$10.5 Million Gift Funds Center For Human Milk Research At UC San Diego

SAN DIEGO–(USNewswire)–Breast milk is known to provide the best source of nutrition for newborns and infants, and for premature babies, it can be lifesaving. Yet much about the composition of human milk and what makes it so beneficial is still a mystery. To help scientists bridge this knowledge gap, the Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation has […]

Bad People Are Disgusting, Bad Actions Are Angering

(Newswise)–A person’s character, more so than their actions, determines whether we find immoral acts to be ‘disgusting,’ according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “We wanted to know why moral transgressions can be disgusting even when they don’t involve the kinds of things that typically disgust us, […]

Why We Walk On Our Heels Instead Of Our Toes

(Newswise)–James Webber took up barefoot running 12 years ago. He needed to find a new passion after deciding his planned career in computer-aided drafting wasn’t a good fit. Eventually, his shoeless feet led him to the University of Arizona, where he enrolled as a doctoral student in the School of Anthropology. Webber was interested in […]

Weight and Body Image Misperception Associated With Alcohol Use Among Teen Girls

BOSTON–(Newswise)–Among high school girls ages 14-18, those who report and act on body image misperceptions are more likely to have had at least one drink in their life, and more likely to have engaged in episodes of heavy drinking than girls of the same age without body image misperceptions, a new study has found. In […]

Study Highlights Need for Improved, Stable Eye Screening For Premature Babies

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(Newswise)–Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow over the retina and may lead to blindness in premature babies. The eye disease is a concern as more babies are surviving due to advances in neonatal care. On the decline, though, are ophthalmologists available to offer sufficient care. A new national survey […]

Rhythm Of Breathing Affects Memory And Fear

CHICAGO–(Newswise)–Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth. In the study, individuals were able […]

Protein And Salt Drive Post-Meal Sleepiness

(Newswise)–Sleepiness after a large meal is something we all experience, and new research with fruit flies suggests higher protein and salt content in our food, as well as the volume consumed, can lead to longer naps. Writing in the journal eLife, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, US, have for the first time found a […]

Betty Ford Center To Open New Outpatient Facility In San Diego

SAN DIEGO–The Betty Ford Center has signed a lease to open a new outpatient addiction treatment facility in the San Diego area. The treatment center, in Del Mar Heights, will start taking patients mid-December. The Betty Ford Center is part of the renowned national nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which will now have 17 sites […]

Migraine Sufferers Have More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes In Their Mouths

LA JOLLA–(Newswise)–Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify nitrates than people who do not get migraine headaches. The study is published October 18 by mSystems. “There is this idea out there that certain foods trigger […]

Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells, Suggesting Risk May Not Be Limited To Pregnant Women

LA JOLLA–(Newswise)–Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice from scientists at The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. […]