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52 Ways to Show I Love You: Imagine an Invisible String
My early work in psychology centered around imagery how images are formed how they affect people and their relationships how they can be used in the service of insight, learning or change. I loved studying imagery, writing about it, using it in clinical practice, and designing workshops. As president of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery , I gave talks about ways in which the ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 22
Kid Killers
Just about everyone has heard about the Slender Man case . In 2014, two 12-year old girls lured a classmate into a secluded wooded area near their Wisconsin homes, where they stabbed her 19 times and left her for dead. The attempted murder was clearly premeditated and, as the case unfolded, appeared to be triggered by a shared delusion that sacrificing their classmate was necessary to please Slend ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 22
Skill May Be More Important Than Size and Strength in Fights
A recent study by Plymouth University UK researchers Mark Briffa and Sarah Lane called The role of skill in animal contests A neglected component of fighting ability caught my eye because it sort of turns the tables on popular beliefs about what s important to consider when animals brawl.
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 22
Do Broader Faces Signal Antisocial Traits? Maybe Not
What can we tell about a person from their face Is it possible to infer anything about someone s character before we even hear them speak While it may sound far-fetched, we know that many of the factors that affect behavior leave marks on our faces. Those include prenatal and postnatal hormones, developmental history, environmental factors e.g., weather , genes, and many others, notes psychologica ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Oct 22
Help sought from complementary and alternative medicine to remedy health probl...
A new and extensive study has charted the use of complementary and alternative medicine in Europe. It found that complementary and alternative medicine is being used in connection with various health problems, particularly in situations where help provided by conventional medicine is considered inadequate. Headaches, back pain and other vexing conditions have made people turn to alternative forms ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Veterans study reports reduction in suicide ideation after HBOT
New Orleans, LA - A pilot case control study of veterans of the US armed forces with mild traumatic brain injury TBI or persistent post-concussion syndrome PPCS , with or without post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , has found significant improvements in persistent post-concussion syndrome and PTSD symptoms, neurological exam, memory, intelligence quotient, attention, cognition, depression, anxiet ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Newly discovered viral marker could help predict flu severity in infected pati...
Flu viruses contain defective genetic material that may activate the immune system in infected patients, and new research published in PLOS Pathogens suggests that lower levels of these molecules could increase flu severity. Influenza is particularly dangerous for infants, the elderly, and people with underlying medical issues, but otherwise-healthy people sometimes experience severe infection, to ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's researchers laud FDA approval of CAR T-cell th...
Boston -- Following a successful clinical trial involving Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, the first chimeric antigen receptor CAR T-cell therapy for adult cancers was approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA today. Dana-Farber Brigham and Women s Cancer Center, the only facility in the northeast to be part of the clinical trial, is one of a few locations cert ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Fewer stillbirths at East African hospital following introduction of childbirt...
Worldwide, more than three million children die each year on the day they are born - either during birth or shortly afterwards. If their mothers had received acceptable care during childbirth, almost all of these children would be alive, fit and healthy. This is particularly a problem in low-income countries in Africa, where there is alarming pressure on the stretched healthcare systems. For examp ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Research predicts increase in inflammatory bowel disease in developing world
For the last century, inflammatory bowel disease IBD has been a challenge for patients and the medical community in the western world. New research published today in The Lancet by Dr. Gilaad Kaplan shows that countries outside the western world may now be facing the same pattern of increasing IBD rates. Over the past 100 years, the incidence of IBD in western countries has climbed and then platea ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity
Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders. Such fasting already shows benefits after only six weeks. This is according to a study by Kyoung-Han Kim and Yun Hye Kim in the journal Cell Research which is published by Springer Nature. Intermittent fasting in mice helped to kick-start the animals metabolism ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Many women do not follow contraception guidelines after weight-loss surgery, P...
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17, 2017 - Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, University of Pittsburgh researchers examining post-surgery contraceptive practices and conception rates report. The study results are published online and will be featured in the November print issue of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
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