Two studies that investigate the effectiveness of activity trackers.... Read more »
Diaz K, Krupka D, Chang M, Peacock J, Ma Y, Goldsmith J, Schwartz J, & Davidson K. (2015) Fitbit®: An accurate and reliable device for wireless physical activity tracking. International Journal of Cardiology, 138-140. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.03.038
Ferguson T, Rowlands A, Olds T, & Maher C. (2015) The validity of consumer-level, activity monitors in healthy adults worn in free-living conditions: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12966-015-0201-9
Human error is now the leading cause of plane crashes, and one of the principal factors that provokes pilots to make mistakes is stress. Some pilots cope heroically in the face of stress, such as Chesley Sullenberger who steered his plane and passengers to safety, landing on the Hudson river after a double engine failure. Others fare less well, with sometimes fatal results. Knowing in advance how pilots will respond to stressful situations is therefore of paramount of importance to flight safety........ Read more »
Vine, S., Uiga, L., Lavric, A., Moore, L., Tsaneva-Atanasova, K., & Wilson, M. (2014) Individual reactions to stress predict performance during a critical aviation incident. Anxiety, Stress, , 28(4), 467-477. DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2014.986722
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jason Ong, Ph.D., CBSM Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Training Program Rush University Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Insomnia is … Continue reading →
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Dr. Gary K Owens Ph.D, & Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center. (2015) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help Many Patients With Insomnia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Gary K Owens Ph.D Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Owens: The leading cause of death in the USA and worldwide … Continue reading →
The post Key Study Shifts Focus To Smooth Muscle Cells In Atherosclerotic Heart Disease appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr. Gary K Owens Ph.D Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center. (2015) Key Study Shifts Focus To Smooth Muscle Cells In Atherosclerotic Heart Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
To assess the value of spirituality, this article aims to give a clear, imaginable and humble impression of spirituality research. It describes research of spiritual practices, which are practiced by people of multiple religious affiliations and even by irreligious people.... Read more »
Vickhoff, B., Malmgren, H., Åström, R., Nyberg, G., Ekström, S., Engwall, M., Snygg, J., Nilsson, M., & Jörnsten, R. (2013) Music structure determines heart rate variability of singers. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00334
de Ridder D, Kroese F, Adriaanse M, & Evers C. (2014) Always gamble on an empty stomach: hunger is associated with advantageous decision making. PloS one, 9(10). PMID: 25340399
Friese M, Schweizer L, Arnoux A, Sutter F, & Wänke M. (2014) Personal prayer counteracts self-control depletion. Consciousness and cognition, 90-5. PMID: 25277947
Bhasin MK, Dusek JA, Chang BH, Joseph MG, Denninger JW, Fricchione GL, Benson H, & Libermann TA. (2013) Relaxation response induces temporal transcriptome changes in energy metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways. PloS one, 8(5). PMID: 23650531
Ybarra O, Burnstein E, Winkielman P, Keller MC, Manis M, Chan E, & Rodriguez J. (2008) Mental exercising through simple socializing: social interaction promotes general cognitive functioning. Personality , 34(2), 248-59. PMID: 18212333
"Parents of children with ASD [autism spectrum disorder] living in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006 were more likely to be on sick leave, not in the labor force, or earning low income when compared to parents who did not have a child with ASD and these results remained after adjusting for familial socioeconomic factors and parental psychiatric care."That was the rather grim conclusion reached by Miranda McEvilly and colleagues  (open-access) following their analysis of families taking........ Read more »
McEvilly M, Wicks S, & Dalman C. (2015) Sick Leave and Work Participation Among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Stockholm Youth Cohort: A Register Linkage Study in Stockholm, Sweden. Journal of autism and developmental disorders. PMID: 25697737
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wen-Qing Li Ph.D Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory cutaneous … Continue reading →
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Wen-Qing Li Ph.D, & Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School. (2015) Wen-Qing Li Ph.D Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Ruth Hogg, Lecturer Centre for Experimental Medicine (formerly Centre for Vision and Vascular Science) Institute of Clinical Science Block Belfast Northern Ireland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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Dr Ruth Hogg, Lecturer, & Centre for Experimental Medicine. (2015) Diabetic Macular Edema Linked To Hyperlipidemia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, professor of medicine, cell biology, and physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has led a study with international collaborators identifying the mechanism by which patients with various autoimmune and connective tissue disorders may be at risk for life-threatening cardiac events if they take certain anti-histamine or anti-depressant medications. Dr. Boutjdir is also director of the Cardiac Research Program at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System.... Read more »
Yue, Y., Castrichini, M., Srivastava, U., Fabris, F., Shah, K., Li, Z., Qu, Y., El-Sherif, N., Zhou, Z., January, C.... (2015) Pathogenesis of the Novel Autoimmune-Associated Long QT Syndrome. Circulation. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.009800
Providers of mental-health services still rely on intervention techniques such as physical restraint and confinement to control some psychiatric hospital patients, a practice which can cause harm to both patients and care facilities, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study found that almost one in four psychiatric patients in Ontario hospitals are restrained using control interventions, such as chairs that prevent rising, wrist restraints, seclusion rooms or acute con........ Read more »
Mah, T., Hirdes, J., Heckman, G., & Stolee, P. (2015) Use of control interventions in adult in-patient mental health services. Healthcare Management Forum, 28(4), 139-145. DOI: 10.1177/0840470415581230
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sarah C. MacDonald, BS Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?Response: Approximately 0.3-0.5% of all pregnancies are in women with epilepsy. While individual studies … Continue reading →
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Sarah C. MacDonald, BSHarvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. (2015) Women With Epilepsy At Much High Risk Of Death During Delivery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
by amikulak in Daily Observations
Neuroimaging data collected from a group of passengers who thought they were going to die when their plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean in the summer of […]... Read more »
Palombo, D., McKinnon, M., McIntosh, A., Anderson, A., Todd, R., & Levine, B. (2015) The Neural Correlates of Memory for a Life-Threatening Event: An fMRI Study of Passengers From Flight AT236. Clinical Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177/2167702615589308
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joshua P. Cohen Ph.D Research Associate Professor Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development Boston, Massachusetts Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Cohen: Florbetapir 18F was the first radioactive diagnostic agent approved … Continue reading →
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Joshua P. Cohen Ph.D, & Research Associate Professor. (2015) Medicare's Inconsistent Drug Coverage Policies Can Impede Access To New Technologies. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
A talking white elephant called Slizamandee could save the world with his wisdom and "teach us with the deepest voice of history", according to an academic paper published today.
The article appeared in the journal Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. The authors are led by Otto E. Rössler, a biochemist. It's called Is it Ethical to heal a young white Elephant from his physiological Autism? Many thanks to Michelle Dawson for bringing it to my attention.
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Rossler, O., Theis, C., Heiter, J., Fleischer, W., & Student, A. (2015) Is it Ethical to heal a young white Elephant from his physiological Autism?. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2015.06.020
A few years ago, I wrote a post about the problems with saying “I’ll be ready in 5 minutes.” It turns out, there’s now research that — in a way — supports the point I was trying to make. In this … Continue reading →... Read more »
Lewis, N., & Oyserman, D. (2015) When Does the Future Begin? Time Metrics Matter, Connecting Present and Future Selves. Psychological Science, 26(6), 816-825. DOI: 10.1177/0956797615572231
Radicalization is an analyzable process, rather than the outcome of an ‘evil’ personality.... Read more »
Karagiannis, E. (2012) European Converts to Islam: Mechanisms of Radicalization. Politics, Religion , 13(1), 99-113. DOI: 10.1080/21567689.2012.659495
In answer to the question posed in the title of this post on whether coeliac disease (CD) might show some connection to intellectual (learning) disability, 'probably not' is the finding reported by Taner Sezer and colleagues .Researchers initially looked at "serum levels of tissue transglutaminase antibody and total IgA" in over 230 children diagnosed with nonsyndromic intellectual disability compared with about the same number of asymptomatic controls. Nonsyndromic intellectual dis........ Read more »
Sezer T, Balcı O, Özçay F, Bayraktar N, & Alehan F. (2015) Is Celiac Disease an Etiological Factor in Children with Nonsyndromic Intellectual Disability?. Journal of child neurology. PMID: 26078418
Horror video games target evolved defence mechanismsby confronting the player with fright-inducing stimulisuch as darkness and hostile entities. By guest blogger Mathias ClasenThe video game industry outpaced the movie industry several years ago, and video games remain a rapidly growing market. In 2014, US consumers spent more than $22 billion on game content, hardware, and accessories. While researchers in media psychology have been busy investigating and discussing the effects of violent ........ Read more »
Lynch, T., & Martins, N. (2015) Nothing to Fear? An Analysis of College Students' Fear Experiences With Video Games. Journal of Broadcasting , 59(2), 298-317. DOI: 10.1080/08838151.2015.1029128
Prior concussion that resulted in loss of consciousness is a risk factor for decreased hippocampal regions and mild cognitive impairment later in life.... Read more »
Strain JF, Womack KB, Didehbani N, Spence JS, Conover H, Hart J Jr, Kraut MA, & Cullum CM. (2015) Imaging Correlates of Memory and Concussion History in Retired National Football League Athletes. JAMA Neurology. PMID: 25985094
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Ananya Choudhury Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Clinical Oncology The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Wilmslow Road Withington, Manchester, UK Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Although … Continue reading →
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Dr Ananya Choudhury, & Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Clinical Oncology. (2015) No Definitive Biomarker Predicts Cancer Response To Radiation Therapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
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