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Getting Serious About Your Marriage Is No Joke
Linda So this couple walks into a marriage counselor s office and the wife is crying about feeling neglected. Really wailing, she tells the marriage counselor that they don t sit down to meals much anymore. They don t go anywhere and have any fun. She feels like a maid around the house. Sex It s been years And not only is intimacy a thing of the past, they don t even talk any more Sobbing, she tells the therapist I can t go on this way. The marriage counse ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Aug 20
Should Shelters Bother Assessing Their Dogs?
Earlier this summer a man in Benicia, CA, was attacked by a dog named Frazier he had adopted just the day before from his local shelter. Leiv Arnesen told TV station KTVU , It was full on Cujo. One minute he was fine, then I stood up, and he went at me. Mr Arnesen needed 30 stitches to his arm. His ordeal immediately led to questions about the shelter How had they determined that this dog was safe to be placed in a home The shelter s veterinarian was quote ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Aug 20
Parents more likely to support HPV vax requirements if states include opt-out ...
Bottom Line Parents are more likely to support laws that would make the human papillomavirus vaccine mandatory for school entry if their state offers opt-out provisions, however, the study s lead author cautioned that such opt-out provisions may weaken the effectiveness of the vaccine requirements. Journal in Which the Study was Published Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Author William ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 19
Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers
The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London QMUL . The on-line survey of 941 respondents assessed subjective changes in respiratory symptoms in smokers who switched to vaping for at least two months. The results, published in the Journal of Addiction Research Therapy , show that 66 per cent of respondents reported an improvement in respirat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 19
Pregnancy: Antipsychotic use does not increase the risk of birth defects
New research from Brigham Women s Hospital - in Boston, MA - of 1.3 million women suggests that antipsychotic medication use during pregnancy does not significantly increase the risk of birth defects overall, or cardiac malformations in particular.
Medical News Today - Fri. Aug 19
Who Are You?
The theme song to the tv show CSI asks the question, Who are you The simplest answer is, It all depends Even though we might generally have a constant and consistent sense of me, it s not at all uncommon to hear other people remark that I didn t know you were like that Sometimes people who are very close to us will be surprised at something we do and comment that they didn t expect us to behave in such a way. And from our own point of view, sometimes life ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Aug 19
What Kinds Of People Believe Animals Go To Heaven?
A headline in the New York Daily News last year proclaimed, All Dogs, and Cats, and Pigs, and Goats, and Cockroaches Go to Heaven So Says Pope Francis. The article was written by Bruce Friedrich, director of policy for the Farm Sanctuary, an animal protection organization. The article was based on a June 18, 2015 papal encyclical written by Pope Francis. The encyclical is open to interpretation, and there is disagreement among Catholics about whether the P ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Aug 19
Who Blames the Victim?
Why do victims sometimes receive sympathy for their suffering and at other times scorn and blame
Psychology Today - Fri. Aug 19
To The Man Who Didn't Run Away When I Told Him What My Pills Were For
Written by Meghan Peacock
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 19
Why Employers Need To Talk About Mental Illness In The Workplace
This is the third part in a series about mental health and illness at the workplace. Here are the first two parts
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 19
How Olya Viglione Stays True to Herself
Throughout her life, Olya Viglione, the singer and piano player of the band Scarlet Sails , has had people telling her what to be and what to do.
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 18
Repairing the Damage of Abstinence-Based Sex Education
For decades, the majority of sex education provided to adolescents in the US has focused on encouraging young people to refrain from sex . Our country has taken the approach that it is young people s moral obligation to not engage in sex until they are adults. Further, it is the obligation of adults, governments, parents , leaders and teachers, to make sure that teens Just Say No. Even programs that aren t abstinence-only typically promote abstinence as th ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 18
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