Therapy And Wellness News

Study: Restaurants not good at explaining risks of undercooked meat to customers
Front-line staff, such as servers in restaurants, are often trusted with providing customers with food safety information regarding their meals. A challenge to the food-service industry is that these positions have high turnover, relatively low wages and servers are focused primarily on providing patrons with a positive experience. And new research shows that this poses a problem. A recent study f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 1
Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder i...
Washington, DC, December 1, 2016 - Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide. Similarly, being overweight or obese is common in adolescents and is known to confer risk for cardiovascular disease and other poor health outcomes in adulthood. As a result, the intersection of bipolar disorder and overweight is a matter of clinical and public health co ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 1
Use your words: Written prisoner interactions predict whether they'll clean up...
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The evolution of how prisoners in substance-abuse programs communicate is a good indicator of whether they ll return to crime, new research has found. The relationships between prisoners enrolled in therapeutic communities, groups that focus on rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction, are key to those programs effectiveness, said researcher Keith Warren, an associate profes ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 1
Cancer Patients Are Finding Anxiety Relief In Psychedelic Mushrooms
Dinah Bazer, a 69-year-old mother and retired information systems worker living in Brooklyn, credits psychedelics with saving her life.
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 1
5 Reasons Why It's Hard To Go Home For The Holidays
For a lot of people going home for the holidays is exciting, and filled with nothing but cheer and good times.
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 1
Can of Worms? Pandora’s Box? Divulging Your Dark Secrets
As a psychologist, over the years I ve seen clients show tremendous ambivalence about bringing up certain topics. Such anxiety-filled reluctance is particularly common when the subject relates to unresolved feelings of fear , trepidation, guilt and shame . Yet ironically, their resistance to prying open what they regard and sometimes label a can of worms is a cue that the matter, if it s to be rem ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 1
Inside the Bungled Case That Spawned Sex Offender Registries
Twenty-seven years ago, a perfect storm struck a small town in central Minnesota, when a stranger jumped out of the shadows and snatched an 11-year-old boy out bicycle-riding with friends. It was the rarest of crimes. But the Oct. 22, 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling struck at a pivotal moment in U.S. history, igniting a conflagration that still burns today. Stranger-danger hysteria was sweeping ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 1
Amish Asthma Rates Offer Clues to Preventing Mental Illness
Why asthma rates may hold the key to improving mental healt h About 20 miles southeast of South Bend, Indiana, straddling US highway 6, lies the farming village of Nappanee, population 6,692. The town has the distinction of being the only municipality in the United States with a name in which each letter is repeated once. Nappanee is also known as the southern gateway to Indiana Amish country.
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 1
Flu forecasts successful on neighborhood level
Scientists at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health developed a computer model to predict the onset, duration, and magnitude of influenza outbreaks for New York City boroughs and neighborhoods. They found the model effective in a test using data from 2008-2013 results appear in the journal PLOS Computational Biology . The researchers are the first to successfully forecast influenza ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
World first MRI study sheds light on heart damage during kidney dialysis
Experts in magnetic resonance imaging MRI and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment. People with kidney failure need regular dialysis to remove fluid and waste products from their blood, but this process can cause falls in blood pressure and reduced blood flow to the heart. Over time this can cau ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
After concussion, rest may not always be the best medicine, experts say
November 30, 2016 - Prescribed rest--both physical and mental--is the standard treatment for concussion. But a growing body of evidence suggests that a more active, targeted approach might provide better outcomes for some patients, reports a special article in the December issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons CNS . The journal is published by Wolters Kl ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
Researchers identify cause for lower-extremity overgrowths in obese patients
CHICAGO November 30, 2016 Morbidly obese individuals--those whose weight is more than double normal weight--are prone to overgrowths in their lower extremities that can lead to infections and other health-threatening complications. Little was previously known about the underlying causes of this condition, and conventional treatment has involved surgical removal of these overgrowths. However, a new ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 30
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