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The Science to End the Baby Care “Mommy Wars”
There s no disagreement that new mothers and fathers want to get it right. But, what is right when it s your baby and you The conversations, headlines, information on the Internet around issues from feeding to bed sharing leave many confused and unsure. The pediatrician says one thing, your best friend says something else, and an article on your favorite parenting site points you in yet another direction. Everyone seems to have an opinion or position. It s ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jan 7
Fear and Shame on New Year's Day
As most people know, the new year has not always been celebrated on January 1st, and it is not fixed by any natural seasonal marker. Nonetheless, it is fixed in our psyche as a new beginning, and our focus is captured so well by the Roman god Janus god of doorways and beginnings for which this month is named.
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 3
The Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Human Happiness
So much has been written about human happiness that bookstores can barely keep up with even the most popular of the offerings. There are entire textbooks devoted to the topic and academic journals that publish nothing but happiness research. Yet one of the important pieces of the puzzle of human happiness is almost entirely missing from all of these writings consideration of our physical space. The places where we live, and the spaces we create, have a lot ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 3
Brains, Bridges, and Creativity Boosts
Dancers and drummers, singers and swimmers, all regularly warm-up before their performances. Should we, too, sometimes be warming up before diving into a creative endeavor If so, how might we better ready ourselves to innovatively think and make And why might it work One promising warm-up approach is to imaginatively think of novel ways to use a common object, such as a brick or a chair. When we try to come up with new plausible alternative uses for an obj ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 3
Travel distance is still a barrier to breast reconstruction after mastectomy
December 30, 2015 - Long travel distances continue to be a significant obstacle to breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . While greater patient awareness and insurance coverage have contributed to greater breast reconstruction rates in the United States, geographic barriers to ac ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 31
Areas of increased poverty associated with higher rates of Ebola transmission
Since October 2014 the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been diminishing and efforts have shifted from emergency response to prevention and mitigation of future outbreaks. Researchers from the Liberian Ministry of Health and the Yale Center for Infectious Disease Modelling and Analysis evaluated 3532 Ebola cases reported in 2014 in order to quantify the impact of poverty on the transmission and spread of Ebola. They found that areas stricken by extreme po ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 31
Most patients still prescribed opioids after nonfatal overdose, study finds
Boston - A study led by Boston Medical Center BMC indicates that most patients with chronic pain who are hospitalized after a nonfatal opioid overdose continue to receive prescription opioids after the overdose and are at high risk for experiencing a repeated overdose. The findings, published online ahead of print in the Annals of Internal Medicine , highlight the challenges faced by physicians to balance the known risks with potential benefits of prescrip ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 31
Temple study finds opioid prescribing guideline significantly decreases prescr...
Philadelphia, PA - Emergency medicine physicians at Temple University Hospital have found that an opioid prescribing guideline had an immediate and sustained impact on opioid prescribing rates for minor conditions and chronic noncancer pain in an acute care setting. The results of the study are published in the January 2016 Journal of Emergency Medicine . The United States is in the midst of a crisis regarding the abuse of prescription drug opioids. Accord ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 31
Taking Truvada 'as needed' can prevent HIV-transmission amongst people at high...
This news release is available in French . In a study into the prevention of HIV transmission, people who took the antiretroviral drug Truvada were 86 less likely to contract the disease than those who took a placebo, report the researchers who led the study. The medication was taken as needed around periods of sexual activity. All study participants received regular HIV and STD prevention counselling and services, and stocks of condoms and lubricant, expl ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 31
Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Good Prognosis, Gloomy Outlook?
Thyroid cancer survivors report lower quality of life than people who survive deadlier cancers, a new study finds. About 98 percent of thyroid cancer patients survive five years and more than 95 percent survive a decade, leading some to call it a good cancer. Moreover, thyroid cancer, which is on the rise, could soon account for 10 percent of all cancer survivors in the United States, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center said. The stud ...
Healthday - Thu. Dec 31
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
Stimulant medications, such as those used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , may raise the risk for psychotic side effects among young patients who have a parent with a history of serious mental illness, new research suggests. The study included 141 children and young adults aged 6 to 21. Nearly two-thirds of those prescribed stimulant medications had a psychotic side effect. These side effects included hallucinations, delusions, hear ...
Healthday - Thu. Dec 31
Lonely this Christmas: dealing with feelings of isolation during the holidays
For most of us, the holiday season is a joyful time spent with family and friends. But for others, it is a time of year when feelings of loneliness can reach their peak.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 31
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