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Medical conditions are more common in women who are sexually abused
Researchers have found that a variety of conditions are more common in women before and after sexual assault. Compared with women without a known assault experience, those who experienced sexual assault were more likely to have diseases of the circulatory and respiratory systems, epilepsy, and liver disease, both before and after the assault. They were also more likely to develop cervical cancer after the assault. The investigators also found that the numb ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 3
If we wish to build an applied social science grounded in the principles and practice of collective intelligence , then we need to understand team communication. Indeed, rather than treat individuals as the primary unit of analysis, as is generally the case in the science of psychology, many scholars in the field of communication treat communication itself as the primary unit of analysis. Certainly, no societal problem can be solved without communication. ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 4
Depression Is a Drag
Change is hard. Even when you want the change. You may be choosing a path that has all the hallmarks of the right thing and yet putting your foot on that path brings fear and an urge to turn around. Manny has been depressed since high school. Smoking marijuana has brought him some fun, but he wants to quit because it makes him lethargic. He has goals to succeed in college. But he is conflicted. It s only with those friends smoking weed that I have any fun. ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 4
Too Many Employees Feel the Need to "Cover" Their Identities
I spend an undue amount of time thinking and reading about management specifically, about relationships between managers and employees, and how managers can be more effective. As this tends to be pretty well-trod ground, it s not too often one comes across a new path especially when that path is in such plain sight it should have been have been obvious all along. But that s how I felt recently when I happened across a 2014 Harvard Business Review piece by ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 4
Why Weirdos Win
Have you ever been called weird, crazy or strange
Psychology Today - Tue. May 3
Your Brain Does Not Like Sleeping in a New Place
We ve all been there We fly somewhere to give a talk, attend a sales convention, visit friends, or meet with prospective employers. And we spend the night tossing and turning. Sleep researchers refer to this as the First Night Effect. It turns out there is a scientific reason for these sleep troubles, one that reaches back into our evolutionary history. Only half of your brain enters deep sleep when you try to sleep in an unfamiliar place. The other half k ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 3
Develop This Trait to Become a Successful, Confident Person
Despite the proverbial warning that curiosity killed the cat, curiosity is a trait well worth cultivating. When it s felt strongly, it drives people to pursue their interests. The successes that follow can be remarkable, as can be seen in the lives of Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers, and innumerable other historic figures. When you combine curiosity with benevolence being truly kind and well-meaning you can not only achieve great accomplis ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 3
HIV infections drop, but US falls short of national goals
PHILADELPHIA--The number of new HIV infections and the transmission rate in the United States dropped by 11 and 17 percent, respectively, between 2010 and 2015, but fell short of the goals put forth by President Obama s U.S. National HIV AIDS Strategy NHAS , researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported this week in the journal AIDS and Behavior . In 2010, the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard
Millions of people around the world use herbal health remedies, following a tradition that began millennia ago. Many believe that herbs are safe because they have been used for many years, but researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Stony Brook University are raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety. The invited commentary appears in EMBO reports . Dr. Donald M. Marcus, professor emeritus of medicine a ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
One in four patients with COPD suffer from depression
Glenview, Ill. May 3, 2016 -- Although there have been discussions about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD , a condition impacting 24 million Americans, and depression, there has been little research showing the impact depression has on patients with COPD. Two studies published in the April issue of the journal CHEST found one in four patients with COPD suffer from depressive symptoms, and if not treated, those symptoms can have a negative effect ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
Study identifies successful weight-gain prevention strategies for young adults
WHAT Scientists funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have identified strategies that might help young adults aged 18 to 35 years avoid weight gain. Their study, published May 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine , could help prevent obesity during this period, when individuals typically gain the most excess weight of their lifetimes. As many in this age group are typically parents of small children, the study also has the potential to break the c ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
Genetic variant may help explain why Labradors are prone to obesity
A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers - the UK and US s favourite dog breed - has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The finding may explain why Labrador retrievers are more likely to become obese than dogs of other breeds. In developed countries, between one and two in three dogs 34-59 is overweight, a condition associated with reduced lifespan, mobility problems, diabetes, cancer and he ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
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