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Workaholism correlates to symptoms of psychiatric disorders
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Workaholism correlates to symptoms of psychiatric disorders

Workaholism correlates with symptoms of psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, OCD, anxiety and depression. Agata Poniatowski The term “workaholism” has recently been modified in order to specifically pinpoint certain characteristics that define the disorder. Previous studies of workaholism failed to distinguish between addictive and non-addictive behaviors. The new study, published in Norway, identifies unambiguous traits and…

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Fact Finders: Sharks face unfair stigma

Exaggerated myths and fear mongering have long made sharks unnecessary victims. The commonly cited misconception that sharks have a heightened sense of smell and that they can smell small amounts of blood from miles away have made many weary of the sea and fearful of these aquatic beasts. These poorly informed myths, however, say little…

Perceived neighborhood diversity marks prejudice
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Perceived neighborhood diversity marks prejudice

According to a study published in the European Sociological Review, an individual’s perception of ethnic diversity in their neighborhood tends to correlate with their racial prejudice. The authors, Aneta Piekut, Ph.D., and Gill Valentine, conducted their study in Leeds, England and Warsaw, Poland with a number of people who were either Polish or Caucasian British…

Abstinence education proves ineffective
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Abstinence education proves ineffective

According to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine, though the U.S. government has invested $1.4 billion in HIV prevention programs that promote sexual abstinence, there is no evidence suggesting that these programs have been effective at changing sexual behavior. In 2004, President George W. Bush launched a program called the U.S. President’s…

Sugar dependence mirrors drug habit
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Sugar dependence mirrors drug habit

As obesity rates rise and beverages are saturated with more sugar, recent studies prove that sugar addiction is as dangerous as drug addiction. Scientists believe, however, that sugar addiction can be treated with the same drugs used to treat drug addiction. One of the recent studies, titled Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Modulators Reduce Sugar Intake,…

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Morning vaccinations may elicit greater immune responses

Recent findings published in the journal Vaccine suggest that certain vaccinations may be more effective in generating immune system responses when administered in the morning, rather than later in the day. The study, released by an investigative team from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham in the United…

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