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There is an urgent need to improve both short-term and long-term approaches to education for the large number of Syrian refugee children in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, according to a new RAND Corporation study. [more...]

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Loneliness is more than a feeling: For older adults, perceived social isolation is a major health risk that can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent. Researchers have long known the dangers of loneliness, but the cellular mechanisms by which loneliness causes adverse health outcomes have not been well understood. Now a team of researchers, including UChicago psychologist and leading loneliness expert John Cacioppo, has released a study shedding new light on how loneliness triggers physiological responses that can ultimately make us sick. [more...]

Weight loss surgery curbs the sweet tooth by acting on the brain's reward system, according to a study published November 19 in Cell Metabolism. The researchers found that gastrointestinal bypass surgery, which is used to treat morbid obesity and diabetes, reduced sugar-seeking behavior in mice by reducing the release of a reward chemical called dopamine in the brain. The findings suggest that positive outcomes are more likely if sugary foods seem less rewarding after surgery. [more...]

For patients with kidney failure, poor kidney function and immunosuppressant medications may increase their risk of developing different types of cancer. The findings, which are published in a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest the need for persistent cancer screening and prevention in these patients. [more...]

Planning how to resolve incomplete work tasks can help employees switch off from work and enjoy their evenings. That is one of the conclusions of research by Dr Brandon Smit from Ball State University, Indiana, published in the Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology today, Thursday 12 November 2015. [more...]

A study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers suggests that awakening several times throughout the night is more detrimental to people's positive moods than getting the same shortened amount of sleep without interruption. [more...]

In the US, various stakeholders including courts and states have adopted the Rasch model, in part, because it leads to logical and transparent results. With the Rasch model all items are weighted equally in order to define the ability that is to be measured. Four papers in the new issue of "Psychological Test and Assessment" consider the Rasch model from very different angles. [more...]

Living organ donation has long been an established practice in many European countries, and recent advances have been made regarding surgical methods, screening and selection of donors. In 2011, 20,6% of all kidney transplants and 3,5% of all liver transplants performed in the European Union were using a live donor. The EULOD-study showed that some aspects related to donor selection and safety were not always guaranteed in the EU. [more...]

More and more managers are challenged by the complex global and international work environment and requirements of (post-)modern organizations. Dr. Claude-Helene Mayer and Dr. Christian Martin Boness guide with their coaching- and training-manual through the topics of health and sense coherence, transcultural competencies and identities, managing conflicts across cultures, and systemic perspectives and practices in organizations. Theoretical informations and practical exercises provide ideas on how to cope with managerial responsibilities in a salutogenetic and enjoyable way. [more...]

Salk scientists discover cellular differences between brain cells from bipolar patients that respond to lithium and those that don't. Neurons (white/red) from a subset of bipolar patients show changes in their electrical activity in response to lithium. (Salk Institute)
The brain cells of patients with bipolar disorder, characterized by severe swings between depression and elation, are more sensitive to stimuli than other people's brain cells, researchers have discovered. The finding, published October 28, 2015 in the journal Nature, is among the first to show at a cellular level how the disorder affects the brain. Moreover, it reveals why some patients respond to treatment with lithium while others don't. [more...]
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