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Tactile hallucinations: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Tactile hallucinations involve an abnormal or false sensation of touch or perception of movement on the skin or inside the body.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 13
Why Brendan Hines Wishes He Had Said Hello to Elvis Costello
Hero worship is tricky business. On the one hand, we revere the people who have inspired us, or who serve as role models. However, we often do not have a very complex or multi-dimensional view of our heroes. We perhaps zero in on a single aspect of them perhaps a talent or good deed and often know little else.
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 13
Enhancing Athletic Performance With Brain Stimulation
In the ultracompetitive world of professional sports , victory is measured in fractions of time and distance. The difference in performance between two elite athletes amounts to less than one percent. Consequently, professional athletes take great interest in ergogenic aids , which refer to any technique or substance used to enhance performance. Common legal ergogenic aids include multivitamin supplements and hypoxic training. Recently, the ability of brai ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 13
The Boarding School Girls
Soosan Daghighi Latham and Roya Movahedi Ferdows were both born in Iran and sent to boarding school in England at age 12. They did not attend the same school but met in 2013 at a gathering in San Francisco and realized their early cross-cultural experiences shaped shared trajectories of identity formation and adult development. Latham is a professor at York University in Toronto, Canada, and Ferdows is a life coach in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 13
The Existential Dread of Climate Change
This past spring, a few friends nudged me into listening to S-Town , a podcast created by the makers of Serial and This American Life. Expecting a true- crime drama in the vein of 2014 s first season of Serial, I dove in. After I binge-listened the first few episodes while on a train back to New York from Washington D.C., I walked out onto the platform at Penn Station feeling on edge, weighed down by despair and anxiety. Sure, the podcast focused on John B ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 13
How Many Ways Can We Measure Well-Being?
Given the bitterness of ideological battles in the modern world, it is important for social scientists to illuminate where the evidence lies and help explain the divergence between truth and fiction. For scientists, no question is off limits. The primary issue is whether a question is testable. Many of the hot-button issues debated in online forums and face-to-face conversations or scrutinized privately for fear of retribution can be reformulated into a te ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 13
What’s in a Name? A Lot, When It’s the Label for a Disease
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can really hurt me . That s the premise behind recent proposals to rename several common health conditions. A misleading moniker may lead to misunderstanding the nature of an illness and that may undermine efforts to manage it. Here are a few examples of diseases that may be due for a name overhaul, some experts suggest Heart failure . This term implies that the heart has stopped working entirely, when, in fa ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 13
Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress...
Soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer than by taking a survey, finds a study published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI . A computer-generated human interviewer combines the advantages of anonymity with social connection and rapport, which could help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms. Soldiers who have experienced combat can develop post-tr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Global Change Center researchers to forecast water quality with NSF support
Public utility managers will be able to predict drinking water quality more accurately thanks to a team of scientists with the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech. The team -- which includes ecologists, social scientists, geologists and engineers -- was awarded a 1 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities grant to develop a system that can create a real-time water forecast -- similar to a weather forecast -- for Falling Creek R ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Calcium in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis: EMAS Clinical Guide
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 12, 2017 - Osteoporosis is common and affects 1 in 3 women. Calcium is vital for strong healthy bones and worldwide scientific societies have issued guidance about the daily requirements from childhood to old age. The European Menopause and Andropause Society EMAS has issued a new clinical guide with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of calcium in lowering the risk of osteoporosis. The recommended daily inta ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Workers at smaller companies less likely to be screened for cancer
A new study by American Cancer Society investigators finds workers at organizations with fewer than 25 employees are less likely to have been screened for three cancers, as were people working in certain occupations. The study appears in Preventive Medicine . Background Cancer screening patterns according to occupation characteristics in the United States are not well known, but could be used to help inform cancer control efforts. Study Investigators led b ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Making healthier decisions, step by step
Nobody wakes up expecting they ll make unhealthy choices, but the daily grind can compromise our otherwise healthy intentions fast food instead of a home-cooked meal because we re exhausted driving instead of walking to the grocery store because it s more convenient. But what if life came with little reminders to make healthy choices To address that question, researchers from San Diego State University looked at whether a simple sign could encourage airpor ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
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