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New findings on brain functional connectivity may lend insights into mental di...
August 31, 2017 - Ongoing advances in understanding the functional connections within the brain are producing exciting insights into how the brain circuits function together to support human behavior--and may lead to new discoveries in the development and treatment of psychiatric disorders, according to a review and update in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Advanced neuroimaging techniques provide a new basis ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 31
More TV & less physical activity ramps up risk of walking disability
WASHINGTON, DC Aug. 30, 2017 -- Older people who watched more than five hours of TV per day and reported three or fewer hours per week of total physical activity had more than a three-fold higher risk of being unable to walk or having difficulty walking at the end of a study that ran for nearly a decade. The new study, which assessed all types of sedentary behavior, as well as light, moderate, and vigorous physical activity, observed that prolonged sitting ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Dog walkers motivated by happiness, not health
It appears to be a case of do what makes you happy for people who regularly walk their dogs. According to new University of Liverpool research, owners are motivated to go dog walking because it makes them feel happy, not because of other health and social benefits. In the most in-depth study of dog owner s perceptions of dog walking to date, 26 interviews were combined with personal written reflections of dog walking experiences. The researchers found that ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Largest study to date evaluates occupational health risks to hardmetal workers
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2017 - Workers in the hardmetal industry are not at increased risk for lung cancer or any of 63 other potential causes of death, concluded the largest and most definitive study on this population to date. The results are being presented by the study investigators today at the 26th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health annual meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, and will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journ ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Inherited herpesvirus study finds links to ancient humans
An estimated 1 million people in the UK carry a human herpesvirus 6 HHV-6 genome integrated into their own human genome The integrated HHV-6 genome is located in the same chromosome in people having no known family relationship DNA sequencing showed that the integrated HHV-6 genomes originated thousands of years ago in a small number of ancestors Most of the integrated HHV-6 genomes are intact and may be able to reactivate as viruses An international study ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Researchers raise health concerns about off-road vehicles and inhalation of as...
CINCINNATI -- Preventing injuries may not be the only reason children shouldn t use off-road vehicles ORVs . In a new study, public health scientists raise concerns that people who use ORVs in many regions of the country may face exposure to hazardous mineral fibers. These include naturally occurring asbestos and erionite - an asbestos-like material that occurs in sedimentary rocks of the western United States. Most of the deposits are located along the Ap ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Doping in sports: Official tests fail to pick up majority of cases
Doping is remarkably widespread among elite athletes, and remains largely unchecked despite the use of sophisticated biological testing methods. This is according to Rolf Ulrich of the University of T 252 bingen in Germany and Harrison G. Pope of Harvard Medical School in the US who are lead authors of a study in Springer s journal Sports Medicine . The researchers conducted anonymous surveys among athletes competing at two major sports events in 2011. At ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Cosmetic surgery may help patients quit smoking
Aug. 29, 2017 - If you re a smoker considering cosmetic surgery, your plastic surgeon will likely require you to stop smoking for at least two weeks before your procedure. A long-term follow-up study finds that many patients receiving these instructions will quit smoking, or at least smoke less, in the years after cosmetic surgery, reports the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society o ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain
CHICAGO - Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of life. Their preferred method to manage pain Lifestyle changes such as exercising, eating right, quitting smoking and losing weight, according to a n ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Beyond the Breath: The Promise and Perils of Compassion
A brief note This post was adapted from an invited dharma talk I gave at the Mindful Reflection Community at the Unitarian Universalist church Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois on August 8, 2017. A link to the talk, which was recorded live, is found below. It s a more personal post than my usual fare, and it includes ideas and strategies for ways we can deepen our meditative practice and engage in a healing way with painful and persistent patterns.
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 30
Is "Spiritual Intelligence" a Valid Concept?
Inspired by Gardner s concept of multiple intelligences , the concept of spiritual intelligence has gained popularity in recent years, and is the subject of several books and websites. Although limited empirical research has been performed to validate the concept, a great deal of nonsense has been written about this topic e.g. this paper in an actual academic journal that goes way beyond any empirical evidence. Despite this, I think it is possible to study ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 30
The Cat That Changed America: Giving Urban Wildlife Voice
A new film called The Cat that Changed America could play a huge role in changing people s attitudes toward urban wildlife. The trailer can be seen here , and the film s description reads P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 30
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