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Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage Linked to Self-Interest
Why do opponents of same-sex marriage really oppose it A study published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous than heterosexuals, which they may fear could threaten their own marriages and their way of life. Many people who oppose same-sex marriage are uncomfortable with casual sex and feel threatened by sexual promiscuity, said ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Feb 28
Raising Compassionate Kids
Want to reduce stress and find inner peace Want to zen out on all the bad stuff Who doesn t And who doesn t want the same for their over-programmed, stimulation-saturated kids Since the 1990s, mindfulness has been touted as the answer to modern woes. Mindfulness and its sister virtue, compassion, promise to turn off the toxic chatter inside our heads and bliss out our tensed up bodies. Mindful parenting , mindful teaching, meditation , and mindfulness trai ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 26
Lively Debates Regarding Consciousness and the Brain
This is the second of a three-part series of blogs concerning a lively, open-peer discussion involving over 30 leading scientists concerning consciousness and the brain.
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 26
For Transgender Kids, Support Is Key to Emotional Well-Being
Transgender children who feel supported seem to have no greater risk of depression and anxiety than other kids do, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings are welcome news -- especially in light of past studies finding high rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among transgender children and adults. These latest results suggest that when transgender kids feel supported in their social transition, their mental well-being is on par with ...
Healthday - Fri. Feb 26
Cyberbullying, Violence Linked to PTSD in Teens
Half the teens seen in a U.S. hospital emergency rooms reported being victims of violence or cyberbullying, and a quarter reported symptoms akin to post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , a new study says. Researchers at Hasbro Children s Hospital in Providence, R.I., looked at more than 350 teens treated for any reason in the hospital s ER. They found that 46.5 percent reported violence at the hands of other teens, nearly 47 percent said they had been targe ...
Healthday - Fri. Feb 26
Study finds 36 percent increase in number of male smokers in India
TORONTO, Feb, 26, 2016 -- The number of men smoking tobacco in India rose by more than one-third to 108 million between 1998 and 2015, according to a new study published today in the journal BMJ Global Health . The study also found that cigarettes were replacing the traditional bidi, a small, inexpensive Indian cigarette, possibly due to substantially higher income in India and population growth. That finding led study author Dr. Prabhat Jha to urge the In ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 26
Insecticide-treated nets may still prevent malaria despite mosquito resistance
Insecticide-treated nets may still help prevent malaria despite mosquitoes developing resistance, according to a new study published in Parasites Vectors . These nets have contributed to the prevention of millions of deaths due to malaria, but in recent years, there has been growing concern that mosquitoes are becoming resistant to the pyrethroid insecticides used on the nets, making them less effective. However, the impact of this resistance on malaria as ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 26
108 million people have correctable vision impairment, global study estimates
February 26, 2016 - Uncorrected refractive error URE --nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other focusing problems correctable by prescription lenses--is responsible for moderate to severe vision impairment in 101 million people and blindness in seven million people worldwide, reports a study in the March issue of Optometry and Vision Science , official journal of the American Academy of Optometry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Uncorrected ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 26
Tests show no specific gastrointestinal abnormalities in children with autism
February 25, 2016 - Children with autism have no unique pattern of abnormal results on endoscopy or other tests for gastrointestinal GI disorders, compared to non-autistic children with GI symptoms, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition JPGN , official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nu ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 26
Metabolism protein found to also regulate feeding behavior in the brain
The molecular intricacies of hunger and satiety, pivotal for understanding metabolic disorders and the problem of obesity, are not yet fully understood by scientists. However, new research from The Rockefeller University reveals an important new component of the system responsible for regulating food intake a hormone called amylin, which acts in the brain to help control consumption. How much a person eats is regulated by a complex circuit, and in order to ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 26
Being overweight linked to poorer memory
Overweight young adults may have poorer episodic memory - the ability to recall past events - than their peers, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, adding to increasing evidence of a link between memory and overeating. In a preliminary study published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology , researchers from the Department of Psychology at Cambridge found an association between high body mass index BMI and poorer performanc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 26
Penn study: Machine learning at arraignments can cut repeat domestic violence
In one large metropolitan area, arraignment decisions made with the assistance of machine learning cut new domestic violence incidents by half, leading to more than 1,000 fewer such post-arraignment arrests annually, according to new findings from the University of Pennsylvania. In the United States, the typical pre-trial process proceeds from arrest to preliminary arraignment to a mandatory court appearance, when appropriate. During the preliminary arraig ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 26
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