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The Fake News Game
The term fake news is everywhere these days. After gaining steam during the 2016 US election, it s become a catch-all phrase used by people from across the political spectrum. Yet fake stories or stories that have been entirely made up have been around since the dawn of man. And on top of that, stories don t have to be completely fake to be misleading. Terms such as propaganda , disinformation , misinformation and post-truth are used by many people, as tho ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
High blood pressure limits protection to vital organs and tissues in low-oxyge...
New research published in The Journal of Physiology sheds light on the effects of high blood pressure by considering the way the body responds to a lack of oxygen. When a healthy person has a deficiency of oxygen in the blood a state called hypoxia caused by reduced oxygen pressure in the air e.g. at high altitude or when their upper airway is blocked during sleep sleep apnoea their body compensates by increasing blood flow to vital organs and tissues such ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Study points to risk of future sleep breathing problems in college football pl...
Because of the findings and subsequent news coverage regarding concussions and brain damage in football, we have all become aware that playing the game may involve more than living with painful injuries - it may involve incurring other life-threatening health problems that develop in later life. But head injuries are not the only serious risk involved in playing the sport. Studies with professional football players have also shown that sleep apnea, a serio ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia
TORONTO, February 20, 2018 - Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France. This study looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
An improved anti-addiction medication
Drug addiction continues to plague vast numbers of people across the world, destroying and ending lives, while attempts to develop more effective pharmaceutical addiction treatments continue. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society the development of a potent new medicine to fight addiction, which might also be an effective treatment for epilepsy and other conditions. Vigabatrin is an anti-epilepsy medication approved by the F ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Debunking claims about medical marijuana: More teen recreational use, fewer op...
In 1996, California became the first US state to legalise marijuana use for medical purposes. Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states. Opponents of medical marijuana argue that such laws increase recreational marijuana use among adolescents, while advocates contend that medical marijuana helps to address the US opioid crisis by reducing overdose deaths. Two papers published today in the scientific journal Addiction look at the current evidence of the e ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Medicine alone does not completely suppress testosterone levels among transge...
Boston --The majority of transgender women who follow the usual approach prescribed in the United States are unable to reliably lower their testosterone levels into the typical female physiologic range with medicine alone. The study, which appears in the journal Endocrine Practice , is the first to investigate the efficacy of transgender treatment in terms of achieving targeted and subsequent stability of testosterone levels achieving over a prolonged peri ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Rediscovered Andy Warhol interview explores pop art and queerness
A new paper in the Oxford Art Journal examines the significance of a newly discovered recoding of Andy Warhol s famous 1963 interview with Gene Swenson, published in ARTnews under the heading What is Pop Art The printed interview omitted a large part of the recording, which actually starts with the question What do you say about homosexuals Warhol s early and explicit on-the-record statements about Pop s relationship to homosexuality were suppressed from p ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Sexual orientation discordance puts adolescents at greater risk for nonfatal s...
Ann Arbor, February 20, 2018 - Suicide is a major national concern in the US. In 2016, it was the second leading cause of death in adolescents aged 12-18 years, with over 1,900 individuals in this age group dying by suicide. Researchers have now identified sexual orientation discordance - sexual contact that is inconsistent with the individual s sexual orientation - as a potential risk factor for adolescent suicidal ideation and or attempts. They found tha ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Lizard love
Anolis lizards have a thing or two to teach humans about love -- or in scientific speak, sexual selection -- at least when it comes to territoriality. Decades of behavioral research on the lizard s mating systems have resulted in near-unanimous agreement among scientists that the males maintain restricted, static territories to defend exclusive mating access to females within these territories and are consequently polygamous. However, recent genetic data s ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
PHAT Life: Effective HIV intervention for youth in the criminal justice system
A group risk-reduction intervention that uses role-playing, videos, games, and skill-building exercises to promote knowledge about HIV AIDS, positive coping, and problem-solving skills for high-risk teens in the juvenile justice system, showed great potential for reducing sexual risk-taking. The findings were published in Health Psychology and funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities NIMHD , part of the National Institutes ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Augmented-Reality Technology Could Help Treat ‘Lazy Eye’
When signals between the brain and one eye go awry, input from the other eye can become predominant, a condition called amblyopia or lazy eye. Amblyopia is common and it is typically treated by forcing the less dominant eye to adapt, either through lab-based training or wearing an eyepatch. But new research suggests that people may be able to use wearable augmented-reality technology to reduce this visual discrepancy as they go about everyday activities. T ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Feb 22
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