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The Anatomy of Addiction
Science has a lot to say about the true causes, the best preventive measures, and most successful treatments for addiction . What is the single biggest myth about addiction There are many myths of addiction. It s difficult to pick the single biggest one, but it would probably be addiction is a problem of willpower and abstinence, which is why medications don t work. This is clearly not true. Addiction is a disease of the brain and using willpower to treat ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 30
Couples Alert! If You Know How, You Can Talk About Anything
In my extensive work with couples, I ve repeatedly observed that partners can t, or have decided not to, talk about things that are vital to their relationship. And the discussion topics declared off-limits are precisely those that brought them at their wit s end into counseling. As a therapist, in these instances one of my central challenges has been to show them just how they can broach these difficult subjects safely. For over time they d found them to ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 29
From Freud to Frodo
This is the first entry in a series of articles about how our financial stories affect our financial choices. Sigmund Freud believed that the human psyche draws a parallel between money and feces. He was Freud, after all some things are to be expected. While Freud s interpretation may strike some as odd, the idea that we have some cultural or subconscious metaphors for money is not the least bit strange. Nearly every money message we encounter has within i ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 29
The Personality of Brexit Voters
Bastian Jaeger of Tilburg University in the Netherlands has mined a British data set for clues about voters decisions as to whether their country should remain in the EU or leave. His findings are an interesting and perhaps surprising reminder that even broad personality dimensions sometimes predict specific behavioral acts, voting being the archetypal political act. As a cautionary note it needs to be pointed out the the unit of analysis here is the count ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 29
Saved by the sun
A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children s lives in Africa. The innovation--a solar powered oxygen delivery system--is providing concentrated oxygen in hospital for children suffering from severe pneumonia. The device created by Dr. Michael Hawkes, an assistant professor in the University of Alberta s Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is the focus of a recently published study in The International Journal of Tuberculosis and L ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Total face transplant in patient with severe burns -- team outlines surgical a...
June 29, 2016 - Last year, the most extensive clinical face transplant to date was successfully carried out at NYU Langone Medical Center . A complete report on this procedure--including the extensive organizational and training program created to prepare for it--is published in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . To improve upon the current state of face ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Wearable technology gets good ratings from plastic surgeons
June 29, 2016 - Plastic surgeons see some clear advantages of using Google Glass in the operating room, reports a survey study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . Despite some identified weaknesses, Google Glass is a unique technology with a promising plastic surgical application in the operating room, according to the new research by Dr. Jeremy C. Sin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Childhood binge eating: Families, feeding, and feelings
URBANA, Ill. - Binge eating is the most prevalent type of eating disorder across races, ethnic groups, ages, and genders. Surprisingly, binge eating has even been reported in children as young as 5 years old. In order to put childhood binge eating into context, a new systematic review from the University of Illinois identifies two potential risk factors for binge eating in children under the age of 12. With family being the most proximal and influential se ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Overweight youths at greater risk for heart failure
It comes down to starting healthy habits early. Fortunately, it s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and losing weight is great for reducing your risk of heart attack. But you can still be at a higher risk for other heart problems if you re late in changing your habits. Excessive weight at a young age puts one at a far higher risk of heart failure as compared with maintaining a healthy weight throughout one s life. Even slight overweight increa ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Nutrition labels on dining hall food: Are they being used? By who?
University of Illinois dining halls voluntarily label foods with nutrition information. Although 45 percent of students noticed the labels, only 20 percent used the labels. Rates of label awareness and use did not change over the course of the semester. Students who practice health-promoting behaviors like tracking what they eat or exercising frequently are most likely to use nutrition information on food items in the dining hall. Placement of the labels d ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Both limited and excess sleep may raise diabetes risk in men
Washington, DC--Men who sleep either fewer or more hours than average may face a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . More than 29 million people nationwide have diabetes, according to the Endocrine Society s Endocrine Facts and Figures Report . During the last 50 years, the average self-reported sleep duration for individuals has decreased by 1.5 t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Educating parents on healthy infant sleep habits may help prevent obesity
Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood obesity. Researchers are studying the use of an intervention to prevent rapid infant weight gain and childhood obesity. Through the INSIGHT study Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories , the intervention w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
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