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15 'Embarrassing' Symptoms Of Anxiety We Don't Talk About
15 Embarrassing Symptoms of Anxiety We Don t Talk About was published on The Mighty . Written by Juliette Virzi When you live with a health condition, oftentimes there are some unwanted or embarrassing symptoms you have to learn to live with. This is something many people who live with anxiety are familiar with. Maybe you flake out on social plans with your friends so often, they ve stopped inviting you out. Maybe you talk too fast or stutter when you feel ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 1
Moms Who Get Breastfeeding Support May Avoid Postpartum Depression — New Stu...
Originally published on Mother.ly by Annamarya Scaccia Mama, we know breastfeeding your newborn can be so hard . I know when I was nursing my son, I found it stressful to juggle work and his need to feed right on the spot. I also worried constantly about breastfeeding in the middle of the night because I was afraid of falling asleep during a feeding. Nursing can take such a physical and emotional toll on a new mama, which is why seeking support for breastf ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 1
Doctors Often Know Who Might Commit Gun Violence. But They Can't Do Much About...
A person at risk for committing gun violence has a clear profile , but when doctors identify a patient who meets the criteria, there is often little they can do about it. The U.S. has decided that doctors should play a role in assessing risk, but we re not giving them the tools to act on that risk, and so these efforts are mostly futile. That s in part because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, which prevents doctor ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 1
Obesity could be linked to early childhood behavior
Health authorities will need to focus on more than eating habits if they are going to combat the obesity epidemic. A study led by the University of Waterloo found it s generally a combination of unhealthy behaviours among youth that could be the greatest predictors of whether or not young people will experience obesity issues in adulthood. The study concluded that public health efforts focusing on obesity prevention must identify and correct poor behaviour ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Cochrane Review evidence suggests nutritional labelling on menus may reduce ca...
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low. Eating too many calories contributes to people becoming overweight and increases the risks of heart disease, diabetes and many cancers, which are among the leading causes of poor health and premature death. Several ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Is obesity associated with having a shorter life?
Bottom Line Obesity was associated with a shorter lifespan and an increased risk of illness and death from cardiovascular disease, and being overweight was associated with a lifespan similar to be being normal weight but a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease younger. Why The Research Is Interesting In recent years, controversy has grown about the health implications of being overweight because of study findings on similar or lower death rates ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
'Obesity paradox' debunked
Maintaining a normal weight can postpone cardiovascular disease and reduce overall risk of it A healthy weight lengthens your lifespan and healthspan Obesity paradox confused patients who ask Why do I need to lose weight CHICAGO --- Put down that second helping of chocolate cake. A new study debunks the obesity paradox, a counterintuitive finding that showed people who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are overweight or ob ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Switching from smoking to glo significantly reduces exposure to toxicants
A clinical study conducted by scientists at British American Tobacco have revealed that when smokers switch completely from cigarettes to glo, their exposure to certain cigarette smoke toxicants is significantly reduced, in some cases to levels comparable to those seen in smokers who quit smoking completely. These results add to evidence suggesting that glo may have the potential to be substantially reduced risk compared to smoking conventional cigarettes. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
With cost removed, women choose more effective contraceptive methods
Contraception cannot be handled with a one-size fits all approach. Women often try several types of birth control before finding one that works best. A new study at the University of Utah Health finds that cost often limits women s access to the most effective contraceptive methods, like intrauterine devices IUDs and subdermal implants. David Turok, M.D. , associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and colleagues at U of U Health de ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Estimates of sexting frequency by young people under 18
Bottom Line A sizable number of young people under 18 engage in sexting, the practice of electronically sharing sexually explicit material, with an estimated 1 in 7 sending sexts and 1 in 4 receiving them. Why The Research Is Interesting There is a lack of consensus on the frequency of sexting among young people but that information is needed to inform policy and future research. Who and When 110,380 participants from among 39 studies identified in a revie ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Natural Opioids in the Brain May Support Social Bonding
Oxytocin and dopamine have long been lauded as hormonal wellsprings of love and happiness, but a review of the research in Current Directions in Psychological Science suggests that the brain s natural opioids may also play a role in the feelings of closeness that support social bonding. Until recently, the majority of studies investigating the opioid theory of social attachment had been conducted with animals, limiting researchers to making inferences abou ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 26
12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read
If you mapped out the discussion about the major causes of gun violence following every mass shooting in the United States, it would almost certainly lead you to the same destination mental illness. Politicians , public figures and the population at large have all perpetuated this misconception at times. Even the media plays into the narrative Research published in 2016 found that more than a third of news stories linked mental illness with violence toward ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Feb 26
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