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DIY Deliveries: Courageous or Crazy?
Among the many things childbirth does to your body, pushing out a baby fires up stress hormones . Adrenaline and cortisol, for instance, jump about 500 percent of their non-giving-birth levels. These findings, from a Swedish study , should come as no surprise to anyone who s ever pushed a baby out. The researchers concluded that women who get epidurals won t feel the pain and, therefore, won t be so stressed, so the baby will come out more easily and free ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 18
The Autism of Rodin’s Thinker
Of course, statues can t be diagnosed with autism , but recent research suggests that what Rodin s famous statue, The Thinker , depicts is in fact an autistic mode of cognition . As Mark Brosnan, Marcus Lewton, and Chris Ashwin point out in a new study , so-called Dual Process Theory proposes two distinct reasoning processes in humans, an intuitive style that is rapid and automatic and a deliberative style that is more effortful. No study to date has speci ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 18
Neighborhood Rats as Depressing as Crime, Study Finds
Rat infestations may harm the mental health of people who live in poor neighborhoods to the same extent as abandoned homes, violence and drug dealing, a new study suggests. Nobody likes living around rats, study leader Danielle German, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, said in a school news release. This study provides very strong evidence that rats are an underappreciated stressor that affects how ...
Healthday - Fri. Mar 18
Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC
One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, federal health officials report. Researchers analyzed data supplied by parents in the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children s Health, looking for reported speech and language problems, learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and more. Based on the number of kids affected, this is something w ...
Healthday - Fri. Mar 18
Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size
Women who ve had postpartum depression may not have more than two children, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from more than 300 mothers born in the early to mid-20th century. Most of them lived in developed nations while raising their children, researchers said. The investigators -- led by Sarah Myers from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom -- concluded that postpartum depression leads to lower fertility levels in women. They said ...
Healthday - Fri. Mar 18
Antibiotics for appendicitis -- yes and no
Surgery has been the standard treatment for appendicitis for more than a century. Millions of appendectomies are performed annually in the world, more than 300,000 in the US alone. Studies have been carried out over the years to determine whether non-perforated appendicitis could be treated with antibiotics instead, but despite research results suggesting this, the choice of treatment remains largely unchanged. An international collaboration group, includi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Educating community research facilitators helps protect integrity of study res...
Maria Barraza has been a Community Health Worker CHW for 25 years, providing health services and facilitating research studies in underserved areas where disparities are most prevalent. In her role, Barraza contributes to the development and implementation of community and clinic-based research studies. Like many of her peers, Barraza has no formal academic training in study design or methods, yet is increasingly involved helping bridge cultural and lingui ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Documenting obesity and underweight in clinical dental settings
Los Angeles, Calif., USA - A hands-on workshop titled Documenting Obesity and Underweight in Clinical Dental Settings will take place today at the 45th Annual Meeting Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research. The AADR Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. This hands-on workshop will review the literature on body weight and oral health, and the strengths an ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
School breakfasts contribute to healthy weight, study finds
New Haven, Conn.-- Middle school students who eat breakfast at school -- even if they have already had breakfast at home -- are less likely to be overweight or obese than students who skip breakfast, says a new study by the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement CARE at the Yale School of Public Health and the Rudd Center for Food Policy Obesity at the University of Connecticut. The findings, published today in the journal Pediatric Obesity , bring ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Expanding use of recycled water would benefit the environment and human health
Expanding the use of recycled water would reduce water and energy use, cut greenhouse gas emissions and benefit public health in California -- which is in the midst of a severe drought -- and around the world. A new study by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, published online March 17 in the American Journal of Public Health , found that recycled water has great potential for more efficient use in urban settings and to improve the overall resilienc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
White delinquent youth more likely to abuse hard drugs than blacks
First comprehensive study of substance abuse and dependence in delinquent youth after detention through young adulthood More than 90 percent of males, nearly 80 percent of females diagnosed with substance abuse or dependence by late 20s Non-Hispanic whites 30 times more likely to abuse cocaine than African Americans Contradicts stereotype that African Americans abuse hard drugs more than non-Hispanic whites CHICAGO --- Abuse and dependence on hard drugs co ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Research proves it -- the smell of alcohol makes it hard to resist
The smell of alcohol may make it harder for people to control their behaviour according to a team of Edge Hill University researchers whose findings were published today in the Psychopharmacology journal. During the computer-based study carried out at Edge Hill University, participants were asked to wear a face mask that was either laced with alcohol, or a non-alcoholic citrus solution. Participants were then instructed to press a button when either the le ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
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