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Is This America?
I question America. Is this America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, where we have to sleep with out sic telephones off the hooks because our lives be threatened daily, because we want to live as decent human beings, in America Fannie Lou Hamer, Mississippi Civil Rights Activist at the 1964 Democratic National Convention
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 10
Are natural alternatives to estrogen replacement therapy safe?
Although individuals often consume natural products because of their potential health benefits, a new review indicates that it is not clear whether the benefits of plant-derived compounds that mimic estrogen outweigh the possible health risks. The findings are published in the British Journal of Pharmacology . Phytoestrogens are compounds from plants that are similar in structure to estrogen and are found in a variety of foods, especially soy. Some women m ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 10
Costs of similarly effective breast cancer treatments vary widely
A new study finds that the costs of breast cancer chemotherapy vary widely, even among treatment regimens with similar efficacy, and that patients bear a substantial out-of-pocket burden. Published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study is the first to examine these cost differences, providing clinicians with accessible information to answer patient questions about their treatment options. To estimate the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 10
Understanding vaping behavior
If you are a vaper, scientists want to know how you vape because understanding this is an essential first step to understanding how vaping products are used and the potential they may have to reduce harm caused by smoking. In the largest study of its kind, scientists from British American Tobacco and Nicoventures have developed a test to examine vaping behaviour and then used it to inform their studies on e-cigarettes. The study results are published in jo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 10
3 Things to Say to Your Loved One Who Won’t Vaccinate
Since the release of our book Denying to the Grave Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us , which explores some of the psychological reasons for science denialism, we ve received many questions about anti-vaccine attitudes. Most strikingly, we don t just receive generic questions about the psychological phenomena around vaccine hesitancy and refusal but more pointed questions about specific experiences with people who don t want to vaccinate. What we ve ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 10
I feel like going for a run
Humans are emotional creatures. A typical day can lurch us back and forth between stress and relief, between anger and relaxation, between sadness and joy. Not too long ago I found myself on such a day down at my local park, standing in the rain, waiting for a Parkrun to begin. I had mixed feelings about the run that day. An otherwise enjoyable run through one of Sheffield s green parks was marred by the bitter rain and the marginal overcrowding by a few t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 10
Creepy Clowns and the Science of Deindividuation
I have kids in public schools and I m well aware that there s a weird clown thing going on. Just see some of these alerts over the Internet Someone saw one on South Ohioville today. My friend in Long Island had a school lockdown, clowns were apparently seen at the edge of the woods behind her high school They have been spotted again in North Carolina
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 10
I Filed A Complaint To McDonald's Corporate For Sexual Harassment. I Was Ignor...
When I started working at McDonald s I was nervous as anyone would be starting a new job. I was shy greeting customers and cautious counting the change. I worked slowly over the hot grills because I was afraid of being burned. I anticipated these little anxieties before I started work. But what I didn t anticipate -- and what no one should have to prepare for -- was my supervisor sexually harassing me on a daily basis. It seemed to begin the moment I walke ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 10
These Comics Nail What It's Really Like To Live With Depression And Anxiety
Ruby Elliot was a teenager when a constellation of mental health complications disrupted her life. When an eating disorder , depression and long hospitalizations forced her to stop going to school, she began to draw.
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 10
Far Away From Home, Syrian Psychiatrists Are Helping Treat Refugees
ldquo You don rsquo t see a lot of Syrian psychiatrists at Yale, rdquo Jefee-Bahloul says, laughing. ldquo We were basically the only two. rdquo
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 10
Study challenges idea of mandatory water intake
A multi-institute study led by Monash University has revealed for the first time the mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking, which can cause potentially fatal water intoxication. The study challenges the popular idea that we should drink eight glasses of water a day for health. The study showed that a swallowing inhibition is activated by the brain after excess liquid is consumed, helping maintain tightly ca ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 9
Kids' consumption of high-calorie drinks at fast-food restaurants tied to comb...
A new survey of children s and teenagers eating habits at fast-food restaurants suggests that consumption levels of sugary drinks are closely tied to their automatic inclusion in combo meal packages. According to the NYU Langone Medical Center researchers who led the survey, kids who ate at any of five major fast-food chains consumed 179 more calories on average when their meal deals included soda, sweetened tea or juice, or flavored milks, compared to tho ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 9
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