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How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem
Mood swings and other challenging behaviors are normal in teens, which can make it difficult for parents to spot serious mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, an expert says. One in five teens will develop a serious mental health disorder, with most beginning by age 15. In many cases, however, they don t receive treatment until years later, according to Dr. Aaron Krasner, an adolescent psychiatrist and Transitional Living Service chief at ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 29
To keep or not to keep a hookworm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Researchers in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside have identified an immune protein in mice that is quickly triggered in the body following infection and serves to protect the body s tissues. Called RELMalpha, this protein, whose homologue in humans is called resistin, is responsible more for protecting the body than attacking the parasite. As mammals, we have an immune system to fight pathogens that attac ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
Determining the Value of Food: Do We Have It Wrong? Part 1
What is and wherein, lies the value of food Many would answer that the value of food is defined solely by the nutritional sustenance that it provides. The worth of a particular comestible being nothing more than the aggregate of the various proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and other necessities required to keep the human machine comfortably cruising along at the frenetic pace that is our modern society. In the current scientific and medica ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 29
Leslie Becker-Phelps on Self-Compassion and Love Insecurity
The following interview is part of a future of mental health interview series that will be running for 100 days. This series presents different points of view about what helps a person in distress. I ve aimed to be ecumenical and included many points of view different from my own. I hope you enjoy it. As with every service and resource in the mental health field, please do your due diligence. If you d like to learn more about these philosophies, services, ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 29
Why Women Can't Accept Compliments
I can t remember the last time I said thank you to a compliment. My usual polite response is either not really or shut up. A few years ago, Amy Schumer made a brilliant sketch on her show about this exact thing. If you haven t seen it, you can watch below In it Amy encounters a typical group of attractive young women who all greet each other with big smiles and generous compliments Your hair is amazing. I love your hat. Instead of gratitude , the complimen ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 29
Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investigators found that pairing lifestyle advice with weekly acupuncture sessions dramatically improved the women s quality of life. Acupuncture together with enhanced self-care for three months is effective in reducing hot flashes in women w ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 29
Autistic and non-autistic people make similar moral judgements
This news release is available in German . Autistic individuals have been frequently referred as lacking of empathy, with no or little concern for others feelings, to the extent that a faction of media has tried to expose the role of possible autistic personalities behind extremely violent behaviors. This has led to stigmatization of this group with the public perception that autistic individuals can be cold, with no or little moral sense. The new study ut ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
Another reason to break the habit: Smoking alters bacterial balance in mouth
Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people s mouths. This is the finding of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center to be published online March 25 in the ISME International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal . The researchers say their analysis is the most comprehensive to date to examine the effects of smoking on the make-up and action ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
Take-home naloxone should be an additional standard of care for prevention of ...
Death from opioid overdose is preventable through timely administration of the antidote naloxone. Several countries now provide take-home naloxone THN to opioid users for emergency use, but mostly as pilot schemes and without formal evaluation. A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction found that take-home naloxone programs reduce overdose mortality and have a low rate of adverse events. The study recommends take-home naloxone as a ne ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
Statement published on pairing smoking cessation with lung cancer screening
Researchers, including an associate professor from the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, say smokers who go to a doctor to be screened for lung cancer should also be encouraged to quit smoking during their visit, according to a paper co-written by Benjamin A. Toll, Ph.D., associate professor of public health at the Medical University of South Carolina MUSC . Toll is the senior author of the position statement, published online Fe ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 29
What College Students Need to Succeed
By Joseph P. Magliano and Melissa Ray In September, we wrote a blog article asking whether your kids are ready for college reading. In that article we focused on what is expected of students when they reach college.
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 28
Your Trusted Inner Circle at Work
When it comes to trust at work, too many people think big whole team , department, or company. However, if you want big benefits that trust brings think much smaller. You might have 2000 twitter followers, 500 Facebook friends, and 300 LinkedIn contacts, but genuine trusted work relationships may be less than a dozen. That s partially because the time and commitment to cultivate and nurture these relationships is significant. But, for those who do, the ben ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 28
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