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NIH-funded team uses smartphone data in global study of physical activity
Using a larger dataset than for any previous human movement study, National Institutes of Health-funded researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, have tracked physical activity by population for more than 100 countries. Their research follows on a recent estimate that more than 5 million people die each year from causes associated with inactivity. The large-scale study of daily step data from anonymous smartphone users dials in on how co ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 10
Marshall School of Medicine team publishes longitudinal work on pneumonia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-- A Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine research team has published findings that show patients who recover from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia, on average, live 10 years less when measured against life expectancy tables for the state of West Virginia as well as two other techniques. Researchers say the findings underscore the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all adults over 65 y ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 10
Hospitals that spend more initially yield better outcomes
Hospitals that spend more on initial care following patient emergencies have better outcomes than hospitals that spend less at first and rely more on additional forms of long-term care, according to a new study co-authored by MIT economists. More specifically, hospitals that invest more in inpatient care yield better results, per dollar spent, than those that assign relatively more patients to skilled nursing facilities upon discharge. Other things being e ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 10
Why does prenatal alcohol exposure increase the likelihood of addiction?
BUFFALO, N.Y. - One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life. Neuroscientists in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions are discovering why. Through a research grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA of the National Institutes of Health NIH , Senior Research Scientist Roh-Yu Shen, PhD, is studying how prenatal a ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Jul 9
Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference
High rates of suicide among people with autism are drawing specialists to a conference this week in England. What relatively little we know about suicidality in autism points to a worryingly high prevalence of people with the condition contemplating and attempting to take their own life, said Sarah Cassidy, co-author of a paper written in advance of the meeting. More concerning still, the small body of research that does exist exposes serious shortcomings ...
Healthday - Sun. Jul 9
CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Health Care Bill
The Republican-led bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that passed the House this month would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance coverage, according to a much-anticipated report released Wednesday. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office CBO projects that a total of 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the Republican-backed measure, called the American Health Care Act. That figure is a combination o ...
Healthday - Sun. Jul 9
Bright Minds, Anxious Hearts: 9 Secrets of a 'Magnet Mind'
Passionate for learning, emotionally intense, frequently indecisive, often anxious, and highly achievement striving. Welcome to the dynamic inner lives of those with Magnet Minds people who have a deep and almost inexplicable pull to new knowledge, big ideas, strong affectionate bonds, and powerful emotions.
Psychology Today - Sun. Jul 9
How the 3 Sisters of Sleep Can Help
Combining Hops, Valerian and Passionflower is a safe and synergistic approach to aid sleep onset and duration. Many people try using valerian without much success however, its effects are best potentiated by hops and passionflower both of which also affect levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid GABA . This three-herb combination aids sleep onset and reduces overall anxiety. It can be used daily without side effects however, it may not be sufficient for managing ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jul 9
The Life-Changing Magic of Going Your Own Way
[ Bella s intro I think this is a beautifully-written essay making an important point in a compelling way. I m not going to say anything more except to thank Ellen Worthing for agreeing to share it with us.] The Life-Changing Magic of Going Your Own Way Guest Post by Ellen Worthing In 1997 my life going so well for me. I had broken up with a long term boyfriend whom I had planned to marry. My career had vaporized as the industry I had worked in for 10 year ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jul 9
52 Ways to Show I Love You: Provide Comfort
One of the most basic benefits of loving behavior is its ability to provide comfort. An infant cries, and an adult rushes to soothe. A toddler falls, and a parent tends the bloody knee with kisses and Band-Aids. A teenager suffers his or her first relationship rejection, and friends swoop in with mint chocolate chip ice cream and movies to distract from the pain. We do not like to see those we love suffer, even though a certain amount of pain is inevitable ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jul 9
The Three-Legged Stool to Success
The Three-Legged Stool to Success IBM s P-TECH Academy Establishes Path to New Collar Jobs. IBM has established a partnership in collaboration with school districts, community colleges, and industry in order to prepare individuals for technology jobs designed as New Collar jobs. According to IBM, New Collar jobs are a combination of blue-collar and white-collar jobs aimed at building mid-level skills for a new workforce. New Collar jobs require skills with ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jul 9
At Wimbledon, Grunts May Separate Winners from Losers
Talk low, talk slow, and don t say too much, were the words of wisdom John Wayne used to sum up his use of lower pitched vocalization to project an unflappable and invincible screen image in Westerns such as True Grit . Recently, there s been a resurgence of clinical studies that reaffirm the correlation between the pitch of someone s voice and his or her perceivable aura of dominance and or hierarchic rank in both sport and life. The first recent vocal-pi ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jul 9
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