Therapy And Wellness News

E-cigarettes increase risk of cigarette smoking in youth
Electronic e -cigarette use has risen rapidly among adolescents and young adults since the product was introduced to the U.S. in 2007 and now exceeds the rate of cigarette smoking in this segment of the population. E-cigarettes may harm public health and ultimately increase the burden of cancer if their use contributes to more cigarette smoking among youth. A new collaborative Dartmouth study led ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Looking Leadership in the Face
Is there such a thing as simply looking like a leader A large body of research suggests yes. In a recent article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science , John Antonakis University of Lausanne and Dawn L. Eubanks University of Warwick provide an overview of several studies suggesting that getting to the top of the corporate ladder may depend, at least in part, on the structure of ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Jun 28
Differences Between Self-Directed and Progressive Education
As regular readers of this blog know, I m an advocate for Self-Directed Education . My research and that of others convinces me that Self-Directed Education works, is eminently practical, and is far less trouble to everyone than the coercive educational system that we all consider standard. Self-Directed Education, with capital letters, is the term that is increasingly being used for the education ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
Sharks and Stoics
One day my wife and daughters were at the beach enjoying cups of ice cream and sun and walking out on the pier. My youngest looked over the rail, and bursting with joy, shouted, How cool A shark Her excitement was absolute and unrestrained. My older daughter, turned and glanced to where the rascal was swimming below. Oh, a shark, she said. It was a statement of fact. No judgment. Nothing extra. Ju ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
Three Surprising Ways Nature Leads to Success and Joy
Wellness programs are becoming an integral priority for most human resource managers. After all, research shows that a happier workplace is more productive. To this end, workplaces are adding health -related perks from exercise rooms to yoga classes. Leaders participate in mindfulness and compassion trainings and are coached to learn emotional intelligence . However, there is one important wellnes ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
An App for Recovery from Anorexia
Maybe LA has been getting to me this spring, I realised I want to create an app. I see it guiding the user along the entire arc of recovery from anorexia from making the initial decision to act by eating more , to resisting the urge to stop weight restoration at a predetermined BMI, to learning to leave the app s support behind. It will involve no total calorie calculations and no bodyweight targe ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
High Temperatures Raise the Risk of Aggression in Dogs
It was an unusually hot day and I was feeling uncomfortably warm. I rang the bell and as the door opened I could see the form of my colleague standing next to a large German Shepherd. The tall man said hello and motioned me into the house, which like most homes in my region, had no air conditioning. As I entered I bent down to offer a greeting to the dog, however instead of approaching he gave me ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
Why We Think We Are Invincible
Last week Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old college student who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea died shortly after returning to the U.S. Warmbier had served more than 17 months for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel. He had already been in a coma for more than a year at the time of his return and suffered extensive brain damage , which North Korean officials c ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 27
Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients
If you have heart disease, unrelenting stress might hasten your death, researchers report. Adults who suffered from persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times more likely to die from heart disease and almost three times more likely to die from any cause compared to stress-free folks, New Zealand researchers found. The cumulative burden of psychological str ...
Healthday - Tue. Jun 27
Yoga more risky for causing musculoskeletal pain than you might think
Yoga causes musculoskeletal pain in 10 per cent of people and exacerbates 21 per cent of existing injuries, University of Sydney research shows. Published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies , the findings come from the first prospective study to investigate injuries caused from recreational participation in yoga. Yoga is an increasingly popular complementary or alternative therapy f ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Transcranial stimulation and/or physical therapy improves walking speed in Par...
June 27, 2017 - Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy--alone or in combination--improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson s disease PD , concludes a clinical trial in the American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation , the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Transcranial direct cur ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Older adults who take 5+ medications walk slower than those who take fewer med...
Polypharmacy is the term used when someone takes many usually five or more different medications. Experts suggest that, for most older adults, taking that many medications may not be medically necessary. Taking multiple medications also can be linked to problems such as falls, frailty, disability, and even death. Polypharmacy also is a problem for older adults due to side effects or interactions r ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
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