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Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for older adults
Older adults who have little face-to-face contact with family and friends are at almost twice the risk of developing depression, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society .
Medical News Today - Thu. Oct 8
Bariatric surgery can increase likelihood of self-harm, suicide
Mental health problems are prevalent in morbidly obese patients and those undergoing bariatric surgery. A recent study, published in JAMA Surgery , finds that the risk for self-harm emergencies increased after surgery.
Medical News Today - Thu. Oct 8
The Scary Truth About Procrastination
Many of my esteemed colleagues write about procrastination and most of these informative articles suggest creative ways to maximize human potential. All sorts of remedies are suggested to curtail the deferral of tasks such as overcoming a compelling need to reject authority , demonstrating more discipline , or coming to grips with your personal perception of time . Thankfully, these practical approaches are highly effective to eliminate the symptoms of pos ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 8
Movies in Mind: Our Addiction to the Screen
Why are movies so compelling Why did I spend the weekend binge watching an entire season of a TV drama Fortunately for me, I can prevent myself from getting hooked on many such programs. Yet our addiction to the screen can be so seductive that it requires daily fixes. Over the past 100 years, filmmakers have discovered clever ways of capturing our attention and moving us through a dramatic plot. From a psychological standpoint, if we could uncover the attr ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 8
Why We Love to Be Scared
As a chill enters the air and as everything that can be made pumpkin is made pumpkin, our attention turns to spider webs, jack-o-lanters, and the macabre. The scary season is upon us and before we know it, we long to walk down fog filled paths with dimly lit candles and dry rustling leaves. We decorate our houses, dress up ourselves, our kids, and our pets , and go out looking for the best-haunted house, corn maze, or scary movie. Even those with little to ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 8
Study: Fracking industry wells associated with premature birth
Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The findings, published online last week in the journal Epidemiology , shed light on some of the possible adverse health outcomes associated with the fracking industry, which has been booming ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 8
Study sheds light on protecting transgender individuals from suicide
The likelihood of a transgender person attempting suicide is very high, often because of the prejudice, transphobia and other stressors he or she may experience. A new study examined factors that may protect transgender adults from attempting suicide. Its conclusions also inform medical and mental health professionals who work with transgender clients. Identifying factors that protect transgender people from suicide is critical, said Nathan Grant Smith, as ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 8
Everyone has their own daily rhythm of digital activity, shows study
Over the past decade, there has been a surge of scientific studies on the digital activity of people, such as making mobile calls, texting, e-mailing, and posting on social media. Because nearly all human behavior leaves a digital footprint, scientists can use such digital activity as a proxy to track human activity in general, for example to study differences between cultures or communities in sleep patterns, work schedules, and leisure activities. In a n ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 8
Poor infant sleep may predict problematic toddler behavior
Temper tantrums and misbehavior, restlessness and inattention are the trappings of the typical toddler. But they may also be signs of developmental delays or disorders. Are infant sleep irregularities red flags for later developmental difficulties A study recently published in Developmental Neuropsychology finds a definite link between poor infant sleep and compromised attention and behavior at the toddler stage. The research discovered that one-year-olds ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 8
Study ties restless legs syndrome to heart, kidney problems
Imagine trying to lie down and rest but feeling an uncontrollable urge to keep moving your legs. That, in a nutshell, is the ongoing ordeal facing people with restless legs syndrome. Considered a neurological, sleep, or movement disorder, RLS affects up to 1 in 10 people in the U.S. For those coping with a more severe form of RLS, countless sleepless nights--during which they may toss and turn constantly, or get up and pace the floor--can shatter quality o ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 8
Popular crime shows may help reduce sexual assault
PULLMAN, Wash. - A new study reveals viewers of Law and Order have a better grasp of sexual consent than viewers of other crime dramas such as CSI or NCIS, suggesting that individuals who watch programs in which sexual predators are punished may avoid sexual predatory behavior in real life. Published in the recent issue of the Journal of Health Communication , the study by The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University shows a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 8
Sex change hormonal treatments alter brain chemistry
Philadelphia, PA, October 8, 2015 - Hormonal treatments administered as part of the procedures for sex reassignment have well-known and well-documented effects on the secondary sexual characteristics of the adult body, shifting a recipient s physical appearance to that of the opposite sex. New research published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry indicates that these hormonal treatments also alter brain chemistry. Researchers at the Medical Univ ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 8
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