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Childhood and Adult Trauma Experiences of Incarcerated Persons and Their Relationship to Adult Behavioral Health Problems and Treatment

Wolff & Shi NCB1 Abstract Rates of childhood and adult trauma are high among incarcerated persons. In addition to criminality, childhood trauma is associated with the risk for emotional disorders (e.g., depression and anxiety) and co-morbid conditions such as alcohol … Continue reading

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Exercise is key in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Angela Hopp EurekAlert In a recent Journal of Biological Chemistry “Paper of the Week,” research led by Ayae Kinoshita at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan reveals the benefits of exercise in combating Alzheimer’s disease. The most … Continue reading

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Ban Ki Moon Declares “Model Of Consumption Dead”, Envisions World Of Forced Environmental Labor

P Gosselin NoTricksZone UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has written a guest piece for Der Spiegel. In it he declares that “consumption is dead” and that a new economic model is needed for the planet. However, like everyone one … Continue reading

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Self-worth needs to go beyond appearance

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Study identifies 5 factors that promote a positive body image in women Women with high family support and limited pressure to achieve the ‘thin and beautiful’ ideal have a more positive body image. That’s according to a … Continue reading

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Mammoth-Belch Deficit Caused Prehistoric Cooling?

Anne Casselman National Geographic When mammoths and other Ice Age “megafauna” disappeared from the Americas about 12,800 years ago, the animals took with them their planet-warming burps—spurring the mysterious cooling period known as the Younger Dryas, a new study says. … Continue reading

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Variation in the internalization of differently sized nanoparticles induces different DNA-damaging effects on a macrophage cell line.

Zhang et al. PubMed Abstract Although researchers have expended considerable effort on studying the cytotoxicity of nanomaterials, it is possible that there has been insufficient attention paid to their genotoxic potential. Here, we describe a test model that we have … Continue reading

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Let voters dump bad government, experts decide

Source: SMH VOTERS should be given the power to force early elections in NSW with a view to dumping unpopular governments, a majority of experts has advised the Premier, Barry O’Farrell. But an early election could only be called with … Continue reading

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Reasoning, Learning, and Creativity: Frontal Lobe Function and Human Decision-Making

Anne Collins & Etienne Koechlin PLoS Biology Abstract The frontal lobes subserve decision-making and executive control—that is, the selection and coordination of goal-directed behaviors. Current models of frontal executive function, however, do not explain human decision-making in everyday environments featuring … Continue reading

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Media, messages, and Turkish soap operas

Richard Brenneman eats shoots ‘n leaves Beyond the inevitable culture wars over blatant displays of sexuality, near nudity, and drug [alcohol] use — the very same things that outrage Christian fundamentalists in the U.S. — there’s an even deeper context, … Continue reading

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TEDxTartu – Roy Leighton – The Butterfly Model: Value — Create — Educate

Roy Leighton TED Author and educator Roy Leighton shares his ideas on bringing education into the 21st Century by adding a little healthy chaos to the current unhealthy order.

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