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Your Dependent Attachment Style Is Pushing Your Partner Away
In the last century, the father of attachment theory John Bowlby argued that the way we connect with our primary caregiver during childhood may make its marks on our relationships for the rest of our lives. Subsequent research has shown that our relationships with teachers, school mates, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, partners and spouses also have a significant impact on our relationship- and attachment-style going forward. Dependent attachment sometim ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 15
What Makes People Easy or Hard to Get Along With?
Think of someone you have a hard time dealing with. Maybe the person is easily offended, or has emotional outbursts, or is chronically late and inconsiderate. Now contrast that person with someone you know who is easy to get along with perhaps outgoing , friendly, compassionate. What makes some people easy to get along with and others more difficult Two strands of research have approached this question from different angles. Personality research has focuse ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 15
6 Steps to Setting Limits as a Solo Parent
Normal parenting challenges can seem extra-hard when you re the only adult in the house. New York-based clinical psychologist and mother of two Stephanie O Leary has been working with children and families for 15 years. She offers a no-nonsense approach to navigating the daily challenges of parenting-while-busy, and parenting solo. I stumbled upon her very useful blog while stuck at JFK airport, and spent a genuinely uplifting hour waiting to catch my flig ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 15
Heater-cooler devices blamed for global Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak
NEW YORK November 14, 2016 - A global outbreak of Mycobacterium chimaera , an invasive, slow-growing bacterium, is linked to heater-cooler devices HCD used in cardiac surgery, according to a study published today in Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology , the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. This study adds interim guidance to recent field reports on the outbreak, providing precautionary recommendations to hospitals and heal ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Companies pushing 'toddler milk' need oversight, experts warn
Liquid-based nutritional supplements, originally formulated for malnourished or undernourished children, need more regulatory oversight as they are increasingly marketed to promote growth in children generally, warn researchers at Emory University. The journal Healthcare published their commentary article, citing the lack of scientific evidence to support marketing claims of the benefits for growth of giving healthy children liquid-based nutritional supple ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
York U researchers find 'sweet' solution to kill E. coli in drinking water
TORONTO, November 14, 2016 - Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water. York University researcher Sushanta Mitra says the DipTreat discovery will be key to developing a new generation of inexpensive and portable water treatment devices, with human health benefits in Canada and around the world. DipTreat is the latest innovation by researchers at York s Lassonde School s Micro and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Inability to safely store fat increases risk of diabetes and heart disease
A large-scale genetic study has provided strong evidence that the development of insulin resistance - a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart attacks and one of the key adverse consequences of obesity - results from the failure to safely store excess fat in the body. Overeating and lack of physical activity worldwide has led to rising levels of obesity and a global epidemic of diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. A key process in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Oxidative stress induces senescence in cultured RPE cell
Age-related macular degeneration AMD is a leading cause of worldwide blindness in the elderly. It is a bilateral ocular condition that impairs the central retina known as the macula. The macula accounts for the majority of daytime, color vision in humans. Thus, lesions in the macula have a major impact on human vision. Previous studies have suggested that oxidative stress to certain ocular cells may contribute to the development of AMD. Oxidative stress oc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Teenage binge drinking can affect brain functions in future offspring
MAYWOOD, Ill. - Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found. Adolescent binge drinking not only is dangerous to the brain development of teenagers, but also may impact the brains of their children, said senior author Toni R. Pak, PhD ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Risk-taking behaviors tied to racial disparities in HIV in gay communities
On the surface, data indicate that gay black men are 4.5 times as likely to have HIV, while white gay men are 16 times as likely than heterosexual men of their same race. But work by Drexel University researchers showed that those numbers aren t actually a true representation of HIV risk. In fact, the disparity between gay black and white men was actually demonstrated to be smaller, with a key factor being underlying differences in how risk is assessed. Wo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Trauma affects girls and boys brains differently
Research carried out at Stanford University School of Medicine in California discovers intriguing differences between male and female brains following traumatic stress. The findings might help design sex-specific trauma interventions.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 14
7 Ways to Heal Your Body by Using the Power of Your Mind
There s a clear connection between the way your brain thinks and the way your body feels. Just like you can use your body to reduce your psychological distress , you can also use your mind to improve your body. Simply changing the way you think and taking charge of what occupies your mind, can improve your physical health and well-being. While positive thinking won t cure everything, a healthy mindset is a key component to a healthy body. Here are seven wa ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 14
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