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Bulimia: An Integrated Map of Nine Key Elements
Sparked by a recent meta-analysis of research on personality factors and eating disorders in Clinical Psychology Review, this blog maps out nine key components associated with Bulimia Nervosa organized by the unified theory and uses a clinical example to help illustrate the issues. Bulimia nervosa is a pattern of disordered eating marked by periods of binging followed by restricting, either through purging or other compensatory means designed to prevent we ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 8
Thinking About Thinking
How should we think about thinking Is even trying to do this akin to trying to open a box with a crowbar locked inside it A widely-shared Aeon article from earlier this year got very angry and confused on the whole issue, concluding that the whole of cognitive science was based on a very simple error that error being that humans are computers . 1 Needless to say the author, Robert Epstein, was very stern and sarcastic at the foolishness of the assertion th ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 8
Do You Overeat? You Might Want to Blame Childhood Stress
Lots of us eat when we are stressed. But did you know that even when we are not currently under stress , the amount of food we eat might be influenced by the stress we experienced as children That s the conclusion Sarah Hill, a psychologist at TCU, wants us to draw from several studies she ran with colleagues from the Universities of Arizona and Minnesota. In the research, Hill brought college students into her lab and left them in front of snack food whil ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 8
Follow-up by trained nurses helps myocardial infarction patients
According to the authors headed by Dr. Hildegard Seidl from the Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management IGM and Dr. Inge Kirchberger from the Institute of Epidemiology II EPI II , regular contact and information programs provided by trained nurses additionally produce further positive effects improved muscle strength and blood fat levels with less significant physical restrictions and healthier diets of the patients. The results are based ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Researchers combine MERS and rabies viruses to create innovative 2-for-1 vaccine
In a new study, researchers have modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus this altered virus works as a 2-for-1 vaccine that protects mice against both Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS and rabies. Because it uses an already-tested vaccine for rabies, the innovative combination could speed development of a MERS vaccine for humans. Currently no vaccine exists for this new and highly fatal virus. The study, published in the l ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Yo-yo dieting might cause extra weight gain
Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, new research by the universities of Exeter and Bristol suggests. This may explain why people who try low-calorie diets often overeat when not dieting and so don t keep the weight off. By contrast, people who don t diet will learn that food supplies are reliable and they do not need to store so much fa ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Obesity: Tiny fat-burning molecule might help fight giant problem
A small molecule could provide valuable help in combating the global epidemic of obesity. When it was fed to obese mice, the animals metabolism sped up and their excess weight was shed. It is doing so by recruiting the help of a body s own genes in countering the effects of a high-fat diet. The research team conducting the study believes their findings may provide a new unexplored therapeutic approach to fighting excessive weight gain in cases where diets ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Missing 1-2 hours of sleep doubles crash risk
WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 6, 2016 - Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 35 percent of U.S. drivers sleep less than the recommended seven hours daily. And with drowsy driving involved in more than one in five fatal crashes on U.S. roa ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Brain blocks new memory formation on waking to safeguard consolidation of exis...
Throughout our waking lives we are exposed to a continuous stream of stimuli and experiences. Some of these experiences trigger the strengthening of connections between neurons in the brain, and begin the process of forming memories. However, these initial memory traces are fragile and only a small number will become long-term memories with the potential to last a lifetime. For this transition to occur, the brain must stabilize the memory traces through a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Nearly one in five young Ontario adults shows problematic use of electronic de...
TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2016 - As many as 19 per cent of Ontario adults aged 18 to 29 experience moderate to severe problematic use of electronic devices, which includes smartphones and tablets as well as computers and video game consoles, according to the latest CAMH Monitor survey. It s the first time the ongoing survey has measured the impact of our increasing reliance on electronic devices. Today s young adults entered their adolescent or adult years with a w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Beware: Children can passively 'smoke' marijuana, too
Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise. Not only do youngsters inhale harmful secondary smoke in the process, but the psychoactive chemicals in the drug are taken up by their bodies as well. This warning comes from Karen Wilson of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence in the US. She led the first study showing that it is possible to pick up traces of THC, t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
Toward opioid vaccines that can help prevent overdose fatalities
In 2014, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in the U.S. jumped to its highest level on record. The spike brought national attention to the epidemic and the awareness that new interventions are needed. Now researchers are developing opioid vaccines that could one day help protect people from dying of overdoses. Their study, which tested the vaccines on mice, appears in the journal ACS Chemical Biology . The Drug Abuse Warning Network has reported th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 7
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