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Healthy lifestyle advice provides long-term benefits
In a recently published study, providing advice over a 5-year period about leading a healthy lifestyle reduced the risk of heart-related deaths over the next 40 years. Participants were advised to decrease the intake of saturated fats and increase fish and vegetable products. In addition, overweight individuals were advised to reduce their weight and smokers were advised to stop smoking. Those who received the advice showed a sustained 29 reduced risk of d ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 7
Scientists map roots of premeditated, violent 'intent' in animal brain
The bad intentions that often precede violence originate in a specific brain region, according to a study in mice led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published in Nature Neuroscience online March 7. The work is the first, say the study authors, to tie warning signs of premeditated violence -- stalking, bullying, and possibly sexual aggression -- to a distinct part of the hypothalamus, the brain region that also controls body temperature, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 7
Cannabis use linked to worse treatment outcomes for psychosis patients
Patients experiencing a first episode of psychosis may endure worse treatment outcomes if they use cannabis, say researchers, after finding that such patients are 50 more likely to be admitted to the hospital after initial treatment than non-users of cannabis.
Medical News Today - Sun. Mar 6
Harbaugh's Coaching Genius Strikes Again
Before Harbaugh took his team south for Spring Break, Michigan QB, Shane Morris tweeted, Best Spring Break trip ever coming up. So fun being back out there with the boys. Now it s Beach time tweeted QB Wilton Speight, during the trip. Practice in Florida over its been real tweeted Cornerback Jourdan Lewis, on the way home from the trip. It was an awesome experience for the whole team - players, coaches, and staff, says Michigan Tight End coach, Jay Harbaug ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 6
3 Reasons to Ditch Your Selfie Stick this Spring Break
Social media has completely transformed the experience of travel. Not just because dodging selfie sticks makes navigating tourist attractions harder but because tourists no longer even look at the monuments, piazzas, or works of art anymore. Instead, they turn their backs and look at themselves on a screen. The experience of art and history has been replaced with the experience of a digital representation of those things. We spend more time thinking about ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 6
Disease Mongering: Past, Present and Future
A friend and former colleague of mine Jack E. James of Reykjavik University has published a new book called The Health of Populations Beyond Medicine . It s an intriguing treatise that challenges the place of biomedicine as the dominant concern of modern healthcare. James argues that the global burden of illness should be tackled by targeting behavior change rather than by plowing millions of dollars into hospital-based secondary care. According to this vi ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 6
Omalizumab decreases colds in inner-city children with asthma, NIH study reports
Treatment with omalizumab significantly decreases the number of colds in inner-city children with allergic asthma, researchers reported at a press conference today at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology AAAAI 2016 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. Omalizumab, sold under the brand name Xolair, is an injectable antibody that can be used to treat asthma cases not controlled by inhaled corticosteroids. These findings are a secondary result from ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Mar 6
How Fiction Could Save Us All
You must stay drunk on writing so reality will not destroy you. - Ray Bradbury
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 5
The Need for Voice
In the course of the development of civilization man acquired a dominating position over his fellow-creatures in the animal kingdom. Not content with this supremacy, however, he began to place a gulf between his nature and theirs. He denied the possession of reason to them, and to himself he attributed an immortal soul. - Sigmund Freud As part of the series on exploring trauma and trauma recovery across species, this interview turns toward psychoanalysis a ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 5
Chronic stress leads to brain inflammation and memory loss
People who experience chronic stress due to bullying or a tough job also run a higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience .
Medical News Today - Fri. Mar 4
A Spotless Mind: Good or Bad?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to delete a painful memory just obliterate it Maybe you have seen the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 , one of the wackier products of writer Charlie Kaufman s imagination. You may even recall its premise that selective memories can be erased to eliminate the distress they incur. I loved this film I found it funny, absurd, and profoundly moving. What its protagonists portrayed by Jim Carrey and ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 4
How To Improve Your Learning Ability?
There are two alternative ways to learn and solve problems the intuitive system or automatic without awareness, and the analytical system or reasoning . In the behavioral economics literatures , a distinction has been made between System 1 and System 2 mechanisms. System 1 corresponds closely to intuitive system or automatic processing, and System 2 corresponds closely to analytical cognitive or controlled processes. System 1 intuition quickly responds to ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 4
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