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The Dark Side of Oxytocin
Perhaps thanks to the way that people think of them as some kind of magic potion, hormones such as testosterone or oxytocin can acquire an aura of positive or negative prejudice . Indeed, testosterone could be seen as the archetypical rogue hormone, with all kinds of bad behaviour routinely ascribed to it, and oxytocin as its virtuous opposite. But as I pointed out in a previous post , hormones are not in fact substances which transform good human beings i ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
10 Subtle Signs of Psychosis
The stereotype of psychotic person characterizes him or her as someone who is hearing voices that aren t there, who is being told to commit bizarre actions by these voices, who is feeling mentally raped by his or her acquaintances or who is convinced that the CIA is taping his or her conversations. However, this stereotype only captures the extreme end of the spectrum of psychosis. There are a number of more subtle signs that you or a loved one may be mild ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
A new look at vitamin D challenges the current view of its benefits
A simple Google search for what does vitamin D do highlights the widely used dietary supplement s role in regulating calcium absorption and promoting bone growth. But now it appears that vitamin D has much wider effects -- at least in the nematode worm, C. elegans . Research at the Buck Institute shows that vitamin D works through genes known to influence longevity and impacts processes associated with many human age-related diseases. The study, published ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
Large-scale program effectively promotes and supports healthy breastfeeding in...
A multipronged approach to supporting healthy breastfeeding among new mothers was effective when implemented at the population level, according to research published in PLOS Medicine . In cluster-randomized evaluations of two programs in Viet Nam and Bangladesh, Purnima Menon of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC, and colleagues compared the effect of a program combining intensive interpersonal counseling IPC , mass media MM ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
Cranberry disrupts harmful bacteria's ability to communicate, spread and becom...
CARVER, Mass., Oct. 18, 2016 - Scientists from McGill University and INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier in Canada recently released a novel investigation showing that cranberry extract successfully interrupted the communication between bacteria associated with problematic and pervasive infections. The authors of the data published in Nature s Scientific Reports , Eric D 233 ziel, professor-investigator at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier and Nathalie Tufenkji, pro ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
Sleep loss tied to changes of the gut microbiota in humans
Results from a new clinical study conducted at Uppsala University suggest that curtailing sleep alters the abundance of bacterial gut species that have previously been linked to compromised human metabolic health. The new article is published in the journal Molecular Metabolism . Changes in the composition and diversity of the gut microbiota have been associated with diseases such as obesity and type-2 diabetes in humans. These diseases have also been link ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
Low-dose estrogen therapy shown to be very effective on vasomotor symptoms
CLEVELAND, Ohio Tuesday, October 25, 2016 --For early postmenopausal women concerned about the effectiveness of low-dose estrogen therapy for alleviating menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and irritability, data from the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study KEEPS was used to compare the efficacy of two forms of hormone therapy HT on menopause symptoms compared with placebo over 4 years. Results of the study were published tod ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 25
Faced With Ambivalence, Powerful People Are Less Decisive Than Others
Although powerful people often tend to decide and act quickly, they become more indecisive than others when the decisions are toughest to make, a new study suggests. The study is published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Researchers found that when people who feel powerful also feel ambivalent about a decision torn between two equally good or bad choices they actually have a harder time taking action than ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Oct 25
5 Decisions You Can Make Right Now To Feel Happier Instantly
We have a tendency to create happiness goals for ourselves in the context of the future Once some event takes place, we will be happy. But really, happiness should be on today rsquo s to-do list.
Huffington Post - Tue. Oct 25
Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Her Lifelong Struggle With Anxiety
In her new memoir, Between Breaths A Memoir of Panic and Addiction 27 amazon.com , Elizabeth Vargas, co-anchor of 20 20, opens up about her alcoholism and lifelong struggle with anxiety . We spoke to Vargas about what she wants others who suffer from the disorder to know mdash and the strategies that have helped her find her peace.
Huffington Post - Tue. Oct 25
9 Compassionate Tips for Surviving the Death of Your Baby
Note This post is in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month . Whenever and however it occurs, a baby s death is a traumatic bereavement . Even if a pregnancy is unplanned or unexpected or is very short, a special bond materializes as the parents think about their baby and the reality of becoming a mother or a father to this child. Even if they d only just found out they were pregnant, the parents are primed to invest, nurture, and protect. With ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
The Usefulness of Worry
Where would we be without our worries How would the dishes get done, children get fed, bills get paid With all that we have going on in our lives, how would the floors get swept, homework get done, birthday cards get mailed on time
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 25
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