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Animals...They're Just Like Us!
Not too long ago, a group of animal activists uncovered horrific abuse of hens at a cage-free egg farm in California. Their exposee revealed that when they are not in cages, the chickens are trapped in flesh cages, so tightly packed with each other that they are unable to turn around. According to the activists account, many of the chickens had turned to cannibalism in a fight for space -- and survival. The video is here -- and it s not pretty. While it sh ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 26
Do Our Feelings Tell Us What Is Right?
There are two main views on morality. The traditional one is that there are objective moral norms that tell us what is right to do. It came from religion and assumed that God provides us with the rules and virtues a community needs to live together. Later, philosophers replaced theologians as moral authorities but they continued to look for rules and virtues that could objectively determine the appropriate actions in a given situation. Is it right to steal ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 23
Christmas holidays linked to rise in heart attacks in northern and southern he...
University of Melbourne researchers have found an increase in heart attacks around the festive period may be due to more difficult access to hospitals, combined with stress, an excess of alcohol and a fatty diet. Previous research from the USA has established that the Christmas holidays are related to more heart attacks, however, it was thought it could be due to the season - winter - when mortality rates are at their highest. To find out, University of Me ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 23
Genomic sequencing illuminates recent Shigella outbreaks in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In a study that could have significant impact on how disease outbreaks are managed, researchers at UC Davis and the California Department of Public Health CDPH have sequenced and analyzed genomes from Shigella sonnei S. sonnei bacteria associated with major shigellosis outbreaks in California in 2014 and 2015. The results offer new insights into how the bacteria acquired virulence and antibiotic resistance genes, as well as the Califo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 23
For People With Mental Health Woes, Pets Can Be Invaluable
Cats, dogs, birds and other pets can help people manage their mental disorders, a new study says. Researchers from the United Kingdom asked more than 50 adults with long-term mental conditions about the role pets play in their social networks. Sixty percent placed pets in the central and most important circle -- above family, friends and hobbies. Another 20 percent placed pets in the second circle. Many said the constant presence and close proximity of the ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 23
Women Denied an Abortion Endure Mental Health Toll: Study
Women who are denied an abortion may suffer anxiety and low self-esteem, a new analysis indicates. In contrast, the researchers found no indication that having an abortion increased the risk for near- or long-term psychological problems. Our study found that denying women an abortion has negative consequences to their mental health and well-being in the short-term, said study author M. Antonia Biggs, a social psychologist researcher at the University of Ca ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 23
Mom Shares Stunning Transformation 4 Years After Beating Heroin, Meth Addictions
It rsquo s been four years since Dejah Hall broke a deadly spell that rsquo s gripped millions of Americans each year. Today, you rsquo d hardly recognized her.
Huffington Post - Fri. Dec 23
Top 5 Ways To Really Relax These Holidays (Without Alcohol Or Yoga)
Ahhhh The holidays have arrived. It s time to wind down, unravel and distress... If only you could.
Huffington Post - Fri. Dec 23
A Narcissistic Struggle as an Opportunity for Growth, Change
A young couple, in their early twenties, who I will call Tom and Carol, came to see me because they felt that their recent marriage was doomed. Both star athletes and young professionals from prestigious ivy league colleges, they reported that they were recipients of wealthy, highly educated families with strong religious ties. Their history revealed no problems on the surface, and neither of them could explain their marital stupor, contrasting this also w ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 23
Overcoming the Allure of Fake News
Fake news is not a new problem. Half-truths, massaged facts, and outright lies have always been a part of American politics . Yet the power of propaganda startled many this election season as new surges of misinformation swept through our screens and newsfeeds. How can so many Trump supporters believe that the unemployment rate has increased in the last eight years Why did so many Clinton supporters discredit Wikileaks documents after identifying an unrela ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 23
The Evolutionary Origins of Empathy
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he descended from man. H. L. Mencken
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 23
Deadly sleeping sickness set to be eliminated in 6 years
Gambian sleeping sickness could be eliminated in 6 years thanks to University of Warwick research Combination of active screening and tsetse fly traps the key to quick elimination Without changing current strategy, elimination isn t predicted until the next century Gambian sleeping sickness - a deadly parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies - could be eliminated in six years in key regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC , according to new researc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 22
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