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Why Does Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Increase the Likelihood of Addiction?

One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life. Neuroscientists in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions are discovering why. Through a research grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National [...]

By | 2017-07-10T15:44:43+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Decline in Teen Mental Health Attributed to Late Night Stimulation

The neurological dangers implicated in overusing our devices are well-established. From the incessant cognitive itching to allay novelty bias to a consistent uptick in distracted driving accidents and deaths to the circadian chaos of excessive blue light, our memory and attention are not the only skills being affected. While no long-term studies have traced these [...]

Common Arguments Against Vaccination, And The Answers to Them

Vaccines are among the greatest inventions in the history of medicine. They have saved countless lives and reduced human suffering by an amount which is impossible to calculate.However, today there are many rumors and concerns going around about the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations, which have caused many people to reject them. Here, we will [...]

By | 2017-07-10T15:24:40+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

The Deadly Hidden Disorder Inside Our Universities

Rebecca Gallagher was less than six months into her first semester when she was found dead inside her University of Sydney college dormitory. She had been inactive for a day on Facebook messenger, her classmates say, which was unusual for the vivacious former Kincoppal-Rose Bay pupil who had a habit of collecting friends. The last day of [...]

Our Personality Literally Changes How We See the World

Open-minded people literally see the world differently. That’s according to researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Scientists there gave volunteers a personality test. Then the participants had their “binocular rivalry” checked, to see if their visual perception was different, depending on their personality. What researchers found was that, in people with high levels [...]

Sleep Important For Recovery In Comorbid Depression

BOSTON — Patients with comorbid depression and insomnia who sleep at least 7 hours nightly are more likely to benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) and achieve depression remission, preliminary results from the Treatment of Insomnia and Depression (TRIAD) Study show. Sleeping 7 hours or more nightly before starting treatment increased the chances of [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:48:38+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Depression, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How Parenting Advice From Health Professionals May Be Biased

Whose advice do you trust when it comes to raising children? For many, the answer is to ask health professionals who can draw on years of experience, and who have access to, and can make sense of, research. But our new study found the research basis of much of our parenting advice from health professionals [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:01:05+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Muscle Dysmorphia: How Idealised Masculinity Became The New Eating Disorder

The mirrors bolted to the walls of Sydney's bodybuilding gyms are crowded with impossibly muscled men. It's a smorgasbord of peak health and physical perfection. But Joey Sheather can pick them. The men who have bulked-up too fast, whose passion for fitness has tipped over into obsession. The ones who will never be satisfied no [...]

Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy

This season's hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism — but it's also being banned in classrooms across the country. "Fidget spinners" are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her fingers. The momentum of the toy provides a pleasing sensory experience, according [...]

By | 2017-06-19T13:18:43+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

4 Personality Traits That Predict Teen Drug And Alcohol Problems

Higher than average levels of impulsiveness, sensitivity to anxiety, sensation seeking and hopelessness. These four personality traits have been shown by researchers to predict those teenagers at high risk of becoming binge drinkers with 90 per cent accuracy. In the first Australian trial, a program targeting 438 year 8 students with one of these traits [...]