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Can Kobe Bryant Rebound From Retirement?
Old age is a time for reflection. Old age can come sooner for professional athletes. Often with millions of dollars in the bank, coupled with time on your hands, this presents a psychological challenge during retirement how to stay busy and fulfilled with a much different lifestyle -- In the case of professional athletes, old age might come before you turn 40. Kobe Bryant entered the professional world of the National Basketball Association as a young man, ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 16
Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences
Children entering kindergarten need to be socially and behaviorally ready for school or they may struggle in later grades, a new study suggests. In 2015, kindergarten teachers rated more than half of students behind in social and behavioral skills needed for learning, and it s painful for the children who want to succeed, but become frustrated and hopeless, study author Deborah Gross, a professor of mental health and psychiatric nursing at Johns Hopkins Un ...
Healthday - Wed. Mar 16
Amping antimicrobial discovery with automation
The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin--and these microbes are rapidly evolving resistance to our weapons. But help may be on the way In a study posted in the AMB Express , researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST show that automated techniques commonly used to screen new drugs for mammalian cell toxicity could also dramatically speed up the challenging task of antim ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Race and income affect responses to FDA drug safety warnings
March 16, 2015 - Among older adults with diabetes, certain subgroups--including white patients and those with lower incomes--were slower to discontinue the diabetes drug rosiglitazone after a US Food and Drug Administration FDA safety alert, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . This work speaks to the efficacy and equity of FDA safety advisories across important subgroups of the vulnerable elderl ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Lasers help speed up the detection of bacterial growth in packaged food
WASHINGTON -- It s important to know how microorganisms -- particularly pathogenic microbes -- grow under various conditions. Certain bacteria can cause food poisoning when eaten and bacterial growth in medical blood supplies, while rare, might necessitate discarding the blood. Now a group of researchers from Zhejiang Normal University in China and Ume 229 University in Sweden report a fast, accurate, and noninvasive technique for monitoring bacterial grow ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
The sounds of eating may reduce how much you eat
New doctor s orders No earbuds, no music, and no watching TV while eating. Researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University have found that the noise your food makes while you re eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat. The Crunch Effect, as they call it, suggests you re likely to eat less if you re more conscious of the sound your food makes while you re eating. Therefore, watching loud TV or listening to loud mu ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Mindfulness meditation provides opioid-free pain relief, study finds
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - March 16, 2016 - Everyone knows that stubbing your toe hurts. What makes it stop hurting is the body s main pain-blocking process - the natural production of opioids. Cognitive-based approaches found to reduce pain, such as hypnosis, acupuncture, distraction and even the placebo response, have been shown to work through this system. But does meditation also use opioids to reduce pain In a study published in the current issue of the Jo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Marijuana use disorder is on the rise nationally; few receive treatment
March 16, 2016--The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorders during that time was nearly as large, according to a new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry . The research also showed that 2.5 percent of adults--nearly 6 million people--experienced marijuana use disorder in the past year, while 6.3 percent had met the diagnostic ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 16
Where We Live Affects Our Bias Against Mixed-Race Individuals
Whites living in areas where they are less exposed to people of other races have a harder time categorizing mixed-race individuals than do Whites with greater interracial exposure, a condition that is associated with greater prejudice against mixed-race individuals, a new experimental study shows. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . For decades, research has shown that Whites with l ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Mar 16
Parenting or Teaching the Curious Observer Child
Drawing from The Enneagram of Parenting Does your child like to be alone Does he she tend to hover around the edge of groups and seem uninterested in social norms Does your child become annoyed when you push or intrude Observer children are naturally curious, have active minds, and know what they think. They don t like being talked down to or lectured. This blog is based on information in my book, The Enneagram of Parenting . 5-Observer children are usuall ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 15
Reversible Alzheimer's Disease
Between 9 and 13 percent of residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are likely mis-diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease and can be cured. Anthony Marmarou with the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia and his colleagues investigated how common it is to find buildup of fluid in the brain among clients in assisted-living and extended-care facilities. [1] Known as idiopathic unknown cause normal-pressure hydrocep ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 15
Deep Down, Are You a Murderer?
You may think you know yourself pretty well. After all, you re you . But the mind has dark depths rarely glimpsed by our waking selves. These depths are not just unlit, but perhaps also evil deep down, you could be a murderer. This may seem preposterous, but let s be honest you re not a saint. Just think of the number of times you ve wished ill for others. When a rival beats you out for a promotion or steals your lover, you ve probably consoled yourself wi ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 15
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