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3 Reasons to Celebrate Global Belly Laugh Day Jan. 24
1. Belly laughs stimulate endorphin Endorphin is the brain chemical that s equivalent to morphine, heroine, oxycodone. We re used to hearing about it in the context of runner s high, but runners only get it if they run to the point of pain. Endorphin is triggered by physical distress. It creates a euphoria that masks pain, which helped our ancestors survive when injured. A belly laugh triggers a bit of endorphin as it jiggles your innards, so it s THE safe ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jan 20
The Fascinating Dynamics of Dread
If you re anticipating something positive, you re probably motivated to summon all your patience to wait for it and sometimes for extended time periods. It may be counter-intuitive, yet in certain instances such waiting can itself be gratifying. Consider Carly Simon s song Anticipation, the old Heinz ketchup ads, and especially recent research pointing in the opposite direction as regards awaiting something highly aversive. In this post I won t be reviewin ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jan 20
Is Saving Money Part of Your Lifestyle?
We shall drink water and walk slow. Muriel Spark in The Prime of Miss Jean Brody
Psychology Today - Wed. Jan 20
Report: Wide variation in cancer rates in Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacif...
ATLANTA-January 14, 2016--A new report describes cancer among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders AANHPIs , and reports striking variation in the cancer burden within this population, reflecting vast differences in exposure to cancer risk factors. Lung cancer rates in Samoan men 98.9 per 100,000 are about 30 higher than those in Hawaiian 72.1 , non-Hispanic white NHW 71.2 , and Laotian 65.2 men and almost 80 higher than in Asian Indian ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Cardiac arrests in high-rise buildings: Low survival rates above 3rd floor
Residents of high-rise buildings had better survival rates from cardiac arrests if they lived on the first few floors, and survival was negligible for people living above the 16th floor, according to a study published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal As the number of high-rise buildings continues to increase and as population density rises in major urban centres, it is important to determine the effect of delays to patient care in high-rise bui ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Georgetown professors: Congress made 'scientific judgment for which it is dist...
WASHINGTON January 18, 2016 - Two Georgetown University professors say a section of the recently passed Congressional spending bill effectively undermines science and the health of women. At issue is the FY 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act H.R. 2019 , passed in December, in which Congress requires private insurers to follow outdated scientific guidance for breast cancer screening coverage, say Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, and Kenneth Lin, MD, MPH. Their JAM ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Study suggests that what you eat can influence how you sleep
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep. Results show that greater fiber intake predicted more time spent in the stage of deep, slow wave sleep. In contrast, a higher percentage of energy from saturated fat predicted less slow wave sleep. Greater sugar intake also was associated with more arousals from sleep. Our main finding was that die ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
UK teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco content in YouTube music videos
UK teens are heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images and lyrics in digital YouTube music videos, indicates research published in the Journal of Epidemiology Community Health . Those exposed the most are 13-15 year olds, and girls, the findings suggest. Relatively little attention has been paid to YouTube content, despite the fact that some music videos contain extensive alcohol and tobacco content, which is often depicted in a positive light, and tha ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
E-cigarettes, as used, aren't helping smokers quit, study shows
Electronic cigarettes are widely promoted and used to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes, but a new analysis from UC San Francisco found that adult smokers who use e-cigarettes are actually 28 percent less likely to stop smoking cigarettes. The study -- a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data -- is the largest to quantify whether e-cigarettes assist smokers in quitting cigarettes. The findings will be published online January 14, 2016 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Ads for candy-flavored e-cigarettes could encourage vaping among school children
Advertisements featuring e-cigarettes with flavours such as chocolate and bubble gum are more likely to attract school children to buy and try e-cigarettes than those featuring non-flavoured e-cigarettes, according to new research published in the journal BMJ Tobacco Control . E-cigarettes are now the most commonly consumed nicotine product amongst children in countries with strong tobacco control policies. In the USA, the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Surve ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
LGBT migrants persecuted because of sexual orientation, gender identity before...
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT migrants who obtained refuge or asylum in the U.S. or Canada on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity report extensive recollections of abuse by parents and caregivers, peers and school personnel, according to a new Rutgers study. This is first empirical study to explore early abuse experiences of migrants who fled persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The new study by E ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Teen Weapon Use Varies by Race and Gender: Study
The likelihood of an American teen using or carrying weapons varies according to race and gender, new research contends. Using data from a national survey conducted during the mid-1990s, when violent crime rates were falling in the United States, researchers found that 13 percent of black students, 10 percent of Hispanic students and 7 percent of white students had been involved with weapons. The data on students in grades 7 through 12 who were interviewed ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 18
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