Therapy And Wellness News

How to Learn What Not to Study
There s nothing worse in the world of academics than getting back a test you felt really confident about, only to realize you had seriously misjudged your grasp of the material. New research published in Psychological Science suggests that the best way to avoid overestimating your abilities is to reflect on what you ve learned in the past rather than trying to guess at how you ll perform in the fu ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 13
Managing concerning behaviors when opioids are taken for chronic pain
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2017 - Patients receiving long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain sometimes demonstrate challenging and concerning behaviors, such as using more opioid medication than prescribed or concomitant alcohol or drug use. A new study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , establishes expert consensus about treatment approaches that should be implemented when these ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health
Being born at an extremely low birth weight seems to increase the risk for developing mental health issues as an adult. But that risk can be lowered by lessening exposure to bullying and family stress during childhood and adolescence, new research suggests. This finding concerns premature babies born at 2.2 pounds or less. We are concerned that being born really small and being exposed to all the ...
Healthday - Mon. Dec 11
High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson's progression
Exercise needs to between 80 and 85 percent maximum heart rate for benefit First time high-intensity exercise tested in Parkinson s patients Moderate intensity had no effect Exercise is medicine, says scientist CHICAGO --- High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, mu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2017 - Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool. Pu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people
Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning Smoking kills on each stick than standard cigarettes, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK published in Nicotine Tobacco Research . Researchers wanted to examine new, innovative ways to reinforce health messages around smoking. They surveyed nearly 1000 16-24 year olds from across the UK to evaluate their resp ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Multiple health implications of women's early marriage go beyond early childbe...
A new study of four South Asian countries reveals complex associations between early marriage and women s education, health and nutrition that go beyond the impacts of early childbearing. These health implications -- which include higher risk of domestic violence and poor mental health -- may also affect the next generation of children. Furthermore, increased education has had some, but not enough ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Technology developed by LSUHealthNO to drive advances in obesity-related disea...
New Orleans, LA - For the first time, researchers led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans, have successfully kept white fat tissue alive outside of the body for up to eight weeks. This breakthrough will pave the way for research advances improving treatment or prevention of such diseases as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and others ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
New research links brain structure with hallucinations and musical aptitude
New research published in Schizophrenia Research conducted at the University of Liverpool links brain structure to an individual s likelihood of experiencing hallucinations and to their musical aptitude. Previous research has showed that musicians have increased white matter integrity in a specific part of the brain called the corpus callosum, a thick band of nerve fibres that connects the left an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
What Sexual Harrassment Does to All of Us
Men and some women too are searching their souls these days, wondering if someone is thinking of them amid the allegations of harassment in word, joke, proposition, touch, threat, assault, rape. And women like me and some men are reviewing their histories, recalling encounters that surprised, shocked, disgusted, angered, or frightened us. I m privileged I ve never been threatened, assaulted or rap ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
Spin Versus Gerontology
The new tax bill just passed by Congress will increase the deficit. Although this might seem antithesis to the Republican doctrine, behind the obvious spindrift there lurks a clever ploy to trigger an automatic program that reduces funding to most social programs, including Medicare fifty five million Americans depend on Medicare. Known euphemistically as PAYGO the Statutory Pay-as-You-Go Act of 2 ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
The Movie "Wonder" Demonstrates the Power of Kindness
By guest contributors Jonathan Emmons, Michelle Demaray, Christine Malecki, and Julia Ogg Children who have disabilities inevitably encounter unique and difficult challenges while growing up, but bullying shouldn t be one of them.
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
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