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Acupuncture can affect severity of hot flashes for women in natural menopause

Acupuncture can affect severity of hot flashes for women in natural menopause

In the 2,500+ years that have passed since acupuncture was first used by the ancient Chinese, it has been used to treat a number of physical, mental and emotional conditions including nausea and vomiting, stroke rehabilitation, headaches, menstrual cramps, asthma, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, to name just a few. [More]

Girls who post sexy photos on social media sites are less competent to perform tasks

Girls and young women who post sexy or revealing photos on social media sites such as Facebook are viewed by their female peers as less physically and socially attractive and less competent to perform tasks, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. [More]
Women experiencing stressful events the day before eating high-fat meal can slow body's metabolism

Women experiencing stressful events the day before eating high-fat meal can slow body's metabolism

A new study in women suggests that experiencing one or more stressful events the day before eating a single high-fat meal can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain. [More]
Georgia State hosts 21st World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression

Georgia State hosts 21st World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression

More than 200 experts on aggression, who research issues ranging from child abuse to urban street violence, will attend the 21st World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA) at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, July 15-19. [More]
People can be conditioned to feel less pain when they hear neutral sound

People can be conditioned to feel less pain when they hear neutral sound

People can be conditioned to feel less pain when they hear a neutral sound, new research from the University of Luxembourg has found. This lends weight to the idea that we can learn to use mind-over-matter to beat pain. The scientific article was published recently in the online journal "PLOS One". [More]
Drowning remains leading cause of death in children with autism

Drowning remains leading cause of death in children with autism

Many families beat the summer heat with trips to swimming pools, beaches, and water parks; but water safety concerns are particularly heightened for families of children with autism, said Varleisha Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L, occupational therapy professor at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. [More]
New approach can reduce depression in patients with AMD-related low vision

New approach can reduce depression in patients with AMD-related low vision

Depression is a common risk for people who have lost their vision from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but a new study shows that a type of rehabilitation therapy can cut this risk in half. The study was funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Research on brain and neurological disorders wins best illusion of the year

Research on brain and neurological disorders wins best illusion of the year

In a packed house of more than a 1,000 people, University of Nevada, Reno graduate psychology student Christopher Blair presented the Dynamic Ebbinghaus illusion at the 10th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest hosted by the Neural Correlate Society in St. Petersburg, Fla. [More]
UCLA project receives $15M to restore lost memory functions in brain-injured people

UCLA project receives $15M to restore lost memory functions in brain-injured people

The UCLA Program in Memory Restoration has been awarded up to $15 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a four -year project aiming to help brain-injured people restore lost memory functions. [More]
VLSM provides more accurate prognosis of motor recovery from chronic stroke

VLSM provides more accurate prognosis of motor recovery from chronic stroke

Many studies have examined motor impairments using voxel-based lesion symptom mapping (VLSM), but few are reported regarding the corresponding relationship between cerebral cortex injury and lower limb motor impairment analyzed using this technique. [More]

Use of performance enhancing drugs unmonitored in young elite athletes

The use of performance enhancing drugs is prevalent and unmonitored in junior elite athletes as young as 12, according to research by Griffith University and the University of Canberra that will be presented tomorrow. [More]

Study: Taking smartphone microbreaks may benefit employee well-being

Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play "Angry Birds" or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to Kansas State University research. [More]
Study: Behavioral weight loss can help manage menopausal hot flashes

Study: Behavioral weight loss can help manage menopausal hot flashes

Now women have yet one more incentive to lose weight as a new study has shown evidence that behavioral weight loss can help manage menopausal hot flashes. [More]
Sleep deprivation can lead a healthy person to display symptoms similar to schizophrenia

Sleep deprivation can lead a healthy person to display symptoms similar to schizophrenia

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's College London. [More]
DFG to establish five new Research Units to pursue current issues in research areas

DFG to establish five new Research Units to pursue current issues in research areas

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing five new Research Units. [More]
New research examines brain effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms

New research examines brain effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms

New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. [More]
Targeting ASIC-related neurotransmission may lead to new therapies for treating drug addiction

Targeting ASIC-related neurotransmission may lead to new therapies for treating drug addiction

University of Iowa researchers have discovered a new form of neurotransmission that influences the long-lasting memory created by addictive drugs, like cocaine and opioids, and the subsequent craving for these drugs of abuse. Loss of this type of neurotransmission creates changes in brains cells that resemble the changes caused by drug addiction. [More]
Exceptional speed prior to formal training is prerequisite for becoming world-class sprinters

Exceptional speed prior to formal training is prerequisite for becoming world-class sprinters

New research shows world-class sprinters are born, not created. Grand Valley State University researchers found that exceptional speed prior to formal training is a prerequisite for becoming a world-class sprinter. [More]
Early life stress can have lasting negative impacts on the brain

Early life stress can have lasting negative impacts on the brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts. [More]

Women are more likely to be physically aggressive towards their partners than men

Women are more likely to be verbally and physically aggressive towards their partners than men suggests a new study presented as part of a symposium on intimate partner violence (IPV). [More]