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10 Things About Sigmund Freud You'll Wish You Hadn't Learned
December 3 is the 120th anniversary of Anna Freud s birth. She was a profoundly influential child psychoanalyst. Still, her main claim to fame was as Sigmund Freud s daughter. What most people don t know about Anna Freud is that it may have been particularly difficult for her to be Sigmund s favorite child. Let s jump right into how and why that was the case. Sigmund believed that homosexuality in men is neurotic but not particularly problematic. Lesbianis ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Dec 1
Optimal country-level C-section rate may be as high as 19 percent
Boston, MA and Palo Alto, CA -- The most commonly performed operation in the world is cesarean section, and rates of cesarean childbirth delivery vary widely from country to country, from as few as 2 percent to more than 50 percent of live births. The World Health Organization recommends countries not exceed 10 to 15 percent 10 to 15 C-section deliveries per 100 live births for optimal maternal and neonatal outcomes. New research examining the relationship ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 1
Optimal C-section rate may be as high as 19 percent to save lives of mothers a...
The most commonly performed operation in the world is cesarean section, and rates of cesarean childbirth delivery vary widely from country to country, from as little as 2 percent to more than 50 percent of live births. The World Health Organization recommends countries not exceed 10 to 15 percent 10 to 15 C-section deliveries per 100 live births for optimal maternal and neonatal outcomes. However, new research examining the relationship between C-section r ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 1
Enhanced treatment for hepatitis C could cut prevalence by 80 percent
Novel antiviral therapies for hepatitis C could reduce the prevalence of the blood-borne infection by more than 80 , according to an analysis by Yale researchers. The finding raises the possibility of greatly reducing, and even eliminating, hepatitis C in the United States if enhanced screening and treatment efforts target high-risk populations. The study published online Dec. 1 in Clinical Infectious Diseases . Recently approved direct-acting antiviral me ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 1
Distracted dining? Steer clear of it!
URBANA, Ill. - A new University of Illinois study reveals that distracted dining may be as dangerous to your health as distracted driving is to your safety on the highway. Being distracted during meals puts kids at added risk for obesity and increased consumption of unhealthy foods. In this study, we found that noisy and distracting environments affected parents actions, and we know that parents set the tone for the quality of family mealtimes, said Barbar ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 1
Gastric artery embolization shows promise in treating obesity
CHICAGO - An interventional radiology technique shows promise for helping morbidly obese patients lose weight, according to the preliminary results of a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America RSNA . Gastric artery embolization has been done for decades by interventional radiologists as a way to stop bleeding in emergency situations, but the idea of performing the procedure as a means of treating obesi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 1
Sins of the father could weigh on the next generation: RMIT study
The amount of food consumed by fathers could have a direct impact on their unborn children s health and wellbeing, according to new RMIT University research. The study suggested a dad s diet before they conceive could be genetically passed onto the next generation, with a subsequent impact on those childrens mental health. While mothers diet and impact on children has been widely researched, this is believed to be the first time the behavioural and hormona ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 1
Dogs May Ease a Child's Fears
The companionship of a dog may lower a child s anxiety levels, a new study suggests. The researchers looked at almost 650 children aged 18 months and older who were screened for anxiety. Of those children, 58 percent had a dog at home. Only 12 percent of children with dogs tested positive for anxiety, compared with 21 percent of those without dogs, the researchers at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., found. The study was published recently in th ...
Healthday - Sun. Nov 29
Stress worsens skin woes for students
Increased psychological stress can exacerbate certain skin complaints but not pimples, according to a study of students published in Acta Dermato-Venereologica .
Medical News Today - Sun. Nov 29
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
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