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When Spirituality and Sexuality Clash
In a previous article , I proposed that sexual and religious impulses may be naturally antagonistic, and perhaps this might explain why so many traditional religions have had such negative attitudes towards sex. Recent research provides new evidence that thinking about sex could diminish spiritual religious motivations, at least in some respects, suggesting that even though many people in modern secular societies think of sexuality and spirituality as comp ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
A Note of Gratitude for My Friend
Dr. Leigh Shaffer is a dear friend and colleague whose health has not been good lately. He has borne his illness as he has conducted himself throughout his life, with much grace, humility, and dignity. I wanted to take this opportunity to write a note of gratitude for my time with Leigh, as he has been an inspiration to me. I first encountered Leigh via a referral from the renowned historian of psychology, Ludy Benjamin . I had been given the opportunity t ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
The Plant Paradox: Are All Vegetables Good for Us?
A friend of mine handed me a copy of the new book, The Plant Paradox The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods that Cause Disease and Weight Gain by Steven Gundry, MD. The title piqued my curiosity, and when I began reading, I could not put the book down.
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
A Behavioral Science Solution to Lies in Politics
Deception proved a very successful strategy for political causes and individual candidates in the UK and US elections in 2016, leading Oxford Dictionary to choose post-truth politics as its 2016 word of the year. At this low point, it might seem ludicrous to many that we can solve the problem of lies in politics. However, research in behavioral science suggests that we can address political deception through a number of effective strategies, which are brou ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
What Do New Fathers Need?
I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way. Sir Elton John Modern fatherhood Ok, it s not a competition . Much more attention is paid to the needs of new mothers, typically, than new fathers - even with strides toward recognizing the importance of fatherhood we are just beginning to see what fatherhood means in the 21st century, and ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
Coping With Not Knowing What Happened to a Missing Loved One
by Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham One of the most heart-rending aspects of the West London Tower Block fire tragedy has been the plight of relatives and friends beside themselves with anxiety and worry over the fate of the missing. Is trying to cope with uncertainty about the fate of a missing person the worst kind of grief
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 17
Novel approach may improve valve function in some patients
WASHINGTON June 16, 2017 -- Pulsed cavitation ultrasound can be used to remotely soften human degenerative calcified biosprosthetic valves and significantly improve the valve opening function, according to a novel study published today in JACC Basic to Translational Science . This new noninvasive approach has the potential to improve the outcome of patients with severe bioprosthesis stenosis. Artificial bioprosthetic tissue heart valves that are implanted ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Gout hospitalization exacerbated by failure to prescribe recommended urate-low...
Madrid, Spain, June 16, 2017 The results of a Swedish study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 revealed an increasing incidence of hospitalisation due to gout over the last decade, with a resultant increase in health care costs. Also, worryingly, many of the patients admitted to hospital had not been receiving the recommended urate-lowering treatment ULT . A second study in the UK showed that nurse-provided patient e ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Obamacare key to improving access in Mexican-American patients with hypertension
The Affordable Care Act narrows the gap in care between Mexican-Americans and white Americans with high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease, according to a new Drexel University study. Data from a California survey showed that the predicted gap between white and Mexican-heritage Latino hypertension patients who had a regular source of care -- instead of just relying on the emergency department -- narrowed by roughly 75 percent after the A ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
In Medicaid patients, fatal overdose risk rises with opioid dose and sedative-...
June 16, 2017 - Among Medicaid patients taking opioids for chronic pain, the risk of fatal overdose rises steadily with daily opioid dose, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Compared to low doses, overdose risk is up to five times higher for patients taking moderate to high doses of opioids, and up to 20 times higher in those who use opioids at moderate to high doses together with benzodiazepine ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk
URBANA, Ill. - In the preschool years, children begin to learn from their environment about self-regulation--both in regards to food choices and how to deal with their emotions. When children don t learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies have shown they may be at a greater risk of becoming obese. One factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implica ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Rates of marijuana use, heavy use, and cannabis use disorder depend on where y...
June 15, 2017 -- Adult marijuana use rose significantly in states that passed loosely regulated medical marijuana laws MMLs according to a new study by Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center. Highest increases were reported among adults ages 26 and over. Little change was found in past-month marijuana use among adolescents or young adults between the ages 18 and 25. The findings are published online in ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
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