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HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak: UBC study
Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests. Syphilis cases in several countries have risen sharply in recent years, primarily affecting men who have sex with men. In this study, researchers investigating the outbreak hypothesize that medications used in highly active antiretroviral therapy HAART , the gold standard for treating HIV infection, could reduce th ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
How to Raise Kids Who Can 'Love and Be Loved'
Forget about an apple a day keeping the medical doctor away .
Huffington Post - Tue. Jan 17
Duchess Kate Nails Why People Don't Seek Mental Health Help
The Duchess of Cambridge is yet again schooling the world on negative mental health stereotypes.
Huffington Post - Tue. Jan 17
The Magical Ring that Lifts Depression
Once upon a time, King Solomon decided to humble his most powerful minister. Benaiah, he boomed, wearing his sternest face, I want you to search high and low and find for me a special ring. Your Majesty, yes, of course. What ring would that be It is a magical ring, said Solomon, which makes its bearer sad if he is happy and happy if he is sad. I want to wear it for Sukkot, which gives you six months to find it. Benaiah searched every street in the city, bo ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 17
Help! I Think My Kid is Gay
Virtually all high schoolers and college students are developmentally at an age when perhaps more than ever, they crave the acceptance of their peers. This is no different for LGBTQ students, except LGBTQ students perceive cultural hostility and silencing and may not be ready to come out. If they come out, they risk being bullied. Some compensate by trying to be perfect in other ways, or by being a class clown, or some withdraw and retreat and risk profoun ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 17
Failure to Launch - Whose Problem is it Anyway?
How is your daughter doing these days says one baby boomer mother to another. Well, she recently moved closer to home. I love having her closer, but I have mixed feelings. The inquisitor asks why. As it turns out, this woman adores her daughter. She thinks her only child is one of the sharpest people she knows. But she was secretly thrilled when her daughter had moved across the country, where this mom used to make a yearly trip to visit her. Oh God, she s ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 17
Retail therapy for jealous partners
Have you ever felt jealous about the attention your romantic partner was giving to someone else Perhaps your significant other seems to be enjoying a conversation with someone a little too much, or a co-worker is flirting with your partner at a company holiday party. Researcher Xun Irene Huang, PhD, was eager to investigate whether these feelings of jealously motivated consumers to buy things that were more likely to recapture the attention of their partne ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 16
The Lysergic Acid ‘Solution’ for Depression?
The Lysergic Acid Solution for Depression A Really Good Day , by Ayelet Waldman A review by Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 16
The Effects of Digital Technology on Reading
Does reading on a screen interfere with in-depth learning Yes. Let s examine four reasons Screens lack tactile experience. Hypertexts are distracting and are hard to navigate. Shallow reading becomes the norm. Digital distractions are right there on the machine. 1. Reading on a screen lacks a tactile experience Reading is a multi-sensory experience. According to research, the brain s act of reading uses not just sight, but also the act of touch. There is s ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 16
Love at First Sniff? Fertility, Diet, and Body Odor
These past few days I have been struck down with a deadly winter cold. By struck down, I mean I didn t really want to get out of bed yesterday. And by deadly I mean my nose was blocked. So, hardly a reason to request an air ambulance land on my roof and evacuate me to the nearest intensive care unit. Losing your sense of smell for a week is more of an inconvenience than a debilitating health -risk. But new research suggests that olfaction is a more importa ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 16
Bloodstream infections: Most common type of health care-associated infections ...
A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections HAIs in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in this population. The study was based on data from the ECDC point prevalence survey of HAIs and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals 2011-2012, and included 770 infections reported in 726 children and adolescents. The findings show that the prevalence ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 14
Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with ment...
It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres CHCs to increase the focus on young children with mental health problems. This is shown in a recently conducted study from Uppsala University, published in the journal PLOS One . All three groups in our study -- nurses, preschool teachers and parents -- thought that the systematic approach works well and that the routine with questionnaires provide ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 14
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