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Cooking family meals, skipping TV during those meals linked to lower odds of o...
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Adults who don t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese, a new study has found. But the frequency of family meals doesn t appear to make much of a difference, according to research from The Ohio State University. The study found that adults who reported never watching TV or videos during family meals had significantly lower odd ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 24
Most remaining smokers in US have low socioeconomic status
After decades of declining US smoking rates overall, most remaining smokers have low income, no college education, no health insurance or a disability, according to research from the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz. About 15 percent of US adults - more than 36 million - continue to smoke cigarettes. Half to three-fourths of them have one or more low-socioeconomic disadvantages, and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 24
Rebuilding the Brain From Concussions
Contrary to what many believe, despite the brain s delicacy and vulnerability to damage from concussions and repeated sub-concussive hits, the brain is also capable of healing. The brain may show signs of degeneration over time, but it can also regenerate itself given the right environment . Although most people rarely think about their brain health , the brain changes throughout life. During embr ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 24
Am I Normal?
All too often we imagine the way to contentment is entirely a process of aligning the external world in just such a way that it evokes nothing but pleasant feelings. Much of this comes from the cultural messaging that suggests we re failing as a human being if we aren t ceaselessly happy. The implicit message underlying market capitalism is that we should be happy, and if we re not, something abno ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 24
Hate Your Partner Some Days? Research Shows You're Not Alone
Have you ever had a moment where you looked at your romantic partner and felt strong dislike, bordering on or firmly planted in hate If so, you are not alone. It turns out that we all have times when we dislike the people we love the most. Although some of us may not even know it. In a series of studies, Vivian Zayas and Yuichi Shoda found that people don t just love or hate significant others, th ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 24
New research links Gulf War Illness to gastrointestinal disturbances
A new study from the University of South Carolina has found a gastrointestinal link that could help explain many of the health issues facing those with Gulf War Illness GWI as well as opening new pathways to treatment options that may improve both gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms associated with the disorder. The research is the first study to link the gastrointestinal disturbances of GW ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Survey may reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals
University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals. The tool, known as the Mealtime Audit Tool MAT , will help dietitians, doctors and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don t eat the food on their trays. We know poor food intake is happening in hospitals, and until now we didn t have a way of systematically ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Endocrine Society experts issue Clinical Practice Guideline on hypothalamic am...
WASHINGTON -- Female athletes and women who have eating disorders are prone to developing a condition called hypothalamic amenorrhea that causes them to stop menstruating. The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on ways to diagnose and treat this condition. The guideline, titled Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea An Endocrine Society Clinical ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Sleep deprivation impairs ability to interpret facial expressions
After a rough night s sleep, your ability to recognize whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer, according to a study led by a University of Arizona psychologist. The research, published in the journal Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms , found that study participants had a harder time identifying facial expressions of happiness or sadness when they were sleep deprived versu ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Study: Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone to all patients who meet e...
BOSTON-- Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone, a drug that blocks or reverses the effects of overdose, to patients taking opioid medications through universal opt-out strategies in an effort to get the life-saving drug into the hands of more people who need it, according to a new study out of Boston Medical Center BMC . The US Department of Health and Human Services named expanding access ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
The Psychology Behind London's Terrorist Attacker
Very little is yet known about the assailant at the centre of the London terrorist outrage it looks like they acted alone. With the police now declaring arrests have been made linked to the crime, a question remains over how much this resembles a so-called lone-wolf attack BBC News is currently reporting that a police officer was stabbed to death outside the Houses of Parliament while four other p ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 23
Why Conflict Is Healthy for Relationships
This past weekend my partner and I flew across the country to go house hunting. This is a recipe for disaster, as evidenced by entire cable networks built around this conflict-ridden activity. We spent a lot of the weekend in agreement and then in disagreement, feeling overwhelmed, and then on the edge of our seat waiting to hear back from the sellers on our offer. And of course there was conflict ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 23
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