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It can be a zoo out there in social media land especially if you try to talk politics . You might make what you think is a reasonable point, and all of a sudden people start dog-piling and calling you a Nazi or a Libtard or even a Neo-Marxist Postmodernist. Fun times. What causes all the vitriol In Kids, Would You Please Lower Your Weapons I used the investigations of Bob Altemeyer, Karen Stenner, and Jordan Peterson to argue that a lot of it can be blamed ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 1
How In Tune Are We With the Needs of Our Canine Companions?
A new and comprehensive report from the RSPCA titled How in tune are we with the needs of our canine companions reveals some very interesting and useful data about how we relate to dogs. It can be downloaded here . More than 3000 dog s owners were surveyed about their knowledge of the behavioral and social needs of their dogs and how they felt about dog training and problematic behavior. I learned a lot from this comprehensive report and highly recommend i ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 1
What Does It Mean to be a Gay Man?
So many gay men grow up believing there is something wrong with us because we are different from other supposedly normal males. We expend considerable energy hiding our genuine selves from everyone around us including those who care about us and, too often and most insidiously, from ourselves. We project an image we believe will let us fit in with those whose approval we seek. It s not surprising that a term like straight-acting shows up so often in gay me ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 1
How to Ace the First Date
Another Valentine s Day without a Valentine has come and gone and you are now ready to find the one. You have signed up for online dating , asked your friends and family to hook you up, flirted with eligible singles and you finally have a date scheduled with a person of interest. There s only one problem you don t know what to do on a first date to make a good impression. You tend to get nervous on first dates and leave feeling disappointed. You dread the ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 1
What Does It Mean to Be Wise?
What does it mean to be wise I recently asked an 8-year-old and an 88-year-old from different parts of the world. Their answers were remarkably similar to know a lot . For many of us, an image of a wise person is a white-haired, advice-dispensing sage with a serene smile and an unhurried gait. But there is more to wisdom than theoretical knowledge and decades of life experience. And there is more than one way of being wise. Winston Churchill, for instance, ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 1
How Can You Experience Touch With an Artificial Hand?
When we experience the feeling of touch the touch of your clothes against your body, for example, or the cold floor under your feet we experience this sensation as something happening to our body. Because these sensations feel so connected with particular body parts, it s easy to think our sense of touch is completely dependent on the body. Seemingly flying in the face of this idea, however, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have re ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 1
Mothers need better safe infant feeding support post-disaster, UGA study finds
Athens, Ga. - In the wake of a natural disaster, displaced families face a number of hardships that may lead to poor health and nutrition. In these conditions, babies and mothers are particularly vulnerable, but their unique feeding needs are often overlooked in disaster relief efforts. A new study from the University of Georgia highlights the need for humanitarian aid groups to be trained in safe infant and young child feeding protocols, following the 201 ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
New report examines Social Security's process for determining disability in ad...
WASHINGTON -- A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines to what extent and in which ways health care utilization -- such as in-patient hospitalizations, emergency department use, and hospital readmission -- reflects disease severity, disability, and ability to perform gainful activity. The committee that conducted the study was unable to find an association between health care utilization and disease severity ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
No link between current or previous marijuana use and kidney disease, say rese...
Philadelphia, March 1, 2018 - Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with an increasing trend of use among middle-aged and older individuals. However, potential health effects of marijuana use in the general population have not been extensively studied, and little is known about potential effects on kidney function. According to a new cross-sectional study of adults aged 18-59 in the US, there is no association between curre ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Yellow fever virus is detected in urine and semen almost a month after infection
The presence of yellow fever virus in urine and semen samples from a patient who survived the disease was detected almost a month after the patient was infected, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of S 227 o Paulo s Biomedical Science Institute ICB-USP in Brazil in collaboration with colleagues at Butantan Institute, Em 237 lio Ribas Infectology Institute, and Pontifical Catholic University of S 227 o Paulo PUC-SP . The discove ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
New in the Hastings Center Report: January-February 2018
Can Rationing through Inconvenience Be Ethical Nir Eyal, Paul L. Romain, and Christopher Robertson Rationing through inconvenience refers to burdensome arrangements such as application forms, waiting periods, and other red tape that are intended to steer clinicians and patients to limit the use of health care resources. This strategy has been roundly but uncritically condemned, the authors write. But they argue that under some conditions it may be ethical, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Patients with head injuries do better when treated by trauma centers, even if ...
PHILADELPHIA -- Patients who sustain severe head injuries tend to have better outcomes if they are taken to a designated trauma center, but 44 percent of them are first taken to hospitals without these specialized care capabilities, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that patients under 65 were significantly more likely to fare well -- going h ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
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