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Study finds intervention helps newborns get screened for hearing loss
Researchers at Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center found that targeted intervention helps improve follow-up rates by more than 70 percent for newborns who fail initial hearing screenings at birth hospitals. It is important newborns are treated for hearing loss within the first six months of life because this is a critical time for speech and language development, said Lisa Hunter, PhD, FAAA, Scientific Director of Research, Division of Audiology ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Arthritis linked to suicide attempts
TORONTO, ON -One in every 26 men with arthritis have attempted suicide compared to one in 50 men without arthritis. Women with arthritis also had a higher prevalence of lifetime suicide attempts than women without arthritis 5.3 vs 3.2 , according to a recent study from the University of Toronto. The study found that those with arthritis still had 46 higher odds of suicide attempts than those without arthritis even when adjustments were made for important f ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Seven servings of whole grains a day keep the doctor away
Eating three more portions of dietary fiber a day--say, two pieces of whole grain bread and a bowl of whole grain breakfast cereal--is associated with a lower risk for all cardiovascular diseases and for dying of cancer, diabetes, and respiratory and infectious diseases, a study just published in the BMJ has shown. The study is strong proof that consuming lots of whole grains is good for our health, says first author Dagfinn Aune, a PhD candidate at the No ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Consistent links between capacity to delay gratification and ADHD, obesity
Hamilton, Ont. June 14, 2016 - Two new studies led by researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton have found that individuals diagnosed with ADHD or obesity are more likely to choose smaller immediate rewards over larger future rewards. This reduced capacity to delay gratification in many individuals diagnosed with ADHD or obesity may lead to new approaches for the clinical treatment of these conditions. The studies, led by Drs. ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Mayo Clinic researchers link specific enzyme to process of metabolic dysfuncti...
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified the enzyme, called CD38, that is responsible for the decrease in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide NAD during aging, a process that is associated with age-related metabolic decline. Results demonstrated an increase in the presence of CD38 with aging in both mice and humans. The results appear today in Cell Metabolism . As we age, we experience a decline in our metabolism and metabolic function. ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Bariatric surgery significantly improves lipid profile in obese patients
Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2016 - Fifty years after the first reported partial-ileal bypass, metabolic surgery has an established role in achieving weight loss and reducing cardiovascular death in obese patients. Scientists have now demonstrated that it can significantly benefit the lipid profiles of these patients a year and more after surgery, according to a new report published in The American Journal of Medicine . Bariatric weight reduction surgery has ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Childhood abuse, parental death and divorce are linked to adult insomnia sympt...
DARIEN, IL - According to a new study, child adversities, which are known to play an important role in mental and physical health, are also associated with poor sleep. Child abuse, parental divorce and parental death, where shown to be associated with higher rates of adult insomnia. Mild insomnia was uniquely predicted by childhood abuse and divorce, and moderate-severe insomnia was uniquely predicated by childhood abuse and parental death. Good quality sl ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Adolescent sleep duration is associated with daytime mood
DARIEN, IL - A new study of adolescents suggests that obtaining an insufficient amount of sleep increases variability in sadness, anger, energy and feelings of sleepiness. The study also showed that nightly fluctuations in sleep in healthy adolescents predict worse mood the next day, and worse mood any given day largely predicts unusually bad sleep the next night. Results show that adolescents showed increased variability in sadness, anger, and sleepiness ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 15
Moving houses in childhood increases suicide, death risk
Although sometimes stressful, moving to a new house can be an exciting time. It presents an opportunity to start anew and clear out the clutter that has been accumulating over the last several years. But a new study sheds light on an unexpected downside to moving houses for kids it could affect their health and well-being into adulthood.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jun 14
“Finding the Birthday Cake” Teaches Children the Enneagram
After I wrote The Enneagram of Parenting , parents told me their children mostly 10 years or older were enjoying reading it too I started wondering about if I could write and illustrate an accessible book that would teach little ones the Enneagram. Before long I had decided to write a story with lots of cartoons for teaching kids from about 6 to 10. Finding the Birthday Cake . My first challenge was that I wanted the kids to see my drawings as representing ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 14
Go the Distance! From Distrust to Trust
Daily we see headlines that suggest we are becoming mired in distrust, at high cost to our organizations. As our trust bank accounts are depleted, we run out of currency to invest in the future. And trust is not a currency we can easily print to offset the deficit. Sadly, it seems that smog of distrust is settling over our cities. Bill O Reilly opines There has been a drastic climate change in America, but it has nothing to do with the temperature. There i ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 14
Sexism, Testing, and “Academic Ability”
When I was teaching my undergraduate course on evolutionary psychology , my approach to testing and assessment was unique. You can read about that philosophy in more detail here , but the gist of my method was specifically avoiding multiple-choice formats in favor of short-essay questions with unlimited revision ability on the part of the students. I favored this exam format for a number of reasons, chief among which was that a I didn t feel multiple choic ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 14
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