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Study of firefighters finds potential pathway between insomnia and depression A new study of firefighters suggests that insomnia and nightmares may increase the risk of depression by impairing the ability to access and leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively. Results show that a high percentage of participants reported clinically significant insomnia symptoms (52.7 percent), depression symptoms (39.6 percent) and nightmare problems (19.2 percent). Further analyses revealed [...]
Low-dose exposure to pesticides can be harmful to the human brain Individuals subjected to chronic low-dose exposure to organochlorine pesticides show and increased risk to obtain a future diagnosis of cognitive impairment. This is shown in a study now published in Environmental International. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) are a group of environmental contaminants that were banned in developed countries 20-30 years ago. But since they accumulate through [...]
Testosterone therapy boosts sexual function and mood in men over age 65 Treatment with testosterone improves sexual function and mood in older men with low testosterone levels, report Yale researchers. The results of the Testosterone Trials (TTrials), conducted at 12 sites nationwide, including Yale School of Medicine, were the first to convincingly show the benefits of testosterone for men over age 65, said the researchers. The study, [...]
Caltech biologists identify gene that helps regulate sleep Caltech biologists have performed the first large-scale screening in a vertebrate animal for genes that regulate sleep, and have identified a gene that when overactivated causes severe insomnia. Expression of the gene, neuromedin U (Nmu), also seems to serve as nature’s stimulant–fish lacking the gene take longer to wake up in the morning and are [...]
What does concussion do to the brain? News that actor Will Smith will boycott the Oscars has overshadowed promotional coverage of his latest film, Concussion, which examines the effects of repeated head injury. In the film, Smith plays the real-life neuropathologist Bennet Omalu, who first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of professional American football players. CTE results in dementia-like [...]
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What Secret Male Sexual Fantasy Is Surprisingly Common? Traditionally, men whose wives have cheated on them have been scorned and stigmatized. So why have stories, images, and videos of so-called “cuckold sex” become so popular?
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Kanye West’s Meltdown Recently, self proclaimed American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, Kanye West, has exhibited odd behavior which leads me to wonder if he suffers from a mood disorder. … ...
Kanye West’s Melt Down Recently, American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, Kanye West, has exhibited odd behavior which leads me to wonder if he suffers from a mood disorder. In just … ...
50 Per Cent More Motivation With This Way of Thinking About Rewards A simple motivational tip that helps you reach exercise goals.
6 Strategies to Achieve Meaningful Goals When You Have... You have important goals. You have dreams. You have academic or professional aspirations. You have a certain picture in mind of how you’d like your life to look. Maybe you want to build a meaningful career. Maybe you want to finish your Ph.D. Maybe you … ...
Explaining autism: Study identifies novel mechanism that causes abnormal brain development Recognizing a need to better understand the biology that produces Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms, scientists have identified a novel mechanism that potentially links abnormal brain development to the cause of ASDs. This new knowledge will help to improve the diagnosis and development of therapeutic interventions for ASDs.
4 Responses to Anger An important aspect of anger monitoring is to identify the cues that occur in response to the anger-provoking event. These cues serve as warning signs that you have become angry … ...