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Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...able housing. Easy-to-earn material goods, such as movie passes and food vouchers, help to both initiate and maintain positive changes. The program is not thought of as a substitute for counseling or pharmacotherapy, but something that adds to the therapy. Documentation for the study included not only coll...

Tobacco brands still common in PG-13 movies, despite '98 Master Settlement

...g adolescents. If tobacco companies are not paying movie studios to feature their tobacco brands, they are not in violation of the MSA. However, Dr. Adachi-Mejia notes that, "the continued presence of tobacco brand appearances in movies, whether paid for or not, undermines the intent of the MSA and limits ...

Short on time, long on feeling: Study suggests deadlines intensify emotions

...he last time? In an experiment involving book and movie selections, young subjects faced with a hypothetical limit on the future tended to go for familiar materials over reading or seeing something new. In other words, they made choices similar to those made by older individuals (as observed by other rese...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...mer drug representative who wrote and directed the movie Side Effects, a fictionalized account of her experiences, explained how companies bought doctors' prescribing records so drug representatives knew "to the dime" what drugs doctors were prescribing and could tailor their marketing to them. Lenzer c...

New memory aid helps dementia sufferers remember as time goes by

...p images, video or sound clips (e.g. of well-known movie stars such as Humphrey Bogart) from a database, acting as a memory trigger and conversation prompt. A 'stop and talk' button allows the system to be frozen at any point. The research team has built a range of innovative features into the way the syst...

ORNL wins three R&D 100s

...alyze trends in temperature and create an animated movie of temperature variations over time. Lauf, Bible and Sohns are repeat winners. SeizAlert, developed by ORNL's Lee Hively and Kara Kruse of the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, Vladimir Protopopescu of the Computer Science and Mathemat...

Strong magnetic fields aid severe depression

... has long been very negative not least due to the movie classic 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'. In the film the inmate of a psychiatric clinic (played by Jack Nicholson) is subjected to electro-shock to curb his rebellious behaviour. The type of electro-shock now used is regarded as a form of therapy ...

Post-stroke tests not used often enough, especially in women

...est similar to pregnancy ultrasound that creates a movie of the heart and can looks for clot-producing conditions and other problems. Women were also 43 percent less likely to have exams of their carotid arteries, which can become narrowed by cholesterol plaque that blocks blood flow and spawns clots. The ...

Restless legs syndrome linked to psychiatric conditions

...o go to sleep, to stay asleep, to sit quietly in a movie or on an airplane, to undergo dialysis, or any activity that requires immobility," added Dr. Phillips. "Diagnosing and treating RLS is important because it improves quality of life." To cope with RLS, researchers suggest losing weight, quitting smok...

Adolescents who watch smoking in movies are more likely to try smoking

...tional Cancer Institute, suggests that exposure to movie smoking accounts for smoking initiation among over...des that limiting exposure of young adolescents to movie smoking could have important public health implications. "We found that as the amount of exposure to...

HRCT reveals asthmatic risk long after cat allergen exposure

...ildings, trains, buses, hospitals, shopping malls, movie theaters, hotels, restaurants and even the offices of allergists....

Research review finds tobacco scenes in movies boost teen smoking

...ose-response" relationship describes the impact of movie smoking on teen audiences: those who see the highest number of smoking scenes are almost three times as likely to start smoking (after adjusting for other factors) as those who see the lowest number. The study found that adolescents and teens who r...

New technique puts brain-imaging research on its head

...onal Neurotrauma Society in Washington, DC. Brain movie According to Genin, the subjects are placed in t...everal times as the MRI pieces together a complete movie of the brain's response to these skull motions. "Phil (Bayly) has developed a set of state-of-the-a...

Comedy films boost blood flow to the heart

...educed in 14 of the 20 participants after watching movie clips that caused distress. But it was increased in 19 of the 20 participants after watching movie clips that elicited laughter. The difference in flow between sad and happy responses exceeded 50 per...

New handbook addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health issues

... March 27 At the beginning of the Oscar-nominated movie TransAmerica, Bree Osbourne, a transgender woman, eagerly awaits the sex change surgery that will make her a complete woman and allow her to live a more fulfilled life. However, a few days before the scheduled surgery, Bree is contacted by a son she ...

Awareness, analysis of tobacco advertising may go long way (baby) to prevent teen smoking

...turing attractive models in playful poses, or cool movie characters whose mystique is enhanced by the fact that they smoke. Teens would be less likely to smoke by learning to view ads and other types of media more analytically, the results of a study in the current issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adoles...

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media

...e watching television, the title of the program or movie being viewed was recorded. For children age 6 to 8 years, each additional hour of violent TV corresponded to 20 minutes less time spent with friends; for 9- to 12-year-olds, each hour spent watching violent programming reduced time spent with friend...

Mayo Clinic study finds coma grossly misrepresented in the movies

...imarily in what he found in the second part of his movie study, which revealed that lay viewers could not always identify inaccuracy in the depiction of coma in movies. The majority was unable to identify inaccuracy in 36 percent of the scenes; 39 percent of the viewers also thought the movies would influe...

Physiological markers for cutting, other self-harming behaviors by teenage girls found

...s of adolescents a three-minute film clip from the movie "The Champ" depicting a boy with his dying father. Previous studies have shown the film can induce sadness. A number of different psychophysiological measures were collected from each of the girls before, while and after viewing the film clip. Foll...

Televised movie trailers expose youth to images of tobacco use

...years may have been exposed to tobacco use through movie advertisements televised in 2001 to 2002, accordin...yed in a variety of forms on television, including movie advertisements or trailers. "Trailers pair tobacco use with popular movie stars and edgy action sho...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... developed a suite of technologies that can be used ... applications in everything from search and rescue to service ... platform for computer-mediated communication between humans and dogs that ... behavioral signals and sending them clear and unambiguous cues ... of computer science at NC State and co-lead author ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... In the largest study of its kind to date, ... genes that heighten the risk for autism. Joseph Buxbaum, ... York City, Mark Daly, Ph.D., Broad Institute of Harvard ... DNA samples from affected children, parents and unrelated people. ... to contribute to the risk for autism spectrum disorder ...
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