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Delayed high school start times in Seattle increase sleep, grades and attendance
In Seattle, Washington, delaying the start time of two high schools by nearly an hour lengthened students daily sleep by more than half an hour, and was associated with reduced sleepiness and increased academic performance. Notably, in the students at the school that was more economically disadvantaged, the delayed start time was also associated with an increase in punctuality and attendance. These results offer quantitative evidence that delaying school s ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Pot withdrawal eased for dependent users
New Haven, Conn. -- A new drug can help people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder reduce withdrawal symptoms and marijuana use, a new Yale-led study published Dec. 6 in the journal Lancet Psychiatry shows. The double-blind, placebo-controlled study shows marijuana use declined among subjects who were administered the new drug -- a fatty acid inhibitor that acts upon endocannabinoid metabolic receptors in the brain -- compared to those receiving a placebo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Alterations in brain networks explain why some children are resilient to maltr...
Philadelphia, December 6, 2018 People who experience childhood maltreatment frequently have perturbations in their brain architecture, regardless of whether they develop psychiatric symptoms, but a study in Biological Psychiatry found additional alterations in people who don t develop symptoms. The study, by researchers at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, suggests that the additional changes may help compensate for the effects of maltreatment. The ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Activating parts of the brain could help alleviate opioid-related social isola...
One of the many painful and challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis is that people abusing opioids often isolate themselves from family and friends, making it difficult for loved ones to help people on a path towards recovery. Researchers from Arizona State University have identified a region in the brain that may be responsible for opioid-related social isolation, and their work suggests that activating this region could at least partially revive the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
New review of scientific studies confirms food cravings can be reduced
Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year. However, an examination of 28 current peer-reviewed scientific studies largely substantiates findings that changes in diet, prescription medications, physical activity and bariatric surgery reduce craving, said Candice Myers, PhD, assistant professor - research at LSU s Pennington Biomedical Research Cen ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with fewer hospitalizations
A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed Pozzilli, Italy , in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Boston , highlights that people who consume alcohol moderately one glass of wine a day , in the general framework of Mediterranean diet principles, have a lower risk of being hospitalized compared to heavier drinkers, but also to the teetotallers. The research, p ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Mischievous responders taint LGBQ health estimates in national survey
New York, NY - Many research studies have reported on the elevated health risk and deviance of youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning LGBQ . But a new study using national data suggests that many of those estimates may be overstated and that LGBQ youth risk and deviance is not as different from heterosexual youth as many studies claim. The new research was led by Joseph Cimpian, an associate professor of economics and education policy ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Adolescents who identify as non-heterose...
Depressive symptoms more common among sexual minority youth than heterosexual youth at age 10, develop faster during adolescence, and continue into young adulthood, but start to decline from age 18. Young people who identify as sexual minorities--including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, not exclusively heterosexual, or not sure of their sexual orientation--consistently experience more symptoms of depression and report more self-harm than het ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Depressive symptoms higher for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth from age 10
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to experience depressive symptoms from as young as age 10 and these symptoms persist at least into their early 20s, finds a new UCL-led study. Depressive symptoms increase at a higher rate through adolescence among LGBQ youth than for their heterosexual peers, and they are more likely to have self-harmed recently, according to the findings published today in The Lancet Child Adolescent Health . L ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Criminalization and repressive policing of sex work linked to increased risk o...
Sex workers who face repressive policing are more likely to experience violence and poorer health and well-being, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine . Led by the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine LSHTM , the systematic review found that sex workers who had been exposed to repressive policing such as recent arrest, prison, displacement from a work place, extortion or violence by officers had a three times higher chance of experien ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Challenges for sex workers in holding the line in condom use in Western Austra...
Consistent condom use among Western Australian sex workers has declined over the past decade. However, compared to the Australian general population, there are still high testing rates, higher rates of condom use and comparable rates of sexually transmissible infections among sex workers. The drivers for this decline are varied, with criminalisation of sex work being a primary factor, finds new research published in Frontiers in Public Health . The study o ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
Fruit flies can transmit their sexual preferences culturally
While the cultural process is often thought of as being the unique to humans, the existence of persistent behavioral variation that cannot be ascribed to genetic or ecological variation in primate or bird strongly suggests the possible existence of cultural transmission within certain vertebrate species. For the first time, researchers from the 201 volution et diversit 233 biologique CNRS UT3 IRD laboratory of the Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Anim ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 12
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