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Eating the placenta: trendy but no proven health benefits and unknown risks
Celebrities have spiked women's interest in eating their placentas after childbirth. (2015-06-04)
UN climate consultation to take place in over 80 countries
On Saturday, June 6, a citizen consultation on climate and energy issues will be organized in over 80 countries in preparation for COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. (2015-06-03)
High levels of moral reasoning correspond with increased gray matter in brain
Individuals with a higher level of moral reasoning skills showed increased gray matter in the areas of the brain implicated in complex social behavior, decision making, and conflict processing as compared to subjects at a lower level of moral reasoning, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with a researcher from Charité Universitätsmediz in Berlin, Germany. (2015-06-03)
Use of CDS tools leads to small reduction in inappropriate advanced imaging studies
The increasing use of advanced medical imaging such as MRI and CT is often cited as a key driver of increasing medical costs. (2015-06-02)
Psychology: Does aging affect decision making?
Aging is associated with significant decline in cognitive functions. But does this translate into poorer decision making? (2015-06-01)
Mobile app educates teens on risky sexual behavior
Teenagers, parents, educators and clinicians will have a new tool to help adolescents make more informed decisions about their sexual behavior. (2015-06-01)
Available genetic data could help doctors prescribe more effective cardiovascular drugs
Few heart specialists make use of published information about interactions between drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease and the genetic variations that affect how patients respond to them. (2015-06-01)
Thought-provoking contributions on the future of society
The rapidly progressing digital revolution is now touching the foundations of the governance of societal structures. (2015-06-01)
Study shows hypothermia occurs during surgery in around half of patients
A study presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Berlin shows that hypothermia occurs in around half of patients undergoing surgery, despite national guidelines for its prevention. (2015-05-29)
Even when we're resting, our brains are preparing us to be social, UCLA reports
Our brains are wired to prepare us, during quiet moments, to be socially connected to other people, UCLA neuroscientists report. (2015-05-28)
How we make emotional decisions
MIT neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety. (2015-05-28)
Brain signals contain the code for your next move
Is it possible to tap into the signalling in the brain to figure out what you will choose to do next? (2015-05-27)
New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates
Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have designed a new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total hip replacement surgery. (2015-05-27)
CBD targets protect biodiversity only if new protected areas are more than 'paper parks'
Researchers from the University of Helsinki stress the importance of international collaborations to achieve global conservation goals. (2015-05-26)
Memories influence choice of food
The stronger our memory is of a certain food, the more likely we are to choose it -- even if it is the more unattractive option. (2015-05-21)
People tend to locate the self in the brain or the heart
Whether people locate their sense of self in the brain or the heart can have a major influence on people's decision-making, according to a new study by management and business experts at Rice University and Columbia University. (2015-05-20)
With one false tweet, computer-based Hack Crash led to real panic
A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press in 2013 sent financial markets into a tailspin. (2015-05-20)
Evaluating adverse cardiac events in patients with chest pain at hospital admission
Patients with chest pain who are admitted to the hospital after an emergency department evaluation with negative findings and nonconcerning vital signs rarely had adverse cardiac events, suggesting that routine inpatient admission may not be a beneficial strategy for this group of patients, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. (2015-05-18)
Champalimaud Foundation researcher awarded the ERC advanced grant
The newly awarded research grant is the second consecutive ERC advanced grant awarded to Dr. (2015-05-18)
Patients seek greater ownership of health-care decisions
Patients faced with a choice of surgical options want to engage their physicians and take a more active role in decision-making, according to a study released at DDW 2015. (2015-05-18)
Brain scans show birds of a feather do flock together
In a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists found that our inherent risk-taking preferences affect how we view and act on information from other people. (2015-05-18)
New article from Brain: A Journal of Neurology
An article, 'Smaller amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex predict escalating stimulant use,' published online on May 13 in Brain: A Journal of Neurology has found that individual differences in brain structure could help to determine the risk for future drug addiction. (2015-05-15)
Unique social structure of hunter-gatherers explained
Sex equality in residential decision-making explains the unique social structure of hunter-gatherers, a new UCL study reveals. (2015-05-14)
Smaller volumes in certain regions of the brain could lead to increased likelihood of drug addiction
An article publishing online today in Brain: A Journal of Neurology has found that individual differences in brain structure could help to determine the risk for future drug addiction. (2015-05-13)
Campaign to reduce the harms of too much medicine comes to the UK
A US initiative to get doctors to stop using interventions with no benefit is being launched in the UK this week. (2015-05-12)
Mapping and assessing ecosystems and their services for policy and decision making
The new collaborative EU Horizon 2020 funded project 'ESMERALDA -- Enhancing ecosystem services mapping for policy and decision making' looks into the needs of policy and decision-makers to provide flexible methodologies and tools for sustainable management of ecosystems and the services they provide. (2015-05-12)
Dopamine signals the value of delayed rewards
Dopamine is the chemical messenger in the brain most closely associated with pleasure and reward. (2015-05-11)
Ethicists propose solution for US organ shortage crisis in JAMA piece
A fairly simple and ethical change in policy would greatly expand the nation's organ pool while respecting autonomy, choice, and vulnerability of a deceased's family or authorized caregiver, according to experts at NYU Langone Medical Center. (2015-05-11)
MIT engineers hand 'cognitive' control to underwater robots
With MIT-developed algorithms, robots plan underwater missions autonomously. (2015-05-08)
Research shows sleep loss impedes decision making in crisis
The difference between life and death in the operating room, on the battlefield or during a police shootout often comes down to the ability to adapt to the unexpected. (2015-05-07)
System model for calculating mine profitability
A new system dynamic model makes it possible to plan the profitability of mining operations with greater precision than before. (2015-05-06)
Stanford researchers observe the moment when a mind is changed
Researchers studying how the brain makes decisions have, for the first time, recorded the moment-by-moment fluctuations in brain signals that occur when a monkey making free choices has a change of mind. (2015-05-05)
Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior, study finds
Dieting is a process that involves a plan to change eating behavior and behaving according to that plan. (2015-05-05)
First-year undergrad identifies method to potentially save money in health care
Nationwide implementation of the American College of Cardiology's appropriate use criteria could result in a cost savings of more than $2.3 billion, based on a two-year study of a community hospital in Illinois. (2015-05-01)
Buyers with a trade-in get a raw deal
New research from USC Marshall School of Business shows that a consumer with a trade-in actually forks over more money to the dealer than consumers without a trade-in. (2015-04-30)
When is a child too sick for daycare? Study explores parents' decision-making
It's a common dilemma faced by many working parents: your child has a cough or a cold, do you send them to nursery? (2015-04-23)
Industrial virtual factory lowers costs and reduces emissions
In collaboration with European companies and research institutes, VTT has developed a cloud-based, easily customized, modular software platform for improving the sustainability performance of industrial products by lowering production costs and reducing emissions. (2015-04-23)
Iowa State researchers test brain activity to identify cybersecurity threats
In a first-of-its-kind study, Iowa State University researchers tested brain activity to better understand employees who pose a risk to cybersecurity. (2015-04-22)
A 'cingular' strategy for attack and defense
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have pinpointed specific brain regions related to choosing strategies, specifically deciding to attack an opponent or defend one's position. (2015-04-20)
Dutch doctors withhold/withdraw treatment in many elderly patients
Dutch doctors withhold/withdraw treatment in a substantial proportion of elderly patients, reveals research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. (2015-04-20)
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