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Patients with psychosis and addiction: Disorder-specific treatment can help
People with psychosis often develop an addiction disorder almost one in two patients with schizophrenia are affected once during their lifetime. Patients with a dual diagnosis mostly have a poorer prognosis, and their disorder often becomes chronic. Euphrosyne Gouzoulis-Mayfrank and colleagues investigated in a randomized controlled study in the current issue of Deutsches 196 rzteblatt International Dtsch Arztebl Int 2015 112 683-91 whether disorder-specif ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 30
Why are Some People Eager to Fight for the Islamic State?
Why have thousands of foreign fighters, including men and women from Europe and North America, gone to Syria and Iraq to support the Islamic State Were they making rational decisions that maximized their expected utility, as most economists would say Were they using some fast and frugal heuristic to decide what to do with their lives, as some psychologists would say I propose a different answer foreigners decide to go to fight with the Islamic State becaus ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 29
For Halloween Love and Sex, Wear Red and Smile
As adult parties for Halloween start springing up, each year certain themes emerge oftentimes from movies or television. But this year, many women will become a dazzling looking princess mimicking the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, in a red gown and tiara. Wearing a Jenny Packman at a Buckingham Palace State Dinner in honor of the president of China, she showed respect for their flag and the meaning of red, good fortune. But according to research st ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 29
The Paradoxes of Our Time
We live in a remarkable age, one that is aptly characterized by the classic Dickens bipolarity of simultaneously including the best and worst of what humanity has to offer. The human standard of living continues to move up and up, and technology is exploding in many domains and every day new gadgets emerge that only a few years ago would have been unimaginable. Computers can beat the best human minds in both chess and Jeopardy and are allowing for more and ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 29
People With Schizophrenia Face Much Higher Risk of Early Death
American adults with schizophrenia face a much higher risk of an early death, particularly from heart and lung diseases associated with smoking, a new study finds. The rise in risk is evident in early adulthood and persists into later life. Especially high risks of mortality were observed from diseases for which tobacco use is a key risk factor, concluded a team led by Dr. Mark Olfson, of Columbia University in New York City. The issue is a familiar one, s ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 29
Research Gives Clues to Why Some Benefit More From Drug for Bipolar Disorder
Some people with bipolar disorder do not respond as well as others to the standby drug lithium, and a new study hints at why that may be so. The research also brings scientists closer to understanding the origins of the psychiatric illness, which causes severe mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. Specifically, the brain cells of people with bipolar disorder seem to be more sensitive than brain cells of people without the mental illness, the s ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 29
Researchers compare 'natural' mosquito repellents to DEET
Researchers at New Mexico State University tested 10 commercially available products for their effectiveness at repelling mosquitoes, and the results were published in the Journal of Insect Science . Three of the products Repel 100 reg Insect Repellent, OFF reg Deep Woods Insect Repellent VIII, and Cutter reg Skinsations Insect Repellent were mosquito repellents that contained DEET as the active ingredient, and four of the products Cutter reg Natural Insec ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
Mount Sinai scientists deploy data analysis to identify subtypes of common dis...
A new publication from scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a glimpse of precision medicine in action, with a massive data analysis project that identified clinically and genetically distinct subtypes of patients with type 2 diabetes. This work not only points to the possibility for more tailored diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes in the future, but also reveals a novel approach that can be applied to virtually any disea ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
Studies raise questions about impact of statins on flu vaccination in seniors
A new pair of studies suggests that statins, drugs widely used to reduce cholesterol, may have a detrimental effect on the immune response to influenza vaccine and the vaccine s effectiveness at preventing serious illness in older adults. Published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases , the findings, if confirmed by additional research, may have implications for flu vaccine recommendations, guidelines for statin use around the time of vaccination, and fut ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
New role for insulin: Studies tie the hormone to brain's 'pleasure' center
Insulin, the hormone essential to all mammals for controlling blood sugar levels and a feeling of being full after eating, plays a much stronger role than previously known in regulating release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain s reward and pleasure centers, new studies by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center show. We found that when there s more insulin in the brain, there will be more dopamine released, not less, says stud ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
Could your job be making you obese?
Amsterdam, October 28, 2015 - Your job could be having an effect on your waistline, suggests new research published in Social Science Medicine - and it could be bad or good news depending on the sort of control you have over your work. The new study, by researchers at the University of Adelaide, Central Queensland University and the University of South Australia, shows that having skills and the freedom to use them at work is linked to lower BMI and smalle ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
New finding helps explain why many alcohol drinkers also are smokers
COLUMBIA, Mo. Oct. 27, 2015 - Alcohol and nicotine use have long been known to go hand in hand. Previous research shows that more than 85 percent of U.S. adults who are alcohol-dependent also are nicotine-dependent. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that nicotine cancels out the sleep-inducing effects of alcohol. It s a finding that sheds light on the reason alcohol and nicotine usage are so closely linked. We k ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 29
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