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I'll Do It Tomorrow
To be able to make ourselves sit down and do something we have been avoiding may be one of life s most valuable skills. Otherwise, the lengths we go with delaying tactics can be extraordinary. Day after day, strategies of avoidance may come to dominate how we spend our time. Everything becomes more inviting than that which we are supposed to be doing. We make clever evasive deals with ourselves like, I ll vacuum the living room, then I ll get started. A wh ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 4
Both providers and patients drive health care spending, study finds
In Miami, health care providers spent about 14,423 per Medicare patient in 2010. But in Minneapolis, average spending on Medicare enrollees that year was 7,819, just over half as much. In fact, the U.S. is filled with regional disparities in medical spending. Why is this One explanation focuses on providers In some regions, they may be more likely to use expensive tests or procedures. Another account focuses on patients If the underlying health or the care ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Studies examine racial bias in pollution, devaluation of black communities
Present-day racial biases may contribute to the pollution and devaluation of lower- and middle-class black communities, according to new research led by a social psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The investigation was based on several studies demonstrating that physical spaces, such as houses or neighborhoods, are targets of racial stereotyping, discrimination, and implicit racial bias. The researchers found study participants applied ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Tuberculosis bacteria find their ecological niche
Tuberculosis TB is a major global public health problem. Treatment often takes many months and till this day there is no effective vaccine. Various TB bacterial strains exist globally, with different geographical spread. Only the so-called Lineage 4 occurs on all continents. It is responsible for the majority of the 10 million new infections and 2 million deaths annually. Under the lead of S 233 bastien Gagneux at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Insti ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Dental occlusion and ophthalmology: A literature review
Dental Occlusion and Ophthalmology A Literature Review is a summary of many years of research and dental clinic of Orofacial Pain Department directed by Professor Monaco of University of L Aquila on a complex subject connections between temporomandibular joints and vision. The authors primary goal is to give clinical advice starting from the study of anatomical and functional connections between dental occlusion and vision. Many studies conducted by Monaco ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Mouse mutants with sleep defects may shed light on the mysteries of sleep
The first unbiased genetic screen for sleep defects in mice has yielded two interesting mutants, Sleepy, which sleeps excessively, and Dreamless, which lacks rapid eye movement REM sleep. The findings are the first step towards discovering the biochemistry that controls the switch from wakefulness to sleep, the researchers say. Although sleep is essential for life and we spend one third of our lives doing it, the function of sleep, and the physiology that ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Kids should be part of treatment for moms fighting substance use
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mothers in therapy for drug and alcohol use recover faster if their children take part in their treatment sessions, according to a first-of-its-kind study. Researchers found that women who were in family therapy - which included their 8- to 16-year-old children - showed a quicker decline in alcohol, marijuana and cocaine use over 18 months compared to mothers who were in individual therapy. This is the first study to examine the effectiven ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Chapman University Research looks at e-cigarette use by Orange County Teens
Researchers at Chapman University have published a study looking at electronic cigarette e-cigarette use among Orange County adolescents. The data shows teens are more likely to vape when their school is located near vape retailers. A key finding from the study is that the prevalence of e-cigarette use in Orange County adolescents is high--27.5 percent of high school students had ever tried e-cigarettes, compared with an estimated 13.4 percent nationally. ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Questionnaire predicts likelihood of unprotected sex, binge drinking
ITHACA, N.Y. - Researchers in the social sciences have been searching for a holy grail an accurate way to predict who is likely to engage in problematic behavior, like using drugs. In a new study, Valerie Reyna, professor of human development at Cornell University, and Evan Wilhelms of Vassar College have debuted a new questionnaire that significantly outperforms 14 other gold-standard measures frequently used in economics and psychology. The measure s 12 ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Fear- enemy or friend?
It s people I m scared of. [In Normal Conversation, 2000, Bob Thomas, Associated Press] Harrison Ford suffers from anxiety. In particular, he has a fear of public speaking.
Huffington Post - Thu. Nov 3
Fighting for Our Democracy
I stopped blogging last year because all I wanted to write about was political. Things have gone so far with Mr. Trump that what may have been only political is now personal and psychological. While some psychologists have discussed the narcissistic features evident in Mr. Trump and I certainly don t deny he exhibits those characteristics, the narcissist diagnosis fails to include what I think is most important, and why this election has created such a cha ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 3
Who's Afraid of GMOs?
Since 2014, 11 people have been killed and hundreds injured by exploding automobile airbags manufactured by Takata , a Japanese company. According to a New York Times article , the company knew about the problem since 2004 but managed to elude regulators by exploiting weak reporting rules. Some car companies may also have known about the issue for many years before it came to light and U.S. federal regulators may have been slow to fully investigate the pro ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 3
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