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If you want to quit smoking, do it now
Smokers who try to cut down the amount they smoke before stopping are less likely to quit than those who choose to quit all in one go, Oxford University researchers have found. Their study is published in journal Annals of Internal Medicine . Most experts say that people should give up in one go, but most people who smoke seem to try to stop by gradually reducing the amount they smoke before stopping. This research helps to answer the questions Which appro ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Examination of effect of CMS policy to suppress substance abuse claims data
In a study appearing in the March 15 issue of JAMA , Kathryn Rough, Sc.M., of Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, and colleagues examined the association between implementation of the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services CMS suppression policy of substance abuse-related claims and rates of diagnoses for non shy substance abuse conditions in Medicaid data. In a change from longstanding practice, the CMS recently began suppressing substance abuse-related ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Study finds racial differences in smoking patterns, screening
New Haven, Conn.--New research from the Yale School of Public Health reveals that differences in smoking habits between African Americans and whites may lead to a disparity in screening for lung cancer. The paper was published online March 15 in Nicotine Tobacco Research . Cigarette smoking, the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, has been widely studied, yet most studies have focused on how the habit affects the population as a whole. ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Children reap the benefits of video games
Are you afraid that your children s love of video games could be harming their development Fear not. Playing on-screen games appears to have positive effects on mental health, cognitive and social skills, according to research published in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology .
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 14
How Avoiding Difficult Dynamics Undermines Work Productivity
Has anybody else noticed that every time we start talking about working more closely with the sales department or some other change in strategy, we end up wandering off in some other direction or no direction at all Last time we ended up talking about Kyle and Rachel s ski trip. We keep having these long meetings about improving our productivity , but nothing ever seems to get settled. I m really worried that we re not following our business plan, and we r ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 14
What Explains Racial, Gender, and Other Group-Based Gaps?
Gaps are everywhere. Women earn about 75-80 of men. On intelligence and standardized achievement tests, Asian Americans score higher than Whites, who score higher than Latinos, who score higher than Blacks. Girls receive higher grades at every level of schooling, from elementary school through graduate school, than do boys. Girls even receive higher grades than do boys in science courses. Girls receive high school and college degrees at higher rates than d ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 14
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
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