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Americans Recognize ‘Past Presidents’ Who Never Were
Ask Americans to name the former U.S. president whose face currently graces the U.S. 10 dollar bill and most will be quick to answer Alexander Hamilton. Sure, it s a trick question. But a new study from memory researchers at Washington University in St. Louis confirms that most Americans are confident that Alexander Hamilton was once president of the United States. Our findings from a recent survey suggest that about 71 percent of Americans are fairly cert ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Feb 9
Schizophrenia breakthrough: scientists shed light on biological cause
What causes schizophrenia This is a question that has challenged scientists since the disorder was first identified almost 130 years ago. Now, for the first time, researchers have shed light on the biological origin of the illness.
Medical News Today - Tue. Feb 9
Maybe It’s Harder To Kill Yourself Than You Picture
Gustave Jeanneret s Without Hope Sans espoir isn t easy. Perhaps it s even wrong. The relaxed pose of the tramp laid out across a railway sleeper with his head rested on a rail looks more like the position of someone in napping mode rather than that of a man in the perfect station for self-destruction. Relaxed he might be, but the tramp is absolutely sure of what he wants. The train, with its two black eyes, is almost on him. Head set resolutely on the rai ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 9
Ladies, You Know What a Beer Is? Stay Away From It!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC recently recommended that all women of childbearing age who could become pregnant should abstain from alcohol consumption. The manner in which this recommendation was presented has been called sexist and misleading , which it is it s also emblematic of a peculiarly puritanical and unhelpful approach Americans take toward vices. There is a wide gap between the standards Americans publicly set for themselves ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 9
Will more states ban nonmedical exemptions for childhood vaccination?
For more than 30 years, Mississippi and West Virginia were the only states in the country that disallowed nonmedical exemptions to mandatory school vaccination laws for religious or philosophical reasons, until they were joined by California last year. These exemption laws have provoked debate over the rights of parents versus the responsibility of government to protect public health. Researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, le ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
New evidence gives women informed choice in the prolapse surgery debate
New evidence published today highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh when compared with tissue repair in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse. Slightly better repair with mesh needs to be weighed carefully against increased risk of harms. A new Cochrane systematic review published today summarizes evidence that addresses a long-standing controversy in the surgical repair of vaginal prolapse. It will help women and surgeons to make bett ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
Researchers identify most dangerous strains of often-deadly bacteria
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 8, 2015 -A multi-disciplinary group of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine UM SOM have for the first time determined the genetic makeup of various strains of E. coli , which every year kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The paper, which appears in a recent issue of Nature Microbiology , analyzed the DNA of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli EPEC , which are the strains of the bacteria that c ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
Early poverty disrupts link between hunger and eating
How much you eat when you re not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Our research shows that growing up poor promotes eating in the absence of hunger in adulthood, regardless of one s wealth in adulthood, explains psychological scientist Sarah Hill of Texas Christian University. These findings ar ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
ACP publishes depression recommendations; news from Annals of Internal Medicine
1. ACP recommends either cognitive behavioral therapy or antidepressants for treating major depressive disorder Evidence suggests that both treatments are similarly effective in adults with depression Free reco http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M15-2570 Free review http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M15-1813 Free editorial http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M16-0104 URLs live when the embargo lifts In a new clinic ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
New type 2 diabetes biomarker identified
This news release is available in Spanish . Researchers from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute IMIM have found an epigenetic mechanism implicated in the regulation of blood sugar. The study, published in the journal Molecular Human Genetics , reveals that the methylation of the TXNIP gene is associated with diabetes mellitus type 2 and, in particular, average blood glucose levels. These results, replicated in two patient cohorts, could help t ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
Nasal polyps can be treated with medicine dupilumab
Based on endoscopic findings, the condition can be divided into chronic sinusitis with or without nasal polyps. Nasal polyps originate in the sinuses and obstruct the sinus and nasal passages. An international team of researchers decided to test dupilumab, a human antibody which already demonstrated clinical efficacy for asthma and atopic dermatitis. Study conducted in the United States and Europe Professor Claus Bachert Ghent University Hospital and colle ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
UCI researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep
Irvine, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016 -- If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it s not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that you re not getting enough sleep. In a recently completed study, researchers at the University of California, Irvine demonstrated that lack of sleep - in addition to affecting busy college students moods and productivity - leads to more fr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
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