Therapy And Wellness News

Humans have faster metabolism than closely related primates, enabling larger b...
MAYWOOD, IL - Loyola University Chicago researchers are among the co-authors of a groundbreaking study that found humans have a higher metabolism rate than closely related primates, which enabled humans to evolve larger brains. The study, published in the journal Nature , found that humans also have a higher percentage of body fat, providing the energy reserves to fuel their faster metabolism. The ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Obesity rates are not declining in US youth
A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years. In 2013-2014, 17.4 of children met criteria for class I obesity, 6.1 for class II, and 2.3 for class III, none statistically different than 2011-2012. Because children are growing, obesity is defined using BMI growth charts, but ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Holistic approach to mealtimes could help dementia sufferers
Eating together, providing social support and interaction during meals could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition - according to new NIHR-funded research from the University of East Anglia. Findings published today reveal that while no interventions were unequivocally successful, promising approaches focused on a holistic approach to mealtimes. The team found that eating fa ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Children with ADHD sleep both poorly and less
New knowledge Children with ADHD sleep both poorly and less A new study from Aarhus University has now documented that there is some truth to the claim by parents of children with ADHD that their children have more difficulty falling asleep and that they sleep more poorly than other children. Studies have shown that up to seventy per cent of parents of children with ADHD report that the children h ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Human heart cells respond less to e-cig vapour than tobacco smoke
New research has showed substantial differences in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke. Researchers from the Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit MRC IEU at the University of Bristol investigated how the same type of cells as those found in the arteries of the heart, known as human coronary artery endothelial cells HCAEC , respo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Alcohol makes you momentarily happier but not more satisfied
Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol -- but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with life. The research, led by a social policy expert at the University of Kent, also found that people who developed drinking problems were less satisfied with life. Although the effect of alcohol on happiness is often discussed during debates ab ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Our brain uses statistics to calculate confidence, make decisions
Cold Spring Harbor, NY -- The directions, which came via cell phone, were a little garbled, but as you understood them Turn left at the 3rd light and go straight the restaurant will be on your right side. Ten minutes ago you made the turn. Still no restaurant in sight. How far will you be willing to drive in the same direction Research suggests that it depends on your initial level of confidence a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Medical conditions are more common in women who are sexually abused
Researchers have found that a variety of conditions are more common in women before and after sexual assault. Compared with women without a known assault experience, those who experienced sexual assault were more likely to have diseases of the circulatory and respiratory systems, epilepsy, and liver disease, both before and after the assault. They were also more likely to develop cervical cancer a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 3
If we wish to build an applied social science grounded in the principles and practice of collective intelligence , then we need to understand team communication. Indeed, rather than treat individuals as the primary unit of analysis, as is generally the case in the science of psychology, many scholars in the field of communication treat communication itself as the primary unit of analysis. Certainl ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 4
Depression Is a Drag
Change is hard. Even when you want the change. You may be choosing a path that has all the hallmarks of the right thing and yet putting your foot on that path brings fear and an urge to turn around. Manny has been depressed since high school. Smoking marijuana has brought him some fun, but he wants to quit because it makes him lethargic. He has goals to succeed in college. But he is conflicted. It ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 4
Too Many Employees Feel the Need to "Cover" Their Identities
I spend an undue amount of time thinking and reading about management specifically, about relationships between managers and employees, and how managers can be more effective. As this tends to be pretty well-trod ground, it s not too often one comes across a new path especially when that path is in such plain sight it should have been have been obvious all along. But that s how I felt recently whe ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 4
Why Weirdos Win
Have you ever been called weird, crazy or strange
Psychology Today - Tue. May 3
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