Mentally exhausted? Study blames buildup of key chemical in brain
You know the feeling. You’ve been cramming for a test or presentation all day, when suddenly you can’t remember simple things, like what you ate for breakfast, or where exactly Belize is. Now, a study hints at why we get so unraveled after hours of hard mental labor: a toxic buildup of glutamate, the brain’s most abundant chemical signal. The study isn’t the first to try to explain cognitive fatigue—and it is bound to stir up controversy, says Jonathan Cohen, a neuroscientist at Princeton University who wasn’t involved with the work. Many scientists once thought doing difficult mental tasks used up more e...
Source: Science of Aging Knowledge Environment - August 11, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Translation and Adaptation of the Revised Children's Anxiety and Depression Scale: A Qualitative Study in Belize
Adapting data collection instruments using transcultural translation and adaptation processes is essential to ensure that respondents comprehend the items and the original meaning is retained across languages and contexts. This approach is central to UNICEF ’s efforts to expand the use of standard data collection tools across settings and close the global data gap on adolescent mental health. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - August 4, 2022 Category: Child Development Authors: Liliana Carvajal, Katherine Ottman, Jill W. Ahs, Geffrey Nan Li, Juliet Simmons, Bruce Chorpita, Jennifer Harris Requejo, Brandon A. Kohrt Tags: Original article Source Type: research

New records of < em > Triatoma huehuetenanguensis < /em > in an urban area of Southwest Mexico
J Vector Borne Dis. 2022 Jan-Mar;59(1):86-90. doi: 10.4103/0972-9062.331410.ABSTRACTThe recently described Triatoma huehuetenanguensis, has been reported in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. In Mexico, the species has been collected primarily in rural areas; it has the potential to colonize human dwellings, however, its contribution to Chagas outbreaks remains unclear. In 2021, T. huehuetenanguensis was first observed at Tuxtla Gutierrez city, Chiapas; then a collection for the species was performed. A total of 308 houses were inspected in the intra and peridomestic structures. Only 3 houses (0.97%) were infested. Tr...
Source: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases - June 16, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Carlos A Espinosa-Gonzalez Eduardo D ávalos-Becerril Fabi án Correa-Morales Cassandra Gonz ález-Acosta Royer L ópez-Bello J Miguel Alvarado-Estrada Luis M Esquinca-Calvo Claudia V Garc ía-Gutiérrez Cinthia A G ómez-Maldonado Eduardo Cuevas-Gonz ál Source Type: research