Therapy And Wellness News

The sounds of eating may reduce how much you eat
New doctor s orders No earbuds, no music, and no watching TV while eating. Researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University have found that the noise your food makes while you re eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat. The Crunch Effect, as they call it, suggests you re likely to eat less if you re more conscious of the sound your food makes while you re ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Mindfulness meditation provides opioid-free pain relief, study finds
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - March 16, 2016 - Everyone knows that stubbing your toe hurts. What makes it stop hurting is the body s main pain-blocking process - the natural production of opioids. Cognitive-based approaches found to reduce pain, such as hypnosis, acupuncture, distraction and even the placebo response, have been shown to work through this system. But does meditation also use opioids to red ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Marijuana use disorder is on the rise nationally; few receive treatment
March 16, 2016--The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorders during that time was nearly as large, according to a new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry . The research also showed that 2.5 percent of adults--nearly 6 million people--experienced marijuana use disorder ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Where We Live Affects Our Bias Against Mixed-Race Individuals
Whites living in areas where they are less exposed to people of other races have a harder time categorizing mixed-race individuals than do Whites with greater interracial exposure, a condition that is associated with greater prejudice against mixed-race individuals, a new experimental study shows. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Mar 16
Parenting or Teaching the Curious Observer Child
Drawing from The Enneagram of Parenting Does your child like to be alone Does he she tend to hover around the edge of groups and seem uninterested in social norms Does your child become annoyed when you push or intrude Observer children are naturally curious, have active minds, and know what they think. They don t like being talked down to or lectured. This blog is based on information in my book, ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 15
Reversible Alzheimer's Disease
Between 9 and 13 percent of residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are likely mis-diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease and can be cured. Anthony Marmarou with the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia and his colleagues investigated how common it is to find buildup of fluid in the brain among clients in assisted-living and extended-care facilities. [1 ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 15
Deep Down, Are You a Murderer?
You may think you know yourself pretty well. After all, you re you . But the mind has dark depths rarely glimpsed by our waking selves. These depths are not just unlit, but perhaps also evil deep down, you could be a murderer. This may seem preposterous, but let s be honest you re not a saint. Just think of the number of times you ve wished ill for others. When a rival beats you out for a promotio ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 15
Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?
Some young adults who constantly reach for their smartphones might be anxious or depressed, preliminary research suggests. A study of more than 300 college students found heavier technology use was tied to greater risk for anxiety and depression, particularly among those using the devices as a security blanket -- to avoid dealing with unpleasant experiences or feelings. Risk was not elevated, howe ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 15
Using generic cancer drug could save many millions of dollars
With the expiration in January of the patent on Gleevec, the drug that 15 years ago changed chronic myeloid leukemia CML from a death sentence to a treatable illness, insurance companies and patients have the opportunity to realize huge cost savings, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The researchers, publishing online this month in the Journal of the National C ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Mismatched expectations most common reason for patients not completing HPV vac...
BOSTON-- Conflicting expectations between parents and medical providers about who is responsible for scheduling follow-up appointments is resulting in a failure of young girls completing the Human Papilloma Virus HPV vaccination series, according to a new study led by Boston Medical Center researchers. The study, which is published online ahead of print in the journal Human Vaccines and Immunother ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Pregnant mother's weight, glucose and blood pressure affect baby's size
Being overweight or obese in pregnancy causes babies to be born larger, according to new research. The study, led by the universities of Exeter and Bristol, also found that having higher blood glucose sugar during pregnancy causes babies to be born larger. Conversely, having higher blood pressure in pregnancy causes babies to be smaller. It has long been known that women who are overweight or who ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
What incentives work best to get a team to exercise more?
Does it help to reward people if you want them to exercise more Yes, but try a combination of individual and team incentives, says Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS, of the University of Pennsylvania. He led a study sup1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine sup2 , published by Springer, that also showed how smartphones can be a hassle-free way to monitor people s exercise programs. Despite many ass ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
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