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Study examines cancer rates among World Trade Center-exposed firefighters
Researchers found no overall increase in cancer risk among World Trade Center WTC -exposed firefighters following the 9 11 attacks compared with other firefighters from several US cities. They noted a nearly 4-fold increase in the rate in thyroid cancer, but this increased risk was not significant after controlling for possible biases related to cancer screening. WTC-exposed firefighters have access to health care and routine health monitoring exams even a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
Social connectedness can increase suicide risk
Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study by sociologists at the University of Chicago and University of Memphis who examined clusters in a single town. The study, published in the American Sociological Review , illustrates how the homogeneous culture and high degree of social connectedness of a community can increase suicide risk, particularly among tee ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
Men's hidden body fat fears fueling gym attendance
Men s hidden fears about body fat are fuelling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown. Psychology researchers from the UK and Australia discovered that while male attitudes towards muscle or body mass index BMI did not predict how frequently they would attend the gym, their perceptions of body fat did. The researchers found that men worried about body fat were more likely than ot ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
If Alzheimer’s Disease Was Treated Like Cancer
The 2016 Cancer Moonshot, headed by Vice-President Joe Biden, the most potentially funded- health research enterprise in the USA just issued a set of 10 recommendations for cancer research. The Blue Ribbon Panel of expert advisers suggested basic steps in research that are very similar to the steps we should be taking in dementia research if we are serious about a cure. What would these Blue Ribbon Panel of expert advisers advise on dementia Perhaps someth ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 9
A National Mental Health Policy Agenda: Recommendations for the Presidential C...
This post is co-authored with Michael B. Friedman, LMSW .
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 9
Jennifer Esposito Relives Scary Psych Ward Experience During Celiac Battle
Jennifer Esposito did not know what was happening.
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 9
The Limited Influence of Liberal Professors
In 2014 in New England, liberal professors outnumbered conservative professors at a rate of 28 to 1. That is alarmingly high ideological homogeneity for one region of the United States. The Far West of the United States saw a ratio of 6 to 1, the Plains and Southeast 3 to 1. Removing New England, the nation saw a shift from 2 to 1 in 1989 to that of 4 to 1 in 2014 Abrams, 2016 . Here is an interesting peek from PoliZette into the mind of college student Pe ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 8
What My Cancer Remission Has Taught Me About the Human Mind
In my professional career , and more dramatically outside it, I ve been struck by a remarkably robust, profoundly unfortunate phenomenon the highs are far more short-lived than the lows. I m 29. I m admittedly still young. But I do feel somewhat uniquely qualified to speak to this point because my life the past few years has run the full affective gamut. An entirely bizarre mix of profound fortune and misfortune. I m about to enter what is, on paper, the f ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 8
3 Ways to Stay Cool in the Face of Sarcasm
Sarcasm and jazz have something surprising in common You know them when you hear them. Sarcasm is mostly understood through tone of voice, which is used to portray the opposite of the literal words. For example, when someone says, Well, that s exactly what I need right now, their tone can tell you it s not what they need at all. On the flip side, sarcasm can also be complimentary You majored in applied math Slacker. Or it can be self-deprecating What are y ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 8
When My Postnatal Depression Reached Its Peak, I Could Barely Speak
This week is Post Natal Depression Awareness Week, an illness that strikes a chord with me.
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 8
The Promise Of Mental Health Parity
There are a lot of ways you could describe the mental health bill that passed the House of Representatives in July. A first step. A start. A compromise. It s a decent piece of legislation that tackles the margins, not the meat, of mental health reform. That s okay. A system as expansive, entrenched, underfunded and wholly broken as our mental health system will require more than one bill to fix it. What s not okay is to call this bill historic, pat ourselv ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 8
Dancing Girl: How Creating Art in Hospitals Brought Life Full Circle
I fell into art accidentally. For me, all it was was a way to get my thoughts sorted out before I was actually able to speak them. After my 13th surgery intended to reconnect my digestive system so I could finally eat , I went to California on vacation. And after my wound ruptured, I was immediately air-evacuated to Yale Medical Center.
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 8
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