Therapy And Wellness News

Toxic 'marine snow' can sink quickly, persist at ocean depths
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University found that a specific neurotoxin can persist and accumulate in marine snow formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia , and that this marine snow can reach significant depths quickly. These findings have implications for food safety policies in areas affected by toxic marine algal blooms. When algae cells run out of nutrients and start to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
Cholesterol an important piece of the puzzle for fat-burning
Gut bacteria play a little-understood role in the body s energy balance, which is influenced by diet. However, the crucial nutritional components are unknown. A team at the Technical University of Munich TUM was able to demonstrate for the very first time that mice without gastrointestinal microbiota grow obese when fed with dietary fat from plant sources, but not from animal sources. One of the i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin
Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young people arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while anxiety disorders tend to be followed by skin diseases. Physical diseases and mental disorders affect a pers ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
Preventing heart failure risk factors in midlife substantially lowers risk
Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years may lead up to an 86 percent lower risk for heart failure through the remainder of life, according to research published today in JACC Heart Failure . Approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States currently suffer from hearth failure. This population faces a significantly reduced quality of life a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer
CLEVELAND, Ohio November 28, 2016 --It s somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30 to 40 of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes. Nocturnal hot flashes are among the most problematic because they can contribute to poor sleep. A new study shows that electro-acupuncture may be effective in providing some relief. The ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
How kids' brains respond to a late night up
Any parent can tell you about the consequences of their child not getting enough sleep. But there is far less known about the details of how sleep deprivation affects children s brains and what this means for early brain development. The process of sleep may be involved in brain wiring in childhood and thus affect brain maturation, explains Salome Kurth , first author of the study published in Fro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
Researcher suggests kratom may have medical benefit as opioid alternative
CHICAGO--November 28, 2016--A delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on kratom would stifle scientific understanding of the herb s active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties if implemented, according to a special report published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association . The report cited the pharmacologically active compounds in kratom, includ ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 28
Turns Out, Porn Doesn’t Kill Love
In 1989, powerful research was published by Kenrick, Gutierres and Goldberg, examining the impact of pornography on relationships and attraction to ones partners. In this study, subjects were exposed to nude images from Playboy Magazine and other types of erotica. Subjects who were primed with the nude images found other women, and especially their wives, to be less attractive, and reported they w ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 28
Safeguarding Students in an Age of Disinformation
For every challenge facing this nation, there are scores of websites pretending to be something they are not. Ordinary people once relied on publishers, editors, and subject matter experts to vet the information they consumed. But on the unregulated Internet, all bets are off. Stanford History Education Group, 2016 In 1969, the same year that mankind first landed on the moon, the first, experiment ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 28
Darwin’s Parenting Tips
Applications of evolution to help us better understand significant problems of humanity are starting to emerge in all sorts of corners, such as education see Gray amp Chanoff, 1994 , clinical psychology see Wakefield, 1992 , health see Platek, Geher, Heywood, Stapell, Porter, amp Walters, 2011 , and the planning of neighborhoods to make cities better functioning see Wilson, 2011 . And a lot more s ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 28
How To Handle A Friend Who Pressures You To Buy Stuff
QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a very persuasive friend who works on commission for a local gift boutique and she constantly pressures me to come in and shop when she s working she sends me texts, group emails, private emails, etc. She s on commission, and I understand her boss wants her to bring in business. I want to support my friend, but I ve already shopped there several times in the past few mont ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 27
Understanding Your Child’s Spiritual Life
If you scan the mind-body-spirit shelves of your local bookstore, you may notice that the vast majority of texts are related to adults spirituality . Yet by understanding more about the less researched area of children s spirituality, we can learn how to connect with them more deeply. Of course, the most fundamental issue is what do we mean by spirituality Academic literature shows divided opinion ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 27
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