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Chronic stress leads to brain inflammation and memory loss
People who experience chronic stress due to bullying or a tough job also run a higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience .
Medical News Today - Fri. Mar 4
A Spotless Mind: Good or Bad?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to delete a painful memory just obliterate it Maybe you have seen the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 , one of the wackier products of writer Charlie Kaufman s imagination. You may even recall its premise that selective memories can be erased to eliminate the distress they incur. I loved this film I found it funny, absurd, and profoundly moving. What its protagonists portrayed by Jim Carrey and ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 4
How To Improve Your Learning Ability?
There are two alternative ways to learn and solve problems the intuitive system or automatic without awareness, and the analytical system or reasoning . In the behavioral economics literatures , a distinction has been made between System 1 and System 2 mechanisms. System 1 corresponds closely to intuitive system or automatic processing, and System 2 corresponds closely to analytical cognitive or controlled processes. System 1 intuition quickly responds to ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 4
Cheating our children: Who is responsible? Part 1 of 5*
As a college professor specializing in learning and motivation , once a semester I ask my undergraduate education students to evaluate a video titled 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do , a Ted talk given by educator Gever Tully. In the video, Tully challenges his audience to consider if it s crazy to teach kids how to start a fire, use a pocket knife, throw a spear, or disassemble a toaster unplugged . While some of my students recognize th ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 4
Psychosis Plus Pot a Bad Mix: Study
People diagnosed with psychosis will probably have a longer, harder struggle to maintain their mental health if they re regular marijuana users, British researchers report. And those who just experienced their first episode of psychotic illness are 50 percent more likely to need subsequent hospitalization for their condition if they use marijuana, according to findings published online March 3 in the journal BMJ Open . They also spend longer periods in the ...
Healthday - Fri. Mar 4
Women Often Overestimate Odds That Early Breast Cancer Will Return, Spread
Many women treated for early breast cancer overestimate the odds of it spreading to another organ, and those fears can diminish their quality of life, new research suggests. The study involved more than 1,000 women newly diagnosed with either very early breast cancer, known as DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ , or low-risk invasive cancer LRI . All were at low risk for what s called distant recurrence -- cancer spreading to organs throughout the body. But mor ...
Healthday - Fri. Mar 4
Reducing opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery linked to better outco...
ORLANDO, Fla.--The use of opioids narcotic pain medication , often prescribed for chronic musculoskeletal pain, has skyrocketed in recent years with 98 percent of the world s opioid prescriptions filled in North America. Two research studies presented this week at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS , link decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
Remote orthopaedic care may successfully, cost-effectively treat common condit...
ORLANDO, Fla.-- Orthopaedic care for patients living in remote areas may be managed through phone or email, allowing patients to receive treatment without travelling to a larger, urban hospital for care, according to a study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . The study also found that remote care may provide significant savings in time, missed work, and health care and transportation costs for ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
CU researchers offer framework to integrate behavioral health and primary care
AURORA, Colo. March 4, 2016 - - Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, along with experts from across the country, have developed a set of policy recommendations that would improve the quality of behavioral health care patients receive in clinical settings. The Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released recommendations in a report, Creating a Culture of Whole Health, tha ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
Peanuts, peanut butter may hold key to preventing obesity
Hispanic middle school children, at high risk for being overweight or obese, reduced their Body Mass Index BMI when they adhered to a nutrition intervention that included a snack of peanuts, compared to those children who did not. The 12-week study was conducted by researchers at the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance HHP , Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Woman s University. Their findings are published in the Journal of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
What influences 11-year-olds to drink?
Around one in seven 11 years olds in the UK have had at least one drink of alcohol, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health , which analyzed data from 10,498 children aged 11. The study, by researchers from University College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science, is the first to examine drinking behaviors in very early adolescence in relation to a wide range of factors that are associated with ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science When the Spatial and Ideological Collide Metaphorical Conflict Shapes Social Perception Tali Kleiman, Chadly Stern, and Yaacov Trope In this study, the researchers examined what happens when physical and abstract aspects of a metaphor are in conflict. Participants categorized pictures of past presidents Bill Clinton a liberal-left Democrat and George W. Bush a conservative-right Republican u ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Mar 4
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