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How can you improve your mental health and well-being in 2016?
The new year is here, and most of us are likely to have made at least one resolution for 2016. But while the majority of our goals for the coming year will incorporate improvements in physical health - such as hitting the gym and losing weight - have you thought about how you could improve your mental health
Medical News Today - Tue. Jan 12
7 Tips for Helping Someone Else to Change a Habit
In my book Better Than Before , I write about the many strategies that we can use to make or break our habits. There s a big menu of choices, which is great, because it means that we all have a variety from which to pull. Some strategies work for some people, but not others. Some strategies are available to us at certain times, but not other times. In Better Than Before , I focus mostly on what we can do, ourselves, to change our habits. But it s very obvi ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 12
Black-and-White Thinking in our Social Worlds
Good guy or bad guy with me or against me friend or foe right or wrong love versus hate yin and yang. Our minds seem to like simple categorical ways to divide up information in the world This is kind of interesting given how terribly complex and nuanced most things are - especially in our social lives. So why do we so strongly tend toward categorical simplicity in understanding the world And what are costs and benefits of such reasoning in our day-to-day l ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 12
Fables and Facts in Educational Neuroscience
In recent years, the growing public concern over deficiencies of schools has led a growing number of educations to embrace neuroscience . Neuroscience is a discipline that integrates anatomy, physiology, psychology, psychiatry , pathology as they relate to function of the nervous system, particularly the brain. In 1969, I was one of 500 charter members of the society that formalized the discipline, the Society for Neuroscience. But only in the last decade ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 12
The Institut Pasteur in French Guiana publishes the first complete genome sequ...
Having confirmed the first cases of infection in Suriname then in French Guiana, the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana has sequenced the complete genome of the Zika virus, which is responsible for an unprecedented epidemic currently sweeping through the tropical regions of the Americas. Published in The Lancet medical journal, the analysis of this sequence shows almost complete homology with the strains responsible for the epidemic that occurred in the Pac ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
Racial disparity in premature births contributes significantly to infant morta...
Black women are nearly four times more likely than white women to have a baby born between 16 and 22 weeks gestation, a time period in which the life of a baby outside the womb is not viable. The racial disparity in what are known as previable preterm births may explain much of the racial disparity in infant mortality, according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology . This is promising information since there ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
Brain receptor regulates fat burning in cells
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered an unusual regulator of body weight and the metabolic syndrome a molecular mechanism more commonly associated with brain cells. Lowering levels of P75 neurotrophin receptor NTR --a receptor involved in neuron growth and survival--protected mice fed a high-fat diet from developing obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. In addition to its role in the brain, p75 NTR is present throughout the body, in ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
Mental health conditions common among bariatric surgery patients
Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study in the January 12 issue of JAMA . Bariatric surgery is an accepted method of promoting weight loss in severely obese individuals. Mental health conditions may be common among patients seeking bariatric surgery however, the prevalence of these conditions and whether they are associated with postoper ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
Sedentary behavior linked to poor health in adults with severe obesity
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 12, 2016 - Sedentary behavior is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study showed for the first time. The finding, published online and scheduled for the March issue of the journal Preventive Medicine , could be used to design and test programs for adults with severe obesity that ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
One hookah tobacco smoking session delivers 25 times the tar of a single cigar...
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 11, 2016 - As cigarette smoking rates fall, more people are smoking tobacco from hookahs--communal pipes that enable users to draw tobacco smoke through water. A new meta-analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that hookah smokers are inhaling a large load of toxicants. The findings, published online and scheduled for the January February print issue of the journal Public Health Reports , represent a meta-anal ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
Cocaine addiction: Scientists discover 'back door' into the brain
Individuals addicted to cocaine may have difficulty in controlling their addiction because of a previously-unknown back door into the brain, circumventing their self-control, suggests a new study led by the University of Cambridge. A second study from the team suggests that a drug used to treat paracetamol overdose may be able to help individuals who want to break their addiction and stop their damaging cocaine seeking habits. Although both studies were ca ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
Legal barriers to adolescent participation in HIV and STI research need to be ...
HOUSTON - Jan. 11, 2016 - Parental permission for adolescent participation in research on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and other sexually transmitted infections STIs is not required ethically and may undermine public health interests, according to a new paper by law and public health experts at Rice University s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Baylor College of Medicine. The paper summarizes legal, ethical and policy considerations related to adolesc ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 12
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