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4 Happiness Habits Everyone Should Learn Before Growing Up
I have yet to meet someone who doesn t want to be happy. But our ideas about how to be happy and how to help our kids be happy are often contrary to what decades worth of research shows really works to promote well-being. To summarize this important research, happiness has three main dimensions, or flavors pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Pleasure is the kind of happiness many people pursue for themselves and their children. The focus of pleasure is grat ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Aug 16
Most physicians recognize shaken baby syndrome as a medical diagnosis
AURORA, Colo. Aug. 16, 2016 - A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues have conducted the first-ever survey of physicians on the validity of abusive head trauma as a medical diagnosis. While shaking a baby has been recognized as a dangerous form of child abuse since the early 1970s, the validity of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma has been questioned recently in some major media reports, court decisions and medical ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 16
Prenatal BPA exposure linked to anxiety and depression in boys
Boys exposed prenatally to a common chemical used in plastics may be more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression at age 10-12. The new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children s Environmental Health CCCEH within the Mailman School of Public Health examined early life exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A BPA . Results are published in the journal Environmental Research . BPA is a component of some plastics and is found in food ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 16
China facing epidemic of heart disease, stroke
Boston, MA - A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease CVD in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Increasing body mass index BMI , decreasing physical activity, a high prevalence of smoking, and unhealthy diet have also contributed to the growing burden of CVD--now the leading cause of death in China. This is the first large study to analyze ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 16
Personalized nutrition is better than a 'one size fits all' approach in improv...
People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has found. A website has also been shown to be effective at helping people make important changes to their eating patterns. Publishing in the International Journal of Epidemiology , the pan-European study, led by Newcastle University, UK, surprisingly found there was no evidence that personalisation based ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 16
New study reveals a novel protein linked to type 2 diabetes
Boston -- Findings from Boston University School of Medicine BUSM , which appear in eLife , provide a possible explanation as to why most people who are obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. A minority of obese individuals, the so-called healthy obese, have normal insulin sensitivity and are not diabetic. The BUSM researchers have been studying a protein called PTRF Cavin-1 whose absence in model organisms and humans results in a nearly com ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 16
Study: LGBT persons get limited educational info for assisted reproductive tec...
Boston --With the recent one-year anniversary of Obergefell vs Hodges--the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage--researchers at Boston University School of Medicine BUSM have published a report that identifies unequal online availability of educational materials regarding assisted reproductive technology ART . This disparity has implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT couples as more marry and begin or exp ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 16
The People-Pleaser's Guide To Pleasing People
If you want to get better at pleasing people, check out these people-pleasing tips and learn how to get the least out of your life.
Huffington Post - Tue. Aug 16
Humans Of New York Post Makes A Brilliant Point About Therapy
If you needed any proof that therapy can change lives, here it is.
Huffington Post - Tue. Aug 16
Our Anger Crisis: What Good Is Payback
Third in a series of posts on what philosophy can contribute to understanding and addressing anger part II here Why get angry what s the point In our last post, we gave an overview of Martha Nussbaum s reasons for rejecting anger. Anger, she says, is inherently problematic Not only is it not necessary, it does not serve any desirable or worthy purpose. Here I want to dig a bit deeper into how Nussbaum responds to one argument in anger s favor. This argumen ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 15
The "Dumbing Down" of America: Real or Not?
A staple of late-night comedy is having a camera crew pose simple questions to young people in the street and capture supremely ignorant answers. It s your call whether this is funny, exploitative, or both. But such bits tie into some durable American credos that people are stupid young people are especially stupid and we re all getting stupider with each generation . Obviously a comedy bit is not a scientific survey. We don t know how many people the came ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 15
A Key Brain Protein Fits the Diametric Model
Brain -derived neurotrophic factor BDNF is a protein belonging to the family of neurotrophins substances which regulate growth, connection, differentiation, and survival of neurons. Expression of BDNF is regulated in part by brain activity induced by sensory stimulation, thereby contributing to neuronal plasticity, learning, and memory . Given its considerable importance, levels of this factor have been investigated among individuals with a range of psychi ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 15
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