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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
Anti-HIV drug for adults is safe, effective in children exposed to nevirapine ...
HIV-infected children exposed in the womb to nevirapine, a drug used to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, can safely and effectively transition to efavirenz, a similar drug recommended for older children and adults, according to a study funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD , part of the National Institutes of Health. Efavirenz is used as part of HIV therapy for adults and children older ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Links found between hunger and health
URBANA, Ill. - It may come as a surprise that, even after the Great Recession ended in 2009, almost 50 million people in the United States are food insecure -- that is, they lack access to adequate food because of limited money or other resources. University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen and University of Kentucky s James Ziliak examined recent research on food insecurity and its association with poor health and offer suggestions, including that do ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Even a little is too much: One junk food snack triggers signals of metabolic d...
We hate to ruin Thanksgiving, but a new report appearing in the Nov. 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that for some people, overindulgence at the dinner table or at snack time is enough to trigger signs of metabolic disease. Specifically, in some people just one high-calorie shake was enough to make people with metabolic disease worse, while in others, relatively short periods of overeating trigger the beginnings of metabolic disease. This informat ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Severe obesity costs Medicaid $8 billion annually and rising
November 2, 2015 -- Nearly 11 percent or 8 billion of the cost to treat severe obesity was paid for by Medicaid in 2013, ranging from a low of 5 million in Wyoming to 1.3 billion in California. Research led by Y. Claire Wang, ScD, associate professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, predicts these costs will only grow as Medicaid eligibility is extended to more people following the implementation of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Living alone can dent healthy diets
People who live alone are more likely to have unhealthy diets lacking key foods, QUT research has found. The study reported inadequate cooking skills, no partner to go shopping with, the increasing cost of food and a lack of motivation to cook were among the reasons people living alone had different eating practices. Men living alone were more likely to have a poor diet than women. Dr Katherine Hanna and Dr Peter Collins, from QUT s School - Exercise and N ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
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