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DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer's disease

DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer's disease | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Rush University Medical Center, reveals how early changes in brain DNA methylation are involved in Alzheimer's disease.

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Why Disability History Matters | Disability.Blog

Why Disability History Matters | Disability.Blog | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A blog about the latest disability-related news, information & trends. Disability.Blog features weekly guest bloggers from government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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Do You Have to Learn How to Get High? » Sociological Images

Do You Have to Learn How to Get High? » Sociological Images | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

If you stop and think about it, alcohol is just the worst. Almost every one who drinks has experienced the pain of a mean morning hangover (at least once). Also, the experience of being drunk… why is that enjoyable? When drunk you slur your words, it’s hard to think straight, you’re liable to say or do something that will offend the people around you, and you can’t legally drive a car. Why does any of that sound like a good way to spend a Friday night?


To a sociologist, the reason people drink alcohol is that they have been socially taught to.

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Cheap Alzheimer's test made from peanut butter and ruler, researchers report

Cheap Alzheimer's test made from peanut butter and ruler, researchers report | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Patients with early Alzheimer's were less able to smell peanut butter out of their left nostril than those without, University of Florida researchers reported
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Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism

Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism MiamiHerald.com Gray just focused on the interpersonal perspective — how we communicate and how these gender differences can lead to conflict.


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Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.

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Disgusting & alarming!

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Exercise Improves Sexual Function for Women on Antidepressants

Exercise Improves Sexual Function for Women on Antidepressants | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Researchers show that in women experiencing sexual side effects of antidepressants, exercise improved sexual function.
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Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities - Education Week News (blog)

Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities - Education Week News (blog) | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities Education Week News (blog) Students with disabilities who were sexually abused in school settings were more likely to receive most of their education in self-contained...

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Walk With Mike

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But the truth is, exercise does not work, diets do not work, feeling crummy does not work. Nothing works. My advice: Quit trying to be something you're not, be happy with the life you've been given, and just go for a pleasant walk outside. With me. Wherever you are. Get off the treadmill, stop drinking diet Coke, throw out all the rules. It's all a scam and it conspires to keep you miserable. If it says "low-fat" or "sugar-free" or "just 100 calories!" throw it out. Remember, one of the main tenets of capitalism is to have the consumer filled with fear, insecurity, envy and unhappiness so that we can spend, spend, spend our way out of it and, dammit, just feel better for a little while. But we don't, do we? The path to happiness - and deep down, we all know this -- is created by love, and being kind to oneself, sharing a sense of community with others, becoming a participant instead of a spectator, and being in motion. Moving. Physically moving around all day. Lifting things, even if it's yourself. Going for a walk every day will change your thinking and have a ripple effect. You'll find yourself only eating when you're truly hungry. And if you're not hungry, go clean your room, or have sex, or call a friend on the phone. Without knowing it, you'll start eating like the French (there is no French word for "fast-food") -- and you will feel better. You do not feel better admonishing yourself or beating yourself up or setting up a bunch of unrealistic rules and goals with all the do's and dont's that are just begging to be broken.



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Community Village's curator insight, June 4, 3:44 PM


Some great common sense advise by Mr. Moore. 


And if you loose any of your abilities to move, you will realize just how enjoyable movement is. 


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Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies, Monash University

Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies, Monash University | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies.


The observational study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that whilst most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilisers or higher doses of antipsychotics during pregnancy increased the need for special care after birth with 43 per cent of babies placed in a Special Care Nursery (SCN) or a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), almost three times the national rate in Australia.

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Mother threatens to leave disabled daughter at minister's office

Mother threatens to leave disabled daughter at minister's office | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
An Ontario mother desperate to find permanent care for her mentally disabled daughter threatened to leave the 20-year-old at the office of Ontario Deputy Minister of Community and Social Services Marg Rappolt.

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malek's comment, May 21, 8:20 AM
shambolic
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isnt it though? what the hell is wrong with people?
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The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill

The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

They cannot focus on one thing quite like the average person. Essentially, their stream of ideas is always running -- the tap does not shut off -- and, as a result, creative people show schizophrenic, borderline manic-depressive tendencies.


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Jane Steen's curator insight, May 4, 11:14 AM

No writer's toolbox is complete without some handy excuses.

Christa Wojo's curator insight, May 6, 7:14 AM

Apparently, my precuneus is very obnoxious.

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Decay of asylum which was once 7,000 disturbed U.S. patients

Decay of asylum which was once 7,000 disturbed U.S. patients | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, New Jersey, opened in 1876 and was once America's largest building, with more than 7,000 patients including folk singer Woody Guthrie.

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Mommy on a Shoestring: Why arts and crafts matter - Buffalo Grove Countryside

I always knew crafting was good for the soul, but new research shows that it’s good for brain development too, especially when it comes to...

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How Childhood Neglect Harms The Brain

How Childhood Neglect Harms The Brain | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Experts have long known that neglect and abuse in early life increase the risk for psychological problems, but now neuroscientists are explaining why.

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Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative

Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

Ten years ago, it was wildly controversial to talk about psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Today, it's becoming hard not to.


...In other words, the conservative ideology, and especially one of its major facets—centered on a strong military, tough law enforcement, resistance to immigration, widespread availability of guns—would seem well tailored for an underlying, threat-oriented biology.

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Or what we call around our house a "fear-based personality."

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Psychiatric risks differ for boys and girls: brain blood flow diverges in puberty

Psychiatric risks differ for boys and girls: brain blood flow diverges in puberty | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Researchers have observed differences in cerebral blood flow during puberty between boys and girls, suggesting there are sex-specific susceptibilities to anxiety and schizophrenia.

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Scientists tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

Scientists tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Signaling activity along a single nerve tract deep within the brain predicts a living, wide-awake, freely moving animal’s tendency to socialize.

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Dopamine and VTA - NAcc circuit implicated in social exploration

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What is it like to be schizophrenic?

CNN's Anderson Cooper tries to go through a normal day using a schizophrenia simulator.

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Omega Angell,CEO, MCA,CAMF,CPLC's curator insight, June 12, 6:47 PM

A lesson in empathy... CNN's Anderson Cooper tries to go through a normal day using a schizophrenia simulator.

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Spouses are more likely to sleep in sync if the wife is satisfied

Spouses are more likely to sleep in sync if the wife is satisfied | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
New study showS that overall synchrony in sleep-wake schedules among couples was higher when the woman was happier in the relationship.

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Children with Autism Have Elevated Levels of Steroid Hormones in the Womb

Children with Autism Have Elevated Levels of Steroid Hormones in the Womb | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
According to a new study, children who late develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones while in the womb.

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Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients

Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
"Since our work shows we can reverse the processes that weaken synapses, we could potentially counteract some of the beta amyloid's effects of Alzheimer's."




The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 1, 2:24 PM

The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.


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Confusing Mental-Health Intervention and Violence Prevention

Confusing Mental-Health Intervention and Violence Prevention | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
There are many ways to prevent some violent tragedies, including high-quality mental-health treatment at all levels. But calling for more involuntary hospitalizations isn’t among them. 
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Great insights into mental health checks/mental-health response calls, involuntary commitments, and just what happens as a result of a 72-hour stay on a psych unit.

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'Arrogance' over need for sleep

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Society has become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC's Day of the Body Clock.

Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems".


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Drawing Autism: A Visual Tour of the Autistic Mind from Kids and Celebrated Artists on the Spectrum

Drawing Autism: A Visual Tour of the Autistic Mind from Kids and Celebrated Artists on the Spectrum | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Pattern-recognition, demon-taming, and a humbling invitation into a different way of experiencing the world.

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