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To encourage exercise, losing a financial reward is more effective than gainin...
PHILADELPHIA - Financial incentives aimed at increasing physical activity were most effective when the rewards were put at risk of being lost, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, which tested the effectiveness of three methods of financial incentives to increase physical activity among overweight and obese adults, shows that depending on how they are framed, incentives of equal amount ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
New survey shows strong public support for medical research in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, La.--Feb. 16, 2016-- Louisiana s status as a leader in medical and health research is important to a strong majority of residents 89 , according to a state-based public opinion survey commissioned by Research America. Sixty-nine percent of respondents agree that Louisiana state funds should be used to support scientific research at public universities, and 75 say spending money on medical research is important to Louisiana s economy in terms o ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
Push the tobacco industry to change through economic incentives, researchers say
Public health measures to reduce smoking would have more success if policy makers intervened to curb the vast profitability of the tobacco industry, say University researchers. The lucrative nature of the cigarette market, dominated by a small number of large shareholder-owned companies, results in a vigorous fight against any new public health measures that may disrupt their profit-making. The researchers from the University of Bath and University of Otta ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
Care, disease management and sociobehavioral interventions in China and Austra...
A Sino-Australian forum is the theme of the new issue of Family Medicine and Community Health FMCH , an international medical journal with editorial offices in China and the U.S. The Winter 2015 issue includes three original research articles, one systematic review on models of oral healthcare, three commentaries and two papers focusing specifically on health care in China. Authors from China contributing to this issue come from the University of Chinese M ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
Graphic cigarette warnings trigger brain areas key to quitting smoking
WASHINGTON Feb. 16, 2016 -- Viewing graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette packs triggers activity in brain areas involved in emotion, decision-making and memory as observed via brain scans. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and Truth Initiative reported their findings online this week in Addictive Behaviors Reports . The brain scanning study, the first to be conducted in young adult smokers, suggest these images could effectively war ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
Predicting if young men will live with their kids
One of the first reproductive health studies to focus on young men, fatherhood Young men less concerned about risky sex are 30 percent more likely to not live with offspring Schools, doctors can intervene, prevent unwanted teen pregnancies, nonresident fathers CHICAGO --- A new Northwestern Medicine study has found an adolescent male s attitude toward risky sex, pregnancy and birth control can predict whether or not he will end up living with his future of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 16
How to Keep Your New Year's Exercise Mojo All Year Long
If your New Year s resolution to get regular exercise is waning, there are a number of ways you can maintain your momentum, a nutrition expert says. First, you need to have realistic goals, said Emily Dhurandhar, visiting assistant professor of nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University. Self-efficacy, or confidence in the fact that you can achieve something, is a large part of sticking to a fitness regimen. When setting your goals, stick to what you kn ...
Healthday - Tue. Feb 16
More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid
College students aiming for an academic edge may explain a surge in the misuse of a stimulant commonly prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , new research suggests. Among U.S. adults, the number of Adderall prescriptions stayed stable from 2006 to 2011, but misuse of the drug jumped 67 percent and related visits to emergency rooms went up by 156 percent, researchers found. The majority of adults who are using Adderall nonmedically a ...
Healthday - Tue. Feb 16
Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds
Being pregnant may decrease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD in some women, new research suggests. PTSD can be caused by a traumatic event such as combat, traffic crashes, robbery, sexual assault, childhood or domestic abuse, natural disasters and house fires. The new study included 319 pregnant women with the stress disorder. Those with high levels of PTSD in early pregnancy saw symptoms decrease as they got closer to giving birth, the find ...
Healthday - Tue. Feb 16
A New Look at Visual Thinking
People who don t think visually often have a hard time imagining the mental lives of those who do. By thinking, I mean conscious planning, problem-solving, imagining, and reminiscing. Most mental processes occur unconsciously, but my research focuses on the lived experience of thought that varies from one person to another. In an early study of visual mental imagery , Francis Galton found participants who did not consciously experience visual mental images ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 16
A Long-Term Study of Changing High School Start Time
An increasing number of school districts across the U.S. are changing school start times from earlier to later. It is important to know how the changes directly affects] students, but in most cases, the changes have been too recent for very much evaluation of the effects of the changes to have been done. Any new study that comes out will be given a lot of scrutiny. One study was published recently in the journal Sleep, Thacher amp Onyper, 2016 . The author ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 16
Loneliness Stems From Neural Roots in the Back of Your Brain
Homo sapiens are one of the most social animals on the planet. Because we re hardwired to be social creatures, most of us have an innate drive to connect with other humans and maintain strong social bonds. That said, some of us are perfectly content being alone for long stretches of time without feeling lonely. Obviously, many people thoroughly enjoy spending time alone or prefer the company of a favorite pet to that of a fellow human being. Why are some o ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 16
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