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UCLA researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends
UCLA-led research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur. Two studies from the UCLA-based University of California Institute for Prediction Technology, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, found an association between certain risk-related terms that Google and Twitter users researched or tweeted about and subsequent syphilis ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
Imagining an Object Can Change How We Hear Sounds Later
Seeing an object at the same time that you hear sound coming from somewhere else can lead to the ventriloquist illusion and its aftereffect, but research suggests that simply imagining the object produces the same illusory results. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The sensory information we imagine is often treated by the brain in the same way as information streaming in to us fr ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Apr 23
25 'Weird' Things People Do Because Of Anxiety
25 Weird Things People Do Because of Anxiety was written by Juliette Virzi for The Mighty. When you ve lived with anxiety for a while, oftentimes you become aware of some of the unique things you do because of it or even the weird ways you ve learned to cope with it. Maybe you re like me and you check your pulse obsessively, willing your heart rate to just slow down . Maybe your anxiety makes you feel out of control, and it comes out as anger . Or maybe yo ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 23
'Frozen' Star Says Anxiety Attack Caused Her To Miss A Broadway Performance
Patti Murin , who stars as Princess Anna in Broadway s Frozen , encouraged an open dialogue about mental health in an Instagram post explaining why she missed a show this week. The 37-year-old singer-actress said she called out of Tuesday s performance of the smash Disney musical because of a massive anxiety attack. It had been building up for a while, and while the past month has been incredible, all of the ups and downs and stress and excitement really t ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 23
The Simple Life Hacks Kate Walsh Uses To Get Her Day Started Right
Do you spring out of bed, ready to start your day, or hit snooze over and over again That Morning Person is HuffPost s attempt to make sense of mornings by peering into the routines of others. Isabella Carapella HuffPost Kate Walsh may have played a sharp-minded surgeon on Grey s Anatomy and Private Practice for years, but in real life, she admits, she s still experiencing a learning curve when it comes to her own well-being. I played a doctor on TV but I ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 23
How to stop a panic attack: 13 ways to help
Panic attacks can be sudden and overpowering. They can affect anyone and may be caused by general anxiety, panic disorder, or depression.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast
For people who experience the most severe symptoms of major depression and are at high risk of suicide, a treatment with an immediate effect could make all the difference, at least in the short-term. But, traditional antidepressants tend to take a long time to kick in. Is there a more efficient treatment on the horizon
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
Sleep paralysis: What is it, and how can you cope with it?
You wake up in the middle of the night, convinced that an evil figure is lying in wait. You attempt to move, but your body just will not budge. You try to scream, but nothing comes out. The monster draws closer. It may sound like a horror movie scene, but this is the real deal you re experiencing sleep paralysis.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
Want better sleep? Leave your work at the office
It will come as no surprise that taking your work home with you ups your stress levels and impacts sleep quality. But here s the catch work isn t just about what you do in the office. It s also about other work-related baggage, such as experiencing rudeness, which may prove extra difficult to leave behind.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
Obesity linked with higher chance of developing rapid, irregular heart rate
HERSHEY, Pa. -- People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to Penn State researchers. Researchers followed a large group of participants, equally divided between people with obesity and without, for eight years. They found that people with obesity had a 40 percent higher chance of developing atrial fibrillation than p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
Fat cells seem to remember unhealthy diet
24 hours. This is all it takes for a so-called precursor fat cell to have its epigenetic recipe on how to correctly develop into a mature fat cell, reprogrammed. This change occurs when the cell is put into contact with the fatty acid palmitate or the hormone TNF-alpha, a study conducted by researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research at the University of Copenhagen shows. Precursor cells are cells that have not yet matu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
Why zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes, obesity
Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades. However, new research finds sugar replacements can also cause health changes that are linked with diabetes and obesity, suggesting that switching from regular to diet soda may be a case of out of the frying pan, into the fire. Artificial sweeteners are one of the most common food ad ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
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