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Women who feel more at risk of crime also prefer physically dominant partners
Women who prefer physically formidable and dominant mates PPFDM tend to feel more at risk of crime regardless of the situation or risk factors present, according to research from the University of Leicester. Previous research suggests that women who grow up in high-crime areas and perceive they are at risk of criminal victimisation find dominant men more appealing, perhaps because of the protection they can offer. However, the University of Leicester team ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 26
Let's Create a Brighter Future
As we hurtle ever faster into the great unknown our future we look back and realize how rapidly we ve moved from roughly 1000 years of the Agricultural Age, through about 200 years of the Industrial Age, and now we have popped out of the 40-year old Information Age. The speed at which this acceleration has happened in turn has allowed us to accomplish many things simultaneously. Two of these key accomplishments are a population explosion, and an addiction ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 25
Do Millennials Have a Lesser Work Ethic?
The collision between the Millennial generation s expectations and reality was in full display recently, as 25-year-old Yelp employee Talia Jane wrote an open letter to the company s CEO complaining about her job and was promptly fired. Jane has some undeniable points about the egregiously expensive rent in the Bay Area and the general ignorance of the well-off to recognize how difficult it is to make it these days. Yet her letter also captures the complai ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 25
Consuming Legalized Marijuana Is Blindsiding Out-of-Towners
A new study advises anyone visiting a state with legalized marijuana to proceed with caution when ingesting cannabis products that you re unfamiliar with. Tourists are being caught off guard by the potency of various strains of legalized cannabis and medical marijuana. According to the researchers, the increase of uninformed marijuana consumers has lead to a dramatic uptick in emergency room visits involving cannabis use by out-of-state visitors to Colorad ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 25
Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders
The many behavioral problems experienced by children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders require early attention, a new research review suggests. This group of health problems -- caused by mothers drinking alcohol during pregnancy -- may include anxiety, aggression, inattention and more, the researchers found. They analyzed published studies and identified three main types of behavioral problems among children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders intern ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 25
Genome editing: US could apply UK's approach to evaluate safety, ethics
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] --This winter has provided several dramatic developments in the ongoing debate about whether altering the germline - that is, the genome of a new embryo - should be allowed. Employing the technique could permanently alter not just an individual, but also that person s future genetic lineage. In a new research essay in the journal Cell , a duo of medical and legal experts from Brown and Harvard Universities argues that if ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 25
Colorado School of Public Health researcher examines chronic disease in workpl...
AURORA, Colo. Feb. 25, 2016 - The science of physical activity at work remains understudied despite widespread acceptance that it plays an important role in health. Now, researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have published a comprehensive review of ways to monitor physical activity and tools for occupational exposure scientists. The article describes techniques used to measure physical act ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 25
New Penn study links moving more with decreased mortality
Get up and move. That s the take-home message from a new study from Ezra Fishman, a doctoral candidate in demography at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging and others. Even for people who already exercised, swapping out just a few minutes of sedentary time with some sort of movement was associated with reduced mortality, according to the research, publi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 25
Bariatric surgery may reduce life-threatening heart failure exacerbation in ob...
A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators finds that heart failure patients who underwent bariatric surgery to treat morbid obesity had a significant reduction in the incidence of heart failure exacerbation - a dangerous, sudden worsening of symptoms - in the two years following surgery. The report appears in the March Journal of the American College of Cardiology . We found that bariatric surgery - the most effective way to achie ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 25
Chapman University examines what keeps passion alive in long-term relationships
A Chapman University psychologist and his interdisciplinary research team have just published a study examining the sexual satisfaction -- or dissatisfaction -- of heterosexual couples in long-term relationships, and what contributes to keeping sexual passion alive. In one of the largest studies to date that scientifically examines what contributes to a satisfying long-term sex life, the findings indicate foreplay, setting the mood, mixing it up, and expre ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 25
Study shows teen girls' sexual orientation not always a predictor of sexual be...
About one in five lesbian and four in five bisexual teen girls who are sexually active had a recent male sex partner, according to a new U.S. study of close to 3,000 adolescent girls that appears in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health . The study, which was co-authored by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Graduate Center and City College of the City University of New York, also showed about a third 32 per cent of l ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 25
Pregnancy Brain: The Expectant Mom's Guide, Part 2
My forgetful friend the subject of my original article gave birth to a baby girl on Thanksgiving Day. She s a beauty , and I know Mom agrees that the morning sickness, crazy sense of smell, and forgetfulness were worth it in the end. In the meantime, while she s experiencing a whole new set of biochemical processes that happens when a woman becomes a mother, let s re-explore even more crazy changes that affect or originate in the brain during pregnancy . W ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 24
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