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Do Only Dead Fish Swim With the Stream?
Only dead fish swim with the stream. Malcolm Muggeridge Many people s long-term romantic behavior is similar to dead fish floating with the current, slowly drifting with the stream. Is such behavior damaging Not always, it would seem. Decision-making mechanisms An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex . Aldous Huxley Deliberative thinking and emotional int ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 15
Silencing Is Golden: The Chilling Dogma of AntiNormalization
The country right now feels like a strange, alienating place to many people on the losing side of the election. In that darkness, the word normalize becomes a way to send up a flare to others who see the world the way they do a linguistic Bat-Signal to come together and push back Emily Dreyfuss, Wired Magazine Psychology Professor Clay Routledge claims colleges are feeling the impact of climate ch ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 15
Patients Often Reject Drug-Only Psychiatric Treatment
Mental health patients are more likely to reject treatment if it involves only drugs, a new study finds. Some experts believe talk therapy should be the first treatment option for many mental health disorders. The new finding -- from a review of 186 prior studies -- supports that stance, the researchers said. Patients often desire an opportunity to talk with and work through their problems with a ...
Healthday - Wed. Mar 15
Antibiotics not effective for clinically infected eczema in children
Estimates suggest that 40 percent of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, but findings from a study led by Cardiff University suggest there is no meaningful benefit from the use of either oral or topical antibiotics for milder clinically infected eczema in children. Eczema is a common condition, especially in young children, and affects around 1 in 5 children in the UK. Eczema somet ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 14
Immune molecule protects against Zika virus infection in animal models
A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found. Administering the molecule, called 25-hydroxycholesterol or 25HC, to pregnant mice reduced Zika virus infection in the fetal brain and protected against Zika-induced microcephaly. The work was supported in part by the National Institute of Aller ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 14
Researchers create model of anorexia nervosa using stem cells
An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa AN , reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells iPSCs derived from adolescent females with the eating disorder. Writing in the March 14th issue of Translational Psychiatry , the scientists said the resulting AN neurons -- the disease ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 14
Less than half of elderly hip fracture patients take vitamin D supplements
Despite national recommendations for daily vitamin D intake, a new study presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS found that just 45.7 percent of patients reported consistently taking vitamin D supplements following a hip fracture, a known treatment and preventative strategy for osteoporosis. In the U.S., an estimated 44 million people have os ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 14
What's the Difference Between Me and You?
Imagine that you have a serious accident that leaves you lying brain -dead on a hospital bed. Your body is still alive but you are no longer self-conscious nor can you ever again be. Are you still you Some thinkers have argued that a person at a time A is the same as a person at a time B because his body or brain is the same body or brain at both times, in the sense that they are continuous in spa ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 14
Evolutionary Psychology Applies to Everyone
Nature...is what we are put in this world to rise above. Katharine Hepburn, African Queen 1951
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 14
Stress Mindset Tied to Physical and Mental Health
An abundance of literature has pointed toward a clear link between stress and performance. This association is critical for understanding the contextually-dependent nature of testing, diagnosis, and assessment, which can be influenced by such intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Research in cognitive behavioral therapy CBT suggests that cognitive reappraisal, or the ability to change one s thoughts in ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 14
Accountable Care Organizations reduced medical costs without increasing drug c...
PITTSBURGH, March 13, 2017 - A key component of the Affordable Care Act successfully saved Medicare 345 per person in medical costs in its first year without driving up prescription drug coverage costs, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Published in the journal Medical Care , the study is the first to look at how the Accountable Care Org ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 13
More transparency at FDA needed, researchers say
As the new administration considers the future direction of the Food and Drug Administration, a group of leading researchers has created a Blueprint for Transparency at the agency to advance the development of safe and effective new products. The researchers include senior faculty from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women s Hospital, Yale Me ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 13
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