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Researchers study differences in ischemic stroke in marijuana users
WASHINGTON Oct. 26, 2015 -- A new study found strokes in young adults who use marijuana are more likely to be caused by stenosis, narrowing of the arteries, in the skull than strokes in non-users. Previous studies have found an association between marijuana use and stroke, but the new study published today as a research letter in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the first to explore differences in stroke in marijuana ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
New testosterone guideline to help Canadian physicians diagnose and treat pati...
Controversy exists about how to manage patients with low testosterone, and many health care professionals are reluctant to treat testosterone deficiency, but a new guideline aims to provide a road map to help diagnose and treat this health condition. The guideline, created by the Canadian Men s Health Foundation and published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal , targets primary care physicians, general internists, endocrinologists, geriatricians ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
Females more promiscuous in colder climates, says insect study
Females have more sexual partners when they live in colder climates and are happier being monogamous when it is hotter, a study into the behaviour of insects has found. Researchers at the University of Exeter also found that some female fruit flies are genetically programmed to have a large number of mates and will do so whatever the weather, while others will consistently stick to one mate. The findings, published in the journal Behavioral Ecology , show ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
"Inside Out" and the Legacy of a Legend
I wrote this piece in July, 2015 before the idea of a blog had crystallized for me. It was the first experience that pressed for written expression in the decade since the publication of my memoir That s How the Light Gets In Memoir of a Psychiatrist - Random House, 2005. While reference to the film is a few months dated, the meaning of the piece is timeless. Inside Out and the Legacy of a Legend I sat at the movies on a soft summer Sunday evening in Chath ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 24
Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds
Children in foster care are three times more likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD than those in the general population, a new study reveals. For the study, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at 2011 Medicaid data from across the United States. The investigators found that more than one in four children aged 2 to 17 in foster care had an ADHD diagnosis, compared with just one ...
Healthday - Sat. Oct 24
People in vegetative state may be able to respond
Therapies that will help people to communicate, even though they are in a vegetative state, could be available within a few years, according to research published in JAMA Neurology .
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 23
Experimenter
By Stephen Reicher and Alex Haslam At the very end of Experimenter a dramatization of the life and work of Stanley Milgram with Peter Sarsgaard as Stanley and Winona Ryder as his wife Alexandra the Milgram character turns to the camera and explains that, while his Yale Obedience studies have their critics, their detractors, their implacable foes, whenever there is a massacre or an atrocity in the world, people turn back to these studies in order to underst ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 23
Helicopter Parenting & College Students’ Increased Neediness
In my last post I summarized reports from directors of college counseling services concerning college students rising levels of depression and anxiety, declining abilities to cope effectively with problems of everyday life, and increasing feelings of entitlement unreasonable expectations about what other people should do for them over recent years. A common theory is that these changes may be at least partly attributable to a rise in what is commonly refer ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 23
Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services
Nearly one-third of American teens are bullied, but fewer than a quarter of them get mental health help, a new study indicates. Victims of bullying are at risk for problems such as anxiety, depression and self-harm, said researchers led by Dr. Amira El Sherif, a pediatrician in Fayettville, N.C. Her team surveyed 440 middle and high school students in Cumberland County, N.C., and found that 29 percent said they had been bullied. This included 54 percent of ...
Healthday - Fri. Oct 23
New study characterizes pediatric ED visits attributed to contact with law enf...
CLEVELAND, Ohio - In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies Children s Hospital UH Rainbow found injuries related to legal interventions, or contact with law enforcement, involving male teenagers is not an uncommon occurrence in the United States. The study analyzed the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample NEDS between January 2008 and December 2010 and found 15,613 emergency department ED visits were attributed to ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Active body, active mind: The secret to a younger brain may lie in exercising ...
It is widely recognised that our physical fitness is reflected in our mental fitness, especially as we get older. How does being physically fit affect our aging brains Neuroimaging studies, in which the activity of different parts of the brain can be visualised, have provided some clues. Until now, however, no study has directly linked brain activation with both mental and physical performance. As reported in the latest volume of the journal NeuroImage , a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Online gambling to get safer through better prediction of addiction
A new early warning system that automatically informs gamblers as soon as their behaviour shows signs of turning into an addiction is helping people engage in the pastime responsibly. The system pinpoints whether a player s gambling patterns are exhibiting signs of risk and starting to match those of previous players who asked online gambling sites to block them, for a fixed period, to stop them becoming hooked -- an option known as self-exclusion . City U ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
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