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Can Hand Washing Prevent Mental Illness?
It was Jordan s teacher first who first noticed an abrupt change in the 10 year-old s behavior. In class, Jordan asked to wash his hands several times a day, when before, he had never made the request. A short time later he refused to eat or drink at the school, claiming the food and water there were poisoned. At home, Jordan s mother also noticed increased hand washing and unusual anxiety about getting his homework done before class. When questioned, Jord ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 10
How to Raise Your Kids with High—and Healthy—Self-Esteem
My last post was on what you, as an adult, can do to optimize your self-esteem. This complementary post is about what you, as a parent, can do to ensure that your children grow up with a more positive self-image than you yourself may have when you were young. Parental Self-Esteem Sad to say, unless you ve managed to rectify your own self-esteem deficiencies, it s unrealistic to expect that you ll be able to assist your kids in thinking all that favorably a ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 10
The Logic Underlying Trump's Outrageous Comments
At a campaign stop yesterday, Donald Trump once again unleashed incendiary rhetoric . Speaking on the issue of the Second Amendment and potential Supreme Court vacancies, he warned gun control opponents, If [Hillary Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks... Although the Second Amendment people maybe there is, I don t know. The comments provoked renewed uproar, with many interpreting them as essentially a call to violence. Dan Gross, th ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 10
Better Mental Health
When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again.
Huffington Post - Wed. Aug 10
Band Of Brothers--Veterans Seek Solace In Shakespeare
Under the oak trees that shade Central Park in Louisville, Ky., a troupe takes the stage. Although most of them have never performed before, they ve been rehearsing for months. Their weekly rehearsals have paid off-- the performance is flawless. Each performer recites their lines with conviction and poise. They conclude the performance by locking arms and reciting-- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. Thunderous applause erupts from the stands and a ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Aug 10
Going the Distance: Babies Reach Farther With Adults Around
Eight-month-old infants are much more likely to reach towards distant toys when an adult is present than when they are by themselves, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings suggest that 8-month-olds understand when they need another person s help to accomplish a task and act accordingly. Babies are sensitive to the social context that surrounds them and plan their acti ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 10
Structural features of quercetin derivatives by using pharmaco-phore modeling ...
Quercetin is a natural occurring flavonoid. Quercetin exerts a direct pro-apoptotic effect on tumor cells by blocking the growth of several cancer cell lines at different phases of the cell cycle. Quercetin derivatives have attracted considerable attention for their cytotoxicity against human cancer cell lines. This project was aimed for pharmacophore mapping of NSCLC cells by focusing on finding the structure of the receptor. The compounds were of natural ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 9
Diet designed to lower blood pressure also reduces risk of kidney disease
People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease over the course of more than two decades, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The diet, known as DASH for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, was designed to help reduce blood ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 9
Study finds Medicaid expansion did not increase emergency department use
WASHINGTON Aug. 9, 2016 -- George Washington University GW researchers published a Health Affairs study finding that the expansion of Medicaid insurance coverage in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ACA did not increase hospital emergency department visits, as was widely predicted by policymakers and researchers. There was great concern that expanding eligibility for Medicaid insurance would result in higher emergency department use and higher ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 9
Study identifies new pathways involved in development of insulin resistance
Accumulation of fat deposits in muscle tissue is strongly linked to the onset of insulin resistance, a hallmark of Type 2 diabetes. Identifying the muscle-specific molecular pathways that contribute to insulin resistance may lead to potential therapies that reduce the risks and complications for Type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related disorders. This month in the JCI , a study led by Daniel Kelly at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 9
Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water for 6 million Americans
Boston, MA - Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems--polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances PFASs --exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking water supplies for six million people in the U.S., according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences SEAS . The stu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 9
Study finds racial disparity in emergency department opioid prescriptions
Dr. Astha Singhal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine GSDM , published a study that found a racial disparity in opioid prescriptions for emergency department visits for non-definitive pain-related conditions. Titled Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Opioid Prescriptions at Emergency Department Visits for Conditions Commonly Associated with Prescripti ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 9
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