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How Reciprocity Can Magnify Inequality
People tend to reciprocate others actions in ways that increase disparities in wealth, according to findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . People typically want to treat others fairly, repaying kindness with kindness. Yet, we find that people reciprocate a little more with wealthy individuals, even when those wealthy individuals display equivalent generosity to less wealthy ones, explains psyc ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Mar 29
Childhood Friendships May Have Some Health Benefits in Adulthood
Time spent with friends in childhood is associated with physical health in adulthood, according to data from a multi-decade study of men. The findings , published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , show that boys who spent more time with friends as children tended to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men in their early 30s. These findings suggest that our early social lives may have a small protecti ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Mar 29
11 Little Ways To Support Someone With High-Functioning Depression
When you think of someone living with depression, you might picture someone at home, curled up in bed and unable to leave. However, not everyone with the condition fits that mold. People with high-functioning depression, a subtype of the disorder, are able to meet goals and keep up with their daily routine, and they seem to enjoy success in life, explained Charlene Sanuade, a clinical therapist at CS Counseling and Therapy . In other words, the condition c ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 29
It Matters That This Pro Athlete Is Open About His Eating Disorder
Mike Marjama didn t think his behavior was alarming until he ended up on a stretcher in the emergency room. The Seattle Mariners catcher was a junior in high school when he was admitted to a week-long inpatient program for an eating disorder. For several years, he had been going through cycles of drastically cutting his food intake, overexercising, and binging and purging. He finally got help after he dropped a severe amount of weight around 14 pounds, he ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 29
Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds
Two new studies report an increased risk of psychosis among smokers of not only marijuana, but tobacco, too.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 29
Global burden of low back pain -- a consequence of negligence and misinformation
A series of groundbreaking papers from Australian and international researchers in The Lancet , published today 22 3 warns that low back pain is a major health burden globally - across developed and developing nations - and that the current use of X-rays and scans, opioids, injections and surgery to investigate and treat the condition is useless, unnecessary and harmful. Low back pain is the leading cause of disability globally - with more than 540 million ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Mumps resurgence likely due to waning vaccine-derived immunity
Key takeaways Immunity against mumps virus wanes over time after individuals receive the mumps vaccine A change to the current recommendation for children to receive mumps vaccine doses at ages 12-15 months and 4-6 years may be helpful to contain or prevent mumps in the future Boston, MA - A resurgence of mumps in the U.S. among vaccinated young adults appears to be due to waning of vaccine-induced immunity, according to a new analysis from Harvard T.H. Ch ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Neglect common in English care homes
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread. For the study, published today in PLOS ONE , care home staff were asked anonymously about positive and negative behaviours they had done or had witnessed colleagues doing. Dr Claudia Cooper UCL Psychiatry , the study s lead author, said We found low rates of verbal and physical abuse the abusive behaviours reported were largel ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Researchers link dietary supplement DHA to higher fat-free body mass in children
LAWRENCE -- University of Kansas researchers have reported that pregnant women who consumed a supplement of DHA docosahexaenoic acid , a nutrient added to U.S. infant formulas since 2002, tend to have children with higher fat-free body mass at 5 years old. The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease relates to effects of maternal and early life programming on later health. The findings of the experimental study, presented in the most recent issue of th ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Medical expansion has improved health -- with one exception
COLUMBUS, Ohio - While Americans debate the rising cost of health care, a new study of 30 countries over 27 years found that medical expansion has improved overall health - with one major exception. Researchers found that increased spending on health care and increases in specialized care were both associated with longer life expectancy and less mortality in the countries studied. But pharmaceutical industry expansion was linked to negative health effects. ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Few young patients with severe obesity undergo weight loss surgery
CHICAGO--Among U.S. teenagers and young adults with severe obesity, a new study finds that only a small percentage undergo weight loss surgery, even though it is broadly considered the most effective long-term weight loss therapy. The study results, from high-volume surgical centers across five states, will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society s 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents and young a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
Weight loss after stomach-narrowing surgery eases chronic knee pain
A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain. The pain, say the study leaders at NYU School of Medicine, proceeds from the deterioration and related inflammation in knee joints caused in part by the extra weight they bear. And while the pain relief seen with lap-band surgery applied to all patients with oste ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
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