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Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers
Generosity really is its own reward, with the brain seemingly hardwired for happiness in response to giving, new research suggests. Scientists in Switzerland used brain scans to track activity in brain regions associated with socializing, decision-making and happiness. They found that even small acts of generosity -- or just promising to be charitable -- triggered brain changes that make people happier. The findings mean that spending money on others rathe ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Getting Over Guilt
Do you sometimes feel weighed down by guilt Guilt over unethical behavior is so powerful that it can make you feel as though you ve gained weight -- even when your actual weight stays the same, according to a study by U.S. and Canadian researchers. Guilt is an important emotion. Appropriate guilt helps you recognize when you ve made a mistake, and stops you from making the same mistake again. But sometimes we feel guilty even though we ve done nothing wron ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking
A new federal report finds that fewer U.S. teens and young adults are indulging in frat-party style drinking because their levels of binge drinking have gone down over the past six years. But not all teens and young adults are forgoing extra drinks. Fourteen percent of young people from 12 to 20 years old reported binge drinking at least once within the past four weeks. Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks on one occasion within a few hours, ac ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Donor-Sperm Kids No Different From Their Peers: Study
Children conceived using donor sperm are no different physically or mentally from other kids, a new Australian study says. For prospective parents, the decision to use donor sperm can seem like a step into the unknown, said study researcher David Amor, a professor and clinical geneticist at Murdoch Children s Research Institute in Parkville, Victoria. Our results should provide reassurance that the physical, psychological and mental health of children conc ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm
Doctors who fat shame patients do more harm than good, new research suggests. Disrespectful treatment and medical fat shaming, in an attempt to motivate people to change their behavior, is stressful and can cause patients to delay health care-seeking or avoid interacting with providers, Joan Chrisler, a professor of psychology at Connecticut College, said in an American Psychological Association APA news release. Chrisler took part in a symposium Thursday ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health?
Kids and pets go together like peanut butter and jelly, right Maybe not, a new study contends. The research finding, called the largest of its kind, challenges the common belief that having a dog or cat in the home can benefit children s mental and physical health. RAND Corp. researchers looked at data from thousands of children in pet-owning and pet-free homes in California. They considered more than 100 variables in adjusting their model of pet ownership ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers
Depression is known to be linked to worsening physical health, and a new study finds this may be especially true for cancer caregivers. The researchers recommended assessing caregivers mental health soon after their loved one s cancer diagnosis. Identifying caregivers in need, and connecting these caregivers to effective and accessible psychosocial services, are imperative next steps to improve comprehensive care for families facing cancer, study leader Ke ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study
Women in midlife with a history of depression appear at markedly greater risk of suffering from heart disease, new research suggests. The finding seems to reinforce the well-known link between depression and heart troubles, but it doesn t prove a cause-and-effect relationship. Tracking about 1,100 women over 10 years, researchers found that depression was the only significant risk factor for coronary artery disease in women younger than 65 who had no histo ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?
As politicians like to say, elections have consequences. Now, a new analysis suggests that ballot box results may rob some of the American public of its health, driving up stress levels, disease incidence, premature births and even premature deaths. The review included the presidential elections of both Barack Obama and Donald Trump. The bottom line is that we found that a dramatic social event, such as terrorist attack or even a presidential election, can ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Combined MRI Might Help Predict Brain Damage in Boxers
Brain injuries among pro football players are in the headlines, but pro fighters often suffer damaging head injuries, too. Now, research with boxers and mixed martial arts professionals suggests that combination MRI technology can help pinpoint which injuries might lead to brain damage. In the boxing ring, as on the football field, recurring blows to the head can cause mild traumatic brain injury. Over time, this can lead to progressive brain disorders lik ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults
If you re not one of the popular kids with dozens of besties, you can take solace in new research that suggests having close friendships is better for your adult mental health than having many friends in high school. Our research found that the quality of friendships during adolescence may directly predict aspects of long-term mental and emotional health, said study leader Rachel Narr, a graduate student at the University of Virginia. High school students ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety
Chronic pain afflicts about half of adults who have anxiety or depression, a new study finds. More than 5,000 adults in Brazil diagnosed with anxiety or mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder were asked about other health problems. Among those with a mood disorder, half reported chronic pain 33 percent, respiratory diseases 10 percent, heart disease 9 percent, arthritis and 7 percent, diabetes. Among those with anxiety, 45 percent reported ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
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