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For leukemia patients, transfusion needs may delay hospice care
Toward the end of life, some leukemia patients depend on blood transfusions to ease their suffering. Unfortunately, the likelihood that transfusions won t be accessible through hospice care appears to be pose a significant barrier to meaningful use of the Medicare hospice benefit, researchers reported in a new presentation at the American Society of Hematology s annual meeting in Atlanta on Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. eastern Medicare s hospice benefit provides a fla ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on
It s a well-known fact that many young people use cannabis, and studies have pointed to a link between the drug and psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. However, the links between cannabis use and the development of bipolar symptoms over time have been insufficiently studied until now.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
Masturbation side effects: Myths and facts
Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity with few side effects. Many bizarre claims surround masturbation, such as going blind, and most of these claims are untrue.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
3 tips for a happy sex life over the holidays
When the holiday cheer calls and office parties and family time are taking center stage, it s all too easy to put your sex life on the back-burner. But don t be put off we ve got tips to ensure that sex is back on your Christmas list.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
How to Avoid War with North Korea
White House national security advisor H.R. McMaster recently noted that the potential for war with North Korea increases every day. While many commentators blame mounting tensions on Pyongyang s increasingly sophisticated military hardware, the ultimate problem is a human one. It is people who make decisions about military and political strategy, and human psychology is the ultimate arbiter of such decisions. Only by addressing the psychology of conflict c ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
How Teens Perceive Marijuana
It seems like today s teens are growing up in a culture that condones the use of pot. And with several states legalizing marijuana , teens are receiving mixed messages about using the drug. Now, before launching into a litany of reasons why teens should not use pot, it should be noted that, according to the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teens aren t engaging in as many risky behaviors as their ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
Arguing Politics with Friends? One Word Makes a Difference
A politically involved woman I know surprised me recently when she said that she had banned politics from her conversations with friends and family. It s just too stressful, she said. If we re on the same page, we get each other worked up and upset over everything that s going on, and since we end up feeling helpless and hopeless, what s the point And if we don t agree, we get each other worked up and upset and worried that we shouldn t be friends anymore. ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
Nourish Your Brain in Five Minutes a Day
Your quality of life depends on the circulation in your brain . To thrive, your brain needs a huge amount of oxygen and glucose even more than your muscles while running. A droop in circulation can hurt your mood and your decision-making skills. You benefit enormously when you improve circulation to your brain. A well-nourished brain is effectively what makes us human. Chimpanzees send less blood to their brain because they need more in their muscles and i ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
Accept Your Self-Doubt To Diminish Your Anger
Most of us experience self-doubt from time to time. For some, self-doubt may arise regarding our capacity to meet a specific challenge, such as learning to to play an instrument, fix a glitch in a computer, or do well in a class. Severe self-doubt involves questioning major aspects of our self, i.e. our intelligence , physical appearance, or even, whether we are lovable. For example, when I was younger, I worked for some time to overcome self-doubt that wa ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
My Parents Cheated. Does That Mean I Will Cheat?
Infidelity is one of the greatest fears many of us have about intimate relationships, and can be a traumatic experience characterized by betrayal and injury, or a relief allowing one to finally leave an unfulfilling relationship. Infidelity may also be a good solution for couples who want to remain together while experiencing greater satisfaction in sexual and romantic relationships than can be met by exclusivity with their partners. Infidelity with betray ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
Lanugo: Causes, function, and treatment
Lanugo is a type of fine hair that grows on the bodies of human fetuses while they are developing in the womb.
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 4
What Does it Take to Transform Trauma into Art?
Winner of the Ren Hen Press nonfiction award, Chelsey Clammer s new essay collection, Circadian , merges genres as it illuminates the effects of alcoholism, PTSD , love , and mutual aid on one woman s biography-in-progress. Living with a slew of mental illnesses, Chelsey has developed a writing style that moves with rather than against her own neurodivergent thought patterns. The result is a dazzling and radical acceptance of the different ways each of us ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 4
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