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Penn researchers offer new approach to treating cocaine addiction
In the ongoing fight against drug addiction, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania s School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine have discovered a unique application for an FDA-approved drug currently used for obese patients and type 2 diabetics treatment for cocaine dependence. The drug, trade name Byetta, derives from a naturally occurring hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1, or GLP-1, which regulates feeding behavior. Knowing what the ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 11
How your brain might be secretly thwarting your New Year's resolutions
The human brain is wired to pay attention to previously pleasing things -- a finding that could help explain why it s hard to break bad habits or stick to New Year s resolutions. In the new issue of Current Biology , Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists demonstrate for the first time that when people see something associated with a past reward, their brain flushes with dopamine -- even if they aren t expecting a reward and even if they don t realize th ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 11
I want her to want me: Where men, sex and personality meet
A man walks into a bar. He thinks the attractive woman smiling at him from across the room wants to have sex with him. True Or is it all in his head Research has shown that in general, men have a tendency to misjudge a woman s sexual intent, often based on individual or situational factors such as alcohol intoxication. But a new study goes further, suggesting that a man s attachment style - a personality trait reflecting his romantic relationship tendencie ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 11
Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
People with bipolar disorder who have a history of being abused or neglected as children may have more severe symptoms and a higher risk of suicide, new research suggests. Our findings have important implications for clinical practice, as they suggest that a history of childhood maltreatment could be used as an early indicator of high risk for poor outcomes among individuals with bipolar disorder, said study author Jessica Agnew-Blais, a postdoctoral resea ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 11
Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report
Scientists and doctors still lack good insight into Gulf War illness and other health problems plaguing U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War, a new report says. More than 500 million in U.S. government-funded research on Gulf War veterans was conducted between 1994 and 2014, producing many results. But there has been little overall progress in understanding the health effects of serving in that war, according to an Institute of Medicine IOM commit ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 11
Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging
While the risk of impotence -- erectile dysfunction -- increases with age, men should know it s not an inevitable part of growing older, experts say. About 30 million American men have erectile dysfunction. Worldwide, the number is expected to reach 320 million by 2025, researchers have estimated. The problem affects 22 percent of men older than 60, and 30 percent of men older than 70. But the condition is most likely due to an underlying physical or menta ...
Healthday - Thu. Feb 11
If Emotional First Aid Were a Dress It Would Look like This
I get a lot of emails from readers suggesting applications for the concept of Emotional First Aid the title of my recent book and TED Talk . Here are a few of them. Emotional First Aid Card Game for Children in Swedish in box of bandaids
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 11
Valentines Day 2016: Can You Really Die From a Broken Heart?
As we celebrate Valentine s Day in February, many of us take stock in our personal relationships. For some, Valentines Day can be a evening of joy celebrating a satisfying and successful long term companionship with a partner. For others, it may be a time of sadness due to the loss of a loved one or the memories of a broken relationship. Many of us have heard tragic stories of elderly, long married couples when one spouse dies, the other heartbroken spouse ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 11
"Should I or Shouldn’t I?" The Dilemmas of Chronic Illness
After almost fifteen years of being mostly housebound by chronic illness which includes chronic pain , here are a few of the dilemmas I ve faced over and over. I m confident that I m not alone in my should I shouldn t I world. Do I accept an invitation from a friend to get together or do I refuse it If I refuse the invitation , depending on who issued it, it may be the last one I ll receive from this person. In addition, if I refuse, I ll feel even more is ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 11
BMJ collaborates with UCSF on e-learning program for researchers
BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge provider, has joined forces with the University of California, San Francisco UCSF , a world leader in biomedical research, to provide self-study online modules for doctors and healthcare researchers to develop their research skills and become published authors. Research to Publication is an e-learning programme for doctors, researchers and students everywhere. It will be of particular interest to early career researchers ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
Two in 5 individuals with schizophrenia have attempted suicide
Toronto, ON - A new study by the University of Toronto U of T , released today, found that those with schizophrenia who d been physically abused during childhood were five times more likely to have attempted suicide. The lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals with schizophrenia was 39.2 per cent compared to 2.8 per cent of those without the disorder, according to the study. Even after taking into account most of the known risk factors fo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
Healing the soil
Four empty lots in Chicago s South Side bear scars of the past. Their surfaces are strewn with construction debris and foundation rubble. However, the most incriminating evidence of the past lies beneath the surface, in the soil. Chicago s history of industrialization and urbanization left its mark on the soil. Soil acts as a sponge, and can host contaminants for years. In Chicago, the waste from industrial manufacturing causes undesirable toxic organic ch ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 10
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