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Maternal gastric bypass may be associated with low birth weight babies
adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle [] .push Women who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss risk giving birth to babies that are small or have lower average birth weights. The work is presented today at the 55th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. The findings could lead to different advice and clinical care for pregnant women who have undergone gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is used to treat people who are se ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 10
Why Louisiana Defendants Say, "Geaux Tigers!"
In their NBER working paper, Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles, two economists at Louisiana State University, Ozkan Eren and Naci Mocan, look at data on juvenile sentences handed down during the weeks following LSU football games in between 1996 and 2012. They report several striking findings.
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 9
9/11 caused mental illness far beyond US borders
This is the conclusion of a recent population-wide study from Denmark, which demonstrates a significant and immediate spike in the diagnoses of trauma and stressor related disorders e.g. adjustment disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder in Denmark in the weeks and months after the traumatic events of September 11, 2001, even though the Nordic country was not directly impacted by the attacks. The study, which was financed by the Carlsberg Foundation, w ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
Study examines cancer rates among World Trade Center-exposed firefighters
Researchers found no overall increase in cancer risk among World Trade Center WTC -exposed firefighters following the 9 11 attacks compared with other firefighters from several US cities. They noted a nearly 4-fold increase in the rate in thyroid cancer, but this increased risk was not significant after controlling for possible biases related to cancer screening. WTC-exposed firefighters have access to health care and routine health monitoring exams even a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
Social connectedness can increase suicide risk
Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study by sociologists at the University of Chicago and University of Memphis who examined clusters in a single town. The study, published in the American Sociological Review , illustrates how the homogeneous culture and high degree of social connectedness of a community can increase suicide risk, particularly among tee ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
Men's hidden body fat fears fueling gym attendance
Men s hidden fears about body fat are fuelling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown. Psychology researchers from the UK and Australia discovered that while male attitudes towards muscle or body mass index BMI did not predict how frequently they would attend the gym, their perceptions of body fat did. The researchers found that men worried about body fat were more likely than ot ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
If Alzheimer’s Disease Was Treated Like Cancer
The 2016 Cancer Moonshot, headed by Vice-President Joe Biden, the most potentially funded- health research enterprise in the USA just issued a set of 10 recommendations for cancer research. The Blue Ribbon Panel of expert advisers suggested basic steps in research that are very similar to the steps we should be taking in dementia research if we are serious about a cure. What would these Blue Ribbon Panel of expert advisers advise on dementia Perhaps someth ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 9
A National Mental Health Policy Agenda: Recommendations for the Presidential C...
This post is co-authored with Michael B. Friedman, LMSW .
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 9
Jennifer Esposito Relives Scary Psych Ward Experience During Celiac Battle
Jennifer Esposito did not know what was happening.
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 9
The Limited Influence of Liberal Professors
In 2014 in New England, liberal professors outnumbered conservative professors at a rate of 28 to 1. That is alarmingly high ideological homogeneity for one region of the United States. The Far West of the United States saw a ratio of 6 to 1, the Plains and Southeast 3 to 1. Removing New England, the nation saw a shift from 2 to 1 in 1989 to that of 4 to 1 in 2014 Abrams, 2016 . Here is an interesting peek from PoliZette into the mind of college student Pe ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 8
What My Cancer Remission Has Taught Me About the Human Mind
In my professional career , and more dramatically outside it, I ve been struck by a remarkably robust, profoundly unfortunate phenomenon the highs are far more short-lived than the lows. I m 29. I m admittedly still young. But I do feel somewhat uniquely qualified to speak to this point because my life the past few years has run the full affective gamut. An entirely bizarre mix of profound fortune and misfortune. I m about to enter what is, on paper, the f ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 8
3 Ways to Stay Cool in the Face of Sarcasm
Sarcasm and jazz have something surprising in common You know them when you hear them. Sarcasm is mostly understood through tone of voice, which is used to portray the opposite of the literal words. For example, when someone says, Well, that s exactly what I need right now, their tone can tell you it s not what they need at all. On the flip side, sarcasm can also be complimentary You majored in applied math Slacker. Or it can be self-deprecating What are y ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 8
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