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Significant new study shows importance of help for childhood sexual abuse vict...
While the sexual abuse of children is currently an issue at the forefront of public life, concern has focused on the protection of children and the identification of perpetrators. However, a new study by the Universities of Bristol and Durham for the NSPCC, hopes to refocus attention on what can be done to help the victims of childhood sexual abuse. The study, published today, FEB 22 evaluated the delivery of Letting the Future In, an NSPCC-designed progra ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Five-Month-Old Infants Have General Knowledge of How Nonsolid Substances Behave and Interact Susan J. Hespos, Alissa L. Ferry, Erin M. Anderson, Emily N. Hollenbeck, and Lance J. Rips Research has shown that infants have a sophisticated understanding of the properties of objects, but it is less clear whether infants develop a similar understanding of nonsolid objects. Four- and 5-month-old i ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 22
Experiencing Financial Stress May Lead to Physical Pain
People who feel that their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who feel financially secure, according to new research in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings indicate that the link may be driven, at least in part, by feeling a lack of control over one s life. Overall, our findings reveal that it physically hurts to be economically insecure, explains resear ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 22
11 Weird, Fun, and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress
Some people collect seashells, stamps, or coins. But if you were born with an anxious brain like me , you might want to collect as many and varied ways to relieve excessive stress as possible. Notice that I used the phrase, excessive stress. Stress is a part of life, and a great stress reliever is simply accepting that fact rather than expecting life to always be easy. But when stress is overwhelming and persistent, it s time to take action Otherwise, stre ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 19
Politicians' Body Language Should Be Natural, Not Coached
My previous post examined Ted Cruz s odd facial expressions . Now, on to the Dems. One of Hillary Clinton s weaknesses in her fight for the Democratic nomination is that she does not come off as sincere as Bernie Sanders. Critics point out that she flip flops often, reversing her stance on issues such as gay marriage , immigration, gun control, and the Iraq war. Clinton answers this charge by saying that her decisions are simply based on the best informati ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 19
The Faulty Foundation of Higher Education
It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position. James Truslow Adams, coining the phrase The American Dream in his 1931 book The Epic of America . In the early 1950s, at the dawn of jet-powered flig ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Feb 19
Schizophrenia Tied to Much Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts
Schizophrenia patients are at significantly increased risk of attempting suicide, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 21,700 Canadians, including 101 who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. About 39 percent of people two in five with schizophrenia had attempted suicide, compared with about 3 percent of people without the mental health disorder. Even after taking into account most of the known risk factors for suicide attempts, th ...
Healthday - Fri. Feb 19
Risk of Preemie Birth May Rise for Depressed Parents-to-Be
It s known that an expectant mother s mental and emotional health can affect her baby. New research, however, finds that depression in either the father or the mother may be linked to an increased likelihood of preterm birth. Screening for and treating mental health problems in both parents may help reduce the odds of a preterm delivery, according to study author Dr. Anders Hjern and his colleagues. Depressive fathers influence the stress hormone balance i ...
Healthday - Fri. Feb 19
Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger
Children with autism and other development disorders are more likely than other youngsters to wander and put themselves in potential danger, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from a 2011 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of parents and guardians of more than 4,000 children with special needs who were between the ages of 6 and 17. More than 26 percent of the children had wandered away from a safe environment within the previo ...
Healthday - Fri. Feb 19
Florida's monkey river
A colony of feral rhesus macaques calls the banks of the Silver River in Silver Springs State Park in central Florida its home. The monkeys are part of a larger feral population living throughout the Cross Florida Greenway. Many locals enjoy having the monkeys in the park, but wildlife officials are concerned about overpopulation caused by human feeding, the nonnative animals ecological impact and the potential for interspecies disease transmission. A stud ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Doctor calls on Australian government to lift threat of imprisonment from doct...
In The BMJ today, a doctor is calling on the Australian government to stop constraining doctors in the care of asylum seekers and refugees, and to adopt a humane stance to people seeking asylum. David Berger, a doctor at Broome Hospital in Western Australia and a committee member of Doctors4Refugees, is making these calls following the high profile case at The Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane. Paediatricians are refusing to discharge a baby facing deporta ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
Bariatric surgery before knee replacement cost-effective in improving outcomes...
Obesity is not only a risk factor for developing knee arthritis. It is also linked to less favorable outcomes after joint replacement surgery. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery HSS in New York City finds that bariatric surgery prior to total knee replacement TKR is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes. The research appeared in the January issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . It is well known that obesity takes a toll on one s health. B ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
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