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Teens’ Cellphone Use Mirrors Their Offline Lives
Parents fears about their teenagers heavy use of cell phones and social media may be exaggerated, according to a new report from researchers at Duke University. However, there are important exceptions in the areas of cyberbullying and sleep disruption. The report is published in Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Each generation worries about how young people are using their time, said Candice O ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Nov 19
Higher suicide risk for those whose parents die when they are young
People whose parents die when they themselves are under 18 have a higher lifelong risk of suicide, according to research published in JAMA psychology .
Medical News Today - Tue. Nov 17
Why Social Media Matters in the Paris Terrorist Attacks
Social media is the terrorist s best and worst friend. Acts of terrorism need to be public to get attention, make a statement and spread fear . Social media amplifies these events, allowing people around the world to instantaneously see and respond to the horror and to feel the sense of vulnerability and chaos. Social media is also the terrorist s worst friend. Social media shows terrorism for what it is, senseless, reprehensible violence. It unites people ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 17
Family Background, Creativity, and Genius
Geniuses are born not made. It is a time-honored and broadly held conviction. All so-called geniuses are included persons of high accomplishment in the arts and sciences those in a wide variety of social, political and commercial fields as well as those who seem destined for high achievement others already manifesting skill and accomplishment but who are quiet and diligent and as yet unrecognized. As most clearly and lexically defined, however, genius is t ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 17
How Making Colleges “Safe Spaces” Makes Us All Less Safe
In an age of sound bites and indignation, college is for those who are brave enough to put at risk what they think they know in recognition of the responsibility we have to one another and to those still to come. Carolyn A. Biddy Martin, President of Amherst College In a 2013 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education , Walter M. Kinbrough, President of Dillard University, recalls, Several years ago David Hodge, president of Miami University, described t ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 17
Midwife-led maternity care costs €182 less per woman than consultant-led care
DUBLIN, November 17, 2015 - The average cost of maternity care for a woman in a midwife-led unit is 8364 182 less than in a consultant-led unit, according to new research conducted by the School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Medicine Health Policy and Management at Trinity College Dublin. The study, which involved 1,635 low-risk women cared for in the HSE Dublin North-East region between 2004 and 2009, found that the average cost of caring for a w ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
Blood phosphorus levels can help predict kidney failure risk in African-Americ...
Highlights An increase in serum phosphorus levels in African Americans with chronic kidney disease CKD is associated with faster progression to kidney failure, known as end-stage renal disease ESRD . The study confirmed in African Americans what previous studies in Caucasians demonstrated, that an increase in the biomarker predicted ESRD risk. The research, from the Indiana University School of Medicine, was presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3-8 a ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
Obesity and type 2 diabetes harm bone health
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to several health issues, including an increased risk of bone fractures. In a new animal study, University of Missouri researchers examined how the development of obesity and insulin resistance contribute to bone-fracture risk and whether exercise prevents weight gain and diabetes and protects bone health. They found obesity and Type 2 diabetes negatively affected bone, but exercise prevented wei ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
To reduce risk of infant death, shed excess pounds before becoming pregnant
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2015 - Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy significantly reduce the risk of the baby dying in his or her first year of life, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The findings, published online today and appearing in the February issue of the journal Obesity , highlight the need for a comprehensive approa ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
New drowsy driving position statement calls for greater public awareness, educ...
DARIEN, IL - A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that drowsy driving is a serious public health concern requiring greater public awareness and increased efforts to improve preventive education. The AASM reports that drowsy driving, which is defined as the operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by a lack of adequate sleep, can have the same consequences as driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Dr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
Studies show China continues to lag in effective tobacco control
Efforts over the past seven years to reduce tobacco use in China have been strikingly ineffective and leave tobacco use a top threat to the health and economic well-being of the world s largest country, according to research findings by the University of Waterloo s International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project ITC Project . China is the world s largest producer and consumer of tobacco, with more than 300 million smokers. The annual tobacco relate ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
New study on patterns of electronic cigarette use among adults in the US
Adding to a growing body of research on patterns of e-cigarette use, researchers from Rutgers School of Public Health and the Steven A. Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative have found evidence that among U.S. adults, some recent cigarette quitters may have done so with the assistance of electronic cigarettes. The research informs an ongoing debate as to whether e-cigarettes are effective aids for smoking cessation ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
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