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The Best Kept Secret in the Financial Services World
It s no secret that the financial industry is at a crossroads. Traditional business methods and tactics are slowly being pushed out by a new, consumer-friendly approach.
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 6
When Does Your Relationship Feel Most/Least Valuable to You?
If you and your romantic partner have been together for a long time, there will likely be ups and downs in your degree of happiness with the relationship. Certain events and situations will make your relationship and your partner feel valuable to you. Other events and contexts may leave you wondering why on earth you re with your partner. All this likely sounds vague and abstract at this point, but hang in with me for another 30 seconds so I can give speci ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 6
Lead by Listening
This is the time of year when new graduates dust off their diplomas and prepare to join the real world. Most graduation speeches congratulate the graduates and say something to the effect of This is the first day of the rest of your life. Dr. Elizabeth Wake, however, did not say this in her proposed graduation speech. In her speech, she urged all graduates to unlearn much of what they learned, and instead practice humility, openness, and careful listening. ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 6
How Do Parents Model Exactly What They Don’t Want?
It s not simply ironic. It s terribly sad. And at times it s nothing short of tragic. When parents haven t resolved their deeper psychological issues, or broken their bad habits, they re likely to pass them on to their children. So what they re still struggling with can become their offspring s ordeal as well. If you re a parent, perhaps the examples I ll offer below will give you some fresh insights into what till now may have represented your blind spots ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 6
The costs of coal storage and its impact on disadvantaged communities
While the negative health and environmental effects of mining and burning coal are well documented, simply transporting and storing coal can also adversely affect the health outcomes of individuals living near coal-fired power plants. New research explores the health and environmental costs of coal storage and transportation, finding that increases in the level of coal stockpiles held by U.S. power plants increase local air pollution levels, which in turn ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
'Substance P' in tears -- a noninvasive test for diabetes-related nerve damage?
July 5, 2017 - Levels of a nerve cell signaling molecule called substance P--measured in tear samples--might be a useful marker of diabetes-related nerve damage neuropathy , suggests a study in the July issue of Optometry and Vision Science , the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Tear samples from patients with diabetes show elevated levels of substance P, which are related to early damage ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
New guideline on pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy -- Journal of Women's Hea...
July 5, 2017 - Pelvic girdle pain PGP is a common condition that causes pain and physical impairment, most frequently during the antepartum before delivery period. A new guideline for evidence-based physical therapy practice for PGP during pregnancy appears in the Journal of Women s Health Physical Therapy , official journal of the Section on Women s Health SOWH of the American Physical Therapy Association . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Cre ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Nearly half of China cancer deaths attributable to potentially modifiable risk...
A new report finds more than half of all cancer deaths in men in 2013 in China and more than a third of those in women were attributable to a group of potentially modifiable risk factors smoking, alcohol, nutrition, weight, physical activity, and infections. The study appears in Annals of Oncology , and concludes that effective public health interventions to eliminate or reduce exposure from these risk factors can have considerable impact on reducing the c ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Mice lacking a sense of smell stay thin
Mice engineered to lack a sense of smell lose weight on a high-fat diet, researchers report July 5th in the journal Cell Metabolism . The mice ate just as much as counterparts with unaltered senses, yet lost an average of about 16 percent of their body weight. The weight loss was almost entirely from fat. In addition, mice with an enhanced sense of smell gain more weight than mice with typical olfactory abilities despite similar diets. It s one of the most ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Diabetes increasing at alarming rates in sub-Saharan Africa
Boston, MA - Sub-Saharan Africa is in the midst of a rapidly expanding diabetes epidemic that could have devastating health and economic consequences for the region unless quick and decisive action is taken to turn the tide, according to a major new report from a Lancet commission co-led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The report from the Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology Commission--the first comprehensive examination of diabetes in sub-Saharan ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Researchers publish new findings on influence of high-fat diet on colorectal c...
Thursday, July 6, 2017, Cleveland Poor diet is associated with 80 of colorectal cancer cases, but the exact pathways by which diet leads to cancer are not known. In a newly published study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a specific molecular pathway that plays a key role in the link between a high-fat diet and tumor growth in the colon. In the July 6 issue of Stem Cell Reports , the team showed in pre-clinical models that cancer stem cell gro ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Inhibition of tau protein aggregation by rhodanine-based compounds
The design of tailored peptide-polymer conjugates as drug-specific formulation additives offers access to next generation precision additives that can render problematic small organic drugs water-soluble and improve bioavailability. The method can be applied to a large spectrum of entities of fluorescent or non-fluorescent drugs. Herein we report the solubilization of two poorly water-soluble, potential anti-Alzheimer disease AD drugs based on the rhodanin ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
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