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Compounds derived from hops show promise for metabolic syndrome patients
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A group of compounds derived from hops can likely improve cognitive and other functions in people with metabolic syndrome, new research at Oregon State University and Oregon Health Science University suggests. That s good news for the estimated 35 percent of the U.S. adult population that suffers from the syndrome. A patient is considered to have metabolic syndrome if he or she has at least two of the following conditions abdominal obesit ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Weight loss surgery improves microvascular complications in obese diabetic pat...
In a BJS British Journal of Surgery analysis of published studies in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that weight loss surgery helps prevent the development of microvascular complications--which affect small blood vessels--better than medical treatment. The analysis was conducted by investigators from the Surgical Department of the University of Heidelberg in cooperation with the Study Center of the German Surgical Society. Microvascu ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Inflammation in testes could explain link between obesity and reduced fertility
A new study sheds light on how obesity may contribute to male infertility. Published in open-access journal Frontiers in Physiology , the study reports that obese men have increased levels of inflammatory markers in their seminal fluid and lower sperm quality, both of which correlate with their body mass index BMI . The findings suggest that chronic inflammation in male reproductive organs explains the link between obesity and reduced fertility. Obesity is ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
APS: Leading the Way in Replication and Open Science
The Association for Psychological Science APS promotes replication and open science practices as part of a broader effort to strengthen research methods and practices across all areas of psychological science. The Association s efforts date back a number of years, to when few other organizations were addressing these issues, and the Association pioneered several innovations that have since been widely adopted. Below are just some of APS initiatives in thes ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Feb 7
This Is The Healthiest Way To Browse Instagram
Social media is a massive part of modern life. For instance, the average user spends a combined 50 minutes on Facebook , Instagram and Facebook Messenger in a typical day, according to company data from 2016. That s significantly more than the 17 minutes the average American adult spends exercising daily, per 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And as many of us have been warned , there s a high chance this isn t good for our psy ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 17
11 Brilliant Ways Therapists Control Their Holiday Stress
Sometimes even the experts need a little help staying holly and jolly. Research shows holiday season stress can feel insurmountable. No one is immune. Mental health professionals, who are usually helping others manage emotions, put their own advice into practice as the year winds down. Wonder what their secrets are Below are some ways the experts handle holiday stress 1. Set aside a few minutes to meditate. I manage holiday stress by engaging in the same s ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 17
These Photos Nail Precisely How It Feels To Have A Mental Illness
When you have a mental health condition, sometimes it takes everything in you to keep it together. Artist Eisen Bernardo conveys this message perfectly in a series of paper clip images, which he designed to depict different mental illnesses. The office tool, Bernardo says, is the perfect symbol for how a person feels when they re experiencing mental health issues. A paper clip is a very simple innovation . It is just a twisted metal but it can keep things ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 17
Could these psychological traits help us live longer?
Optimism, stubbornness, a good work ethic, and a strong family bond could these be the ingredients to a long, happy life A new study suggests that they might be.
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 15
Aviophobia: 3 tips to fly without fear
Today, flying is both the fastest and easiest mode of transport between countries. But many of us are terrorized by the mere thought of boarding a plane. Why is that, and how do we deal with this anxiety
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 15
Ask "What If?" to Boost Your Creativity
This post is part of my blog series called The Writer s Laboratory. See my introductory post for more information.
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 15
Stop Giving People More Stuff This Holiday—Do This Instead
The holiday season is filled with gifts and empty of what people really want. We re seeing a loneliness crisis in our society with 42.6 million adults in the U.S. suffering from it and that s including people under 45 representing a literal public health epidemic that leads to earlier death but we keep insisting on buying things, exchanging material goods as if that can somehow make up for what we truly long for connecting, kindness, love , meaningful non- ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 15
Why There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
While Christmas playlists often include cheesy favorites like Rockin Around the Christmas Tree and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, there are also a handful of wistful tracks that hit us a little bit deeper. Listen closely to I ll be Home for Christmas or White Christmas, and you ll hear a deep yearning for home and a sorrow at having to spend the holidays somewhere else. Strip away the cursory Christmas rituals the TV specials, the lights, the gifts, the ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 15
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