Sleep quality may be linked with success during military basic training

(Reuters Health) - Soldiers who experience sleep problems during basic combat training may be more likely to struggle with psychological distress, attention difficulties, and anger issues during their entry into the military, a recent study suggests. “These results show that...

Alberta draws fire after naming panel to review impacts of supervised consumption sites

Jason Luan, associate minister of mental health and addictions, announced on Monday who will sit on an eight-member panel that will examine the socio-economic effects of supervised consumption sites. (CBC) An Alberta government-appointed panel to examine the social and economic...

Alberta draws fire after naming panel to review impacts of supervised injection sites

Jason Luan, associate minister of mental health and addictions, announced on Monday who will sit on an eight-member panel that will examine the socio-economic effects of supervised consumption sites. (CBC) An Alberta government-appointed panel to examine the social and economic...

Alberta draws fire after naming panel to review impacts of safe injection sites

Jason Luan, associate minister of mental health and addictions, announced on Monday who will sit on an eight-member panel that will examine the socio-economic effects of supervised consumption sites. (CBC) An Alberta government-appointed panel to examine the social and economic...

Alexis Ohanian Opens Up About Fatherhood and Calls for Universal Paternity Leave

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, sets a pretty high bar for being a good husband and dad: He routinely shows up to support his wife, tennis star Serena Williams, at her matches; and, as his Instagram account shows, he’s a...

Are attitudes contagious? Nonverbal messages

If you were to meet two new people, and others seem to be more friendly toward one of those individuals, would that lead you to like that individual more than the other? A new Northwestern University study examined whether people...

Single protein plays important dual transport roles in the brain

Just as a packaging breakdown can hamstring delivery of cables, switches and connectors to a house under construction, removing a protein from neurons can block the "shipment" of proteins to developing axons. Axons are the telephone wires of the nervous...

Possible new treatment strategy for lung cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer found in both men and women. It is estimated there will be roughly 228,000 new lung cancer cases this year, and nearly 30% of those patients will have mutations in the KRAS...

Need a mental break? Avoid your cellphone

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found. The experiment, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned college undergraduates...

Parent-targeted interventions in primary care improve parent-teen communication on alcohol and sex

New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related behavior. This method may serve as an important strategy for parents to influence adolescent behaviors and...
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