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Foot wrap offers alternative to medication for patients with restless legs syn...
Authors from Lake Erie Research Institute in Pennsylvania report an adjustable foot wrap caused to treat restless legs syndrome RLS is 1.4 times more effective than the standard pharmaceutical treatment. The pilot study published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association . The eight-week clinical trial involved 30 otherwise healthy adults with moderate to severe restless leg syndrome. Researchers studied Clinical Global Impression respon ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 27
Study examines health, risks for gay, bisexual adults
New national data suggest lesbian, gay and bisexual adults were more likely to report impaired physical and mental health and heavy drinking and smoking, which may be the result of stressors they experience because of discrimination, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine . For the first time, the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey NHIS , one of the nation s leading health surveys, included a question on sexual orien ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 27
Study finds higher rates of distress and impaired physical health among LGBT p...
In one of the largest, most representative health surveys conducted to date, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults reported substantially higher rates of severe psychological distress, heavy drinking and smoking, and impaired physical health than did heterosexuals. The National Health Interview Survey, one of the nation s leading health surveys, collected responses from approximately 68,000 adults. The results were reported today in the journal JAMA Internal Me ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 27
Better Aging through Chemistry
The price we pay for living is dying. That is, to stay alive, our body must burn oxygen, and that process inevitably yields toxic metabolites called free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive because the outer shell of electrons is incomplete. Atoms are attracted to other atoms with incomplete electron shells. That is, they share electrons to form a chemical bond. An atom that has a full outer shell tends not to enter into chemical reactions. The dam ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 25
5 Ways to Find Meaning in Life Following Adversity
We are meaning-makers. We like things to make sense. We believe in religions that provide an account for why the world is the way it is. We pursue goals that fit our conceptions of ourselves in the world. We even prefer things that make sense to things that don t for example, a marker set with a single pen of each color, as opposed to a set with an extra red pen i.e., the set on the left as opposed to the set on the right even though the one on the right h ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 25
Want to Reduce Your Risk of Depression Naturally? Try This.
Urban planners around the globe are growing increasingly aware that American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted who spearheaded the design of Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York was an unexpected public health visionary. Internationally, public health experts are working with city planners and developers to insure that green spaces and public parks prevent urban sprawl from creating toxic concrete jungles for inhabitant ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 25
4 Ways to Build Resilience (All Kids Are Not the Same)
Imagine two intersecting lines. The horizontal line is the level of risk a child experiences from low levels of risk on the left to high levels on the right. Crisscrossing this line is another vertical one, representing low resilience at the bottom, and high levels of resilience at the top. Divided this way, we create four quadrants. Think of these quadrants as representing the difference between a well-loved child who is bullied only at school versus a ch ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 24
Gender Communication: It’s Complicated
Although men and women often misunderstand each other, most of us don t try to make life difficult for the opposite sex. However, we often mistake and misinterpret each other s actions, words, and feelings. In her book, In a Different Voice 1982 , Harvard psychologist Carol Gilligan described the problem by claiming that men and women may speak different languages that they assume are the same . . . creating misunderstandings which impede communication and ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 24
Do You Make These Judgment Errors When Motivating Others?
Bias is a reality of the human spirit. We exhibit bias in many ways, such as when personal experience works to our advantage and helps us make a correct decision or choice. Bias can also result in flawed evaluations, which may contribute to errors of reasoning and undesired performance outcomes. Self-evaluation bias, sometimes called myside bias Stanovich, 2009 , is the tendency to believe that your way of thinking and reasoning is superior to the methods ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 24
Aerobic Activity Stimulates Neurogenesis (Birth of Neurons)
Do you need motivation to be more physically active If so, neuroscientists at the National Institute of Aging have captured vivid color images that illustrate how aerobic exercise stimulates the production of a special protein that triggers neurogenesis birth of neurons in the brain . A decade ago, when I published The Athlete s Way , I wrote extensively about a cutting-edge discovery by neuroscientists that aerobic exercise releases brain-derived neurotro ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 23
The Surprising Power of Just Giving Up
This post closely complements my last one namely, You Only Get More of What You Resist Why . Ironically, though, it goes off in a totally different direction. Whereas my earlier article warned of problems inextricably linked to fighting what is , this follow-up piece explains how, in certain situations, the best way to triumph over difficulties is, curiously, to surrender to them. And whereas my earlier thesis was that you can make bad matters worse by foc ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 23
Why You Should Never Call Your Picky Eater a "Picky Eater"
How many times has your child heard you say, Bobby is a picky eater This is identity -shaping talk. In the scheme of things, this might seem like a small detail, but there is a lot to a label. Shape your children s identities and you limit or constrain how they see themselves. That s why I d like to start a movement to eliminate the label, Picky Eater. Maybe kids who don t eat a wide range of foods could have picky eating . Maybe they could be going throug ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 23
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