometimes with temporary relief homes in on light therapy , to which she gets seriously attached. Michael Terman In November of 2014, my cousin s daughter celebrated her bat mitzvah in Chicago. I live in Manhattan, but I was eager to celebrate with her and my family. However, I was anxious on one count with the onset of Standard Time in Nov ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 10
The Best Leaders Lead by Example
I was never a big fan of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara one of the architects of the Vietnam War , but on one matter I thought he was dead right He always felt a primary responsibility of management was, as he put it, to be more Catholic than the Pope. This had nothing to do with religion , of course, but everything to do with setting the right kind of example, the absolute best tone at the top.
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 10
In autism, the social benefits of being a girl
Infant girls at risk for autism pay more attention to social cues in faces than infant boys, according to a Yale School of Medicine study -- the first one known to prospectively examine sex-related social differences in at-risk infants. This difference in observational skills could help protect female siblings of children with autism from developing the disorder themselves, according to lead author Katarzyna Chawarska, associate professor in the Yale Child ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
A 'nudge' reduces doctors' unnecessary antibiotic prescription, study finds
Behavioral interventions that appealed to doctors competitive spirits and desire to strengthen their reputations motivated them to significantly reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, a new study shows. Until now, most efforts to reduce antibiotic prescribing have involved education, reminders or giving financial incentives to physicians, said principal investigator and senior author Jason Doctor, director of health informatics for the USC Schaeffer ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
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