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Children and Exposure to Terror: The 3 Cs of Coping
This blog was jointly written by The Older Dad , Dr. Kevin D. Arnold, and by Ms. Theresa Gaser, MSSA, LISW-S of Trinity Family Counseling , Westerville, Ohio According to the VA , children who are exposed to higher amounts of TV coverage of a disaster develop more stressful reactions. Terrorism and disasters can easily alter children s lives like the ripples of waves in a pond. Given that, what might we expect after children experience traumatic events by ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
The Best Wedding Trend is the Freedom to Not Follow Trends
We are in a sweet spot for nuptials. Every one of us has the opportunity to not know what we are supposed to do when we get hitched. Just as same sex couples have done for decades, we can all --yes, straight people too--create our own events, rituals, and celebrations, completely on our own terms. Exciting, right I have even written a book on this phenomenon, Modern Brides amp Modern Grooms A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other NonTraditional, Twent ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
The Philosophical Traveler
I spent most of September traveling all over Australia, so please, dear reader, forgive the absence of posting and the fact that today I m posting as a philosophical traveler instead of a philosophical parent . I ll get back to regular programming soon Traveling provides a nice break from whatever you normally do, but if you re a philosopher, it doesn t provide a complete break. Being in new surroundings prompts reflection the more so, the more exotic your ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
The Majority of People Are Not Introverts or Extroverts
If you don t know whether you re an introvert or extrovert, you might as well live under a rock. The terms were invented by Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung in the 1920s. They ve since adopted a prominent, if not undying, life of their own. They re the cornerstone of Myers-Briggs and one of the Big Five traits. Most simply, Jung conceived of introverts as drawing energy from being alone, whereas extroverts draw it from their surroundings and ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 7
Genetic body/brain connection identified in genomic region linked to autism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the first time, Whitehead Institute scientists have documented a direct link between deletions in two genes--fam57ba and doc2a--in zebrafish and certain brain and body traits, such as seizures, hyperactivity, enlarged head size, and obesity. Finding the molecular connections between a brain and a body phenotype is indeed really paradigm shifting, says Whitehead Institute Member Hazel Sive, who is also a professor of biology at MIT. I ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Oct 7
Cannabis consumption increases violent behaviour in young people in psychiatri...
Montr 233 al, October 9, 2017 - A new study by researchers at the Institut en sant 233 mentale de Montr 233 al demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behaviour in young people after discharge from a psychiatric hospital. The research by Dr. Alexandre Dumais MD, PhD, FRCPC, psychiatrist at the Institut Philippe Pinel and Dr. St 233 phane Potvin PhD, professor at the Universit 233 de Montr 233 al , which studie ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Oct 7
Air pollution exposure on home-to-school routes reduces the growth of working ...
A study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health ISGlobal , an institute supported by the la Caixa Banking Foundation, has demonstrated that exposure to air pollution on the way to school can have damaging effects on children s cognitive development. The study, published recently in Environmental Pollution , found an association between a reduction in working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter PM2.5 and black carbon during the walking c ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 6
Multivitamin use during pregnancy linked to lower risk of autism with intellec...
Children whose mothers took multivitamins during pregnancy are roughly 30 percent less likely to develop autism with a co-occurring intellectual disability, according to a new Drexel University-led study. In looking at data collected over more than a decade in Stockholm, Sweden, the study team found that the decline in risk linked to multivitamin use only seemed to be tied to autism with intellectual disabilities attached. The odds of developing autism wit ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 6
Second grade handwashing experiment leads to big decrease in bacteria, illness
SAN DIEGO - How do you get kids to understand the importance of washing their hands Make it an experiment, suggests one study in which second graders observed that washing or using sanitizer gel reduced the bacteria on their hands by more than 90 percent. Subsequently, the students were far more likely to wash their hands regularly, and there was a significant decrease in illness-related absences, according to the research being presented at IDWeek 2017 tr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 6
Study reveals benefits of having GPs in Emergency Departments
A new study from the University of Liverpool provides evidence that locating a General Practitioner GP in a hospital emergency department ED can reduce waiting times and admissions, but may increases antibiotic prescribing. The study, jointly led by Professor Enitan Carrol of the University s Institute of Infection and Global Health, and Professor Taylor-Robinson of the University s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, has highlighted the advantage ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 6
Coming a step closer to understanding how gastric bypass works
A study by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine MGH-CEM and Shriners Hospital for Children has made a technological advancement toward accelerating the discovery of drug targets for obesity, type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases. The novel experimental and computational workflow involves the first use of rodent gastric bypass models, state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and an array of bioinfo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 6
Lifestyle changes can close regional obesity gap, study finds
Lifestyle differences are to blame for regional variation in obesity rates in Scotland, research has found. Genetic factors cannot completely explain why obesity is more common in some areas and not others, scientists say. Public health initiatives that focus on postcodes in deprived areas could help to close this gap and tackle health inequalities between regions, researchers say. Rates of obesity vary between different regions of countries. Until now, th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 6
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