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How Can We Address the Psychiatrist Shortage? A Perspective on Children and Ad...
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger By Gil Noam, EdD, PhD
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 13
Suicide attempt a stronger predictor of completed suicide than previously thou...
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- While a prior history of suicide attempt is one of the strongest predictors of completed suicide, a Mayo Clinic study finds it is more lethal than previously known. Researchers find that suicide risk was nearly 60 percent higher than previously reported when based on a population-based cohort focusing on individuals making first lifetime attempts and including those whose first attempts were fatal. This risk was dramatically higher for ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 13
Review article takes rare look at impact of advertising psychiatric drugs
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Advertising prescription drugs to consumers is forbidden in most of the world, but since U.S. guidelines were relaxed in 1997, such ads have become nearly ubiquitous in American media. In a newly published review, Brown University researchers examined what has been learned since then about the effect of all that advertising on psychiatric conditions. They found that the data are very limited, but what does exist sugge ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 13
Broccoli v. French fries: Appealing to teens' impulse to rebel can curb unheal...
It s no secret that the adolescent years can be challenging young teens have a heightened sensitivity to perceived injustice and react against authority. And their newfound social conscience and desire for autonomy can motivate many of their decisions - even food choices. A new study, Harnessing Adolescent Values to Motivate Healthier Eating , by Christopher J. Bryan of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and David Yeager of the University ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 13
Rap1, a potential new target to treat obesity
HOUSTON - Sept. 13, 2016 - Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity. The study, which appears in Cell Reports today, shows that this new mechanism can potentially be targeted to treat obesity. It s well known that the brain is involved in the development of obesity, but how a high-fat diet changes the br ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 13
Discrimination toward overweight adolescents predictive of emotional problems
WASHINGTON September 13, 2016 - Discrimination and bullying experienced by sixth graders who are overweight leads to increased emotional problems by the end of eighth grade, according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Child Adolescent Psychology , a journal of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The results suggest that to reduce the emotional problems, efforts must not only focus on children and adolescents weight-l ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Sep 13
Say No to Discrimination Against Expectant and New Moms
I love being a woman. I love my strong connection to my intuition , my female body, and my hormonal fluctuations - even though they drive me crazy sometimes. I think it s a miracle what we are able to do with our bodies. We literally create carry, and give birth to a new being with some help from our partner . It s a shame , however, that most workplaces don t acknowledge this. Instead, they poison this amazing time of being a new mum with discrimination . ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 12
Why Do We Wince When We're in Pain?
Facial expressions are a unique feature of mammals. No other group of animals has anywhere near the capability that mammals have to shape and contort our faces.
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 12
Why Do We Accept Harmful Shortcomings in Our Partners?
A while ago I wrote a post about deal-breakers in relationships , cautioning of the danger of rejecting a person with most of the qualities you want just because they have one you don t. I drew a distinction between relatively minor complaints, such as large ears or an odd laugh , and much more significant concerns, such as abusiveness or violence, and wrote about how some people focus too much on the little things and not enough on the big ones. Since tha ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 12
This Heartbreaking Video Shows What It's Like To Live With Depression
Depression is notorious for making those who suffer from it think very little of themselves. ldquo Nobody cares about me, rdquo ldquo I rsquo ve failed everyone rdquo and ldquo I rsquo m worthless rdquo are likely part of a depressed person rsquo s daily inner dialogue.
Huffington Post - Mon. Sep 12
Healthcare costs for infections linked to bacteria in water supply systems are...
BOSTON September 12, 2016 --A new analysis of 100 million Medicare records from U.S. adults aged 65 and older reveals rising healthcare costs for infections associated with opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens--disease-causing bacteria, such as Legionella --which can live inside drinking water distribution systems, including household and hospital water pipes. A team led by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts U ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 12
Many alcohol-related injuries occur at home
Of all alcohol-related injuries in various public hospital emergency departments in Queensland, Australia, more occurred at home than at licensed premises. Of the 12,296 emergency department visits in 2003 to 2012 for alcohol-related injuries, 36.1 percent occurred at home, 13.0 percent occurred on the street, and 9.8 percent occurred at licensed premises. Men were more likely to be seen at the emergency department for such at-home injuries than females. O ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 12
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