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Patient race & gender are important in predicting heart attack in the emergenc...
WASHINGTON June 23, 2017 -- Researchers at the George Washington University GW found that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients risk for acute coronary syndrome ACS , which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race. When people come to the emergency department with chest pain or shortness of breath, emergency physicians must diagnose the cause. Classic symptoms of heart attack include pain in the center of the ches ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Clinics cut pregnancy risks for obese women
Specialist antenatal clinics for severely obese mums-to-be can help cut rates of pregnancy complications, research has found. Women who received the specialist care were eight times less likely to have a stillbirth. Health experts say the clinic helps them to spot signs of complications sooner, so that women can be given appropriate treatment. It also helps them to pinpoint those who need to be induced early or undergo an elective caesarean to avoid proble ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
How insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger
Eating behavior and the subjective feeling of hunger are regulated by a variety of hormones. Here a key role is played by the hormone insulin because it is not only active in the body, but also in the brain. It was previously known that insulin acts on the homeostatic region hypothalamus . Now, however, scientists have found that the hormone is also active in other brain regions. Researchers at the Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
White People Show Race Bias When Judging Deception
When making judgments about who is lying and who is telling the truth, White people are more likely to label a Black person as a truth-teller compared with a White person, even though their spontaneous behavior indicates the reverse bias, new research shows. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . In our research, we document that White perceivers actually selected the truth response mo ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jun 23
Kim Rancourt’s Shot up Your Spine
Let s count our dreams and go out walking step by step Always hoping that we re walking the trashline From Walking the Trashline by Kim Rancourt Kim Rancourt has always embraced his musical roots. As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1960 s, Rancourt was exposed to a range of musical styles, including the Motown sound and rock artists like Bob Seger and Alice Cooper. Rancourt told me he was so inspired the first time he saw Iggy Pop and The Stooges perfor ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 23
Pride in Mental Health: Advocacy
This week I had the privilege of speaking with experts, activists, and advocates about the various mental health needs we have in the LGBTQ communities, at an event hosted by Crisis Text Line . We all agreed that a supportive and continuous, therapeutic relationship is key, for everyone really. But for those of us who face constant discrimination it can be a matter of life and death. The trouble is that psychotherapy is stigmatized not enough clinicians ar ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 23
Genes, Ions, and Other New Frontiers in Psychiatry
Back in 2008, the National Institute of Mental Health said, in a nutshell, to heck with the old-fashioned DSM, we want to focus on the pathology of mental illness rather than studying disease based on groups of symptoms. With that, the NIMH launched the Research Domain Criteria initiative or RDoC . The stated goal of this initiative was to develop research strategies based on observable behavior and neurobiological measures that is, harder science than the ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 23
Do You Need Drugs for Your "Chemical Imbalance"?
Naturally we were curious when Dave was out of school for many days. It was 1991 and I was a high school student in a small Indiana town. When he returned after a month s absence, he told us he had a chemical imbalance and had been given medication to fix it. It was the first time I had heard of a chemical imbalance. Although I had no idea what it meant, I came to accept it as the driving force behind depression , bipolar disorder , and other psychiatric c ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 23
Feeling Powerful Changes How We Respond to Being Stared At
By Katherine Schreiber Being stared at can make many people look away and feel highly uncomfortable. This response to another person s visual display of dominance has long been attributed to how evolution has conditioned us to respond to threats and also to how accustomed we ve become, as a species, to inferring our place in a perceived social hierarchy. If someone is staring us down and we grow uncomfortable we may, on a gut-level, infer we are of a lower ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 23
Heat Wave Temperatures Make It Tougher to Do the Right Thing
Record-breaking temperatures across parts of the United States are a reminder that summertime is officially here. According to a new study, along with the happy-go-lucky aspects of summer comes the potential for sweltering hot temperatures to reduce prosocial behaviors and make people less helpful to others. A recent three-part study, Exploring the Impact of Ambient Temperature on Helping , was published in the European Journal of Social Psychology . For t ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 23
Tic disorders: Causes, types, and diagnosis
Tics are irregular, uncontrollable, unwanted, and repetitive movements of muscles that can occur in any part of the body.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 21
Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids
A new study shows that patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses. Understanding these prescribing patterns sheds new light on the current opioid epidemic and may help determine whether efforts to control prescription opioid abuse are effective. Our findings show that these drugs are more often prescribed to low back pain patients who also have symptoms of depression and there is strong ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 21
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