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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
Is Perspective-Taking a Skill?
When we study psychology, there is a tendency to think about the tasks that we do as if there were built-in modules in the brain dedicated to those tasks. So, we talk about memory and assume that there is a particular thing in the brain that helps us remember information. We talk about attention, and figure there must be particular brain systems that help us to pay attention. As the science of psychology has matured, it has become clear that there are many ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 23
The Experimenter
By Stephen Reicher and Alex Haslam At the very end of The 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 und ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 23
Internet misfires as source of accurate information on storing firearms
WASHINGTON, DC - The vast majority of Internet pages visited by people searching for firearms storage guidance prove to be duds when it comes to giving accurate and complete information on how to keep children safe around guns. Only 2 percent of web pages with information on firearm storage correctly identified all four practices shown to protect children and adolescents living in homes with guns, according to research to be presented at the American Acade ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Job opportunities, after-school activities, cleaner city top urban teens' prio...
WASHINGTON, DC - When researchers in New Haven, Conn., asked teens to identify solutions to reduce violence in their community, the adolescents had clear recommendations better employment opportunities, more after-school activities and a cleaner city environment. The adolescents input came as part of a unique partnership between academicians and community members. Findings from the project, Youth Haven, will be presented at the 2015 American Academy of Ped ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
New AAP report targets lack of adequate food as ongoing health risk to US chil...
WASHINGTON, DC - For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP is recommending that pediatricians screen all children for food insecurity. In a new policy statement identifying the short and long-term adverse health impacts of food insecurity, the AAP also recommends that pediatricians become familiar with and refer families to needed community resources, and advocate for federal and local policies that support access to adequate, nutritious f ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
'Sensor' protein could help fight against obesity and diabetes
In the study, researchers showed a protein called NLRP1 is switched on when increased dietary energy food intake triggers the cell to become unstable . Activating the protein sets off a chain of events that instructs cells to use up their energy or fat stores to prevent excess fat accumulating. The research, led by Dr Seth Masters from Melbourne s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Dr Andrew Murphy and Dr Michael Kraakman from the Baker IDI Heart and Diab ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Simple test to detect diabetes risk after pregnancy
Neuherberg, October 22, 2015. Gestational diabetes is one of the most common conditions that can occur during pregnancy. Although the symptoms generally disappear after delivery, women suffering from gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing postpartum diabetes in the following years. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum M 252 nchen have now developed an accurate method of predicting the probability of developing this progressive disease fol ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Unhealthy pregnancy weight gain tips the scales for mothers 7 years later
October 22, 2015 -- Unhealthy weight gain in pregnancy has been linked with postpartum weight retention but until now its long-term effects had been understudied in low-income and minority populations who are at high risk for obesity. For the first time, researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health studied the association between gestational weight gain and long-term weight retention and body fat among a multi-ethnic urban populatio ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
New insights into REM sleep crack an enduring mystery
REM sleep--the phase of night-time mammalian sleep physiology where dreams occur--has long fascinated scientists, clinicians, philosophers, and artists alike, but the identity of the neurons that control REM sleep, and its function in sleep have been controversial due to a lack of precise genetic methods to study the sleeping brain. Now, in a remarkable demonstration of a recent brain technology, neuroscientists provide the first answers to both questions, ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
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