Feeling sated can become a cue to eat more

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017   Association for Psychological Science When hunger pangs strike, we usually interpret them as a cue to reach for a snack; when we start to feel full, we take it as a sign that we should stop eating. But new research shows that these associations can be learned the other way around,…

Gamers have an advantage in learning

Public Release: 29-Sep-2017   Ruhr-University Bochum Neuropsychologists of the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity in the brain areas that are relevant for learning. Prof Dr Boris Suchan, Sabrina Schenk and Robert Lech report…

Antidepressants associated with significantly elevated risk of death, researchers find – 33% higher chance of death than non-users

Public Release: 14-Sep-2017   McMaster University HAMILTON, ON, CANADA, Sept. 14, 2014 – Antidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings by a McMaster-led team of researchers. It’s widely known that brain serotonin affects mood, and that most commonly used antidepressant treatment for depression…

H1N1 swine flu may play a role in triggering type 1 diabetes

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017 Diabetologia Infection with H1N1 influenza (also called swine flu) may put individuals, particularly children, at greater risk of subsequent type 1 diabetes (T1D), suggests new research being presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal (11-15 September). The nationwide study found that Norwegians…

Polio-like disease in children

Public Release: 8-Sep-2017   Deutsches Aerzteblatt International COLOGNE. In Germany in the summer and autumn of 2016, several cases of illness in children were observed that were accompanied by acute flaccid paralysis. For the entire year 2016, 16 of such polio-like cases were registered with the Robert Koch-Institute. In an article in the current issue…

Colorectal cancer death rates rising in people under 55

Public Release: 8-Aug-2017   Rise confined to white population American Cancer Society ATLANTA -August 8, 2017- A new report finds that colorectal cancer mortality rates have increased in adults under 55 since the mid-2000s after falling for decades, strengthening evidence that previously reported increases in incidence in this age group are not solely the result…

Pro-vaccine messages are having the opposite effect

Public Release: 7-Aug-2017 Pro-vaccine messages can boost belief in MMR myths, study shows University of Edinburgh Current strategies for correcting misinformation about the dangers of vaccinations have the opposite effect and reinforce ill-founded beliefs, a study suggests. Presenting scientific facts to disprove misconceptions was found to actually strengthen unfounded opinions, such as that the measles,…