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Lessons for optimizing exercise programs
Biological sex has little influence on how the body adapts to sprint interval training. That s according to findings published in Experimental Physiology and carried out at McMaster University, Canada. Scientists previously thought that women may not respond to sprint interval training to the same extent as men. Studies had suggested that following several weeks of sprint interval training, women experienced smaller changes in the way that skeletal muscle ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Fat shaming linked to greater health risks
PHILADELPHIA --Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who are battling obesity face being stereotyped as lazy, incompetent, unattractive, lacking willpower, and to blame for their excess weight. The pain of these messages may take a toll on health and increase risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, according ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Why people are so good at spotting product downsizing and so bad at judging su...
But whenever a brand tries to shave a few percentages off the size of their product, consumers immediately notice and complain. The latest revolt occurred earlier when Mondelez reduced the size of its Toblerone chocolate bars in the UK by increasing the gap between its triangular chunks. Why are people so mad at downsizing Certainly, downsizing is a loss, but so is a price increase. And consumers are generally indifferent to all the supersizing that has be ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Model assessment may predict obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syn...
A combination of parental questionnaires and inexpensive diagnostic procedures that can be performed as part of a primary care visit may be able to rule out the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in people with Down syndrome. If validated in a future study currently in progress, this assessment - developed by a team led by a MassGeneral Hospital for Children MGHfC physician - may be able to greatly reduce the need for sleep studies, which can be expensive ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Good outcomes with 'telepsychiatry' in medical treatment of opioid use disorder
Jan.25, 2017 - For people with opioid use disorder receiving medication treatment with buprenorphine, a telepsychiatry approach--using videoconferencing as an alternative to in-person group sessions--provides similar clinical outcomes, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine , the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine ASAM . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The pilot study suggests that telepsychiatry might ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Delaying pot smoking to age 17 is better for teens' brains, a new study suggests
The more teenagers delay smoking marijuana until they re older, the better it is for their brains, but there may be little ill effect if they start after age 17, says a new Universit 233 de Montr 233 al study. Adolescents who smoke pot as early as 14 do worse by 20 on some cognitive tests and drop out of school at a higher rate than non-smokers, confirms the study, published Dec. 29 in Development and Psychopathology , a Cambridge University Press journal. ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
LSD alters perception via serotonin receptors
Researchers from UZH have discovered how the perception of meaning changes in the brain under the influence of LSD. The serotonin 2A receptors are responsible for altered perception. This finding will help develop new courses of pharmacotherapy for psychiatric disorders such as depression, addictions or phobias. Humans perceive everyday things and experiences differently and attach different meaning to pieces of music, for instance. In the case of psychiat ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis
Cognitive behavior therapy is used to help treat a number of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. For the first time, researchers have shown how this type of therapy triggers brain changes to produce long-term benefits for patients with psychosis.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 28
Nicotine may help treat schizophrenia, study finds
Smoking is notoriously bad for one s health. Tobacco use can lead to disability, disease, and even death, but new research suggests that nicotine may have some benefits for patients living with schizophrenia.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 28
Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation
King s College London researchers have discovered that core bulimia nervosa symptoms such as binge eating and restricting food intake are reduced by delivering noninvasive electrical stimulation to certain areas of the brain. This therapy may prove beneficial for the 1-2 percent of women in the United States who experience bulimia during their lifetime.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 28
Three Strategies That Transform Classrooms and Change Lives
In my last post - What Do Students Really Need - I shared the surprising brain science behind human connection. For instance, we now know that students who feel that they belong in their school, are included by their peers, and have connection with even one caring adult, are more likely to succeed and thrive. This week I share three specific ways educators can increase this sense of inclusion, belonging, and connection in their settings. We call these stra ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 28
Understanding Emotions and How to Process Them
The mental health of our society is far from ideal. Rates of stress, depression and anxiety are increasing. The data on college students is especially troubling . There are likely many reasons for this increase, including fast paced, rapidly changing society, increasingly levels of social loneliness and isolation, misguided attempts to medicate negative feelings, and existential confusion about the truths of the human condition . But perhaps the central re ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 28
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