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A Major Biotech Company Has Been Hit With A Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
Synthetic Genomics, a major biotech firm founded by human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, has been hit by a gender discrimination lawsuit, after a former executive claimed that she and other female employees were routinely discriminated against while working there. The suit, first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune, was filed on behalf of the companys former vice president of intellectual property, Teresa Spehar, on Sept.
Sep 20, 2017 8:30PM - BuzzFeed (buzzfeed.com)
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Death Wish Coffee Co. Announces Recall of Nitro Cold Brew Cans From Retailers, Online Sales
recall@deathwishCoffee.com1-844-303-2290Joe Bonilla pr@deathwishcoffee.comjoe@relentlessaware.
Sep 20, 2017 8:12PM - fda.gov (fda.gov)
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Fidgeting Helps Kids with ADHD Concentrate
Many a parent has expressed frustration when they watch their child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder squirm and fidget in school and while doing their homework, yet appear laser-focused and motionless sitting in front of the TV. New research should appease concerns as investigators discover lack of motivation or boredom with school isnt to blame for the differing behavior. Rather, symptoms of ADHD such as fidgeting, foot-tapping and chair-swiveling are triggered by cognitively demanding taskslike school and homework.
Sep 20, 2017 12:52PM - psychcentral.com (psychcentral.com)
Tackle football before age 12 may boost risks of cognitive, mood disorders (Ars Technica): Taking hard knocks early in life could shove football players toward neurological problems later, a new study suggests. Among 214 former amateur and professional male football players, those who started playing earlyparticularly before the age of 12had greater risks of reporting depression and impaired behavioral regulation and executive function around their 50s, researchers foundCompared with those who started later, players that started earlier than age 12 had more than twice the odds for having clinically meaningful impairments in reported behavioral regulation, apathy and executive function and more than three times the odds of having clinically elevated depression scores. The links held up when the researchers looked at a continuum of starting times There are several limitations of the study, of course, including that it only has the power to note correlations, not causations.
Sep 20, 2017 12:42PM - SharpBrains (sharpbrains.com)
For many, life has always been about doing things better, quicker and faster. While technology has fueled a business and consumer revolution, many people believe teenagers today also grow up faster than they used to. But is this a fact, or just a perception? Indeed, some argue that todays youth are growing up more slowly, perhaps due to overprotection by their parents.
Sep 20, 2017 12:08PM - psychcentral.com (psychcentral.com)
Caregiver stress is a familiar concern when someone cares for an elderly loved one.New research finds that caregivers of pets with chronic and terminal diseases face similar mental and physical health challenges as do individuals caring for elderly loved ones. Caregiver burden is linked to depression, anxiety and poor quality of life.
Sep 20, 2017 11:22AM - psychcentral.com (psychcentral.com)
Do you doodle? I sure do. Just the other day, I found myself drawing out hexagons on the edge of a notebook. It happened during a meeting that I had trouble tuning into.
Sep 20, 2017 11:14AM - Psych Central.com (blogs.psychcentral.com)
Poor sleep is a well-known risk factor and symptom of depression, but a new study at Duke University looks at why not everyone who struggles with sleep becomes depressed. The findings show that people whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep. In fact, study participants with poor quality sleep were less likely to have symptoms of depression if they exhibited greater activity in a reward-sensitive region of the brain.
Sep 20, 2017 10:54AM - psychcentral.com (psychcentral.com)
By Christian Jarrett If you believed the copious alarmist commentary in the newspapers, youd fear for the future of our species. Todays children, were told, are more hyperactive and technology addicted than ever before. Theyve lost any ability to sit still , instead craving constant stimulation from digital devices and exhausted parents.
Sep 20, 2017 6:30AM - Research Digest (digest.bps.org.uk)
In Brazil, Foxconns plans unraveled quickly. The administration that had wooed the company was soon swept from power amid corruption allegations and an impeachment vote. Some of the tax breaks that had been promised were reduced or abandoned, as economic growth and consumer spending slumped.
Sep 20, 2017 4:23AM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)