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The brain puts the memories warehouse in order while we sleep
During the hours of sleep the memory performs a cleaning shift. A study led by a Spanish scientist at the University of Cambridge reveals that when we sleep, the neural connections that collect important information are strengthened and those created from irrelevant data are weakened until they get lost. Throughout the day, people retain a lot of information. The brain creates or modifies the neural connections from these data, elaborating memories. But mo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
New doctors' intense and changing schedules take a toll on sleep, activity and...
ANN ARBOR, MI - This week, thousands of graduating medical students around the country will find out where they ll head next, to start their residency training. But a new study gives the first objective evidence of the heavy toll that the first year of residency can take on their sleep, physical activity and mood. The results come from the first phase of a University of Michigan study aimed at understanding the effects of medical training stress. It asks n ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
E-cigarettes may be more harmful than beneficial according to evidence-based r...
LEBANON, NH - The electronic cigarette e-cigarette industry is rapidly growing in the United States and the use of e-cigarettes is controversial. The controversy persists because researchers do not yet know if e-cigarette use results in more benefit than harm at the population level. New research from Dartmouth s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, in collaboration with Moores Cancer Center at UCSD, UCSF School of Nursing, and University of Pittsburgh School of M ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Study finds smokers at greater risk of hearing loss
Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over 8 years in Nicotine Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press. Researchers analyzed data from annual health checkups, which included audio testing performed by a technician and a health-related lifestyle questionnaire completed by each participant. They examined the effects of smoking status current, former, and never smokers , the ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Smoke-damaged airway tissue restored on switching to glo
A new lab-based study has shown that when airway cells damaged by cigarette smoke are exposed instead to glo vapour, the biological effects caused by smoke exposure are reversed. glo is British American Tobacco s tobacco heating product THP . It is designed to heat rather than burn tobacco, and the vapour produced has around 90-95 less of certain toxicants compared to cigarette smoke . Previous studies have shown that the biological impact of glo vapour on ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Daily dose of violent video games has no long-term effect on adult aggression
Playing violent action adventure games for prolonged periods does not make adults more aggressive say researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. A new study led by Simone K 252 hn looked at the influence long-term violent video game play has on aggression levels, and compared this with playing a life simulation game or not playing a video game at all. The research is published in ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Blunt products more popular in states where marijuana is legal
March 15, 2018 -- A study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health finds that cigars commonly used to roll blunts--hollowed out cigars that are filled with marijuana and smoked--dominate the cigar marketplace in states where recreational marijuana is legal compared to nationally. The findings, which could help direct tobacco prevention efforts, are published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence . Cigars with frui ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Medicinal cannabis is safe and effective -- it's time to reboot research
Amsterdam, March 15, 2018 -- Medicinal cannabis is safe and effective in pain relief, and researchers are calling for the treatment to be properly established in our modern medical arsenal. A new special issue of the European Journal of Internal Medicine provides a comprehensive overview of current evidence for the use of cannabis and derived products in medicine, and calls for more research to improve the evidence base for its use. We feel it is absolutel ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Déjà Vu May Feel Like a Premonition, but It’s Not
Most people can relate to the unsettling experience of d j vu, when you 8217 re in a new situation but you feel like you 8217 ve been there before. For some, that eerie feeling has an added twist A sense that they feel like they know what 8217 s going to happen next. A new study investigating d j vu shows that participants were no more likely to actually be able to tell the future than if they were blindly guessing 8212 but when they were experiencing d j ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Mar 16
Watching Others Makes People Overconfident in their Own Abilities
Watching YouTube videos, Instagram demos, and Facebook tutorials may make us feel as though we 8217 re acquiring all sorts of new skills but it probably won t make us experts, according to research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . 8220 The more that people watched others, the more they felt they could perform the same skill, too 8211 even when their abilities hadn 8217 t actually changed for the ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Mar 16
Ratings Rise Over Time Because They Feel Easier to Make
Tasks often feel easier to perform as we gain experience with them, which can have unintended consequences when the task involves rating a series of items, according to findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings show that people tend to attribute the increasing ease of making ratings to the items themselves rather than to the ratings process, resulting in rating inflation over time. W ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Mar 16
These Personality Traits Could Put You At Risk For Social Media Addiction
Whether it s scrolling through Instagram or constantly refreshing your Facebook feed, social media can eat up hours of your day. But if you find it particularly hard to stay away from social media, your personality may be partly to blame. According to a new study, people with certain personality traits are more likely to develop a social media addiction. There has been plenty of research on how the interaction of certain personality traits affects addictio ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Mar 16
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