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How and Why Dogs Play Revisited: Who’s Confused?
Watching dogs at play is exciting and there has been much research on how and why dogs and other animals play. A number of people have asked me to comment about dog play after reading this section in a new book by Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein called How Dogs Work . So, I decided to do so. The authors begin their chapter 9 on play by claiming, Hundreds of scientific papers have been written on the subject of play behavior an activity for which dogs ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 29
Benefits To Bullying
When it comes to assessing hypotheses of evolutionary function, there is a troublesome pair of intuitions which frequently trip many people up. The first of these is commonly called the naturalistic fallacy, though it also goes by the name of an appeal to nature the idea that because something is natural, it ought to be good. As a typical argument using this line might go, because having sex is natural, we ought to morally and socially approve of it. The c ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 29
Personality's 'Big One' and the Enigma of Narcissism
Narcissism is a complex and puzzling personality trait. Narcissists can be quite effective in getting what they want from other people due to their charm and self-assurance , yet their selfish, aggressive behavior tends to alienate others. Narcissism can cause frequent interpersonal problems, yet narcissists generally seem to be happy and have high self-esteem . People who study narcissism are interested in how it fits in with wider theories about the stru ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 29
Dads get baby blues, too
Fathers are nearly as likely to experience anxiety around the arrival of a new baby as mothers, according to research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders .
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 28
High Potency Marijuana Damages Cerebral Brain Connections
A new cannabis study by a team or European researchers concludes that there is an urgent need to educate the public, health professionals, and policymakers about the risks involved with using high potency marijuana , also known as skunk. According to the scientists from King s College London and Sapienza University of Rome, skunk-like cannabis can damage the white matter nerve fibers responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres of the ce ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 28
Is Failure the New Black in Parenting?
We ve been telling parents for a very long time now that failure is a good thing for a kid. Apparently, this hasn t worked, because we keep finding new ways of telling them this. Will it finally catch on Maybe it has. Waxing poetic about the virtues of failure has become the go to when we perceive a parent who is being intrusive in their child s life what we all are now conditioned to call helicopter parenting . I imagine there are now scores of parents wh ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 28
When Going “Home” Makes You Crazy or Depressed
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers, says Blanche in the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. The holidays might be hard because your family engenders pain and you wish you were with less familiar others such as friends or people at the next table in a restaurant. Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips said, The art of family life is to not take it personally. If you have a loving, supportive family that has your back, be glad and grat ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 28
Population Council's MZC outperforms TFV 1 percent gel in microbicide candidat...
NEW YORK 25 November 2015 - New data from a preclinical safety and efficacy study of the candidate microbicide gel MZC, which targets HIV, herpes simplex virus HSV-2 and human papillomavirus HPV , shows that the gel performs as well as, or in many cases, better than, tenofovir TFV 1 gel, a leading microbicide candidate. The study, led by Population Council researchers with the participation of CONRAD, was published in the online edition of Antimicrobial Ag ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
More than 1 in 4 older Indians on low and middling incomes have midriff bulge
More than one in four middle-aged Indians on low and middling incomes now has an unhealthy midriff bulge, with women most likely to carry a spare tyre, reveal the results of a nationally representative survey, published in the online journal BMJ Open . It means that obesity is no longer confined to the nation s prosperous elite, and has trickled down to all levels of society, fuelled,in part, by India s rapid economic growth in recent years, suggest the re ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
Recommended activity levels not achieved by obese children and those with live...
Research highlights non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is most common form of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in western countries Exercise and healthy diet curb liver disease Children with liver disease exhibited more restrained eating behaviours and are more likely to exercise than obese children without liver disease In a new study published today in the journal Nutrients , research from the University of Surrey and the Children s Liver ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
Food odors activate impulse area of the brain in obese children
CHICAGO - The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America RSNA . In order to fight obesity, it is crucial to understand the brain mechanisms of odor stimulus, said Pilar Dies-Suarez, M.D., chief radiologist at the Hospital Infan ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
Fat cells originating from bone marrow found in humans
AURORA, Colo. Nov. 24, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that fat cells produced by stem cells from the bone marrow may be linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and some cancers. It has always been assumed that fat-storing cells are produced only from stem cells that live and self-renew in fat tissue, said the study s senior author Dwight Klemm, PhD, professor of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 27
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