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Health care, education key to keeping women offenders out of prison
Women in provincial prisons require health care to address trauma, addiction and chronic diseases in order to lower reincarceration rates, according to a new study that of women leaving a B.C. correctional centre. Our findings show that their return to criminal activity was related to a lack of basic, primary health care -- nutrition, medical and dental care. That s important because we can address these issues, said Patricia Janssen, a professor in UBC s ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Victimization of transgender youths linked to suicidal thoughts, substance abuse
AUSTIN, Texas -- In two peer-reviewed papers, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts as the general population, and they are up to four times as likely to engage in substance use. Depression and school-based victimization factored heavily into the disparities in both cases. The papers are the first set of studies using representative, population-based data to ex ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades
Many people believe that teenagers today grow up faster than they used to, while others argue that today s youth are growing up more slowly, perhaps due to overprotection by their parents. A new study explored this issue by examining how often teens in recent years compared to teens in previous decades engaged in adult activities such as drinking alcohol, working, driving, or having sex. The study found that today s adolescents are less likely than their p ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Researchers document changes in teenage parenthood
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The US birth rate hasn t changed for two generations of teenage girls, but other aspects of young parenthood are shifting, especially regarding young fathers, according to new Indiana University research. The researchers analyzed parenthood, education and income statistics over a long time span from two groups of about 10,000 people -- those born in 1962-64 and those born in 1980-82. These are the key findings Teen fathers and mothers c ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
How the shape and size of your face relates to your sexuality
Men and women with shorter, wider faces tend to be more sexually motivated and to have a stronger sex drive than those with faces of other dimensions. These are the findings from a study led by Steven Arnocky of Nipissing University in Canada. The research investigates the role that facial features play in sexual relationships and mate selection and is published in Springer s journal Archives of Sexual Behavior . The study adds to a growing body of researc ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
A Stable Home May Delay Diagnosis of Childhood Disorders
Two children, Bryan and Joe, complain of episodes of breathlessness after failing a class. While Bryan has a stable home life, is well liked by his friends parents 8217 and normally does well in school, Joe has troubles at home, in addition to disciplinary issues and sub-par grades. Which, if either, of these boys has panic disorder According to new research in Clinical Psychological Science , a journal of the Association of Psychological Science, children ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Sep 19
Antibiotics following C-section among obese women reduces risk of surgical inf...
Among obese women undergoing cesarean delivery, a postoperative 48-hour course of antibiotics significantly decreased the rate of surgical site infection within 30 days after delivery, according to a study published by JAMA . The rate of obesity among U.S. women has been increasing, and obesity is associated with an increased risk of surgical site infection SSI following cesarean delivery. The optimal antibiotic regimen around the time of cesarean delivery ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 19
Maladaptive daydreaming: Symptoms and management
Daydreaming is a regular part of daily life for most people. However, some individuals experience frequent and intrusive daydreams that can disrupt everyday tasks and their quality of life.
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 18
The Winner Shouldn't Take It All
The winner should not take it all because many of these exceptional performers are the luckiest and do not deserve all our attention and reward. The idea that the exceptional performers are the most skilled or talented is flawed. The reason is that exceptional performances tend to occur in exceptional circumstances. Top performers are often the luckiest people, who have benefitted from being at the right place and right time. Consider a college drop-out wh ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 18
Rewire Your Burned-out Brain
Burnout often results from extended periods enduring the emotional stress precipitated by unaccomplished expectations or failure to fulfill unreasonable demands. The symptoms can include intensified emotional exhaustion, physical fatigue, lowered self-worth, changes in eating and exercising habits, social withdrawal, sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression . If You re Burned Out , Your Brain Has Rewired to Survival Mode
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 18
The Shadow in a Selfie
I was at the Performing Arts Center last night, Hillary begins, and my sister was out of town. Or so I thought. Already I m on high alert Hillary s sister Marta has become a symbolic figure in her life. Marta moved away from home years ago, while Hillary stayed in California, close to where the sisters were raised. As a young girl, Hillary learned to respond to the tension between her parents with compensatory cheer. As she was growing up, her father Bill, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 18
Anger and Cancer: Is There a Relationship?
Anger is a negative emotion that can follow frustration, disappointment, and injustice. It can vary from mild and short-term to intense and long-term. It is the latter, the intense and long-term variety, that concerns us here, what we have called unhealthy anger Enright amp Fitzgibbons, 2015 . To begin answering the question concerning the link between anger and cancer, let us start with a quotation that may be an overstatement and then let us get more pre ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 18
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