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Whatever Happened to Assertiveness Training?
My fellow blogger over at BehaveNet had an interesting entry on 4 23 of this year about a consultant coming in to talk to a psychiatric hospital staff about physician burnout . The consultant suggested that the psychiatric staff consider using mindfulness techniques to basically chill out about all the stresses they are under. I have said before that mindfulness techniques can be very helpful in learning to stay relaxed when one is subjected to either comm ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 28
Are Diesel Cars Responsible for Rising Rates of Autism?
Since Volkswagen, the world s largest automobile manufacturer, admitted that it misled U.S. regulators in exhaust emissions tests, repercussions continue to be extensive. The BBC News now reports that Switzerland has temporarily banned the sale of Volkswagen diesel-engine models which could be connected with the emission tests scandal, while concerns are now being raised that other car makers may be implicated.
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 28
How to Fight Better
A recent study about how well couples resolve fights found that how we begin a conflict is much more important than how we end it Gottman, Driver amp Tabares, 2015 . What the researchers called pre-emptive repair, which involves setting a positive tone in the first 3 minutes of conflict, was decidedly the most effective contribution a partner could make toward conflict resolution.
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 28
Chemical exposure linked to rising diabetes, obesity risk
Washington, DC--Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society - diabetes and obesity, according to the executive summary of an upcoming Scientific Statement issued today by the Endocrine Society. The statement s release comes as Society experts are addressing a global meeting, the International Conference on Chemicals Management ICCM4 , in Geneva, Switzerland, on the importance of u ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Weight loss surgery offers new hope to children and adolescents with Prader-Wi...
New York, NY, September 28, 2015 -Obesity is a leading cause of complications and death in children suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome PWS , yet there are few effective treatment options for these patients. In a new study published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease researchers found that bariatric surgery, specifically laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy LSG , resulted in substantial weight loss with no apparent adverse effect on growth in a small g ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Best way to prepare fat cells for grafting? The jury's still out...
September 28, 2015 - Fat grafting--taking fat from one area of the body and transferring it elsewhere--has become a widely used plastic surgery technique. But what s the best method of processing cells for fat grafting procedures Available research data still can t settle that long-running debate, according to a review in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons A ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Early exposure to tobacco as a cause of behavioral problems in children
This news release is available in French . Researchers from Inserm and Pierre and Marie Curie University UPMC , in collaboration with the university hospitals of 6 French cities, have analysed data on pre- and postnatal exposure to tobacco in the homes of 5,200 primary school children. They show that this exposure is associated with a risk of behavioural disorders in children, particularly emotional and conduct disorders. The association is stronger when e ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Early life infections may be a risk factor for celiac disease in childhood
Children with frequent infections in the first 18 months of life have a slightly increased risk of later developing coeliac disease compared with children who have few infections. This is the conclusion from a study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Coeliac disease is an immune-mediated disease triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. In recent decades there has been a marked increase in the prevalence of coeliac disease an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Word 'breakthrough' dramatically affects perceptions of a new drug's effective...
When it comes to our perception of a new drug s benefits and effectiveness, breakthrough just may be the magic word. Dartmouth Institute researchers Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin and Tamar Krishnamurtia and Baruch Fischhoff from Carnegie Mellon University, took a look at how catchphrases such as breakthrough and promising affect public perception of a new drug. And, the findings of their research study, published recently in JAMA Internal Medicine , sh ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Legal drinking age of 18 tied to high school dropout rate
Piscataway, NJ - Although there have been calls to lower the legal drinking age from 21, a new study raises the possibility that it could have the unintended effect of boosting the high school dropout rate. The report, published in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , looked back at high school dropout rates in the 1970s to mid-80s -- a time when many U.S. states lowered the age at which young people could legally buy alcoho ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
New article identifies issues for transgender treatment in emergency departments
DES PLAINES, Ill. September 28, 2015 - A new article about a transgender patient s freak show experience in a U.S. emergency department, published online in the Journal of Emergency Nursing , is prompting the country s largest professional organization of emergency nurses to encourage transgender patient care awareness. The study comes during the Emergency Nurses Association s ENA annual conference, Emergency Nursing 2015, September 28 to October 3 at Orla ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Men More Likely to Be Seen as ‘Creative Thinkers’
People tend to associate the ability to think creatively with stereotypical masculine qualities, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings suggest that the work and achievements of men tend to be evaluated as more creative than similar work and achievements produced by women. Our research shows that beliefs about what it takes to 8216 think creatively 8217 overlap su ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Sep 28
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