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News coverage of Fukushima disaster found lacking
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 10, 2016 -- Five years after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, the disaster no longer dominates U.S. news headlines, although experts say it is a continuing disaster with broad implications. A new analysis by American University sociology professor Celine-Marie Pascale finds that U.S. news media coverage following the disaster minimized health risks to the general population. Pascale analyzed more than 2,000 news ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 10
Physical activity encouraged more in boys than in girls
School and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia, according to a study published March 9, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Rohan Telford from the University of Canberra, Australia, and colleagues. Scientists have observed what appears to be a gender-based disparity in physical activity among youth, where girls are less active than boys. To better understand the mechanisms that underlie these ob ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 10
'Ultra-processed' foods make up more than half of all calories in US diet
Ultra-processed foods make up more than half of all calories consumed in the US diet, and contribute nearly 90 of all added sugar intake, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open . Ultra-processed foods are formulations of several ingredients. Besides salt, sugar, oils and fats, they include substances not generally used in cooking, such as flavourings, emulsifiers, and other additives designed to mimic the qualities of real foods . Ultra-pr ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 10
Drug overdoses in PA increased 14-fold in past 4 decades
PITTSBURGH, March 10, 2016 - Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The analysis is the first to examine in detail accidental overdose deaths over time in Pennsylvania and suggests potential targets for public health intervention and law enforcement efforts. It is published in ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 10
Cesar Millan Crosses the Line Again
[Note The video clip of the Cesar 911 episode to which this posting refers appears to have been removed from public viewing on YouTube. A partial clip and commentary can be found here . ] On March 7, staff writer Christian Cotroneo reported for The Dodo , the website devoted to the love of animals on Cesar Millan s worst dog-training idea, ever, that is, a particularly demented plan to reform a pig-killing French bulldog by giving him a positive memory wit ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 9
"Know Yourself?" 6 Specific Ways to Know Who You Are
To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom . This famous quote is often attributed to Socrates. But what exactly do you know when you know yourself This blog will reveal 6 elements of self-knowledge that can help you understand your own identity . As you live your daily life, you can look for clues to these important building blocks of Self. But first, why is it important to know yourself The Benefits of Self-Knowledge Maybe it s obvious, but here in a nut ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 9
“I’m Not Angry—But I Still Think You’re Being Unfair”
Anger . It s the emotion that goes with self-righteous indignation. It s also the most moralistic of emotions, for it derives from your basic sense of fairness or rather, unfairness . It s characterized by self-justifying arguments, or oxymoronically attacking defenses. For whenever you adamantly regard something as personally inequitable that what should have happened didn t happen or vice versa you re pushing your psyche into fight mode. And sadly, it s ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 9
U.S. Pediatricians to Add Poverty to Well-Visit Checklist
Pediatricians in the United States already ask parents about their child s sleep, diet and developmental milestones. Soon, they ll add poverty to the well-visit checklist. Poverty can significantly harm a child s health, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement. The group says pediatricians can identify children at risk by asking parents a single question Do you have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month Those who an ...
Healthday - Wed. Mar 9
Health Care Apps Often Offer Little Privacy Protection: Study
If you re relying on your smartphone to share medical information with your doctor, you may be risking the privacy of your health records, a new study warns. The new research finds that privacy policies for health programs -- or apps -- designed for smartphones that share highly sensitive medical information between patients and doctors are lacking, and often are completely missing. The study looked specifically at diabetes-related apps marketed to Android ...
Healthday - Wed. Mar 9
Expert outlines medical approach to treatment of traumatized refugees
March 9, 2016 - What s the best approach to mental health treatment for refugees with posttraumatic symptoms One clinic with extensive experience in managing traumatized refugees recommends a medical approach combining psychoactive medications, long-term psychotherapy, and screening and treatment for associated health issues, according to a paper in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice , published by Wolters Kluwer . J. David Kinzie, MD, of the Intercultura ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 9
Want a younger brain? Stay in school -- and take the stairs
This news release is available in French . Montreal, March 9, 2016 --Taking the stairs is normally associated with keeping your body strong and healthy. But new research shows that it improves your brain s health too -- and that education also has a positive effect. In a study recently published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging , researchers led by Jason Steffener, a scientist at Concordia University s Montreal-based PERFORM Centre, show that the more ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 9
Periorbital transplantation may be promising alternative to protect vision in ...
March 9, 2016 - Transplantation of the periorbital tissues--the area surrounding the eyes--is a technically feasible alternative to protect a functioning eye in some patients being considered for facial transplant, according to a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open reg , the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . The periorbital subunit --including the eyelids, underlying neuromuscular s ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 9
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