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The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome
January 13, 2017 TORONTO - Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome FAS each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH shows. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health , provides the first-ever estimates of the proportion of women who drink during pregnancy, as well as estimates of FAS by country, World Health Organization WHO region and worldwide. Globally, nearly 10 per cent of wome ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 14
Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol
Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is according to a report recently published in the Atherosclerosis journal by researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum M 252 nchen, together with colleagues from the Technical University of Munich TUM and the German Center for Cardiovascular Disease DZHK . According to the World Health Organisation WHO, 350 million peopl ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 14
The Mental Health Misconceptions That Flood Us
Several years ago, I had thought that OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder was like a personality trait that made people neat, tidy, and perfectionistic. I had thought that OCD made people arrange their wardrobes in creative ways and have a predilection for blue, as opposed to black, markers. The people around me would use the term OCD not as a noun, but as an adjective and a rather flattering one, at that I m so OCD about the way I arrange my books on my she ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Jan 14
Is Donald Trump A Narcissist?
The question of whether or not someone is an uncontrollable narcissist has been made worse with social media . It seems all too easy to be full of yourself now with so much validation being provided to us by the devices in our pockets. Stepping away from it can be isolating in a real way, leaving many to wonder just how much our social media plays in forming our identities.
Huffington Post - Sat. Jan 14
Life after stroke: Tips for recovering communication skills
Every year in the United States, more than 795,000 people have a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Furthermore, the United Kingdom s Stroke Association note that 1 in 3 people will experience communication problems after a stroke.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 14
The Rise of the Gaming Life
Gaming beginning to change our culture in ways that can be measured. In studies on our use of time, young men without college educations are reporting unprecedented levels of what economists call under-employment or nonparticipation. These men are not disabled or making use of direct social services. They report not being in school or planning to attend it. We are experiencing very low levels of unemployment and so that cannot be the explanation. The expla ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 14
Therapy Is Not Just for the Middle Class
As a psychologist, I worked for many years at an HIV clinic in a major New York hospital, serving a catchment area in the Bronx. My patients there were what most of us would call poor. Many did not have jobs some had spent significant time in prison, or had histories of drug abuse. These days, I work in private practice in midtown Manhattan only a few miles from the Bronx as the crow flies, but socioeconomically a long way off. My patients now are bankers, ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 14
Opposite Genetic Profiles of Autism vs. Schizophrenia
Although difficulties with social communication are symptomatic of both autism spectrum disorder ASD and schizophrenia, symptoms of ASD typically occur during early childhood , whereas most symptoms characteristic of schizophrenia do not appear before early adulthood. A new study has investigated whether the overlap in common genetic influences between these clinical conditions and impairments in social communication depends on the developmental stage of t ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 14
Target freshers to halt spread of meningitis, say researchers
A campaign targeted at students arriving at university for the first time could hold the key to reducing the spread of meningitis and septicaemia, say researchers at the universities of Nottingham and Leicester. In a paper published in the academic journal Public Health , the researchers show how a campus-based vaccination campaign was successful in ensuring that almost three-quarters of students arriving at Nottingham were immunised against the potentiall ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
New urine test can quickly detect whether a person has a healthy diet
Scientists have developed a urine test that measures the health of a person s diet. The five-minute test measures biological markers in urine created by the breakdown of foods such as red meat, chicken, fish and fruit and vegetables. The analysis, developed by researchers from Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University, also gives an indication of how much fat, sugar, fibre and protein a person has eaten. Although the work is ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
A sugary drinks tax has wider economic as well as health benefits
The wider economic benefits of a tax on sugary drinks need to be recognised by policymakers if retailers pricing behaviour is to be changed, according to a study led by the University of East Anglia UEA . The researchers argue that economic welfare would be improved if firms could be dissuaded from using value size pricing - which involves deliberately selling larger size drinks at much lower unit prices than smaller sizes - and this economic benefit would ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'
Children whose parents considered them to be overweight tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a normal weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings indicate that children whose parents identified them as being overweight perceived their own body s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 13
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