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Young people with mental problems should receive help in their own environment
Young people with mental problems - especially those with psychotic-like symptoms - should receive help as early as possible and in their own environment. This was the conclusion of a joint study of the University of Helsinki, the Helsinki University Hospital Department of Psychiatry and the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of treatment provided to young people seeking help for ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Caltech biologists identify gene that helps regulate sleep
Caltech biologists have performed the first large-scale screening in a vertebrate animal for genes that regulate sleep, and have identified a gene that when overactivated causes severe insomnia. Expression of the gene, neuromedin U Nmu , also seems to serve as nature s stimulant--fish lacking the gene take longer to wake up in the morning and are less active during the day. The findings improve our understanding of how sleep is regulated--a process that we ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Smokers with depression try to quit more often but find it harder
People diagnosed with depression are about twice as likely to smoke as the general population. A survey of 6811 participants from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA, published today in the scientific journal Addiction , found that although depressed smokers tried to quit smoking more often than other smokers, they were more likely to return to smoking within a month. This tendency seemed to be stronger for women than men. Health professiona ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Georgia State: Health provider awareness can curb prescription drug abuse
Increasing health care providers level of concern about prescription drug abuse in their communities may be an effective public health tool in fighting America s prescription drug abuse epidemic, according to a study by researchers from the School of Public Health and the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University. The researchers found concern about prescription drug abuse may affect providers practices. Our research suggests that a number of hea ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
NYU research: Hair sampling shows unintended 'bath salt' use
Ecstasy -- or MDMA, the active chemical ingredient--is one of the most prevalent party drugs it is estimated to be used by at least one out of ten young adults in the United States. The popularity of ecstasy use has increased in recent years since ecstasy became known as Molly , short for molecule which is often marketed as pure MDMA powder. However, the ecstasy Molly consumed is often far from pure it is frequently adulterated with other drugs, such as sy ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Testosterone treatment shown for first time to benefit men over 65
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2016 - The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health was among a dozen sites nationwide to participate in the first clinical trial to show that testosterone treatment for men aged 65 and older improves sexual function, walking ability and mood. Results of The Testosterone Trials TTrials , led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the National Institutes of Health NIH , will b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Testosterone therapy boosts sexual function and mood in older men
New Haven, Conn.-- Treatment with testosterone improves sexual function and mood in older men with low testosterone levels, report Yale researchers. The results of the Testosterone Trials TTrials , conducted at 12 sites nationwide, including Yale School of Medicine, were the first to convincingly show the benefits of testosterone for men over age 65, said the researchers. The study, conducted in partnership with the National Institute on Aging, was publish ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 18
Understanding the Nature of Dog Intelligence
As I was reading a recent report describing research on the testing of dog intelligence I was reminded of an experience that I had some 15 or 20 years ago. I was visiting a respected breeder of German Shepherd Dogs. He bred and trained service dogs, so these particular German Shepherd Dogs did not look much like some of the specimens that one sees in the show ring today, with their strongly sloping backs and weak hindquarters. Rather these were athletic do ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 17
What Consumers Should Know About Good-Better-Best Pricing
These days, good-better-best pricing is everywhere. When purchasing an airplane ticket, for example, passengers can buy the default coach ticket good , pay for some extra leg-room by upgrading to premium economy better or pay through the nose and buy a business class seat best . With all three tickets, the basic service is the same aerial transportation from point A to point B. But the amenities or the degree of discomfort suffered, for the cynical among u ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 17
What Secret Male Sexual Fantasy Is Surprisingly Common?
Since pretty much the dawn of recorded history, men whose wives cheated on them have been ridiculed, demeaned, and made to feel weak, inferior, even contemptible. In our language such sissy men have been stigmatized as cuckolds or cuckolded . Why, then, have stories, images, and videos of so-called cuckold sex become increasingly popular . . . and I mean, really popular For instance, in neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam s A Billion Wicked Thoughts Wh ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 17
Extremely Small Preemies May Face Bullying, Mental Health Risks
Extremely low birth weight infants face higher odds of being bullied in childhood. And, this raises the risk for depression and other mental health problems when they are adults, a new study suggests. Researchers followed Canadians who were 2.2 pounds or less at birth until they were 36 years old. The investigators compared these study participants to people who had normal birth weights of 5.5 pounds or more. The tiniest babies were more likely to be bulli ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 17
Many Suicidal People Make Long-Term Recovery, Study Shows
Nearly four in 10 people who seriously consider suicide end up recovering long-term, achieving a mental state that s free of suicidal symptoms or thoughts, a new Canadian study finds. Certain factors help, however The chances of recovery are more than seven times greater when a patient has a close confidant to trust and count on, researchers from the University of Toronto reported. Most people will eventually have to deal with tragedy, said study co-author ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 17
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