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10 Crucial Differences Between Worry and Anxiety
People often use the terms worry and anxiety interchangeably but they are very different psychological states. Although both worry and anxiety are associated with a general sense of concern and disquiet, how we experience them and the implications they each have for our emotional and psychological health are quite distinct. 10 Differences between Worry and Anxiety
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 14
Many Cancer Survivors Struggle to Make Ends Meet
Many cancer survivors struggle with money problems that can affect their mental health and quality of life, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed 2011 data from over 19 million U.S. cancer survivors to determine rates of financial troubles among these patients. At least 29 percent of the survivors reported at least one financial problem associated with their cancer, its treatment or lasting effects of treatment. Specifically, 21 percent said they worr ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 14
Global shift in farmed fish feed may impact nutritional benefits ascribed to s...
The fish-farming industry is increasing its use of plant-based ingredients in its feed and moving away from traditional feed made from fish, which could impact some of the health benefits of eating certain types of seafood, suggests a new analysis from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future CLF at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings are published March 11 in the journal Environment International . Half of the seafood co ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 14
You are what your parents ate!
For its studies, the team of the Institute of Experimental Genetics IEG used mice that had become obese and had developed type 2 diabetes due to a high-fat diet. Their offspring were obtained solely through in vitro fertilization IVF from isolated oocytes and sperm, so that changes in the offspring could only be passed on via these cells. The offspring were carried and born by healthy surrogate mothers. This enabled the researchers to rule out additional f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 14
Condom use among high school girls using long-acting contraception
High school girls who used intrauterine devices and implants for long-acting reversible contraception were less likely to also use condoms compared with girls who used oral contraceptives, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics . Long-acting reversible contraception LARC is a promising strategy to reduce unintended pregnancies in teens. But LARC and other contraceptive methods, including oral contraceptives, don t protect against sexua ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 14
5 Sex/Relationship Myths Therapists Should Stop Believing
You may find this hard to believe, but most therapists, psychologists and doctors have received no training in sexuality . A minority of mental health , social work or medical training programs offer graduate-level training in sexuality issues, beyond covering the paraphilias and sexual disorders included in DSM-5. Some programs address sexual diversity issues, but not all. Few, if any, states require specific training in sexuality issues in order to quali ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 13
Does the Cerebellum Fine-Tune Complex Cerebral Functions?
In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term cerebellum Latin for little brain . Historically, the cerebellum has been considered by most neuroscientists to be a region of the brain that is primarily involved in non-thinking activities such as coordinating the timing and precision of muscle movements. Although it s been five centuries since da Vinci made his iconic wax castings of the cerebellum, neuroscientists are j ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 13
Nitrous oxide could reduce bad memories of a traumatic event
Receiving nitrous oxide after a traumatic event may help to reduce the incidence of distressing memories, suggests research published in Psychological Medicine .
Medical News Today - Sat. Mar 12
Uterus Transplants Come to America
On February 25, the Cleveland Clinic announced that the first womb transplant had been successfully completed in the US , using a uterus from a deceased donor. The 26-year old recipient, identified as Lindsey, joined a press conference on March 7 in a wheelchair and expressed her gratitude . On March 9, the clinic released a second media statement Lindsey s uterus transplant had been removed due to a sudden complication. As NPR noted , the clinical trial w ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 12
Why Do Certain Foods Seem to Have Power Over Us?
Does anyone know if there s a 12-step program for breakfast cereal addicts If so, I ll have to consider attending a meeting. Although I m not sure I d ever achieve even a one-day chip. Because when it comes to breakfast cereal, I ve got a problem. Back in the day, when I was tipping the scales at 450-plus pounds , I would go through an entire box of cereal in two to three days. My trick for accomplishing such a feat was to nibble as much cereal as I was po ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 12
Gene Editing Eugenics in The X Files
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing has been a source of hype, hope, and caution for the past several years, and its presence in labs, patent fights, policy discussions, and headlines has grown exponentially.
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 12
Dangers of Meditation
A few years ago, after I discussed the benefits of meditation in one of my workshops, a student said to me Well, what you re actually saying here is that meditation is great, and does not have any dangers or side effects.
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 11
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