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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
Love What You Do, Pour Your Heart Into It and You'll Succeed
I was born in 1966 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. When my parents marriage began unraveling in the late 1970s, my sisters and I were sent off to various boarding schools in New England. At the time, I think my mom thought that boarding school would offer refuge from the War of the Roses taking place at home. My dad was probably impressed by the potential prestige of prep school. Unfortunately, my boarding school experience was a living hell that push ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 31
The Khan Academy of the Cl*toris
How do I make her want to have sex more often What makes a woman have an orgasm What do women really want in bed As a woman, how can I really tell my partner about the secrets of my body If your 1 resolution for the New Year is be better in bed, read on. Partners have needed precise information about how to touch their female partner and women have needed unambiguous language to communicate their unique preferences for stimulation. You would think a simple ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 31
What to Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About It
There are only two things you have true control over in life, your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes intrusive thoughts about unwanted events can flood your mind and it can feel like your thoughts are controlling you. Whether it is something that happened in the past such as a fight with your partner, or a future event you are worried about such as not having enough money to pay the rent or not do ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 31
Why Do We Fail To Keep Our New Year’s Resolutions?
The start of the New Year is often the perfect time to turn a new page in your life, which is why so many people make New Year s resolutions. But why do so many people have a hard time keeping their resolutions
Psychology Today - Sun. Dec 27
The Doctor Will Hear You Now
On the wall above my desk are pictures of many of my ancestors, including Dr. Alec Spencer. Born in 1915 to Kinchon Spencer and Lula Kilgore Spencer, he would have been 100 this year. For over 50 years he served the people of West Liberty, a town of about 3000 nestled in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. Being a doctor was what he knew, and he kept working as long as his health allowed. Truth be told, he continued to see patients even after he ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Dec 27
In China, training doctors reduced STI risk
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- As China continues to battle epidemics of many sexually transmitted infections including HIV, results of a study newly published in The Lancet Global Health highlight the importance of training doctors to confront it head on. The study was a randomized controlled trial of an intensive, customized training program for physicians in sexually transmitted infections. The result was the impact on their STI patients. Those ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 25
Vitamin D levels linked to weight-loss surgery outcomes
Low levels of vitamin D have long been identified as an unwanted hallmark of weight loss surgery, but now findings of a new Johns Hopkins study of more than 930,000 patient records add to evidence that seasonal sun exposure -- a key factor in the body s natural ability to make the sunshine vitamin -- plays a substantial role in how well people do after such operations. Results of the study, published online Dec. 14 in the journal Obesity Science Practice , ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 25
Weight-loss programs tailored to a person's genome may be coming soon
Some health experts predict that the next big advance in helping overweight people achieve a healthier weight will be to use an individual s genetic data to customize diets and physical activity plans, an approach known as precision weight loss. A recent summary report on the genetics of weight loss, developed by some of the leading experts in this field, finds that the biggest challenge to realizing this dream is the need for better analytical tools for d ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 25
Targeting fat-tissue hormone may lead to type 2 diabetes treatment
Boston, MA - A new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and colleagues describes the pre-clinical development of a therapeutic that could potentially be used to treat type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and other metabolic diseases. The researchers developed an antibody that improves glucose regulation and reduces fatty liver in obese mice by targeting a hormone in adipose fat tissue called aP2 also known as FABP4 . The stu ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 25
Road rumble strips are a wake-up call to pull over: QUT study
Drowsy drivers are being urged to stop and take a break the first time they hit a road rumble strip these school holidays, with new QUT research revealing the audio-tactile vibrations should be a wake-up call to pull over. Researcher Chris Watling, from QUT s Centre for Accident Research Road Safety - Queensland CARRS-Q , said an estimated 15 per cent of fatal crashes in Queensland were attributed to fatigue and rumble strips were designed to alert a sleep ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 25
Midnight munchies mangle memory
An occasional late-night raid on turkey leftovers might be harmless but new research with mice suggests that making a habit of it could alter brain physiology. Eating at times normally reserved for sleep causes a deficiency in the type of learning and memory controlled by the hippocampal area of the brain, according to findings in the journal eLife . Researchers from the Semel Institute in the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Lo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 25
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