fb_thumb

Health And Wellness News

Teens Take Fewer Risks Around Slightly Older Adults
Adolescents are known risk takers, especially when they 8217 re surrounded by same-aged peers. But new research suggests that being in a group that includes just one slightly older adult might decrease teens 8217 propensity to engage in risky behavior. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . 8220 The take home message is that decision making in groups of adolescents and young adults is ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 1
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science Daily Actigraphy Profiles Distinguish Depressive and Interepisode States in Bipolar Disorder Anda Gershon, Nilam Ram, Sheri L. Johnson, Allison G. Harvey, and Jamie M. Zeitzer Bipolar disorder BD is characterized, in part, by disruption in physical activity however, few studies have adequately tracked activity levels in BD to see if they are truly an indicator of mood states. Partic ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 1
Imagining Positive Outcomes May Bring Pleasure Now But Pain Later
Positive fantasies about how future events will turn out can boost your mood in the here and now, but they may actually lead to increased depressive symptoms in the long run, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Our findings suggest that as pleasurable and helpful as positive fantasies are for depressive mood in the moment, they can be problematic and cumbersome over time, s ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 1
Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers
Although fewer Americans are smoking, the rates of psychiatric disorders among those who do -- particularly more recent smokers -- are on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 25,000 people born in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and found that the national smoking rate has been falling since the 1960s. But the percentage of nicotine-dependent smokers has been rising. The study also found that the risk of substance-use dis ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 1
Study Confirms Eating Disorders' Deadly Toll
New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia. The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general population. Most of the deaths among people with anorexia, which involves a low body weight and an intense fear of gaining weight, were due to natural causes associated with the disorder. Suicide was the leading cause of non-natural death. ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 1
Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care
Depression can strike during the teen years, but too many U.S. teenagers with the illness are not getting proper follow-up care, a new study finds. These results raise concerns about the quality of care for adolescent depression, concluded a team led by Briannon O Connor, who conducted the study while at New York University School of Medicine. One expert wasn t surprised by the findings. Most adolescents who are depressed do not receive any treatment whats ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 1
Does seasonal affective disorder actually exist?
Seasonal affective disorder refers to a seasonal fluctuation in depressive symptoms. Although currently accepted by medical professionals, a new large-scale study asks whether it truly exists.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 1
Patient involvement: what is it, and why does it matter?
If your physician asks you what kind of treatment you prefer, how does that make you feel As patients and families are expected to take more responsibility for their own health care, we ask, can it work And who benefits
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 1
Always Late? 9 Tips for Overcoming Chronic Lateness.
If you re chronically tardy, how do you start showing up on time Many people have the habit of constantly running late and they drive themselves, and other people, crazy. Now, I have the opposite problem I m pathologically early, and often arrive places too soon. This is annoying, as well, but in a different way. As I write this, I m realizing that I assume that chronic earliness is very rare. But maybe it s not. Are you chronically early In any event, mor ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 1
Cam, Class, and Color
As we draw closer to Super Bowl 50, a controversy is arising. No, it s not Cam Newton s controversial celebrations. It s the controversy that race is the reason for the controversy itself. Put simply, some believe if Cam was a white quarterback, there would be less backlash. For instance, former NBA star Charles Barkley mentioned it to Fox Sports earlier in the week by saying, I hate bringing up the race card because there s more important race stuff, but ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 1
5 Steps to a Better Valentine's Day
Many couples look forward to Valentine s Day as an opportunity to rekindle romance and renew their love and lovemaking or, more simply, to enjoy a day set aside for reminding each other how much they love being together. For other couples, however, Valentine s Day is loaded with pressure pressure to do and say exactly the right things as well to avoid disappointment and feelings of failure if the big day doesn t deliver by overcoming feelings of disconnect ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 1
Study: Anti-asthma drugs taken during pregnancy associated with autism risk
By comparing birth records over a period of nine years, Drexel researchers found that the children of mothers who took a certain asthma medication during pregnancy faced an elevated risk of being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Since the teratogenic [an agent which could cause development issues in a fetus] potential of most drugs with respect to neurodevelopmental outcomes is generally understudied, I would hope my research would encourage more r ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501