Healthy adults with small inferior frontal cortex more likely to suffer from anxiety, study finds
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  April 19, 2017  
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 Healthy adults with small inferior frontal cortex more likely to suffer from anxiety, study findsHealthy adults with small inferior frontal cortex more likely to suffer from anxiety, study finds
 
Healthy college students who have a relatively small inferior frontal cortex - a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions - are more likely than others to suffer from anxiety, a new study finds.
 
 
 Mindfulness therapy has equally positive effect as CBT for many psychiatric symptomsMindfulness therapy has equally positive effect as CBT for many psychiatric symptoms
 
Mindfulness group therapy has an equally positive effect as individual CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric symptoms in patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders.
 
   Study finds depression and SUD to be strongest risk factors for prescription opioid overdoseStudy finds depression and SUD to be strongest risk factors for prescription opioid overdose
 
Individuals suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD) or depression are among those at highest risk for a serious prescription opioid overdose, according to a study published in Pain Medicine.
 
   NICE approves Healios’ CBT service for treating children, young people with anxiety disordersNICE approves Healios’ CBT service for treating children, young people with anxiety disorders
 
Healios, a pioneering digital healthcare company, has received endorsement from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in its approach to treat anxiety disorders in children and young people with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
 
   Poor sleep may make it harder to regulate negative emotions in people with anxiety or depressionPoor sleep may make it harder to regulate negative emotions in people with anxiety or depression
 
A lack of sleep makes everything harder. Focusing, finishing assignments, and coping with everyday stress can become monumental tasks.
 
 Depression and Sleep Length
 
Depression and Sleep LengthSleep deprivation is a very common phenomenon in the US, mostly by choice, due to working or study conditions which are not conducive to getting adequate sleep. Most people who do not get enough sleep complain of fatigue and daytime sleepiness.
 
 
 People sensitive to sexual disgust more likely to make duty-based moral judgments, study suggests
 
Every person has both utilitarian (consequentialist) and Kantian (duty- or rule-based) moral intuitions, which are activated in different situations in different ways. The field of Moral Psychology studies these types of intuitions and the psychological factors behind them.
 
 
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 KNAUER’s new osmometer allows fast and easy analysis of aqueous liquids
 
KNAUER’s new osmometer allows fast and easy analysis of aqueous liquidsThe K-7400S Semi-Micro Osmometer from KNAUER allows fast and easy analysis of aqueous liquids. Using the proven technology of freezing point depression, the device determines the total concentration of all dissolved particles of a solution.
 
 
 Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess and adapt to high risk situations, fMRI study finds
 
Gambling addicts have poor ability to assess and adapt to high risk situations, fMRI study findsYou've been losing all night, and now another bad hand. So why raise? Gambling addiction is a mental disorder characterized by excessive risk-taking despite negative results. Scientific studies using functional MRI -- fMRI, a method of looking at active areas of the brain -- have previously shown that addicts have altered activity in brain regions related to risk and reward, making them prone to prefer risky choices.
 
 
 Medication-assisted treatment reduces negative health outcomes for pregnant women with OUD
 
Medication-assisted treatment reduces negative health outcomes for pregnant women with OUDMedication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a research review and update in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
 
 
 Delaying school start time linked to variety of benefits for teen students
 
Delaying school start time linked to variety of benefits for teen studentsA new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine asserts that the school day should begin at 8:30 a.m. or later for middle school and high school students.
 
 
 Study finds low cervical cancer screening rates among women with mental illness
 
Study finds low cervical cancer screening rates among women with mental illnessWomen enrolled in California's Medicaid program who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
 
 
 FSU study finds no evidence that brain games improve cognitive function
 
FSU study finds no evidence that brain games improve cognitive functionBe skeptical of ads declaring you can rev up your brain's performance by challenging it with products from the growing brain-training industry.
 
 
 Repetition of other parts of speech can influence magnitude of syntactic priming effect
 
Repetition of other parts of speech can influence magnitude of syntactic priming effectAccording to Glasgow and HSE/Northumbria researchers, repetition of non-verbs as well as verbs can boost the effect of syntactic priming, i.e. the likelihood of people reproducing the structure of the utterance they have just heard.
 
 
 Research reveals poor cognitive skills as main factor for fraud victimization in older adults
 
Research reveals poor cognitive skills as main factor for fraud victimization in older adultsWhen comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than non-victims of the same age group.
 
 
 Positive emotion intervention improves health in people newly diagnosed with HIV
 
Positive emotion intervention improves health in people newly diagnosed with HIVWhen individuals recently diagnosed with HIV were coached to practice skills to help them experience positive emotions, the result was less HIV in their blood and lower antidepressant use, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
 
 
 Pharmaceuticals containing cannabinoids may be effective against skin diseases, say researchers
 
Pharmaceuticals containing cannabinoids may be effective against skin diseases, say researchersCannabinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties that could make them useful in the treatment of a wide-range of skin diseases, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
 
 
 Oral contraceptive pills have negative impact on women's quality of life, study shows
 
Oral contraceptive pills have negative impact on women's quality of life, study showsOne of the most common combined oral contraceptive pills has a negative impact on women's quality of life but does not increase depressive symptoms.
 
 
 Study highlights impact of familial poverty on toddlers’ brain development
 
Study highlights impact of familial poverty on toddlers’ brain developmentA study carried out by the University of Granada (UGR) has revealed that familial poverty has an impact on the toddlers' brain functioning. Infants belonging to families with lower economic resources and a lower level of education present a more immature functioning and less ability to detect errors.