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Haunted Houses: What Keeps the Legends Alive?
I have written about how the architecture of haunted houses creeps us out in a previous Psychology Today blog post . However, I am also interested in exploring how easily people can be duped into believing that a place is really haunted. It seems as if everyone likes a good haunted house story, and a belief in the veracity of stories about haunted houses persists long after the facts of the case reveal them to be little more than a legend. In other words, ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Dec 11
Does Trump’s Election Disprove the Existence of God?
At St. Joseph s grammar school, my teachers were kindly, morally upstanding, and self-sacrificing Dominican nuns. They generally encouraged us to be thoughtful and open-minded in considering issues of religion and morality . But one of the good sisters complained to my mother that I asked too many questions of the following sort Sister, if God is all knowing, all powerful, all merciful, and all loving, why does He allow so much warfare, suffering, and inju ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Dec 11
Treating cancer, mental health neglect in rural America
Jennifer Lycette, M.D., understands the importance of treating patients with cancer at home in their in rural communities. It allows them to spend more time with their families and to focus on their treatment and recovery, not traveling. Lycette and other physicians who treat these patients are keenly aware of the numerous challenges they encounter. Consequently, they are strongly committed to ensuring rural patients have access to the latest targeted ther ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 9
Home-based rehabilitation improves daily life of people with low vision
The visual function and daily life of people whose sight can t be corrected with glasses or contact lenses can be significantly improved through home visits by rehabilitation specialists, concludes a study by Cardiff University. Participants that received home care by visual rehabilitation officers were found to have a significantly greater improvement in visual function compared to those that were only offered standard appointments at hospitals and commun ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 9
Never-smoking women have high prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Dise...
TORONTO, ON - A new study published by University of Toronto researchers suggests that women who have never smoked are susceptible to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD and that African American women are particularly vulnerable. Seven percent of never-smoking older African American women and 5.2 of White older women have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD , compared to 2.9 of never-smoking older white men. COPD is the third leading cause o ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 9
New study highlights smoking intensity in coronary heart disease risk
Increased relative risks for coronary heart disease CHD have long been associated with smoking, and traditionally they have been dependent on the number of cigarettes smoked a day, smoking intensities, and total exposure over time. A study published today in Nicotine Tobacco Research suggests relative CHD risk is higher for smokers consuming cigarettes over a longer period of time than for smokers consuming the same quantity over a shorter period. After ob ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 9
NYU researchers examine social/behavioral interventions to uncover undiagnosed...
Despite some evidence that HIV incidence rates in the United States are decreasing modestly in recent years, at least 44,000 people are still infected with HIV each year. Of concern, socioeconomically disadvantaged African American Black and Hispanic persons are disproportionately affected by HIV, and thus over-represented in the HIV epidemic in comparison to their numbers in the general population. Overall, it is estimated that some 15 of people nation-wi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 9
For People With Mental Health Woes, Pets Can Be Invaluable
Cats, dogs, birds and other pets can help people manage their mental disorders, a new study says. Researchers from the United Kingdom asked more than 50 adults with long-term mental conditions about the role pets play in their social networks. Sixty percent placed pets in the central and most important circle -- above family, friends and hobbies. Another 20 percent placed pets in the second circle. Many said the constant presence and close proximity of the ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 9
Gigi Hadid And Lena Dunham Make The Perfect Mental Health Pair
Gigi Hadid isn rsquo t just at the top of her professional game she rsquo s also a role model when it comes to handling overwhelming bouts of stress.
Huffington Post - Fri. Dec 9
How to Amp Up Your Empathy
Empathy can be a tough cookie to crack, especially these days. The American experience is fractured into seemingly unbridgeable factions, it s easier to deem others crazy than try to understand them, and anonymous-ish online interactions make us forget there s a person on the other side of the keyboard. But empathetic skills are crucial and their benefits are unparalleled. So why, exactly, is empathy important First, empathy helps you understand what why p ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 9
Working to Live or Living to Work?
This post was co-authored with Gabrielle Bruno of James Madison University. My father has always been a hard worker. He has worked in the United States primarily, but has spent a total of five years working in different countries. Two of those five years were spent in Switzerland. This gave me a unique opportunity the ability to witness work-life balance in two different cultures. While working in the United States, it seemed as though when he got home at ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 9
Higher BMI in adolescence may affect cognitive function in midlife
Overweight and obesity in adolescents have increased substantially in recent decades, and today affect a third of the adolescent population in some developed countries. While the dangers posed by high adult BMI on cognitive function in later life have been documented, the association of adolescent BMI with cognitive function in midlife has not yet been reported. BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a calculation of a person s weight in kilograms divided by the squa ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 8
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