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Prescription painkillers source of addiction for most women
Hamilton, ON Nov. 9, 2015 - Painkillers prescribed by doctors are the starting point for an opioid addiction for more than half of female methadone clinic patients, and they need different treatment from men with addiction, says a study led by McMaster University researchers. The results, published in the open access journal Biology of Sex Differences today, show that more than half 52 of women and a third 38 of men reported doctor-prescribed painkillers a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 11
Mixed-Age Classes Hinder Kids’ Academic Progress in Head Start
Most Head Start classrooms serve children of mixed ages and that may limit the academic growth of older children, according to new research to be published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Researchers found that 4-year-olds in Head Start classrooms that included higher concentrations of 3-year-olds were up to five months behind in academic development compared with their peers in classrooms that had fewer ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Nov 11
Study sheds light on link between PCOS and mental health
Past research has suggested that women with polycystic ovary syndrome are at greater risk for mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Now, a new study suggests this may be down to hormonal imbalances before birth that affect the brain.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 9
Secrets of Adulthood: If You Can’t Find Something, Clean Up
From Further Secrets of Adulthood If you can t find something, clean up. This is one of the Secrets of Adulthood that sounds too easy to be true, but over and over, I ve proven its value to myself.
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 9
Is Junk Food to Blame for the Obesity Epidemic? Yes and No.
According to a new study from Cornell University, junk food alone is not driving the skyrocketing obesity rates in the United States. The researchers conclude that although living on a diet of cheeseburgers and french fries washed down with a Big Gulp isn t advisable from a nutritional standpoint, these foods alone are most likely not the sole culprit causing the obesity epidemic. The November 2015 study, Fast Food, Soft Drink, and Candy Intake is Unrelate ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 9
The Aftermath of Sexting
So many of today s teens have grown up watching reality TV. Unfortunately this life is exposing teens to drugs , sex , violence and vulgar language. What teens see on reality television is far from the truth. Many reality show participants give up a piece of their privacy for the glitz and glam of a seasonal show. Plus these shows are solely for entertainment purposes. With teens growing up in this capture life on TV culture, is it any wonder they improper ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 9
Group therapy is an effective way to promote cardiovascular health
Peer group support, in the form of group therapy, was found to help improve healthy behavior in people with cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study released today by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Mount Sinai Heart is ranked No. 7 in the nation by U.S. News World Report in its 2015 Best Hospitals issue. The embargoed abstract was presented today at the AHA Scientific Ses ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 9
Rice U. paper: End 'stem cell tourism'
HOUSTON - Nov. 9, 2015 - The continued marketing and use of experimental stem cell-based interventions inside and outside the United States is problematic and unsustainable, according to a new paper by science policy and bioethics experts at Rice University s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Wake Forest University. Disillusioned patients, tired of waiting for the cures they were promised, are seeking unproven stem cell-based treatments that are causin ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 9
Sorafenib modestly increases progression-free survival
DENVER - Sorafenib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor TKI targeting the receptors for vascular endothelial growth factor, platelet derived growth factor, and mast stem cell growth factor, modestly increases progression-free survival PFS , time to progression, and disease control rate in non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patients who have relapsed or failed two or three previous treatment regimens. Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colorectal ca ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 9
Brief cognitive-behavioral therapy helps those with problematic caffeine use
Engaging in brief, cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for helping people with problematic caffeine use lower their caffeine consumption, according to a new study coauthored by Laura M. Juliano, Ph.D. , a professor of psychology at American University. The clinically significant study found that, on average, participants reduced their caffeine consumption by 77 percent during treatment, and more than three-fourths of participants reduced ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 9
Don't Delay: Having to Wait Doesn't Help Young Kids Exercise Self-Control
Would your ability to resist a tantalizing cookie improve if you had to wait a few seconds before you could reach for it The idea that natural urges die down with time seems intuitive, but new research shows that it s being reminded about what not to do, not the passage of time, that actually helps young children control their impulsive behavior. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Nov 9
Does the Thought of Money Make Us Dishonest?
Here is a game you can t lose. You flip a fair coin 10 times and every time it comes up heads, you get 20. Better yet, I won t even watch you flip the coin, but instead will trust whatever you tell me the number of times the coin comes up heads versus tails. Would you be willing to play that game And if you did play it, would you exaggerate the number of times the coin came up heads That was the question Alain Cohn and co-authors asked in a recent study . ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 7
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