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Political Passion Inspires Trust—Even From Opponents
There 8217 s a lot of evidence suggesting that Americans trust each other less and less . But new research suggests an unorthodox solution to our political divide firmly expressing our political opinions, even when they might prove unpopular. 8220 Across five studies using a variety of contentious social issues, I found evidence that people trust others who demonstrate strong feelings about social issues, even when they disagree with or dislike them, 8221 ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jun 17
Why This Image of a Woodpecker Is Creeping People Out
When a seemingly innocuous image of a woodpecker stashing away its acorn supply made the internet rounds, Twitter-users expressed revulsion. They weren 8217 t reacting to the bird or the actual acorns, but to the set of holes in which the bird was storing its treasure. Clustered in an irregular pattern, the holes were triggering a condition called trypophobia . To someone with this phobia, an otherwise benign and even downright gorgeous image can spark fea ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jun 17
Legalizing Medical Pot Won't Ease Opioid Crisis: Study
Medical marijuana has been a beacon of hope in the opioid epidemic, with states legalizing weed in hopes that its use will cut down on fatal overdoses from painkiller use. Now, a new study is throwing cold water on that notion. There s no association between medical marijuana laws and opioid overdose death rates, researchers report. Related Articles Drug ODs, Suicides Soaring Among Millennials Report Opioid Misuse, Binge Drinking Often Go Hand in Hand Secr ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
Worry Less for Better Health
Do you worry a lot Besides the anxiety it s causing you emotionally, it can threaten your health. Whether you worry over actual problems or the fear of future ones, it interferes with sleep and quality of life. And, according to research done at Case Western Reserve University, it can be so intrusive that it harms your important relationships, too. Here s what you can do to ease your worries and protect your mental and physical health. Related Articles Hot ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
1 in 5 People Living in Conflict Areas Has a Mental Health Problem
About 22 37 of people who live in conflict areas suffer from mental health problems, a new study review finds. Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to the World Health Organization. About 9 37 have a moderate to severe mental health condition. These conclusions are based on a review of 129 previously published studies. The numbers are significantly higher than the global e ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
Preventing hepatitis C transmission from mothers to babies
Hepatitis C virus HCV transmission from mothers to babies could largely be prevented if Canada recommended universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, argues a commentary in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . We encourage all care providers to consider the reproductive implications of HCV, to consider HCV screening in pregnancy and referral for treatment of HCV, write Drs. Chelsea Elwood, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Briti ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina
Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a study in the journal Nature Climate Change . Some Maine fishing communities were at greatest risk of losing their current fishing options, according to the study by Rutgers and other scientists. Some communities like Portland, Maine, are on track ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Social media use contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research finds
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Gindo Tampubolon and Adi Cilik Pierewan has found. The paper examines the specific effect of social media on mental health in the developing country. It found that social media had a detrimental effect on mental health - as has been documented globally. But the authors noted specifics to developing countries such as Indonesia. Research ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Study underscores role of menthol cigarettes in smoking cessation
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For decades, Big Tobacco has sold African American smokers on menthol-flavored cigarettes through targeted marketing campaigns. That s among the reasons why, in the U.S., black smokers who prefer menthols are 12 less likely to quit smoking compared to non-menthol users, according to the results of a newly published study. The findings, reported today in the journal Nicotine Tobacco Research , underscore the role that mentholated cigarettes ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Young adults who live near medical marijuana dispensaries use more often
Young adults who live in neighborhoods with more medical marijuana dispensaries use marijuana more frequently than their peers and have more-positive views about the drug, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The associations were strongest among young adults who lived near dispensaries that had storefront signs, suggesting that regulating such advertising could be one strategy if policymakers were concerned about curbing use of marijuana. Based on r ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Farm-like indoor microbiota may protect children from asthma also in urban homes
Earlier research has shown that growing up on a farm with animals may as much as half the risk of asthma and allergies. The protective effect is thought to be attributable to the diverse microbial exposures encountered on farms. We now discovered that the presence of farm-like microbiota in an early-life home seemed to protect from asthma also in urban homes. The effect was not based on the presence of large number of different microbial species but rather ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Breastfeeding Linked to Improved IQ at Age 30
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 HealthDay News -- Breastfeeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30, according to a study from Brazil published in the April issue of The Lancet Global Health . Cesar G. Victora, Ph.D., from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil, and colleagues evaluated data from a prospective, population-based birth cohort study of neonates that was launched in 1982 in Brazil. The authors recorded info ...
MentalHelp.net - Mon. May 27
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