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Psychology paper authors range from Dr. Phil to the Dalai Lama

(Binghamton University) Steven Jay Lynn, distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Psychological Clinic at Binghamton University, and Scott O. Lilienfeld of Emory University examined 78 authors or co-authors that may be surprising to the psychology world. Show More Summary

Exercising the elderly heart: No value in overexertion

(Springer) The more, the merrier, but don't sweat too much. That's the basics from an analysis about the value of physical activity and exercise in helping to prevent heart disease related deaths among senior citizens. The study, led...Show More Summary

DNAstack launches genomics platform to accelerate disease research, precision medicine

(Lori Lennon Consulting) DNAstack, a Toronto-based genomic software company, today announced the launch of its cloud platform to accelerate genetic disease research and precision medicine. DNAstack provides push-button access to state-of-the-art...Show More Summary

Positive and negative memories and behaviors are split up in the brains of mice

(RIKEN) Within the amygdala, an important memory center in the brain, pleasant experiences, tastes, and smells are confined to the back of the basolateral nucleus, while unpleasant ones are stored at the front. These anterior and posterior...Show More Summary

Hip fracture deaths higher in small- and medium-sized hospitals than in teaching hospitals

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The risk of death after hip fracture is higher for patients in small- and medium-sized hospitals than in teaching hospitals in Canada, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

'Weekday effect' not a risk factor for death from elective surgery

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The day of the week that elective surgery is performed in Ontario does not affect a patient's risk of death, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Foster care children at much greater risk of physical, mental health problems

(University of California - Irvine) Children who have been in the US foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems -- ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and depression...Show More Summary

'That pizza was #delish!' What do Tweets say about our health?

(University of Utah Health Sciences) 'Coffee' was the most tweeted food in the continental US from mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by 'beer' then 'pizza'. Besides hinting at which foods are popular, scientists at the University of Utah are finding that tweets reveal something about our health. Show More Summary

Anti-Semitism and Labour, Again

Among Jeremy Corbyn's failings, according to The Times this morning, is the Labour Party becoming a "safe space" for anti-semites. Of course, it is not now nor has ever been a safe space for anti-semitism - as the recent expulsions testify. Show More Summary

Creative staff lead to satisfied customers says study

(University of East Anglia) Organizations in the service sector that have more creative employees enjoy higher levels of customer satisfaction, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia.

Saturday Interview: Dave Allport

Dave Allport is a Labour councillor for Talke on Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and a town councillor in Kidsgrove. Dave is also a mental health nurse and keen campaigner, and is one of the super-activists who comprise Labour's Kidsgrove mafia. Show More Summary

The Trump Phenomenon Cracked Open

October 14, 2016 Posted by Jay Livingston The best social/cultural/political explanation that I have read of the continued support for Trump is at Cracked. Yes, Cracked. By David Wong. Here’s the opening. (Click for a larger view.) It’s long for a blog post – two full screens – but worth reading. [HT: Melanie Allen]

America ranks in top 10 in empathy

(Michigan State University) A first-of-its-kind study that ranks nations by empathy puts the United States at No. 7, behind countries ranging from Peru to Korea to Saudi Arabia. While a top 10 finish isn't bad, Michigan State University's...Show More Summary

Western Corporations and the Cultivation of Colorism in India

Flashback Friday. Previously marketed to women, skin lightening, bleaching, and “fairness” creams are being newly marketed to men.  The introduction of a Facebook application has triggered a wave of commentary among American journalists and bloggers.  The application, launched by Vaseline and aimed at men in India, smoothes out blotches and lightens the overall skin color […]

Early detection method hopes to prevent psychosis

(University of Adelaide) Mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough in the early detection of the risk of psychosis, with the eventual hope that patients could be given appropriate treatments earlier to prevent psychotic episodes from occurring.

These are the foods you should eat if you want less smelly farts

By mixing faeces with food ingredients, researchers have worked out which foodstuffs can reduce the amount of “rotten-egg gas” produced by our gut bacteria

Mental health matters

(University of California - Santa Barbara) UCSB researchers study the effectiveness of an innovative program designed to help youth learn about mental health.

Five More Books on Marx and Marxism

By way of a sequel to this from a few years back, here are five more books about Marx and/or Marxism that use the materialist method to understand the world. The first of these has to be Empire by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (2000). Show More Summary

What does science say about family relationships and how we can improve them?

(SAGE) How can couples and families effectively navigate issues such as divorce, teen parenting, or job loss? Launching as a four-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling covers an array of theories, approaches, and techniques in the field and applies them to various life events that affect families and couples.

Researchers probing the beneficial secrets in dolphins' proteins

(Medical University of South Carolina) Why reinvent the wheel when nature has the answer?That's what researcher Michael Janech, Ph.D. of the Medical University of South Carolina, has found to be true, drawing from the field of biomimicry...Show More Summary

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