Therapy And Wellness News

Determining the Value of Food
But within the last decade, that variable of quality has become more complicated. Only recently have we begun to appreciate that a direct remnant of those prehistoric times plays a critical role in mediating us between health and wellness or disability and disease. The human gut microbiome is that collection of an estimated 100 trillion cells that inhabit our innards, compared to the only 10 trill ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 3
Technology Rules for Both Parents and Kids
There are definitely perks to growing up in a time of fast moving technological advancement, but along with the advantages come the disadvantages. There is no doubt about it, technology can not only interfere with kids face-to-face interactions, but it can also monopolize their time. In today s world parents have to create guidelines when it comes to technology so kids learn to use and not abuse t ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 3
Early data from clinical trial indicates safety and efficacy of new weight los...
Findings from the early phase of a clinical trial led by Johns Hopkins investigators indicates that a new, minimally invasive weight loss treatment known as bariatric arterial embolization is safe and effective in sustaining weight loss in severely obese people. The data, although preliminary, show the procedure seems to initiate weight loss, dramatic hunger reduction and lower levels of ghrelin, ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Apr 3
BEAT hunger with safe, nonsurgical weight loss treatment
VANCOUVER, British Columbia April 3, 2016 -- A safe, new, minimally invasive treatment, developed by interventional radiologists, led to sustained weight loss in severely obese people, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. Researchers said the treatment--bariatric arterial embolization BAE --could offer individuals a viable, sa ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Apr 3
Benefiting Others: Motives Or Ends?
The world is full of needy people they need places to live, food to eat, medical care to combat biological threats, and, if you ask certain populations in the first world, a college education . Plenty of ink has been spilled over the matter of how to best meet the needs of others, typically with a focus on uniquely needy populations, such as the homeless, poverty-stricken, sick, and those otherwis ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 2
The Challenge of the Bardo in Everyday Life
It s been quite awhile since I ve updated this blog. I was busy for a long time completing my book, Contemplative Psychotherapy Essentials Enriching Your Practice with Buddhist Psychology W.W. Norton , which came out just over a year ago. I hope to be more steady going forward
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 2
"Crazy: A Creative and Personal Look at Mental Illness"
Recently, a book came to my house in the mail. Snail mail. An actual book. Old school. Analog. I d been asked to review the book, Crazy a creative and personal look at mental illness by Michael Hanna and Tami Leino Hanna. They run a non-profit organization called, Adam s Place. Adams Place, they say, is dedicated to debunking the myths of mental illness through word, art and eduction. In my life a ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 2
Steroid medicine reduces function of calorie-burning brown fat
Boston, MA-- Steroid medications inhibit the activity of brown fat, which is the good, calorie-burning fat humans and animals have, Australian researchers have discovered. They will present their study findings Saturday at the Endocrine Society s 98th annual meeting in Boston. Doctors use corticosteroids, also called glucocorticoids, such as prednisolone to treat many immune and inflammatory disea ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
Anti-mullerian hormone may help detect polycystic ovary syndrome in obese adol...
Boston, MA-- Anti-Mullerian hormone AMH blood levels may provide a useful biomarker for the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS in obese adolescent girls, new research suggests. The results will be presented Saturday, April 2, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder affecting females ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
Oxytocin nasal spray improves self-control in overweight men
Boston, MA-- A single dose of oxytocin nasal spray, known to reduce food intake, decreases impulsive behavior in overweight and obese men, according to a preliminary study to be presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society s 98th annual meeting in Boston. Oxytocin nasal spray made by Novartis is a synthetic version of the hormone oxytocin, which is important for controlling food intake and weight. ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
Preference for dating smarter partners negatively affects women's attitudes to...
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Women with a preference for more intelligent partners are less likely to show interest in male-dominated fields such as math and science, according to a newly published study from the University at Buffalo. The research, published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology , builds upon previous findings that found that thinking about romantic goals affected women s attitudes towa ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
A new drug may help relieve menopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy symptoms
Boston, MA-- A new low-dose vaginal estrogen capsule may help relieve symptoms of menopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy, including dyspareunia pain during sex , new industry-sponsored research reports. The study results will be presented in a late-breaking poster Saturday, April 2, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. Vulvar and vaginal atrophy affects roughly 50 p ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 2
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