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Preventing hospital-related deaths due to medical errors -- 'We can and must d...
February 13, 2017 - How many patients die in the hospital as a result of preventable medical errors While debate continues over estimates based on flawed data, the US healthcare system can and must implement effective strategies to reduce adverse events and deaths, according to a special perspective article in the March Journal of Patient Safety . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Three recent reports on deaths due to medical error in US hospita ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 13
UBC scientists create mouse that resists cocaine's lure
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered a mouse that does not become addicted to cocaine, adding to the evidence that habitual drug use is more a matter of genetics and biochemistry than just poor judgment. The mice they created had higher levels of a protein called cadherin, which helps bind cells together. In the brain, cadherin helps strengthen synapses between neurons - the gaps that electrical impulses must travers ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 13
Depression linked to e-cigarette use among college students
HOUSTON - Feb. 13, 2017 - The emergence of e-cigarettes as a nicotine product has left scientists with many questions about their impact on health, including how the product interacts with depression. A new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth , published today in Nicotine Tobacco Research , found a connection between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students. This is the first ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 13
Study reveals surprising link between athletics and addiction
As she was planning her study to look into the role physical activity and sport play in the development of substance addiction, Laurie de Grace was forewarned that she may have trouble finding any recovering addicts with a sporting background to speak with. After all, sport and physical activity go hand in hand with good mental health--or so conventional wisdom would suggest. Instead, what we found is with addiction, the more risks that are present, the gr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 13
Facebook use may alter perception of time, study finds
How much time do you spend browsing status updates or friends pictures on Facebook According to a new study, it is likely more than you think.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 13
What Does It Take to Be Truly Happy?
Start by imagining a man named Tom Tom always enjoys his job as a janitor at a local community college. What he likes most about his job is how it gives him a chance to meet the young female students who are attending the community college. Almost every single day Tom feels good and generally experiences a lot of pleasant emotions. In fact, it is very rare that he would ever feel negative emotions like sadness or loneliness . When Tom thinks about his life ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 13
When & Why Trump's Tweets Are Inappropriate - An Analysis
When Donald Trump tweets, the world listens. News organizations carry stories of his 140-character outbursts with analysis of his motivation and the implications. Some tweets are mundane and others break nearly every convention of Presidential behavior. But what do people find appropriate and what is not We decided to find out. Data Collection First, we downloaded all of the tweets from Trump s Twitter account posted between January 1, 2016 and February 5, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 13
Why Non-Violent Protests Work
It s a classic saying The pen is mightier than the sword . While this saying communicates some valuable information, it needs to be qualified in a significant way to be true. Specifically, in a one-on-one fight, the metaphorical pens do not beat swords. Indeed, as another classic saying goes Don t bring a knife to a gun fight . If knives aren t advisable against guns, then pens are probably even less advisable. This raises the question as to how and why pe ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 13
Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks
Fruits and vegetables are a pivotal part of a healthful diet, but their benefits are not limited to physical health. New research finds that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks.
Medical News Today - Sun. Feb 12
The Link Between Gratitude and Trust
Todd Kashdan in his Psychology Today blog recently wrote about the nuanced relationship between gratitude and trust and I encourage readers to read that post as well as the study by Kashdan and colleagues on which the blog post is based.
Psychology Today - Sun. Feb 12
Five Things You Should Know About Gender Trends on Campus
If I talk about emotions or cry, my father says I m not acting masculine enough. He s always telling me to go to the gym and lift weights. I wish he would accept me for who I am. My mother got mad at me when I cut my hair really short. She says it s not feminine. But who says I have to conform to a gender stereotype I don t identify as either male or female. I don t think it matters. I feel neutral about gender. Gender is a hot topic on college campuses. M ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Feb 12
How Exercise Reduces Depression, Anxiety, Cynicism, & Anger
Exercise is good for you. If you re procrastinating a run or putting off a walk, then we recommend that you close your computer and get outside, content in the knowledge that you have fully grasped the thesis of our article. If you are still here, then we assume that you would like to know more. First, let s review exercise s benefits for the body. Individuals who exercise a total of 7 hours per week have a premature mortality rate 40 less than those who e ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Feb 12
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