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Is Harvey Weinstein a sex addict?

Men caught up in scandals often claim to be sex addicts, but does that even exist? The science is debatableAnother day, anotherpowerful man embroiled in a sinister sexual scandal decades in the making. This time it ’s powerfulHollywood figure Harvey Weinstein. The moral, ethical and political aspects of this whole mess have been covered extensively elsewhere, and will no doubt continue to be so over the coming days and weeks.However, recent reports suggest that Weinstein haschecked himself into a European rehab clinic for sex addiction. This has been met with some not-inconsiderable cynicism, but, even if it is true, wondering whether Weinstein is a sex addict overlooks a more fundamental question: isanyonea sex addict? Because that diagnosis, as commonplace as it may seem,is far from established psychiatric fact.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Neuroscience Sex Psychology Mental health Harvey Weinstein Film Culture Source Type: news

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This report aims to present a case of pharyngeal myiasis caused by the larvae of Oestrus ovis (Diptera: Oestridae). A 55-yr old drug addict living in the Shahindeje village of Western Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran was referred to the Emam Reza Hospital in Tabriz, having a medical history of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and hospitalized due to respiratory distress, 20 days ago. He was intubated with a mechanical ventilator (MV) because of his respiratory distress condition. There was an evidence of the presence of pulmonary nodules in his lungs following diagnosis, and a CT scan revealed a cavity in...
Source: Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Arthropod Borne Dis Source Type: research
Behavioral addictions, such as pathological gambling (PG) and binge eating disorder (BED), appear to be associated with specific changes in brain dopamine and opioid function, but the role of other neurotransmitter systems is less clear. Given the crucial role of serotonin in a number of psychiatric disorders, we aimed to compare brain serotonergic function among individuals with BED, PG and healthy controls. Seven BED patients, 13 PG patients and 16 healthy controls were scanned with high-resolution positron emission tomography (PET) using the serotonin transporter (SERT) tracer [11C]MADAM.
Source: European Neuropsychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
Above the entrance to Grant’s Tomb in New York City, figures representing Peace and Victory frame an inscription. The slogan’s brevity belies the difficulty of the idea: Let us have peace. On a recent afternoon, the biographer Ron Chernow perched on a nearby bench to discuss his latest offering, Grant, a sweeping study of the Civil War general and U.S. President whose body lies within that monument. Gazing up at North America’s largest mausoleum, Chernow recalls that Walt Whitman dubbed Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln the two “towering majestic figures” of the Civil War. “Most livin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Books History Source Type: news
​An older man presented to the emergency department for respiratory complaints, and a routine series of studies—blood work, ECG, and a chest x-ray—almost automatically appeared in the orders.​Haziness on the left side—left hilar fullness probably isn't good. A CT scan would likely confirm the fears of cancer.​The large mass wasn't unexpected, but did you see the metallic foreign body in the stomach? There was something on the left side under the diaphragm on the upright chest radiograph. The same thing appeared on the coronal CT image. Did he swallow something?Upon detailed questioning, the patient ...
Source: Lions and Tigers and Bears - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
Authors: Narang J, Singhal C, Khanuja M, Mathur A, Jain A, Pundir CS Abstract This paper reports an electrochemical paper analytical device (EPAD) for detection of recreational drug; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). MDMA is used as an addictive narcotic by youth and there is an urgent need to detect this drug as it is a potential neurotoxic agent. The proposed EPAD represents many advantageous features of being simple, low-cost, consistent and disposable. The working electrode of the EPAD features zinc oxide nanorods (ZnONRs). The morphological, optical, elemental composition and phase analysis of the synthesi...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
Many reasons have been offered up for Donald Trump’s shocking ascent to the Oval Office. A list of the leading causes would likely include globalization, white resentment, working-class revolt, anti-immigrant nativism, reality TV and social media. Yet ironically, the most obvious aspect of Trump’s personal biography and pubic image has been mostly disregarded when explaining his victory: To most of the 62 million men and women who voted for him, Donald Trump has always been, first and foremost, a billionaire businessman. Since the early twentieth century, Americans have come to value social progress and persona...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Business Donald Trump Economics politics Source Type: news
Maybe you couldn’t get into the pilot episode. Maybe you stuck with a show for a season or two, but you gave up on it after too many twists and turns. Maybe you’ve just never heard of that streaming series that’s supposed to be better than anything on network TV. There are plenty of reasons you may be missing some of the best TV shows returning to broadcast this fall. But do not despair. We have determined that these series — on their second, third or even 34th seasons (we’re looking at you, Survivor) — are worth watching this year. Looking for a comedy to distract you from the headlines...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news
Abstract Relapse after initially successful treatment is a significant problem facing the treatment of opioid dependence. Evidence suggests craving elicited by re‐exposure to drug cues may precipitate relapse. Attempts to identify neural biomarkers of cue‐elicited craving have yielded inconsistent findings. We aimed to apply a novel continuous functional magnetic resonance imaging technique to follow the minute‐to‐minute evolution of brain responses, which correlate with the waxing and waning of craving. Newly detoxified male opioid‐dependent patients and healthy control participants attended two separate, counte...
Source: Addiction Biology - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract Understanding how tobacco product flavor additives, such as flavorants in electronic cigarettes, influence smoking behavior and addiction is critical for informing public health policy decisions regarding tobacco product regulation. Here, we developed a combined intraoral (i.o.) and intravenous (i.v.) self-administration paradigm in rats to determine how flavorants influence self-administration behavior. By combining i.o. flavorant delivery with fast scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) or i.v. nicotine self-administration in adult, male rats, we examined whether flavors alter phasic dopamine (DA) signaling and...
Source: Neuropharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Neuropharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: We developed and successfully validated a robust, sensitive, and specific liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry-based urine toxicology screening platform that allows for the addition of drugs to quickly adjust to new clinical needs. To date, more than 3000 clinical samples have successfully been analyzed. Our results also indicated that such a quantitative multianalyte assay is pushing against the limits of current fast-scanning MS/MS instrumentation and that the number of analytes and their internal standards must be balanced with acceptable sensitivity, reproducibility, structural confi...
Source: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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