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Two-year study of gun policy research finds gaps, proposes fixes
One of the largest-ever studies of U.S. gun policy finds there is a shortage of evidence about the effects of most gun laws, although researchers from the RAND Corporation found there is some persuasive evidence about the effects of several common gun policies. The findings are from RAND s sweeping Gun Policy in America initiative, which also evaluated the views of gun policy experts with opposing perspectives on the likely effects of gun laws to identify ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Study in six countries identifies groups that are vulnerable to severe mental ...
Young males, ethnic minorities and people living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas are more likely to experience first-episode psychosis, defined as the first manifestation of one or more severe mental disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and depression with psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and cognitive disorganization. This is the main finding of a study conducted by an international consortium that es ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Gastric bypass surgery can give better control for diabetes and obesity than l...
Boston, MA - People with worrisome levels of obesity and poor control of their type 2 diabetes face two dramatically different options to substantially improve their health bariatric weight loss surgery or intensive lifestyle management. In a randomized controlled clinical trial, scientists from Joslin Diabetes Center and Brigham and Women s Hospital found that patients treated with a form of bariatric surgery known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass did signific ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Short-term increases in inhaled steroid doses do not prevent asthma flare-ups ...
Researchers have found that temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child s growth, challenging a common medical practice involving children with mild-to-moderate asthma. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NHLBI , part of the National Institutes of Health, will appear online on March 3 in the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
New national guideline sets out best practices for treating opioid addiction
A new Canadian guideline for managing opioid use disorders lays out the optimal strategies for the treatment of opioid addiction, including recommending opioid agonist treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone as the preferred first-line treatment. The guideline, published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal , was created for a wide range of health care providers to address an urgent need for evidence-based treatment of opioid use causing overdoses an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
The diet that could reduce the risk of depression
A new study has provided further evidence that a healthful diet is good for the mind as well as the body, after finding that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may help to lower the risk of depression.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 1
How much of our brain do we actually use? Brain facts and myths
The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Many believe that a person only ever uses 10 percent of their brain. Is there any truth to this
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 1
Birthday depression: 13 ways to beat the birthday blues
Birthdays are supposed to be happy occasions where celebrations, being spoiled, and positive reflection are all part of the day. However, some people feel a sense of dread every time a birthday approaches.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 1
Hypnagogic hallucinations: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Hypnagogic hallucinations are imagined sensations that seem very real. They occur as a person is falling asleep, and are also referred to as sleep hallucinations.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 1
The Twitter Compass
It can be a zoo out there in social media land especially if you try to talk politics . You might make what you think is a reasonable point, and all of a sudden people start dog-piling and calling you a Nazi or a Libtard or even a Neo-Marxist Postmodernist. Fun times. What causes all the vitriol In Kids, Would You Please Lower Your Weapons I used the investigations of Bob Altemeyer, Karen Stenner, and Jordan Peterson to argue that a lot of it can be blamed ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 1
How In Tune Are We With the Needs of Our Canine Companions?
A new and comprehensive report from the RSPCA titled How in tune are we with the needs of our canine companions reveals some very interesting and useful data about how we relate to dogs. It can be downloaded here . More than 3000 dog s owners were surveyed about their knowledge of the behavioral and social needs of their dogs and how they felt about dog training and problematic behavior. I learned a lot from this comprehensive report and highly recommend i ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 1
What Does It Mean to be a Gay Man?
So many gay men grow up believing there is something wrong with us because we are different from other supposedly normal males. We expend considerable energy hiding our genuine selves from everyone around us including those who care about us and, too often and most insidiously, from ourselves. We project an image we believe will let us fit in with those whose approval we seek. It s not surprising that a term like straight-acting shows up so often in gay me ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 1
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