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"Peripatetic Meetings" Promote Health and Creative Thinking
The ancient Greeks understood the link between walking, well-being, and optimizing brain function. Hippocrates wisely noted, Walking is the best medicine. In keeping with the principle of mens sana in corpore sano a healthy mind in a healthy body , Aristotle 384 322 BC founded the legendary Peripatetic School in Athens, where teaching took place while strolling on pathways around the Lyceum campus. Peripatetic comes from the Greek word peripatetikos and re ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 2
Routine eye exams lead to high rate of change in vision status or care
July 1, 2016 - Do you really need to get your eyes checked--even if you haven t noticed any vision problems or eye-related symptoms More than half of routine eye examinations in asymptomatic patients lead to a change in vision prescription or other changes in care, according to a study in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . In asymptomatic patien ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 2
Anti-interleukin-1 alpha antibody MABp1 improves outcomes significantly over ...
BARCELONA-LUGANO, July 2, 2016 - A novel anti-interleukin 1-alpha antibody has shown a significant impact on symptoms, and a high level of safety and tolerability in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, according to phase III data 1 presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology s 18th World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. Xilonix is the first monoclonal antibody immunotherapy to specifically target and neutralize inte ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 2
NIH-led effort uses implementation science to reduce mother-to-child HIV trans...
An emerging field, known as implementation science, may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually around the world, mostly in developing countries. A team of scientists and program managers, led by the National Institutes of Health, has been studying a variety of implementation science approaches to prevent mother-to-child transmission and has published the results in a 16-article open-access suppleme ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 2
Report: A host of common chemicals endanger child brain development
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- In a new report, dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children s health advocates are calling for renewed attention to the growing evidence that many common and widely available chemicals endanger neurodevelopment in fetuses and children of all ages. The chemicals that are of most concern include lead and mercury organophosphate pesticides used in agriculture and home gardens phthalates , found in pharmaceuticals, plastics and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 1
Benign bacteria block mosquitoes from transmitting Zika, chikungunya viruses
MADISON, Wis. -- Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti , the mosquito species responsible for passing the virus to humans. Matthew Aliota, a scientist at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine SVM and first author of the paper -- published today July 1, 2016 in the journal Scientific Reports -- says the bacte ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 1
Googling 'liposuction'? Study shows low quality of online information
July 1, 2016 - Patients doing Internet searches to learn about liposuction will find overall very poor quality of information, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open reg , the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . Areas of special concern include the lack of information on possible risks of liposuction, as well as disappointing low quality of information presented by plastic surg ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 1
UK government should fund media campaigns that promote quitting, not films tha...
A letter from leading international tobacco researchers published today by Addiction calls for the UK government to stop subsidising films that they claim promote smoking and spend more on media campaigns that promote quitting. Anti-tobacco media campaigns can help smokers quit and discourage children and young adults from taking up smoking. Spending on such media campaigns in England has dropped in the past five years from just under pound 25 million in 2 ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 1
The Psychology of Betrayal
Plastered across the British Press are terms such as betrayal and back-stabbing , as Britain reels in reaction to the news that Boris Johnson, widely tipped to the be the UK s next Prime Minister, has had his ambitions thwarted by his close colleague, Michael Gove. The fellow Parliamentarian s decision to stand for election has mysteriously coincided with Boris Johnson s sudden and unexpected last minute withdrawal from the leadership contest of The Conser ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 1
Big Projects, Big Mood Swings
Have you ever completed a large project Did you experience any mood swings during the course of the project I thought so Several years ago Cameron Herold, a successful entrepreneur, published a graphic illustrating the emotional mood swings people can expect when they set out to build a business. According to Herold, there were 4 emotional milestones people reach during the early stages of their endeavor 1 uninformed optimism , 2 informed pessimism , 3 cri ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 1
5 Keys to Providing Quality Dementia Care at Home
In the previous post , I outlined my mother s progression into being pleasantly demented, and described some of the blessings we ve discovered during this complex journey of loss and love . However, these blessings did not appear out of thin air, nor were they handed to us on a silver platter. And my mother being pleasantly demented wasn t dumb luck. As caregivers, we ve had to do our part to make this journey as pleasant as possible for her and us. Here a ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 1
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Heart Rate Variability Moderates the Association Between Separation-Related Psychological Distress and Blood Pressure Reactivity Over Time Kyle J. Bourassa, Karen Hasselmo, and David A. Sbarra Divorce-related stress has been shown to negatively influence later health outcomes. To examine the mechanisms underlying this relationship, researchers measured the respiratory sinus arrhythmia RSA a ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jul 1
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