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Research on risky sexual behaviors is lacking
Sexual health research focused on men who have sex with men is lacking, according to health researchers, even in the midst of rising rates of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, in this population. According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three-quarters of syphilis cases, 22 percent of gonorrhea cases and two-thirds of HIV diagnoses in the U.S. occur in men who have sex with men. A recent study identifies mult ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 30
When women feel their partner demands perfection, sex life suffers
Women who perceive that their sexual partner is imposing perfectionist standards on them may suffer sexual dysfunction as a result, psychologists at the University of Kent have found. In the first in-depth study of how different types of sexual perfectionism affect women over a period of time, researchers also found that partner-prescribed sexual perfectionism contributed to negative self-image. Perfectionism is defined as a striving for flawlessness and t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 30
Not All Mind Wandering Is Created Equal
Mind wandering sometimes seen as daydreaming or zoning out has been shown to facilitate creative thinking and problem solving, but in the wrong context it can become distracting or even dangerous. Inattentive students can get behind in class, and drivers who aren t paying attention to the road are far more likely to end up in accidents. And for some professions, like surgeons or air traffic controllers, zoning out on the job can lead to disaster. Most rese ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Mar 30
Obama Administration Steps Up Efforts to Beat Painkiller, Heroin Epidemic
The Obama administration announced Tuesday additional measures in its 1.1 billion funding request to expand medication-based treatment for Americans addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. President Barack Obama is scheduled to propose the measures at the National Rx Drug Abuse amp Heroin Summit in Atlanta. The White House said the increased initiative could offer hope to tens of thousands of Americans addicted to prescription painkillers, such as ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 29
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
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