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Mandatory ignition interlock laws linked to decrease in fatal drunk driving crashes

Mandatory ignition interlock laws linked to decrease in fatal drunk driving crashes

State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Colorado School of Public Health researchers suggests. [More]
'Oldest old' more likely to suffer social exclusion than younger counterparts, research shows

'Oldest old' more likely to suffer social exclusion than younger counterparts, research shows

People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket, according to new research. [More]
Witnessing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain, study finds

Witnessing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain, study finds

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. [More]
Stuttering linked to reductions in blood flow in the brain area that controls speech production

Stuttering linked to reductions in blood flow in the brain area that controls speech production

A study led by researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles demonstrates what lead investigator Bradley Peterson, MD, calls "a critical mass of evidence" of a common underlying lifelong vulnerability in both children and adults who stutter. [More]
UIC receives federal grant to continue research on sexual-minority women's drinking and health

UIC receives federal grant to continue research on sexual-minority women's drinking and health

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a $3.25 million federal grant to continue its research to identify risk and protective factors related to drinking and drinking-related problems among sexual-minority -- lesbian or bisexual -- women. [More]
Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Patients who take medication for depression report more side effects if they also suffer from panic disorder, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. [More]
Future Oncology: Special issue focuses on field of psycho-oncology in cancer care

Future Oncology: Special issue focuses on field of psycho-oncology in cancer care

The Future Science Group published journal, Future Oncology, has released a special issue that examines the field of psycho-oncology, which aims to bring together the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of cancer care. [More]
Childhood poverty can cause psychological damage in adulthood

Childhood poverty can cause psychological damage in adulthood

A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. [More]
Study confirms presence of ticks carrying Lyme disease in eastern national parks

Study confirms presence of ticks carrying Lyme disease in eastern national parks

Lyme disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national parks. [More]
Study shows new role of zinc in optic nerve injury

Study shows new role of zinc in optic nerve injury

For more than two decades, researchers have tried to regenerate the injured optic nerve using different growth factors and/or agents that overcome natural growth inhibition. [More]
UOW researchers testing therapeutic values of Ashtanga yoga for breast cancer survivors

UOW researchers testing therapeutic values of Ashtanga yoga for breast cancer survivors

Canada’s University of Windsor researchers are testing therapeutic values of Ashtanga yoga for survivors of breast cancer. [More]
Early exposure to maternal depression impacts children's neural empathic response to others' distress

Early exposure to maternal depression impacts children's neural empathic response to others' distress

Exposure to early and chronic maternal depression markedly increases a child's susceptibility to psychopathology and social-emotional problems, including social withdrawal, poor emotion regulation, and reduced empathy to others. [More]
NIH researchers identify molecular mechanisms that may underlie woman's susceptibility to PMDD

NIH researchers identify molecular mechanisms that may underlie woman's susceptibility to PMDD

National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered molecular mechanisms that may underlie a woman's susceptibility to disabling irritability, sadness, and anxiety in the days leading up to her menstrual period. [More]
Researchers warn about taking psilocybin-containing ‘magic mushrooms’

Researchers warn about taking psilocybin-containing ‘magic mushrooms’

In a survey of almost 2,000 people who said they had had a past negative experience when taking psilocybin-containing "magic mushrooms," Johns Hopkins researchers say that more than 10 percent believed their worst "bad trip" had put themselves or others in harm's way, and a substantial majority called their most distressing episode one of the top 10 biggest challenges of their lives. [More]
Psychiatric and behavioral conditions are important risk factors for long-term opioid use

Psychiatric and behavioral conditions are important risk factors for long-term opioid use

A wide range of pre-existing psychiatric and behavioral conditions and the use of psychoactive drugs could be important risk factors leading to long-term use of opioid pain medications, reports a study in PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). [More]
Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

Among American adults who have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or clinical depression, 57 percent are smokers. In contrast, only 15 percent of U.S. adults overall smoke. [More]
American Journal of Nursing declares 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards

American Journal of Nursing declares 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards

The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards. Winners in 19 categories appear in the journal's January issue. AJN, the "leading voice of nursing since 1900," is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
FDA grants permission to assess safety of investigational drug for Alzheimer's disease in humans

FDA grants permission to assess safety of investigational drug for Alzheimer's disease in humans

Vanderbilt University scientists have received notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that testing in humans may proceed for an investigational new drug for Alzheimer's disease after more than 10 years of research by scientists at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. [More]
'Friendship Bench' approach holds potential to improve lives of people with mental health problems

'Friendship Bench' approach holds potential to improve lives of people with mental health problems

Their offices are simple wooden seats, called Friendship Benches, located in the grounds of health clinics around Harare and other major cities in Zimbabwe. [More]
NYU scientists find that emotional brain states can persist for long periods of time

NYU scientists find that emotional brain states can persist for long periods of time

Emotional experiences can induce physiological and internal brain states that persist for long periods of time after the emotional events have ended, a team of New York University scientists has found. [More]
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