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Researchers predict onset of Alzheimer’s disease with 85 percent accuracy A research team, led by Cardiff University, has made a significant step towards the development of a simple blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, the group of researchers from Cardiff University, King’s College London and the University of Oxford studied blood from 292 individuals with the earliest [...]
Study: Feeling heavy, light, or about right? Your genes may be to blame Do you feel overweight, about right, or too skinny? Your answer to that question may be tied to genes you inherited from your parents, especially if you are a female, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. “This study is the first to show that genes may influence how people [...]
New study finds connection between chronic pain and anxiety disorders New research provides insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offers a potential target for treatment. The study’s findings, published as an Article in Press in Biological Psychiatry, show that increased expression of PACAP – a peptide neurotransmitter the body releases in response to stress – is also increased [...]
Motivating eco-friendly behaviors depends on cultural values The specific cultural values of a country may determine whether concern about environmental issues actually leads individuals to engage in environmentally friendly behaviors, according to the new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that individual concern is more strongly associated with motivation to act in [...]
Military should address gender stereotypes when integrating combat roles, study finds Even though the Defense Secretary Ash Carter earlier this year formally opened all combat jobs to women, two University of Kansas researchers say the U.S. military needs to work on changing significant cultural aspects to fully integrate women in the armed forces. “The challenging work begins during policy implementation, which includes breaking down assumptions that [...]
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Study on multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis supports improved education of clinicians A new study defines the current problems that lead patients to be misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis and the possible reasons why they are misdiagnosed.
Brain perceives taste with all senses, scientific evidence reveals The phrase "it looks so good you can almost taste it" may actually be scientifically proven based on the findings of a new study that explored how the brain processes stimuli predicting taste.
Connection between chronic pain, anxiety disorders found by researchers New study results provide insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offer a potential target for treatment. Researchers found that increased expression of PACAP -- a peptide neurotransmitter the body releases in response to stress -- is also increased in response to neuropathic pain and contributes to these symptoms.
Addiction Study Might Lead To New Treatment Options In addition to the vital importance of 12-Steps (and therapy) in addiction treatment, the lessening of cravings is beneficial, especially during the early part of treatment. ...
Media Literacy: An Essential Twenty-First Century Skill... Here’s an idea you won’t here about in, well, the media: we should have media literacy classes in schools. Despite how much information we get from the media, we don’t talk much about how to critically evaluate the things we see on TV or read in the papers. But not...
Video Game Play Benefits Coordination Over the years, I have written a lot about both the potential dangers and benefits of playing video games. Does game play benefit coordination?
4 Ways of Being Unproductive With ADHD People with ADHD are connoisseurs of unproductivity. Most people might think being unproductive is being unproductive, end of story. Not people with ADHD. We know there are many subtly different … ...
Take Time to Be Still before a Big Change For Floridians, hurricane threats send people scurrying around town collecting water, batteries, and can goods. The stores are flocked with people as the shelves begin to go bare. Preparations are made to homes and offices to protect landscapes, windows, and possessions. Anyone who lived through … ...
Words of Hope for Anyone Struggling with Depression One of the worst parts about depression — and there are certainly many — is that it robs you of hope. Hope that you’ll actually feel better. Hope that the darkness will lift. Hope that the emptiness will fill up and you’ll feel motivated and … ...
Strength Based Treatment For Depression and Anxiety When it comes to many things in our lives we all seem to have an intuitive knowledge that our strengths are what will propel us through life with the most … ...
When It’s Hard to Reach Out To Friends Recently I’ve had some life changing events that have caused some new challenges and emotions in my life that I have never had to deal with before. In the past, … ...