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Coping in a Post Election World & Amy Adams' Film Arrival
Spoiler alert some details about the plot of the film Arrival are revealed below. My husband and daughter and I just saw the film Arrival in which Amy Adams plays Dr. Louise Banks, a linguistics professor called upon to communicate with an alien race who suddenly appear and park 12 of their vessels at various locations around the Earth. Adams character reminded me of Dr. Elleanor Arraway, played by Jodie Foster in Contact 1997 . Both characters are strong, ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 16
Toilet Paper, AAA Batteries, and a Clear Mind
For years now, I ve been helping people de-clutter their minds. When I learned how to clear my own mind, it changed the quality of my life for the better immediately, and, since that time, I have wanted to help others to do the same. When our minds are clear, we are more productive, less stressed, happier, less mistake-prone, and generally nicer people. Plus, it s easy. In 5 Steps to a Clearer Mind and Clear Mind in a Complex World I describe a procedure f ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 16
Do Your Trees Keep You From Recognizing Your Forest?
It s really like not being able to see the forest for the trees. That is, when you re in the thick or thicket of things, it s hard to understand the deeper dynamics of just what s going on in your life To see how, unawares, you may be driven to act in ways virtually guaranteeing an outcome contrary to what you want. To understand how, unwittingly, you re actually conspiring to get things to turn out differently from what, at least you thought , you desired ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 16
Steve Bannon’s Cure For Mental Illness? 'Spank Your Children More'
In news that will shock practically nobody, Steve Bannon seems to think mental health issues are something to dismiss or joke about.
Huffington Post - Wed. Nov 16
After decades of research, science is no better able to predict suicidal behav...
Experts ability to predict if someone will attempt to take his or her own life is no better than chance and has not significantly improved over the last 50 years, according to a comprehensive review of suicide research published by the American Psychological Association. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are among the most common, deadly and potentially preventable public health problems. Despite major advances in medical and psychological science, the devas ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
Depression rates growing among adolescents, particularly girls
The rate of adolescents reporting a recent bout of clinical depression grew by 37 percent over the decade ending in 2014, with one in six girls reporting an episode in the past year, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. The findings, published online Nov. 14 in the journal Pediatrics , highlight a need to focus on the mental well-being of young people and match those in peril with mental health professionals. This show ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
Kindergarten vaccine rates vary widely in Metro Vancouver: UBC study
Children in some local health areas of Metro Vancouver have much lower vaccination rates than others, according to a recent University of British Columbia study. By examining Vancouver Coastal Health data on kindergarten vaccination rates for the 2013-14 school year, researchers from the departments of sociology and pediatrics discovered vaccination rates varied by as much as 30 per cent between local health areas. Researchers used the city of Richmond, wh ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
Winter conception increases mothers' diabetes risk
Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother. The study - investigating more than 60,000 births in South Australia over a five-year period - is the first population-based study of its kind to confirm a seasonal variation in gestational diabetes. Published in the journal BMJ Di ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
Too much fatty food could set children up for mental problems
Chances are that children who eat excessive amounts of fatty foods will not only become obese, but will develop cognitive and psychiatric problems when they are older. This is because, according to a recent study, diets rich in fat deplete the levels of a key protein known to help synapses in the brain to work properly. In turn, this leads to a dip in several forms of cognitive functions, such as behavioral flexibility and memory. These changes from a youn ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
'Princess Leia' brainwaves help sleeping brain store memories
LA JOLLA-- November 15, 2016 Every night while you sleep, electrical waves of brain activity circle around each side of your brain, tracing a pattern that, were it on the surface of your head, might look like the twin hair buns of Star Wars Princess Leia. The Salk Institute scientists who discovered these circular Princess Leia oscillations, which are described in the journal eLife think the waves are responsible each night for forming associations between ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
Unhealthy weight management practices associated with non-medical use of presc...
Ann Arbor, MI, November 15, 2016 - Non-medical use of prescription drugs NMUPD is a serious public health concern in the U.S. Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps have identified significant associations between the non-medical use of prescription drugs and unhealthy weight management practices. They suggest that health educators in the school setting, as well as other h ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
Organized prescription drug collection programs may have minimal impact
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Nov. 15, 2016 - More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for whom they were prescribed. The remaining 70 percent represent a large surplus of controlled medications that could be abused or sold to others for abuse. It s not surprising ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 15
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