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When Should Journalists Put Down the Mic and Lend Aid?
Broadcast news segments last week of journalists setting down their microphones to assist Hurricane Harvey victims raised anew questions of when doing so is appropriate. Most journalists are loathe to become part of the story they re covering, and for good reason adhering to the role of impartial observer is usually a critical component of the notion of journalistic credibility. Bearing witness is a moral imperative deeply embedded in journalistic DNA. And ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 8
Want To Feel More Upbeat? Here Are 8 Natural Antidepressants
The following excerpt from my recently-released book, Prescriptions Without P ills , suggests 8 ways to brighten your mood when you are feeling down. Use one or more of the 8 as needed. Use them on their own for mild low moods. Use them liberally in conjunction with meds and or therapy for a more serious depressive episode. Rx 2.6 Strengthen yourself with AGGRESS-N, 8 natural antidepressants. AGGRESS-N is my acronym for eight re-energizing factors. Use the ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 8
3 Times a Mental Health Day Could Do More Harm Than Good
The subject of mental health days has been a hot topic ever since Madalyn Parker s story went viral. When Parker told her co-workers she needed to take a few days off to care for her mental health, her supervisor commended her for helping break down the stigma associated with mental illness. Since many supervisors wouldn t have had such a positive reaction to an employee taking a mental health day, the story has gone viral. And it s led to a lot of discuss ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 8
Alcohol industry misleading the public about alcohol-related cancer risk
Led by the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine with the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, the team analysed the information relating to cancer which appears on the websites and documents of nearly 30 alcohol industry organisations around the world between September 2016 and December 2016. Most of the organisational websites 24 26 showed some sort of distortion or misrepresentation of the evidence about alcohol-related cancer risk, with breast and color ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 8
Nursing home workers often fail to change gloves, risking spread of infection:...
Arlington, VA, September 8, 2017 - The failure to change gloves is common among certified nursing assistants, and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term healthcare settings, according to a new study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control , the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC . Certified nursing assistants CN ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 8
Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass i...
Weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the United States. Previous research has linked poor diet to weight gain and high body fat, and eating later in the day has also been described as a risk factor for weight gain however, the impact of an individual s body clock, independent of the time of day of food consumption, has not been explored. In a recent study published online in The American Journal of Clinical Nut ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 8
Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalize ca...
The future of international drug control treaties is in doubt because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalize cannabis use in Canada, the United States and Uruguay. Professor Wayne Hall, whose 2014 review of 20 years of cannabis research made world headlines, thinks so. If decriminalization is the way of the future, Hall advocates a cautious approach to policy reform that would involve trialling and evaluating the effects of incrementally more lib ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 8
Schizophrenia 'voices' quietened by magnetic stimulation
A new study confirms the brain region involved in generating the voices that occur in schizophrenia. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation, researchers were able to reduce the severity of this disturbing symptom.
Medical News Today - Thu. Sep 7
What is bipolar II disorder? Symptoms and treatment
Bipolar II disorder is a form of the psychiatric disorder known as bipolar disorder. All forms of bipolar disorder cause unusual mood swings and shifts in energy and activity levels.
Medical News Today - Thu. Sep 7
The War on Experts
There is an intentional effort to reduce our confidence in experts and to cast doubt on expertise itself. This effort, in many ways, feels like a war waged for intellectual turf, scientific credibility, political and even economic gain. However, my view is that most of the claims of these expertise-deniers are misleading, and that the arguments tend to be over-statements. But these claims and arguments cannot simply be ignored because they are having some ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 7
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE Lamentably, I need to report that more and more cases of workplace sexual harassment continue to surface. I have recently evaluated multiple women that worked for the same employer. Some were sexually harassed. Others were raped. A few similarities exist throughout some of these cases. Most of the victims are single mothers undergoing financial difficulties. These women are extremely vulnerable. They not only need to pers ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 7
Social Anxiety and Alcohol Use: A Complex Relationship
If you ve developed a problem with alcohol or other substance use from trying to cope with your social anxiety , you re not alone. Meet Debbie and Jason.
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 7
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