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Drexel researchers develop computer game and mobile app to help people lose weight

Drexel researchers develop computer game and mobile app to help people lose weight

Can a computer game train your brain to resist sweets? That's the question Drexel University researchers hope to answer with one of two new studies launching this month. They have developed a computer game and smartphone app to help people control unhealthy eating habits and ultimately lose weight. [More]
Inhibition behavior may help predict binge drinking habits among young adults

Inhibition behavior may help predict binge drinking habits among young adults

While there are a number of studies on alcohol misuse, most of the research has been focused on the adult population. Alcohol is the most widely used drug among young adults between the ages of 18 to 25. [More]
Transorbital ACS can improve vision in patients with glaucoma, optic nerve damage

Transorbital ACS can improve vision in patients with glaucoma, optic nerve damage

Vision loss due to glaucoma or optic nerve damage is generally considered irreversible. Now a new prospective, randomized, multi-center clinical trial demonstrates significant vision improvement in partially blind patients after 10 days of noninvasive, transorbital alternating current stimulation. [More]
Study examines outcomes of e-cigarette use among college students

Study examines outcomes of e-cigarette use among college students

Electronic cigarette use continues to rise, and current data regarding use of e-cigarettes among college students are needed. [More]
Study uses ethnically diverse sample to identify predictors of early substance use

Study uses ethnically diverse sample to identify predictors of early substance use

Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new study by researchers in the Indiana University School of Education. [More]
Anti-anxiety medication dampens helping behavior in rats

Anti-anxiety medication dampens helping behavior in rats

Rats given midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions because the drug lessened their empathy, according to a new study by University of Chicago neuroscientists. [More]
Federal government continues to ban valid scientific research on medicinal use of Cannabis sativa

Federal government continues to ban valid scientific research on medicinal use of Cannabis sativa

The use of medical marijuana for millions of patients suffering from a wide range of health conditions and the subsequent therapeutic benefits has long been documented. [More]
Study links racial discrimination to thoughts of death among African-American youth

Study links racial discrimination to thoughts of death among African-American youth

Racial discrimination, whether it's derogatory language or unequal treatment, impacts communities and individuals in different ways. For children, the effects are sometimes emotional scars, and as a University of Houston researcher discovered, even thoughts of death. [More]
Non-fit messaging use may help patients better understand options, reduce biases

Non-fit messaging use may help patients better understand options, reduce biases

When it comes to helping patients make the best choices for themselves, sometimes you have to challenge their usual way of dealing with the world, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. [More]
University of Miami researchers awarded new contracts to detect genetic factors linked to Alzheimer's disease risk

University of Miami researchers awarded new contracts to detect genetic factors linked to Alzheimer's disease risk

Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia in the elderly and occurs in all ethnic and racial groups. It affects more than 5 million people age 65 and older in the United States alone and there is currently no effective treatment or cure. [More]
SAGE encyclopedia provides more insight into lives of LGBTQ individuals

SAGE encyclopedia provides more insight into lives of LGBTQ individuals

Despite recent advancements, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals continue to face discrimination and other challenges related to school experiences, family formation, aging, and more. [More]
Presence of bite count feedback helps reduce overall food intake during meal

Presence of bite count feedback helps reduce overall food intake during meal

New wearable technology is helping to provide novel weight loss tools. One way is by providing bite count feedback, which allows users to keep track of the number of bites during a meal. [More]
Impulsive children may drink less alcohol when raised in less coercive environment

Impulsive children may drink less alcohol when raised in less coercive environment

Years of research have shown that impulsivity in childhood is among the individual vulnerabilities leading to substance abuse, delinquency, as well as aggressive and antisocial behavior in adolescence and adulthood. [More]
Children with intrusive parents may develop tendency to be overly self-critical

Children with intrusive parents may develop tendency to be overly self-critical

Parents may have high expectations of their children's academic performance and some may demonstrate this by urging the child to achieve good grades, while others may over-react when the child makes mistakes. However, parents should be mindful of their behaviour and not push their children too far, as their actions may lead to unintended consequences. [More]

Taking notes can enhance jurors' memory of trial evidence

Jurors who are allowed to take and review notes during court trials are less likely to forget critical evidence, a new University of Liverpool study has found. [More]
Study shows how age-related inhibitory deficits can affect visual perception

Study shows how age-related inhibitory deficits can affect visual perception

Grandparents may be some of the best storytellers around, in the sense that they usually have plenty of stories to tell. What they're not always as good at, however, is staying on topic when they regale others with their tales. [More]
Mayo Clinic highlights potential merits of individualizing treatment for patients taking antidepressants

Mayo Clinic highlights potential merits of individualizing treatment for patients taking antidepressants

Mayo Clinic is highlighting the potential merits of using precision medicine in prescribing antidepressants. Details appear in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [More]
Study links brain chemistry and fluid intelligence in living humans

Study links brain chemistry and fluid intelligence in living humans

A new study begins to clarify how brain structure and chemistry give rise to specific aspects of "fluid intelligence," the ability to adapt to new situations and solve problems one has never encountered before. [More]
Lessons on personality changes can help mitigate stress, improve academic performance in teenagers

Lessons on personality changes can help mitigate stress, improve academic performance in teenagers

Teaching teens that social and personality traits can change helps them cope with social challenges such as bullying, which in turn can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance, according to a study by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. [More]
Lower attention ability in early adolescence linked to increased genetic risk for four different anxiety symptoms

Lower attention ability in early adolescence linked to increased genetic risk for four different anxiety symptoms

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are also more vulnerable to additional problems like depression, drug dependence, suicidal behavior and educational underachievement. [More]
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