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No, You Cannot Eradicate a Fetish
The field of sexology is still in its infancy, and so its application is uneven and rife with regional and individual biases , largely due to general sex phobia and a subsequent lack of empirical research within the field. A few years ago, an online debate I was privy to illustrates the intense discrepancies within the field. The discussion in question concerned whether or not it is possible to eradicate a fetish. Most respondents were in agreement that, l ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 6
Social Anxiety: Mapping Its 7 Key Components
Apart from depression , social anxiety a.k.a. social phobia is probably the most common clearly diagnosable mental health condition I see in the clinic. Although there is much information on the web about social anxiety , I rarely see it explained at the level of psychological depth necessary for folks to understand all the various elements that go into it. Instead, it usually is just described as a list of symptoms that are fairly obvious, such as the ind ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 6
Immunization rates climb when pediatricians have easy access to vaccination re...
May 5, 2016 -- Exchange of immunization data between a centralized city immunization registry and provider electronic health records led to significant improvements in pediatric immunization coverage, a reduction in over-immunization for adolescents, and increased completeness of immunization records, according to a study conducted at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian, and the Ne ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 6
Improvements to online health information can help reduce barriers to care for...
BOSTON - The Internet has become a powerful and important resource for daily life. When patients receive a medical diagnosis, particularly a difficult one like pancreatic cancer, the web can be an essential information tool, helping to enable patients to have meaningful discussions with health care providers. However, new research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC published today in JAMA Surgery suggests that online information about pancreat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 6
Surgeries for gastro-esophageal reflux disease have declined in recent years
Researchers have found that the rates of surgical operations for gastro-esophageal reflux disease GERD in the United States have fallen rapidly in recent years, from 0.062 percent in 2009 to 0.047 percent in 2013. The numbers of overweight and obese patients having this surgery have increased, however. Also, women are more likely than men to have surgery for GERD. Importantly, surgery was not found to bring complete relief from GERD symptoms 80 of patients ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 6
Bisexual and questioning young women more susceptible to depression, Drexel st...
A study exploring the prevalence of mental health symptoms in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning LGBQ community, found that the oft-overlooked questioning and bisexual youth face their own significant challenges, particularly when it comes to depression, anxiety and traumatic distress. I think the failure to include bisexual individuals in research studies reflects a larger culture of bisexual invisibility, said Annie Shearer, a research assistant ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 6
'Super males' emerge from male-dominated populations, study finds
Males who evolve in male-dominated populations become far better at securing females than those who grow up in monogamous populations, according to new research into the behaviour of fruit flies at the University of Sheffield. The study, led by Dr Allan Debelle and Dr Rhonda Snook in the University s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, looked at the mating patterns of fruit flies after they evolved for 100 generations in either polyandrous populations ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 6
Dengue fever's economic 'bite' estimated in Lancet Infectious Disease article
In keeping with the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy s SIHP mandate to inform health policy through rigorous economic analyses, a group of SIHP health economists at Brandeis University s Heller School for Social Policy and Management has published a comprehensive assessment of the economic burden that dengue fever imposes on 141 countries and territories around the world where active dengue transmission has been identified. In summary, the group foun ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 5
Study offers new insights on postpartum depression among women of color
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Health care providers and human service agencies often manage postpartum depression with formal mental health treatments and antidepressant therapies, but for new, low-income mothers of color these interventions often provide little relief from the mood disorder that sometimes follows childbirth, according to a new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher. These mothers need help with concrete things such as transportation, greater f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 5
Breast milk hormones found to impact bacterial development in infants' guts
A new University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus study finds that hormones in breast milk may impact the development of healthy bacteria in infants guts, potentially protecting them from intestinal inflammation, obesity and other diseases later in life. The study, published Monday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , examines the role of human milk hormones in the development of infants microbiome, a bacterial ecosystem in the digestive syst ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 5
'Biggest loser' study reveals how dieting affects long-term metabolism
While it s known that metabolism slows when people diet, new research indicates that metabolism remains suppressed even when people regain much of the weight they lost while dieting. The findings come from a study of contestants in The Biggest Loser television series. Despite substantial weight regain in the 6 years following participation, resting metabolic rate remained at the same low level that was measured at the end of the weight loss competition. Th ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 5
Can believing you are a food addict affect your eating behavior?
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a paper regarding their work on how beliefs about food addiction can affect eating behaviour. Obesity is often attributed to an addiction to food and many people believe themselves to be food addicts. However, until now no studies have looked at whether believing oneself to be a food addict influences how much we eat. Helen Ruddock and colleagues from the University s Institute of Psychology, Heal ...
EurekAlert - Thu. May 5
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