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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
When lovers touch, their breathing and heartbeat syncs, pain wanes, study shows
Fathers-to-be, take note You may be more useful in the labor and delivery room than you realize. That s one takeaway from a study released last week that found that when an empathetic partner holds the hand of a woman in pain, their heart and respiratory rates sync and her pain dissipates. The more empathic the partner and the stronger the analgesic effect, the higher the synchronization between the two when they are touching, said lead author Pavel Goldst ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 21
Task Force presents new ranking of colorectal cancer screening tests
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., June 20, 2017 -- In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force MSTF on Colorectal Cancer CRC Screening confirms that people at average risk should be screened beginning at age 50, and recommends colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing FIT as the first tier screening tests for this group. Screening continues to be a first line of defense against CRC, as it can detect pre-cancerous growths as well as cancer, which i ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 21
Molecular test for common causes of vaginitis receives FDA approval
Johns Hopkins researchers report that a molecular diagnostic test accurately distinguishes among the three most common causes of vaginitis, an inflammation of vaginal tissue they say accounts for millions of visits to medical clinics and offices in the U.S. each year. In an article published June 8 in Obstetrics Gynecology , the investigators said the new assay -- based on the presence of the genetic footprints of bacteria, yeast and the sexually transmitt ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 21
Head impact exposure increases as youth football players get older, bigger
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - June 21, 2017 - Youth football players are exposed to more and more forceful head impacts as they move up in age- and weight-based levels of play, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Their study, published in the June issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma , employed in-helmet sensors to record the number and location of impacts and the linear and rotational acceleration they caused to the heads of 97 players ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 21
CPAP improves respiratory and survival rates in children in Ghana
June 21, 2017 -- A study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and the Mailman School of Public Health found that applying continuous positive airway pressure CPAP , a form of non-invasive ventilation, decreased mortality in children with respiratory distress. Findings from the clinical trial in Ghana indicate that the procedure especially benefitted children less than one year of age. Results of the study are published online in The Lancet ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 21
Fathers' involvement may help prevent childhood obesity
Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity. In a recent study, fathers increased involvement with child caregiving was linked with a decreased likelihood that their children would become obese from age 2 to 4. In the study, which used data from a survey conducted in a nationally representative sample of children in the United States, increases in fathers participation ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 21
Strategic Studying Limits the Costs of Divided Attention
Multitasking while studying may impair overall memory for the study material, but your ability to strategically identify and remember the most important information may stay intact, according to new findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Dividing attention wasn t necessarily a good thing for learning and recall, but we found that distracted participants were just as likely to recall the most i ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Jun 21
Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out, Part 3
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, Adam S. McHugh , author of The Listening Life as well as Introverts in the Church , shares important insights for transforming how you listen both to others as well as yourself. In this final part of the series, McHugh lays out his thoughts on challenges and opportunities for introverts as listeners. NA How do you relate to listening as an introvert Part of the common perception about introverts is that we are good list ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 21
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