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What sex is safe for heart patients: A new approach using the KiTOMI model
Philadelphia, PA, November 5, 2015 - Changes in sexual satisfaction and decreases in sexual activity are often reported by heart patients. Both patients and partners may have misconceptions about the perceived dangers of sexual activities and commonly restrict their activities. However, in a new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology , researchers provide a comprehensive and updated review of the relevant literature and offer evidence- and expert-base ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 7
Math Anxiety Doesn’t Equal Poor Math Performance
Experiencing math anxiety nervousness and discomfort in relation to math impairs math performance for some students, but new research shows that it s linked with improved performance for others, at least to a degree. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . In two studies, researchers Zhe Wang of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Stephen Petrill of The Ohio State Unive ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Nov 7
Children of Stressed Parents May Be Prone to Obesity
Hispanic children are more likely to be obese if their parents have high levels of stress, a new study suggests. Researchers compared obesity rates of Hispanic children in Chicago, Miami, New York City and San Diego with their parents levels of stress at home and at work. The children s obesity rates rose according to the amount of stress their parents faced -- from 20 percent among kids whose parents had no stress to 34 percent among those whose parents h ...
Healthday - Sat. Nov 7
Pregnant and Got the Blues? Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health
It s a vicious cycle Pregnant women who are depressed sit a lot, increasing their risk for greater weight gain and diabetes, a new study shows. More than 1,260 pregnant women provided researchers information about their physical activity levels and mental health in their first trimester and the later stages of their second trimester. Women who were depressed were more likely to sit for longer periods, and those who spent more time sitting in the second tri ...
Healthday - Sat. Nov 7
The Physically Active Less Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression
Heart attack survivors who exercised for years prior to the event have a lower risk of developing depression, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 189 people in Norway after their first heart attack. People who were physically active for 10 years before their heart attack were 20 percent less likely to be depressed after the event than those who were inactive, the investigators found. The study also revealed that those who had been inactive but ...
Healthday - Sat. Nov 7
Scientists find clues about how the brain filters out distractions
Researchers believe they have discovered which part of the brain helps people to ignore distractions, according to research published in Nature .
Medical News Today - Tue. Nov 3
15 First Date Mistakes to Avoid
As a psychologist who lives and practices in New York City I hear about a lot of first dates. I love hearing people say It was love at first sight, I wanted to marry her the moment I saw her, or By the time our first date ended I knew I just met the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with.
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 3
Untreated Mental Illness Leaves Two Dead, One Life Shattered
My phone lit up with a one-word text with a link to the article about Patti Steven s death. Terrible. If you live in Dallas, the news has been inescapable. Dave Stevens, out for a morning jog on October 12, was stabbed to death with a machete-like blade by Thomas Johnson, a former football star. On October 26, a new headline hit the press. Patti Stevens, Dave s wife, died by suicide .
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 3
What Makes a House Feel Haunted?
The Haunted House is a time-honored horror setting. All of us have shivered our way through spooky flicks such as The Haunting, The Amityville Horror, The Sentinel and Poltergeist . It s not only at the movies that we pay good money to frighten ourselves to death commercial haunted houses are an integral part of 21st-Century Halloween theater, with an estimated 5,000 such attractions operating in the United States each year . The portrayal of cinematic hau ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 3
Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases
U.S. soldiers who ve suffered severe combat injuries are at high risk for chronic diseases, according to a new study. The more severely a service member is injured, the more likely they are to develop a wide variety of chronic medical conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and hardening of the arteries, study lead author Major Ian Stewart, a researcher at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Califo ...
Healthday - Tue. Nov 3
Online Psychotherapy May Help Some With Emotional Problems
The Internet has made it possible for people to work and study from home, and new research suggests that a staple of mental health care may also be headed to a computer near you. Cognitive behavioral therapy CBT is a mix of two disciplines that aims to help a person improve the way he or she thinks about problems and problem-solving, while also tackling unhealthy behaviors. For now, online versions of CBT remain rare in North America, with a few pilot prog ...
Healthday - Tue. Nov 3
National survey of Americans' health app use shows technology's promise and we...
Like the treadmills and stationary bikes that become rec room coatracks, fitness and other health-related smartphone apps are acquired in large numbers by Americans, but over time, many are left unused by those who download them. According to results of an online national survey analyzed by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center, 58 percent of 1,604 adult smartphone users had downloaded one of the estimated 40,000 available health-related mobile applica ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
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