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Opioid use increases risk of serious infections
Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don t use opioids. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center study, released today by the Annals of Internal Medicine , found that people who use opioids have a 1.62 times higher risk of invasive pneumococcal diseases. Invasive pneumococcal diseases are serious infections caused by the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Predictors for infidelity and divorce highlighted in new research
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As Valentine s Day approaches, it s reassuring to know many of us are equipped with the basic psychological instincts to have a successful intimate relationship that lasts. New research from Florida State University highlights ways to keep love and also identifies clear predictors for failed relationships. In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology today, FSU psychology researchers Jim McNulty, Andrea Melt ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Hip-hop music influencing more African-Americans to try 'Molly'
TAMPA, Fla. February 12, 2018 - More rap artists are talking about molly, which is the powder or crystal form of ecstasy, and that s having a big impact on Black listeners. Molly is a synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogenic. While research has shown messages in hip-hop music can influence the use of marijuana and alcohol, no research has looked specifically at whether hip-hop is actually influencing some to try molly. In a study publishe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Opioid use increases risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections
Below please find summaries of new articles that will be published in the next issue of Annals of Internal Medicine . For an embargoed PDF, please contact Angela Collom at acollom acponline.org or 215-351-2653. The summaries are not intended to substitute for the full articles as a source of information. ------------------------------------------------- 1. Opioid use increases risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections Abstract http annals. org aim ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Oregon woman first human infected with eye worms once only seen in cattle
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. February 12, 2018 --North Americans may be more vulnerable than previously thought to irritating and potentially dangerous infections with two different types of tiny but tenacious eye worms, according to two studies published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene . In one study, scientists from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC reported the case of an Oregon woman who represent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
What is catastrophizing? 6 ways to stop catastrophic thinking
Catastrophizing is a way of thinking called a cognitive distortion. A person who catastrophizes usually sees an unfavorable outcome to an event and then decides that if this outcome does happen, the results will be a disaster.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 12
Wooing with Song and Mating for Life
For two individuals to fall in love , they must communicate. Love begins in the eyes and ears. We fall in love through communication, says neuroscientist Sarah Woolley of Columbia University s Zuckerman Institute. Woolley doesn t actually study love among humans, but she studies a distant relative the song of the zebra finch. These Australian finches make a good model for investigating what goes on in the brain during vocal learning. Just as humans have to ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
Could You Be Addicted to Technology?
Maybe I m overusing technology Maybe you are. How exactly would you know The digital police aren t going to flag you when you ve met your technology threshold. On the other hand, constant use has become normalized. The toddler tinkering with a tablet, the teen locked away in their room tied to their computer, and to the adult buried in their phone at a social engagement are just a few examples of ordinary use. In our present day, the increase in popularity ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
"Asmita": An Eastern Perspective on Narcissism
Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification arising from a sense of vanity and overestimation of one s self-value. Narcissism is the term used in psychodynamic psychology to characterize personality styles that are egocentric, lack perspective-taking, and have impaired empathy and high levels of envy. The term originated from Greek mythology, where the figure of Narcissus fell in love with his image reflected in a pool of water. Sigmund Freud s classic essa ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
The Problem of Self-centeredness and the Paradox of Religion
I started this blog Toward a Less Egoic World to focus on two central themes first, that many of the personal and social problems that plague human life are rooted in people s pervasive tendency to be excessively self-centered and, second, that we can minimize many of these problems by promoting a less egoic world. This is, of course, not a novel insight people have been discussing the problem of self-preoccupation at least since the beginnings of recorded ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
Self-Reinvention
All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them. We need to be taught these skills we need guides to show us how. If we don t, our lives get made up for us by other people. Ursula K. Le Guin
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
Doctoring Doctors
Last summer, I was at a friend s house for dinner and started to feel cold. Those friends always overdo the air conditioning, so I put on a sweater. But the cold settled in to a chill that wouldn t go away. By the time I got home I was staggering it was like I d been hit by a truck. My fever rose, hitting 103. And as the days dragged on and the fever persisted, I started to feel like I might never get better. I tried to get up and do some work, but ended u ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
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