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How we label people with mental illness influences tolerance toward them
Would you call an individual with depression mentally ill or a person with a mental illness According to a new study, the label one gives a person with such an illness can influence how they are tolerated by society.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 8
Bullies With a Cause
Freedom of expression is a fundamental right, and forms the foundation of both liberal arts education and democracy itself. Nonetheless, colleges are now acquiescing to calls for restrictions on speech that upsets or offends, and in a worthy effort to protect civil rights, universities are paradoxically creating a less civil atmosphere on campus . Students now seem to feel free to respond with vitriol to those with whom they disagree. Brown University stud ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 8
More Proof That Aerobic Exercise Can Make Your Brain Bigger
Every week, it seems there is new cutting-edge research that confirms the brain benefits of physical activity. For example, a study released today reports that sustained aerobic exercise increases the birth of new neurons neurogenesis in the brain. Over ten years ago, when I wrote The Athlete s Way manuscript, I included the revolutionary idea that aerobic exercise could stimulate neurogenesis as a prime source of motivation to inspire people of all ages t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 8
7 Steps To A Guiltless Breakup From A Narcissist
Narcissism is a topic of great importance, both for individuals and in terms of relationships. Blogs offer advice about how to tell if someone is a narcissist, about how to break up with a narcissist, even figuring out if you re a narcissist yourself. An important, often unasked question, is how do relationships involving narcissism get going Does focusing on one person s or another person s issues work, rather than what the two do together Because people ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 8
Sparing ovaries and removing fallopian tubes may cut cancer risk, but few have...
During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer and preserve hormonal levels, but few women receive this surgical option, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. Published in the February issue of the journal Obstetrics Gynecology , the study was led by Xiao Xu, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology Reproduc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Researcher warns US could see substantial impact of Zika virus
BOSTON - A researcher at Boston Medical Center BMC and the Boston University School of Public Health BUSPH warns that Zika virus could spread quickly to and potentially within the US. The mosquito-borne virus, which is believed to cause microcephaly in infants who are exposed in utero, causes rash and flu-like symptoms in adults and children who have been infected. Zika virus dates back to 1947 however, the first well-documented outbreak in humans was not ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Super Bowl celebrations spread flu according to Tulane researchers
Cover your coughs in the Carolinas and don t double dip in Denver. A Tulane University study published in the American Journal of Health Economics found cities with teams in the Super Bowl see a rise in flu deaths. Lead author Charles Stoecker of Tulane University School of Public Health along with economists Alan Barreca of Tulane and Nicholas Sanders of Cornell University looked at county-level statistics from 1974-2009. The researchers found having a te ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Why you won't lose weight with exercise alone
Exercise by itself isn t always enough to take off the weight. Now, evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on January 28 helps to explain why that is our bodies adapt to higher activity levels, so that people don t necessarily burn extra calories even if they exercise more. The results suggest it s time to rethink the effect of physical activity on daily energy expenditure, the researchers say. They are also a reminder of the importanc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Epigenetics drives weight differences between identical twins
Having overweight parents significantly increases your risk of obesity, but the inheritance of specific mutations can t always explain why this is the case. In a study published January 28 in Cell , researchers show that differences in gene expression and not the DNA sequence play a key role in determining one s predisposition to obesity. In genetically identical mice and human twin pairs, epigenetic marks altered the activity of weight-control genes to pr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
When food alters gene function
As the study shows, a high-fat diet during pregnancy and lactation leads to epigenetic changes in the offspring. These changes affect metabolic pathways regulated by the gut hormone GIP , whereby the adult offspring are more susceptible to obesity and insulin resistance, the precursor to type 2 diabetes. Similar mechanisms cannot be ruled out in humans, according to Pfeiffer. The lead authors Michael Kruse and Farnaz Keyhani-Nejad recently published the re ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Sleep apnea treatment associated with reduced readmissions for patients with h...
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to research recently published online by the American Journal of Cardiology . Our research showed that early recognition and treatment of patients hospitalized with decompensated congestive heart failure is associated with a reduction in readmissions, for patients who use their positive airway pressure PA ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Study links irregular sleep schedules to adverse metabolic health in women
DARIEN, IL - A new study suggests that frequent shifts in sleep timing may be related to adverse metabolic health among non-shift working, midlife women. Results show that greater variability in bedtime and greater bedtime delay were associated with higher insulin resistance, and greater bedtime advance was associated with higher body mass index BMI . In prospective analyses, greater bedtime delay - for example, staying up 2 hours later than usual - also p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
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