Power can corrupt even the honest

New research, published in The Leadership Quarterly, highlights the influence of power in leader corruption When appointing a new leader, selectors base their choice on several factors and typically look for leaders with desirable characteristics such as honesty and trustworthiness. However once leaders are in power, can we trust them to exercise it in a…

Common plastics chemicals linked to ADHD symptoms – phthalate

Reposted at request: Public release date: 19-Nov-2009 – – They found a significant positive association between phthalate exposure and ADHD, meaning that the higher the concentration of phthalate metabolites in the urine, the worse the ADHD symptoms and/or test scores.   Are phthalates really safe for children? Philadelphia, PA, 19 November 2009 – Phthalates are…

Exposure to cortisol-like medications before birth may contribute to emotional problems and brain changes

Contact: Rhiannon Bugno Biol.Psych@utsouthwestern.edu 214-648-0880 Elsevier   Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Philadelphia, PA, October 31, 2013 – Neonatologists seem to perform miracles in the fight to support the survival of babies born prematurely. To promote their survival, cortisol-like drugs called glucocorticoids are administered frequently to women in preterm labor to accelerate their babies’…

Do antidepressants impair the ability to extinguish fear?

Contact: Rhiannon Bugno Biol.Psych@utsouthwestern.edu 214-648-0880 Elsevier Answers from a new study in Biological Psychiatry An interesting new report of animal research published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that common antidepressant medications may impair a form of learning that is important clinically. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, commonly called SSRIs, are a class of antidepressant widely used to…

New study highlights strong anti-cancer properties of soybeans: inhibited cancer cell growth by 73% for colon cancer, 70% for liver cancer and 68% for lung cancer

Contact: Sacha Boucherie S.Boucherie@elsevier.com 31-204-853-564 Elsevier First study to report that proteins found in soybeans, could inhibit growth of colon, liver and lung cancers, published in Food Research International Soybean meal is a bi-product following oil extraction from soybean seeds. It is rich in protein, which usually makes up around 40% of the nutritional components…

Contaminated water used to dilute pesticides could be responsible for viruses entering the food chain, warn scientists

Contact: Sacha Boucherie S.Boucherie@elsevier.com 31-204-853-564 Elsevier Pesticide application as potential source of noroviruses in fresh food supply chains Human norovirus (hNoV), also known as the winter vomiting bug, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the world. The virus is highly contagious, causing vomiting and diarrhea, and the number of affected cases is…

What you think, feel, and learn has cross-generational effects

Contact: Rhiannon Bugno Biol.Psych@utsouthwestern.edu 214-648-0880 Elsevier Life experiences put their stamp on the next generation: New insights from epigenetics A review from Biological Psychiatry Philadelphia, PA, February 14, 2013 – The 18th century natural philosopher Jean-Baptiste Lamarck proposed that the necks of giraffes lengthened as a consequence of the cumulative effort, across generations, to reach…

Common plastics chemicals linked to ADHD symptoms

2009 study posted filing Contact: Jayne Dawkins ja.dawkins@elsevier.com 215-239-3674 Elsevier Are phthalates really safe for children? Philadelphia, PA, 19 November 2009 – Phthalates are important components of many consumer products, including toys, cleaning materials, plastics, and personal care items. Studies to date on phthalates have been inconsistent, with some linking exposure to these chemicals to…

The memory of water is a reality, pseudoscience?

Repost from 2007 Contact: Tanya Wheatley t.wheatley@elsevier.com 44-186-584-3824 Elsevier The memory of water is a reality New issue of Homeopathy journal explores water memory effects Oxford, UK, 01 August 2007 –  A special issue of the journal Homeopathy, journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy and published by Elsevier, on the “Memory of Water” brings together…

Commentary on The Video: Fundamentalist Vaccine Penatgon Using Vaccines to Alter Human Behavior VMAT2 Gene – Followed by, Change in Human Social Behavior in Response to a Common Vaccine Abstract , & Article On VMAT2

There is currently no way to confirm the data in this Video……. Chances are without any confirming data, it will be deemed a fake… This video, and the Vaccine Data has been circulating close to two years now. If it is a hoax, I will have to say it is pretty elaborate. Keep in mind…