fb_thumb

Health And Wellness News

Why is female sexuality more flexible than male sexuality?
A new evolutionary theory argues that women may have been evolutionarily designed to be sexually fluid--changing their sexual desires and identities from lesbian, to bisexual, to heterosexual and back again--in order to allow them to have sex with their co-wives in polygynous marriages, therefore reducing conflict and tension inherent in such marriages while at the same time successfully reproducing with their husbands in heterosexual unions. The theory ma ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 16
How to Love Your Body
I came of age amidst the release of Jane Fonda s Workout Book and Wendy Stehling s, Thin Thighs In Thirty Days . This was in the early 80s. I was just 13. By day, my mom and I attempted many of the exercises together in front of her bedroom mirror. By night, my mom crawled into bed with these fitness bibles to study them. I got very clear messages that this body project was indeed a project, that it was something women undertook, often privately, painfully ...
Psychology Today - Sun. May 15
5 Reasons the Cerebellum Is Key to Thriving in a Digital Age
In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term cerebellum Latin for little brain to describe two small brain hemispheres that are neatly tucked under the relatively colossal hemispheres of the cerebrum Latin for brain . The cerebellum is only 10 of brain volume but holds almost 80 of your brain s total neurons. Conversely, the cerebrum is 90 of brain volume but only holds approximately 20 of your brain s total neurons. ...
Psychology Today - Sun. May 15
The End of P?
Grau, teurer Freund, ist alle Theorie -- doch gr n des Lebens goldner Baum . Goethe The young researcher has a dream Think of a novel and bold hypothesis, achieve significant results in the lab, replicate significance, publish in a high-impact journal, see the results replicated by independent labs and published in second-tier journals, then find own name enshrined in textbooks under the eponymous discovery . Odd Science, chapter 11 Looking back on 35 year ...
Psychology Today - Sun. May 15
Very poorly controlled asthma highly prevalent in TENOR II cohort after more t...
ATS 2016, SAN FRANCISCO -- Nearly half 48 of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma in The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma Outcomes and Treatment Regimens follow-up study TENOR II still had very poorly controlled VPC symptoms after more than a decade of treatment, according to a new study presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference. The risk of persistent VPC asthma was associated with specific demographic and clinical factors. ...
EurekAlert - Sun. May 15
Program participation results in long-term weight loss
Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that losing even a modest amount of weight can reap significant rewards, including lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, improved sleep, and fewer aches and pains. But losing weight is difficult and maintaining that loss over years is even harder. The vast majority of those who lose weight gain it back. Yet research has found one group that has defied that trend. A new study ...
EurekAlert - Sun. May 15
Review finds fathers' age, lifestyle associated with birth defects
WASHINGTON -- A growing body of research is revealing associations between birth defects and a father s age, alcohol use and environmental factors, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. They say these defects result from epigenetic alterations that can potentially affect multiple generations. The study, published in the American Journal of Stem Cells , suggest both parents contribute to the health status of their offspring -- a common se ...
EurekAlert - Sun. May 15
Penn study shows high retention rate for IUDs inserted after vaginal delivery
WASHINGTON, DC -- Though some studies have suggested intrauterine devices IUDs have a tendency to be expelled when inserted immediately following vaginal childbirth, a new study shows that at least 85 percent of these devices placed after delivery are still in place six weeks later. According to the research team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, providing IUDs in the hospital immediately following delivery is an effecti ...
EurekAlert - Sun. May 15
Where Is This Generation Headed and How Screwed Are We?
Isn t today s generation of teens worse than ever It s possibly one of the most common questions I get. It makes you wonder if we have somehow done something wrong, and if so, what is it and how fast can we fix it My initial response addresses the obvious fact that each generation looks fondly to the past as if somehow, it was a magical period, filled with wonder and mystery. It s easy to forget that just a short time ago folks didn t live past 35, and wom ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 13
Why Award-Winning Employers Fail to Promote Gender Equality?
Multinational corporations MNCs can be a potential agent for change where best practices identified in one country typically, the home country is transferred to another country e.g., foreign subsidiaries . This is particularly important within the context of diffusing gender equality practices to regions where gender equality is lacking. However, research has shown that even MNCs from countries with a strong reputation for promoting gender equality have po ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 13
Moby and Existentialism: It’s All in the Family
When Richard Melville Hall was born in 1965, he had an impressive family legacy his great-great-great-great-uncle was none other than Herman Melville, the famous author of Moby Dick , which eventually inspired Hall s nickname, Moby .
Psychology Today - Fri. May 13
Patients with coeliac disease should receive pneumonia vaccine
Researchers have found that patients with coeliac disease are at high risk of acquiring pneumonia if they haven t received the pneumococcal vaccine. When comparing 9803 patients with coeliac disease and 101,755 controls, the rate of pneumonia was similar however, there was a 28 increased risk of pneumonia in coeliac disease patients who were unvaccinated compared with unvaccinated controls. This increased risk was limited to those younger than 65, was high ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 13
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501