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“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
Short man or overweight woman? Your size could make you poorer
Scientists at the University of Exeter have found the most robust evidence yet that simply being a shorter man or a more overweight woman leads to lower chances in life, including a lower income. It has long been known that there is a link between height and weight and how well off a person is, in terms of socioeconomic factors including earnings, postcode, level of education and job type. People from poorer backgrounds are less likely to grow tall and mor ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 9
Banning words on Instagram doesn't help -- it makes it worse
A new Georgia Tech study finds that Instagram s decision to ban certain words commonly used by pro-eating disorder pro-ED communities has produced an unintended effect. The use of those terms decreased when they were censored in 2012. But users adapted by simply making up new, almost identical words, driving up participation and support within pro-ED groups by as much as 30 percent. The Georgia Tech researchers found that these communities are still very a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 9
Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school
A child who soothes themselves back to sleep from an early age adjusts to school more easily than those who don t, new QUT research has found. The Australian study revealed one in three children have escalating problems sleeping across birth to five years which increased their risk of emotional and behavioural issues at school and put them at risk of attention deficit disorders. Dr Kate Williams click video below from QUT s Faculty of Education, School of ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 9
Quebeckers' sexual tastes and interests: A new study debunks preconceived not...
This news release is available in French . Are the sexual interests and behaviors of Quebeckers abnormal According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition DSM-5 , sexual interests fall into two categories normal normophilic and anomalous paraphilic . However, findings recently published in The Journal of Sex Research contradict the DSM-5, as they demonstrate that a number of legal sexual interests and behaviors considere ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 9
There Is in This World No Function More Important
There is in this world no function more important than that of being charming. The forest glade would be incomplete without the humming-bird. To shed joy around, to radiate happiness , to cast light upon dark days, to be the golden thread of our destiny, and the very spirit of grace and harmony, is not this to render a service Victor Hugo, Toilers of the Sea A thoughtful reader sent me this quotation. It reminds me of one of my favorite lines, from G. K. C ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 8
Introducing Peanuts Early in Life Reduces Allergies
If your head spins from all the food research reversals, you re not alone. Despite a 2010 report stating that there was no reason to delay introducing potentially allergenic foods to kids, most parents are afraid to go there. I understand. We ve been fully educated on the perils kids face with regard to eating something that could produce an allergic reaction. And habits in this case feeding habits are hard to change. Particularly when it comes to peanuts. ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 8
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