Sharing voluntarily makes young kids happy

New findings provide fascinating insights into the psychology of preschool age children, and the first evidence that sharing under social norms is less emotionally rewarding than sharing voluntarily….

New findings provide fascinating insights into the psychology of preschool age children, and the first evidence that sharing under social norms is less emotionally rewarding than sharing voluntarily….

Obesity can lead to more severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms

Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), such as hot flashes and night sweats, cause serious discomfort in many women at menopause. Studies show a higher frequency of VMS in women who gain weight during the postmenopause period, and the effect of obesity on VMS has been studied for many years. A new study finds that hot flashes are associated with a higher body mass index (BMI)….

Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), such as hot flashes and night sweats, cause serious discomfort in many women at menopause. Studies show a higher frequency of VMS in women who gain weight during the postmenopause period, and the effect of obesity on VMS has been studied for many years. A new study finds that hot flashes are associated with a higher body mass index (BMI)….

Reservoirs of latent HIV can grow despite effective therapy, study shows

Immune cells infected with a latent form of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are able to proliferate, replenishing the reservoir of virus that is resistant to antiretroviral drug therapy, new research has found….

Immune cells infected with a latent form of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are able to proliferate, replenishing the reservoir of virus that is resistant to antiretroviral drug therapy, new research has found….

Assessing and addressing the impact of childhood trauma

People experiencing psychosis become more prone to experiencing unusual thoughts, beliefs, and experiences that make it harder to distinguish reality. For some people experiencing childhood trauma is linked to psychosis. A recent review offers a model of the trauma-psychosis risk cycle that results from experiencing childhood trauma. In this model early childhood trauma interacts with a child’s genetic vulnerability and propels some children toward psychosis….

People experiencing psychosis become more prone to experiencing unusual thoughts, beliefs, and experiences that make it harder to distinguish reality. For some people experiencing childhood trauma is linked to psychosis. A recent review offers a model of the trauma-psychosis risk cycle that results from experiencing childhood trauma. In this model early childhood trauma interacts with a child’s genetic vulnerability and propels some children toward psychosis….

One blood pressure drug therapy associated with lower health-care costs

About half of patients diagnosed with high blood pressure will need their medication adjusted within the first year to address side effects or failure to control blood pressure properly. Among the modification options available, one drug therapy is associated with lower costs for follow-up doctor visits and hospitalizations, according to a new study….

About half of patients diagnosed with high blood pressure will need their medication adjusted within the first year to address side effects or failure to control blood pressure properly. Among the modification options available, one drug therapy is associated with lower costs for follow-up doctor visits and hospitalizations, according to a new study….

Factors that lead to greater college success

Researchers identify three competencies most frequently showed evidence of supporting students’ college persistence and success, as measured by grades, retention and graduation: A sense of belonging, a growth mindset and personal goals and values….

Researchers identify three competencies most frequently showed evidence of supporting students’ college persistence and success, as measured by grades, retention and graduation: A sense of belonging, a growth mindset and personal goals and values….

Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetic hand

Tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand, report researchers in a new report….

Tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand, report researchers in a new report….

Summer Sanity (+ Recovering When Your Routine Goes out the Window)

Does your routine fly out the window in summer?

Mine too.

Everything ends up in a free fall.

I often don’t know when I’ll have time to cook…

UNTIL it’s time to cook… and then I try wing it.

Improvising stresses me out.

That’s why this week’s meal plan includes “no effort” recipes!

THROW TOGETHER and go.

No preparation. No planning. No batch cooking.

Simple, healthy recipes t…

Does your routine fly out the window in summer?

Mine too.

Everything ends up in a free fall.

I often don’t know when I’ll have time to cook…

UNTIL it’s time to cook… and then I try wing it.

Improvising stresses me out.

That’s why this week’s meal plan includes “no effort” recipes!

THROW TOGETHER and go.

No preparation. No planning. No batch cooking.

Simple, healthy recipes t…

Not such a 'simple' sugar: glucose may help fight cancer and inflammatory disease

Scientists have just discovered that glucose, the most important fuel used in our bodies, also plays a vital role in the immune response. Targeting glucose-controlled systems in the body thus offers an exciting new option for regulating this response….

Scientists have just discovered that glucose, the most important fuel used in our bodies, also plays a vital role in the immune response. Targeting glucose-controlled systems in the body thus offers an exciting new option for regulating this response….