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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
Are You As Effective As You Think You Are?
Objective leaders must understand that effectiveness as a leader is directly related to the efficacy of their mental models that is, how well those models drive their intended behavior. This may seem relatively straightforward, but it often is not. Leaders face several challenges when they are beginning to identify and evaluate their personal mental models. Sometimes personal mental models can undermine our ability to be effective leaders. For example, we ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 21
Ford Motors Makes an Inventive Leadership Choice
Coauthored by Sarah Kellogg Ford Motor Co. recently handed the wheel to a turnaround chief who executives hope will remake the institution not only for the 21st century but also for an era of transportation flexibility where advanced technology and mobile culture matter as much or more than the name on the vehicle. In asking new CEO Jim Hackett to be courageous in the face of Ford s and the auto industry s unpredictable future, Ford Executive Chairman Bill ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 21
Should You Negotiate with Your Child?
I don t negotiate with my kids, I think it would confuse them...And didn t you say in a previous post that parents should stand firm so that children know they can trust them to mean what they say It seems that allowing negotiation would undermine that, and give the child the impression that the parent isn t confident in the boundary they are enforcing...Wouldn t it make more sense to tell the child in the first place if a particular request is a choice, i ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 21
7 Powerful Ways to Uplift a Friend (and Yourself) in Crisis
When Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In , lost her husband, she said no one knew how to talk to her. People felt awkward around her and didn t know what to say. One of the goals of her new book, New York Times Bestseller Option B is to talk about how we can both build resilience when we face life challenges but also how we can support friends in need. Sheryl brings up such a good point. How many times do we find ourselves with a friend who is going through ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 21
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