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3 Types of Kids Who Bully Their Parents
All children have unique personalities and temperaments, but kids who bully their parents have very particular traits. The three most prevalent bullying styles are the defiant bully, the anxious bully, and the manipulative bully. 1. The Defiant Bullying Are you afraid of your kid s anger Is your kid always opposing you Does your kid blackmail you The most challenging of the bullying personality types, these in-your-face kids are exceedingly confrontational ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 24
New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls
A growing interest among teenaged girls in plastic surgery on their breasts or genitals has prompted a leading ob gyn group to recommend that doctors first talk to these young women about normal sexual development. Our membership has been telling us this is coming up more and more frequently with their adolescent patients, said Dr. Julie Strickland. She is chair of the Adolescent Health Care Committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologi ...
Healthday - Sat. Apr 23
No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study
The anti-smoking drugs Chantix varenicline and Wellbutrin bupropion don t appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. Clinical guidelines recommend that the most effective way to give up smoking is smoking cessation medication and counseling. However, smokers do not use these services enough, in part due to concerns that the medications may not be safe, said lead autho ...
Healthday - Sat. Apr 23
Destroying the Planet. We've Been Doing It For a Long Time.
You ve heard it from one scientist after another We re ruining the planet. Carbon dioxide levels are the highest they ve ever been. Fertilizer waste pours into
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 23
Smoking cessation drugs do not elevate risk of serious neuropsychiatric advers...
Compared to the nicotine patch and a placebo, the smoking cessation aids varenicline marketed as Chantix in the U.S. and bupropion Zyban do not show a significant increase in neuropsychiatric adverse events, reports an international team of researchers in a study published online April 22 in the journal The Lancet . There are 1 billion smokers in the world and nearly 6 million smoking-related deaths each year, but there are only three approved medication t ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 23
U.S. Suicide Rate Up 24 Percent Since 1999: CDC
Suicide rates in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, with young girls and middle-aged men accounting for the largest increases, federal health officials reported Friday. By 2014, the total suicide rate reached 13 per 100,000 people, said researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s National Center for Health Statistics. The greatest annual increases occurred after 2006, the agency said. This increase is puzzli ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 22
FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm
Electrical stimulation devices, used to treat self-harming or aggressive behaviors, should be banned, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The devices pose substantial risks that cannot be eliminated through labeling changes, according to the agency. These electrical stimulation devices deliver shocks through electrodes attached to the skin in an attempt to condition people to stop hurting themselves or being aggressive. However, there is evi ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 22
Can Dogs See in Ultraviolet?
Research suggests that your dog may be able to see things that are completely invisible to you. If you look at the size, shape, and general structure of a dog s eye it looks very much like the human eye. For that reason we have a tendency to guess that vision in dogs is much like that in humans. However science has been advancing and we are learning that dogs and humans don t always see the same thing and don t always have the same visual abilities. For ex ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 22
Why 9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are At Grade Level
In a recent article , NPR s lead education blogger, Anya Kamenetz reported some sobering statistics on the state of public K-12 education. Citing the results of an undisclosed survey on public education, she noted that 90 percent of parents stated that their children were performing at or above grade level in both math and reading. But according to the nationally administered test known as the Nation s Report Card , only about half of white students are on ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 22
The Remnants of a Phobia
For a panic disorder to disappear entirely, only two things need to be learned that it is possible to escape from all those places where phobics typically feel trapped, including stuck elevators, and that the panic attack, no matter how extreme, does not cause loss of control. The affected individual will not suddenly do something that is embarrassing or dangerous. However, there are more general fears that underlie this condition and that do not necessari ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 22
UM study links neighborhood greenness to reduction in chronic diseases
A new study of a quarter-million Miami-Dade County Medicare beneficiaries showed that higher levels of neighborhood greenness, including trees, grass and other vegetation, were linked to a significant reduction in the rate of chronic illnesses, particularly in low-to-middle income neighborhoods. Led by researchers at the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, and the School of Architecture, the study show ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 22
It is critical to screen patients with rheumatoid arthritis for hearing impair...
RA is the commonest autoimmune arthritis affecting 1 of the general population. Despite its main articular manifestations, RA caninvolveextra-articular organs including the auditory system. HI in RA is multifactorial. Mechanism of injury and predisposing factors are not clearly understood. Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type in RA patients with a prevalence of 25-72 . Possible pathologies are including Synovial destruction of incudostapedial ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 22
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