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Should I Answer Every Text My Child Sends?
I spend a lot of time with teenagers, because I have one. As an observer of this unique species, I am noticing that teenagers are changing in fundamental ways as a result of their relationship with technology. Teenagers are frequently out and about in the world on their own and with their peers, particularly in the summer. They re taking a crack at independence, living new situations and challenge ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 14
The Danger of Secrecy: What Happens to Unanswered Questions?
Since fully-open adoption began in the early 1980 s, it has continued to increase in popularity. The adoption community has seen that children raised in this environment have thrived, and longitudinal studies confirm how much healthier it is for children. 1
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 14
Polyphobia
Prejudice is making judgements about a specific kind of person based on stereotypes, assumptions, and incomplete or actively faulty information. Usually the person being judged is part of an assumed-homogeneous mass of others who are different in some way from the person who is judging them. Discrimination is taking prejudicial thoughts or attitudes and enacting them in real life, in behaviors, in ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 14
Strange Contagion: How Others' Emotions Shape Our Lives
Science writer Lee Kravetz and his wife are moving into their new Palo Alto apartment in 2009. It s summer, she s working at Google and they re expecting their first child. While unpacking boxes, suddenly they hear sirens screaming close by. A student from nearby Gunn High School has just thrown himself on the tracks, killed by a passing train. Days later, there s another suicide , this time a gir ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 14
The Heroism That Grows from Defeat
Yet another sports playoff season has ended, another is soon to be upon us, and we are hungry for our team to win. Americans love winners. Just look at our politics , with the scorn heaped on losing candidates. There s no joy in being number two losers are condemned to the agony of defeat. Agony, perhaps, but is there also value in defeat That question has become more urgent as I ve gotten older. ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 14
Health 2.0 | It's All About You
It is said that we are in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution 1 . The monumental impact of the previous revolution the machine age and the mechanisation and automation it unleashed, has resulted in almost everything we see around us. Unbelievably perhaps, the metamorphosis we are experiencing today is likely to be a more fundamental and in some ways a more tumultuous leap. It is being d ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 14
Many Young Americans Using Snuff, Chewing Tobacco
More than 3 percent of Americans age 12 and older said they d used chewing tobacco or snuff in the past month, according to a recent federal government report. Smokeless tobacco is an addictive substance that can lead to serious health problems and premature death, said Kana Enomoto, of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA . She is acting deputy assistant secre ...
Healthday - Fri. Jul 14
MMA fighters, boxers may have signs of long-term brain injury in blood
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Boxers and mixed martial arts fighters may have markers of long-term brain injury in their blood, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology s Sports Concussion Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., July 14 to 16, 2017. This study is part of a larger study to detect not just individual concussions but permanent brain injury over ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
Zika vaccine protects fetus against infection and birth defects
GALVESTON, Texas - Immunizing female mice with a Zika vaccine can protect their developing fetus from infection and birth defects during pregnancy, according to new research from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The findings are now available in Cell . Although rapid and promising progress on developing vaccines has been made with animal models, the UTMB study is the first to d ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
Singapore scientists pave way for better juvenile arthritis diagnosis & treatm...
Singapore, 14 July 2017 - A team of scientists and doctors from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre AMC has uncovered a new group of regulatory T Treg cells and DNA features associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA , the most common form of arthritis among children under the age of 16. Their findings could potentially enhance diagnosis of the disease and prediction of therapy ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
Ecological underpinnings of rural poverty
Deep in landlocked Africa, a miracle is unfolding. Less than a generation after a genocidal civil war left it in ruins, Rwanda is defying poverty traps that ensnare many other natural resource-dependent developing countries. The land of a thousand hills today has one of the continent s strongest economies and healthiest populations. This success story is borne out by a newly developed method for m ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
New report presents national strategy to reduce opioid epidemic
WASHINGTON - Years of sustained and coordinated efforts will be required to contain and reverse the harmful societal effects of the prescription and illicit opioid epidemics, which are intertwined and getting worse, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report, requested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA , says it is possible to stem t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 14
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