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UT study: Lack of ZZZZs may zap cell growth, brain activity
KNOXVILLE--Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation and even brain activity, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Albrecht von Arnim, a molecular biologist based in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, studied plants but said the concepts m ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries
DARIEN, IL - A new study of sleepwalkers found an intriguing paradox Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury. Results show that sleepwalkers were nearly 4 times more likely than controls to report a history of headaches odds ratio 3.80 and 10 times more likely to report experiencing migraines OR 10.04 , after adjusting fo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Traveling through space? Don't forget your sleeping pills and skin cream
If you are planning to take the long trip to Mars, don t forget to pack sleeping pills and skin cream. A new study published in the November 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal , is the first-ever examination of the medications used by astronauts on long-duration missions to the International Space Station. As one might expect, the study shows that much of the medicine taken by astronauts in space relates to the unusual and confined microgravity environment in ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Quiet 'epidemic' has killed half a million middle-aged white Americans
PRINCETON, N.J.--Despite advances in health care and quality of life, white middle-aged Americans have seen overall mortality rates increase over the past 15 years, representing an overlooked epidemic with deaths comparable to the number of Americans who have died of AIDS, according to new Princeton University research. The results are published in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Anti-smoking messages can backfire, research suggests
Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to new evidence released today Nov. 2 . Research indicates that stigmatizing smoking can, in some cases, make it harder for people to quit because they become angry and defensive and the negative messages lead to a drop in self-esteem. The findings, published in Social Science Medicine , highlight the potential for negative stereotypes ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Death rates, health problems, rise among middle-aged white Americans
Deaths among white U.S. men and women aged 45-54 rose significantly between 1999 and 2013, according to a new analysis. This change reversed decades of progress in mortality and was unique to non-Hispanic whites in the United States. In parallel, morbidity rates increased as well. The study found self-reported declines in health, mental health, and abilities to conduct activities of daily living, accompanied by increases in reports of chronic pain, inabili ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Teen sex talks with parents, especially moms, associated with safer sex
Talking about sex with parents, especially mothers, had an effect on safer sex behavior among adolescents, especially girls, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics . Risky sexual behavior among adolescents is a serious public health problem because of the risk of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. Communication between parents and adolescents is one factor that could positively affect safer sex behavior among t ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
New study suggests fair division of chores leads to better sex life
Looking for more and better sex If you re a man, you might consider doing the dishes once in a while. A new study out of the University of Alberta reveals that couples enjoyed more frequent and satisfying sex for both partners when men made a fair contribution to housework. The same study also found there s no relationship between the amount of housework male partners completed and the sexual functioning of a couple. The new study contradicts a widely repo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Study examines bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics used to treat gonorrhea
Although gonorrhea susceptibility to the antibiotic cefixime has been improving in recent years, suggesting a halt of a drift towards antibiotic resistance, data for 2014 indicates a worsening of susceptibility, according to a study in the November 3 issue of JAMA . Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease that, if untreated, can cause a number of reproductive and general health complications. Treatments for gonorrhea have been repeatedly jeopard ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Selective Media Coverage May Cause Us to Forget Certain Health Facts
The health facts presented by mass media in the midst of a disease outbreak are likely to influence what we remember about the disease 8212 new research suggests that the same mass media coverage may also influence the facts that we forget. The findings , published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicate that personal anxiety and mass media coverage interact to determine what people remember about a dise ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Nov 3
Why CEOs are Committed to Diversity Management?
Efforts to integrate an increasingly diverse workforce have evolved from anti- discrimination e.g., Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Act to diversity management . Private sector employers are credited for voluntarily engaged in managing for diversity and inclusion because it is an economic imperative. Indeed, research suggests that diversity management is good for business because firms can attract the best talents across dif ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 30
5 Ways Mentally Strong People Conquer Self-Doubt
Insecurity kills more dreams than lack of talent does. Believing things like I ll never get promoted or I can t compete with the other businesses will turn your self-doubt into a self-fulfilling prophecy. All of us experience self-doubt sometimes, no matter how confident we are. But, mentally strong people don t let self-doubt prevent them from reaching their goals . Here s how to keep self-doubt from holding you back. 1. Embrace a little self-doubt. Don t ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 30
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