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Are Pet Owners Really at Greater Risk of Cancer?
Our pets might give us unconditional love , but they can also give us a host of things we really don t want. These include Lyme disease, leptospirosis, giardia, ring worms and salmonella. Indeed, some researchers have even claimed that we might get cancer from our pets. Thus pet lovers will find a new study by researchers from the University of Arizona reassuring. Using a data set of over 120,000 women, they found there was no relationship between owning p ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 1
Most states report medicaid covers children's key mental health services but g...
August 31, 2016 -- A national study by researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty NCCP , Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health--- shows an uneven picture of states use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services. A large number- as many as 46 states-- use Medicaid to cover several important mental health services for low-income young children, including screening for social-emotional ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 1
Gastric bypass is better than other procedures for sustainable weight loss
Gastric bypass surgery is more effective for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance than are other surgical procedures and non-surgical treatment, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health and the Durham VA Medical Center. The study s findings, published Aug. 31 in the journal JAMA Surgery , are based on the analysis of ten years of medical records for veterans who underwent one of three different weight-loss surgery procedures at VA med ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 1
Hospitalizations for heart infection related to drug injection rising across t...
BOSTON Sept. 1, 2016 --Hospitalizations for infective endocarditis, a heart valve infection often attributed to injection drug use, have increased significantly among young adult Americans--particularly in whites and females--according to a new study by researchers from Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. The findings, published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases on Sept. 1, shed light on the healthcare burdens and shifting demogra ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 1
Study finds heart infections increasing among younger injection drug users
Serious heart infections caused by injection drug use are on the rise, particularly among young whites, according to a new study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases , now available online. Based on an analysis of health care claims data, the study found an increasing proportion of injection drug users hospitalized with infective endocarditis who were younger than 34 years old, white, and female, suggesting demographic shifts that mirror similar tre ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 1
Peeling Away More Layers To My Authentic Self
Photo credit Angel Brandner
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 1
8 Ways to Empower Yourself and Others
There s power in support and encouragement. There s power in lifting one another up. This is especially the case for women.
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 1
Likeable People
Human interaction is complex, filled with subtleties and nuances that may not be obvious.
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 1
Perinatal Psychiatry, Birth Trauma & Perinatal PTSD, Part 1
It is now blatantly clear that a woman s increased vulnerability to developing PTSD is closely linked to the fact that, when compared to a man, she is much more likely to be the victim of the toxic traumas of childhood sexual abuse, rape, and intimate partner violence. More recently another type of trauma that women are uniquely vulnerable to enduring is garnering increasing attention the psychological trauma associated with giving birth.
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 31
Nature Therapy
We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature. Thoreau One major difference between our current lifestyle and those of our evolutionary past is an increasing distance from natural settings with increased urbanization ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 31
A New and Better Way to Read People
James not his real name was a chain smoker, so we had to go outside the building to have the long conversation I was hoping for. I had reached out to James, an experienced interrogator, because I was as an intelligence officer interested in learning more about deception detection. As we strolled around a grassy area on the south side of the east coast facility, I asked James whether he thought it was possible to tell whether a prisoner was lying. James too ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 31
10 Tips On Living A Mentally Healthy Life
Living an emotionally healthy life is crucial to the well-being and productivity of children and adults. With our fast paced society and sometimes calamitous stories on the news, it s hard to settle down and feel safe and secure. However, it is essential to a healthy, happy life to take care of yourself every day. Here are some of my favorite tips
Huffington Post - Wed. Aug 31
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