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Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression?
The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests. The finding stems from research -- which involved nearly 1,800 men and women between the ages of 19 and 32 -- that tried to get a handle on how depression and social media habits may interact. But does greater involvement with social media actually promote depression Or, are people who are already depressed simply more likely to gravitate ...
Healthday - Thu. Mar 24
Leading global health commission calls for reform of drug policies worldwide
A leading global public health commission is calling for new policies that would transform our approach to drug use, addiction and control worldwide, including the decriminalization of minor and non-violent drug offenses. According to a report released this morning by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Lancet, the war on drugs and zero-tolerance policies have undercut public health across the globe and have directly contributed to ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
Insured Texans lack clear understanding of their health insurance plans
HOUSTON - March 24, 2016 - Texans who bought their own health insurance were less likely to understand basic terms and how to use their plans compared with those who have Medicare, Medicaid or employee-sponsored health insurance. That s one of the findings of a new report released today by Rice University s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation EHF . The report found that the percentage of Texans who bought individual health ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
New proteins discovered that link obesity-driven diabetes to cancer
Boston --For the first time, researchers have determined how bromodomain BRD proteins work in type 2 diabetes, which may lead to a better understanding of the link between adult-onset diabetes and certain cancers. The findings, which appear in PLOS ONE , show that reducing levels in pancreatic beta cells of individual BRDs, called BET proteins, previously shown to play a role in cancer, may also help patients who are obese and diabetic. The research was le ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
Brain stimulation may reduce symptoms and improve decision-making in people wi...
Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, according to King s College London research published today in PLOS ONE . This new study is the first randomised control trial to assess whether repetitive transcranial stimulation rTMS , already an approved treatment for depression, is also effective in reducing symptoms of anorexi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
Long naps, daytime sleepiness tied to greater risk of metabolic syndrome
Taking long naps or being excessively tired during the day is associated with a higher risk for developing metabolic syndrome, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology s 65th Annual Scientific Session. Specifically, napping for 40 minutes or longer was associated with a steep increase in the risk of developing metabolic syndrome--a collection of health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ex ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
How much sugar is in your child's fruit drink?
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and colleagues from Action on Sugar have assessed the sugar content of over 200 fruit drinks marketed at children and have found them to be unacceptably high . The research, conducted by Professor Simon Capewell from the University s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society and Action on Sugar has been published today Thursday, 24 March in the online journal BMJ Open . To assess the sugar content of fruit jui ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 24
The smell of alcohol can affect behavior
The mere smell of alcohol appears to reduce people s level of control over their behavior, according to research published in the journal Psychopharmacology .
Medical News Today - Wed. Mar 23
In Love and Marriage, Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect
By Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades In most areas of life, having more experience is good. Want to be great in your chosen field Sustained experience is essential. Want to be great at a sport There s no substitute for practice. And anyone who runs a business can tell you that their best employees are those who have been in the job long enough to have learned how to handle the normal well and the unexpected with wisdom .
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 23
International Military Psychology
I have argued that psychology and related disciplines may well be the difference makers in wars and conflicts of the 21st century.[1] Massive, large-scale wars of attrition such as World Wars I and II are no longer plausible. Social, technological, political, and economic forces suggest that armed conflict will be dispersed and fought against non-traditional opponents such as ISIS. Like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, future wars are likely to be prolong ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 23
Should We Hide Our Feelings from Our Kids?
The other night, while driving with my 8-year-old daughter, I explained to her that I was having a particularly overwhelming day, and that the song we were listening to was making me sad. If you want to cry while we drive, she said, I won t feel insecure. This comment was shocking to me on so many levels. For one, I was surprised that she had the self-awareness to know that witnessing the weakness of one of the people she relied on most to be strong had th ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 23
Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants
Widely used antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs don t appear to raise the risk for heart trouble among young and middle-age patients, a large analysis suggests. Commonly prescribed SSRIs include Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. The findings are reassuring, said study lead author Carol Coupland, a professor of medical statistics in primary care at the University of Nottingham in England. Coupland s team found no ...
Healthday - Wed. Mar 23
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