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It's Time to Thank Your Partner for Doing Their "Job"
How do you and your partner divide up labor in your relationship Most couples divvy up the labor of daily life in some way, whether it s through an explicit conversation about who will take care of which chores, or an implicit understanding that develops over time. We never sat down and discussed it, but my husband stopped remembering important dates years ago because he knew that I would have them memorized. I assume anything mechanical will be taken care ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 6
What the Terrible Twos Can and Can't Do
When my son Edwin was 18 months old, we had been enjoying a brief stint of time where life with a child started to feel significantly easier than it was in the first year. Ever since he mastered the art of walking, the innocuous coffee table was no longer a death trap, and we didn t have to follow his every wobbly move. Similarly, since he started saying his first words, he had begun to communicate some of his needs, and we didn t have to guess the meaning ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 6
How to solve a problem like antibiotic resistance
There has been much recent talk about how to target the rising tide of antibiotic resistance across the world, one of the biggest threats to global health today. While there is no doubting the size of the problem facing scientists, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry, there are innovative ways we can target antibiotic resistance in the short term, which are discussed in three articles published in Essays in Biochemistry . With only a f ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration
March 3, 2017 - Age-related macular degeneration AMD , the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress. A simple stress rating scale the Perceived Stress Scale is a valid and useful way to evaluate the connection between stress and progressive vision loss from AMD, according to a study in the March issue of Optometry and Vision Science , the official journal of the American Academy of ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Study identifies common gene variants associated with gallbladder cancer
By comparing the genetic code of gallbladder cancer patients with those of healthy volunteers at nearly 700,000 different locations in the genome, researchers say they have found several gene variants which may predispose individuals to develop the disease. The findings, published March 5 in The Lancet Oncology , could lead to a better understanding of the causes of this highly fatal condition, which could in turn lead to better treatments for the disease. ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients w...
ROSEMONT, Ill. March 1, 2017 --Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the U.S. A new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons JAAOS identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement TKR outcomes in patients with obesity. TKR is a common orthopaedic procedure that is used to replace the damaged or worn surfaces of the knee, often caused by injury or osteoarthritis, to decrease pain and r ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Scientists discover how obesity stops 'guardian immune cells' from doing their...
Scientists have uncovered the physiological mechanics underlying inflammation and obesity by tracking the actions of guardian immune cells in response to changes in diet. They believe their work may herald a new era of research now that they have new therapeutic targets to prevent and control obesity-related inflammation and metabolic disease. The scientists, led by Professor Lydia Lynch of Trinity College Dublin and Harvard Medical School, discovered that ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
African elephants may be the shortest-sleeping mammals
African elephants in the wild sleep an average of two hours a day and regularly go nearly two days without sleep, according to a study published March 1, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Paul Manger from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and colleagues. African elephants are the largest land animal, and evidence suggests that larger mammals tend to sleep less. However, many studies on elephant sleep have been done in a captive setti ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Study shows role of depression in the ongoing tobacco epidemic
March 1, 2017 -- The prevalence of smoking has remained fairly stable over the past decade after declining sharply for many years. To determine whether an increase in certain barriers to successful cessation and sustained abstinence may be contributing to this slowed decline, researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed changes in the prevalence of depression among current, former and never smokers in the U.S. The team foun ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Study: Unequal distribution of power in young adult relationships more harmful...
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Power imbalances in heterosexual relationships are common, but having less power takes a greater toll on young women than young men, according to a recently published University at Buffalo study. The results, appearing in The Journal of Sex Research , suggest a healthy skepticism when it comes to what looks like gender equality, says Laina Bay-Cheng, an associate professor in the UB School of Social Work and an expert in young women s sexua ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Research finds a majority endorsing revenge porn
Research by psychologists at the University of Kent has found that a majority of people would endorse the use of revenge porn and that those who actually post it have a distinct personality profile. Although only 29 of participants in the study reported a likelihood to engage in revenge porn activity, 99 of people expressed at least some approval e.g. did not feel remorse of revenge porn being posted online when presented with a scenario about a partner wa ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
Algorithm identified Trump as 'not-married'
Scientists from Russia and Singapore created an algorithm that predicts user marital status with 86 precision using data from three social networks instead of one. While testing, the program identified Donald Trump, the 45th US President who is actually married, as single. According to the developers, this inconsistency came up because of Trump s abnormal activity in the media the businessman and his assistants use Twitter like a bachelor. The study was re ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 5
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