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What’s Your Mental Health Resilience Playlist?
Baseball fans know that every professional player has a walk-up song a snippet from a tune that pumps up a player when he steps up to bat. On the Texas Rangers,
Psychology Today - Tue. May 10
5 Steps to a More Creative You
The topic of creativity seems to be everywhere you look. We re told that the workforce of the future will need to be innovators and that our curriculum should teach creativity right from the beginning. Business encourage their employees to think outside the box and schedule mindfulness sessions and put out adult coloring books to help encourage playful, relaxed thinking. We re told that to tap into our best selves, we need to be creative in our relationshi ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 10
The Surprising Things That Predict a Long Life
As I get older, I find myself being more interested in news stories and research findings related to predicting how long I might live. After all, this is the key piece of information that would help me plan the most strategic and successful retirement , even though I think that I do not really wish to know for sure how long I have left. Much of the advertising aimed at people in my age cohort revolves around dietary choices, vitamin and mineral supplements ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 10
Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome
There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome IBS , but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured together, can accurately distinguish IBS patients from people without the condition. Investigators analyzed breath samples from 170 IBS patients and 153 healthy controls, as well as 1307 participants in the general population. The set of 16 substances correctly predi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 10
Alcohol accelerates liver damage in people living with hepatitis C
Ann Arbor, MI, May 10, 2016 - Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of illness and death from the hepatitis C virus. A new national household study of U.S. adults published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that many people living with hepatitis C report either former or current excessive alcohol use. In addition, hepatitis C-infected adults were three times more likely to drink five or more drinks per day every day at some point in the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 10
Influential factors of the social divide in child obesity rates
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified important early life factors that contribute to childhood obesity rates being different for children from different socio-economic backgrounds. It is well known that overweight and obesity are more common among children from disadvantaged backgrounds, but it s not known how much of a role early life factors might have in this. In the first study of its kind researchers from the University s Insti ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 10
Obesity less dangerous than 40 years ago
New research from Denmark involving more than 100,000 individuals suggests that the excess risk of premature death associated with obesity has decreased over the past 40 years. All-cause mortality was higher in obese individuals than in normal weight individuals in 1976-78, but not in 2003-13. Many try to lose weight to avoid diabetes and cardiovascular disease and hopefully live longer. This is often driven by recommendations from health care authorities ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 10
Chapman University research shows body image strongly linked to overall life s...
Chapman University has just published the results of a national study on the factors linked to satisfaction with appearance and weight. In a survey of more than 12,000 Americans adults, the questions focused on personality, beliefs about romantic relationships, self-esteem, television viewing, and personal characteristics. Our study shows that men s and women s feelings about their weight and appearance play a major role in how satisfied they are with thei ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 10
Videogame addiction: Sleep loss, obesity, and cardiovascular risk for some gam...
Hamilton, ON May 9, 2016 - Some children and youth with high videogame addiction tendencies may be at risk of sleep deprivation and disorders associated with obesity and poor cardio-metabolic health, Hamilton researchers have found. The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS One , examines the growing global gaming phenomenon and its impact on youth health. Dr. Katherine Morrison, co-author of the study, worked with researchers from McMaster and C ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 10
Eliminating HIV is possible; UCLA, Danish researchers explain how
Worldwide, about 35 million people are living with HIV. The World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV AIDS plan to use an approach called treatment as prevention to eliminate the global pandemic, which the WHO says will have occurred when only one person out of 1,000 becomes infected each year. Now, a nearly two-decade analysis by researchers from UCLA and Denmark yields the first proof that the approach could work. Reviewing ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 10
BPD strongly associated with risk of STI/HIV transmission for straight black m...
Sexually transmitted infections STI , including HIV, disproportionately affect incarcerated populations. In 2010, over 90 of the inmates living with HIV in U.S. prisons were men and the prevalence of STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, continues to be much higher among male inmates as compared to the U.S. population at large. This presents a significant public health problem in the U.S. which disproportionately affects African American males w ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 10
With Food, Similar Substitutes Are Less Satisfying
Sometimes the one thing we want isn t available and we have to settle for second best instead of picking the closest substitute, new research suggests we d be better off picking a not-so-similar alternative. Findings from a series of studies published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicate that even though people tend to prefer the option that s most similar to the item they can t have, they re likely t ...
Psychological Science - Tue. May 10
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