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Overcoming Religious Sexual Shame
An entire generation of people are encountering crippling sexual shame and pain, as they wrestle with their sexual desires and interests, in a world for which they were unprepared. For decades, sexual education in the United States and elsewhere has been shaped and influenced by moral and religious forces. Abstinence-only education, where students are taught that abstinence, and choosing not to be sexual, is the best, safest option is only one aspect. Abst ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 23
The Reign of Error
Review of The 7 Deadly Sins of Psychology A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice . By Chris Chambers. Princeton University Press. 274 pp. 29.95. Scientists should be more like detectives than lawyers, John Johnson, a professor of psychology at Penn State University, has written. They are supposed to search for relevant data that will help decide what is actually true, not just for data that supports a preconceived idea.
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 23
Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health
The photos you post on Instagram can contain telltale visual clues that help predict if you re suffering from depression, a new study reports. Computer software designed to scan photos for these hidden signals accurately diagnosed people with depression seven out of 10 times, said lead researcher Andrew Reece. He s a graduate student with the Harvard University psychology department. Depressed individuals in our study posted photos that were bluer, darker ...
Healthday - Wed. Aug 23
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem
Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says. Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA . Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, researchers said. They reviewed nati ...
Healthday - Wed. Aug 23
College freshmen who weighed themselves daily lost body fat
Want to ward off the dreaded Freshman 15 Try putting a scale in your dorm room. A new study by researchers at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania found that female college-aged students who reported at least one period of daily self-weighing over a two-year study saw a drop in their body mass index BMI . Those who did not weigh themselves daily saw no decline. The study, published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine , enrolled 294 women ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Does a mother's pre-pregnancy weight determine her child's metabolism?
The link between a mother s body mass index BMI before pregnancy and the metabolic traits of her children is likely mediated by shared genetics and familial lifestyle rather than effects on the fetus during gestation, according to study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Debbie Lawlor of the University of Bristol, UK, and colleagues. 20 to 50 percent of women in Western populations now start pregnancy overweight or obese, and researchers have hypothes ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Brain's self-regulation in teens at risk for obesity
In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting food cues, researchers report that reduced activity in the brain s self-regulation system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity. The researchers used functional MRI fMRI scans on 36 New York teenagers to measure neural responses to food cues and found that food stimuli in the form of words activated regions of the brain associated with reward and emotion in ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Study documents continued decline in use of hormone therapy by Canadian women
CLEVELAND, Ohio August 21, 2017 --Ever since menopause was first discussed publicly, the debate over the use of hormone therapy HT has monopolized headlines. Recognized as the most effective option for managing hot flashes and other menopause symptoms, the use of HT has continued to decline, largely as a result of the data released from the Women s Health Initiative WHI in 2002. New study results published in Menopause , the journal of The North American M ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Binge-watching 'The Walking Dead?' You might feel like a zombie yourself
ANN ARBOR -- Binge-watching is a great way for young adults to catch up on multiple episodes of their favorite television series like The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones, but it comes at a price. New research by the University of Michigan and the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research in Belgium found that higher binge-viewing frequency leads to poorer sleep quality, more fatigue and increased insomnia, while regular TV viewing does not. Our study s ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Binge-watching television associated with poor sleep in young adults
DARIEN, IL - Aug. 14, 2017 - A new study is the first to link binge-watching in young adults with poorer sleep quality, more fatigue, and increased insomnia. The findings suggest that the mechanism explaining this relationship is increased cognitive alertness resulting from binge-watching. Results show that more than 80 percent of young adults identified themselves as a binge-watcher, with 20.2 percent of them binge-watching at least a few times a week in ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
The nerve-guiding 'labels' that may one day help re-establish broken nervous c...
Scientists have identified a large group of biological labels that guide nerves to ensure they make the correct connections and control different parts of the body. Although their research was conducted with fruit flies, the findings offer hope that we could one day reestablish nervous connections in people living with debilitating injuries or diseases that affect the nervous system. The key to achieving that lies in identifying more of these labels and wo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep -- and caffeine
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems. Now, a new study focuses in on the role that sleep loss plays in pain following surgery. Postoperative pain control is challenging, says Giancarlo Vanini, M.D. , a research assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine . There is a general long-standing interest in t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
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