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Does the Thought of Money Make Us Dishonest?
Here is a game you can t lose. You flip a fair coin 10 times and every time it comes up heads, you get 20. Better yet, I won t even watch you flip the coin, but instead will trust whatever you tell me the number of times the coin comes up heads versus tails. Would you be willing to play that game And if you did play it, would you exaggerate the number of times the coin came up heads That was the question Alain Cohn and co-authors asked in a recent study . ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 7
The Darker Side of Flakiness
Everyone has a flaky friend. You may even be that friend. I ve certainly been that friend from time to time. Increasing flakiness meaning canceling plans shortly before said plans are about to begin is a trend generally attributed to people s overscheduled lives, conflicting commitments, constant access to each other through personal technology, or a combination of all three. It makes perfect sense that if someone felt exhausted from the strain of being ov ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 7
The Dark Side of Parenting: The Cause of Bitter Parents
A new Pew Research Center survey of parents with children under 18 shows just how stressed many parents feel on a daily basis. Among all working parents with children under age 18, more than half 56 report that it s difficult for them to balance the responsibilities of their job with the responsibilities of their family, with 14 saying this is very difficult and 42 say it s somewhat difficult. As a therapist who works with families, I can tell you that som ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 7
Better options for people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia
November 6, 2015, New York, NY. In real-world settings, patients with schizophrenia whose symptoms do not respond to standard antipsychotic medications have better outcomes if they are switched to clozapine instead of another standard antipsychotic. They have fewer hospitalizations, stay on the new medication longer, and are less likely to need to use additional antipsychotics. These findings were published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry . Sch ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Bang for the buck in stroke prevention: U-M study compares new & old drugs
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When it comes to preventing stroke, millions of Americans with irregular heartbeats face a choice Take one of the powerful but pricey new pills they see advertised on TV, or a much cheaper 60-year-old drug can be a hassle to take, and doesn t prevent stroke as well. It doesn t seem like much of a contest -- until you do the math. Which a University of Michigan Medical School team has just done. For the first time, they looked at how cos ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Study identifies patients most likely to have joint pain reduction after baria...
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4, 2015 - In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experience an improvement in pain and walking ability, according to the preliminary results of a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis presented today in Los Angeles at ObesityWeek, the annual international conference of the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society. The study, funded by the Nat ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Gut microbiota regulates antioxidant metabolism
A recently published study shows that gut microbiota regulates the glutathione and amino acid metabolism of the host. Glutathione is a key antioxidant, found in every cell in our body. Deficiency of glutathione contributes to oxidative stress, which plays a major role in several lifestyle diseases. The functional output and diversity of gut microbiota are important modulators for the development of various human disorders. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, atheros ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Lack of sleep may increase risk for diabetes, say CU Anschutz, CU-Boulder rese...
AURORA, Colo. Nov. 5, 2015 - A lack of sufficient sleep reduces the body s sensitivity to insulin, impairing the ability to regulate blood sugar and increasing the risk of diabetes, according to researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder. The new study adds to a growing body of information linking a lack of sleep to a range of ailments including obesity, metabolic syndrome, mood disorders, cog ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Lack of sleep, body clock disruption leads to impaired insulin sensitivity say...
A new study by the University of Colorado shows that the longer people are awake during the time their biological clock is telling them to sleep the worse their sensitivity to insulin, which is a precursor to diabetes. The study showed that a disruption, or circadian misalignment of a person s internal clock induced by five-hour short-sleep schedules, resulted in morning wakefulness during the biological night when melatonin levels were still high, said CU ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Better sleep and tai chi reduce inflammation and promote health
Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 5, 2015 - Inflammatory processes occur throughout the body, with a primary function of promoting healing after injury. However, when too active, these inflammatory processes can also damage the body in many ways, and may contribute to heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and other significant medical problems. Stress, including sleep disturbance, is a major contributor to inflammation in the body. Insomnia, one of the most common ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Should psychiatric hospitals ban smoking completely?
In The BMJ this week, experts discuss whether hospitals should ban smoking for psychiatric patients outside as well as indoors. Banning smoking in the outdoor areas of psychiatric hospitals as well as indoors helps patients to quit smoking and leads to better engagement with psychiatric treatment, argue Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health, and Simon Wessely, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. They explain that pati ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
MSU study finds surprises about drug use
Conducting an economic analysis of drug use is a particularly difficult endeavor, but for Michigan State University professor and economist Siddharth Chandra, it just meant taking a look at the history books. You can t simply go to Wal-Mart and look at the sticker price, and people don t want to talk to you because drugs are illegal and they think they ll get in trouble, Chandra said. Our study is the first time the subject of how populations of consumers ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
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