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Mexico well ahead of US in LGBT rights
Caroline Beer has spent her career researching comparative data between Latin American countries and the United States that often debunks false stereotypes. Her latest study showing Mexico as more progressive than the U.S. when it comes to LGBT rights, especially in the recognition of same-sex relationships, is no exception. The study in the journal State Politics and Policy Quarterly measures the effects of religion, LGBT organizations and left-leaning go ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Can antidepressants really help to treat depression?
Recently, there has been one major health issue dominating the mainstream media antidepressants. More specifically, do they actually work
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 12
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Resistant Depression
By Brain amp Behavior Research Foundation Staff Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation rTMS , a therapy in which electromagnetic fields are pulsed through a coil placed on the scalp, can produce antidepressant effects in individuals who are resistant to or unable to tolerate standard antidepressant drugs . Now, a new study published in the journal Brain Stimulation suggests that a new means of delivering rTMS, a two-coil array, can be safely used and ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
What is the Difference between a Good Leader and a Bad One?
All members of organizations face decisions about how to allocate time and energy. This is true at all levels within a group hierarchy. Executives make choices about long-term organizational plans, managers must select appropriate projects for different units, and team members make decisions about how to schedule daily activities to best meet deadlines. What are some people doing so well that they get rewarded with leadership positions The ones who rise to ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Framing the 2018 Elections: #TrustBlackWomen
The 2018 primary season has begun in the U.S. with a record number of women running for office, particularly Democratic women. More women are running for the U.S. House of Representatives than at any point in U.S. history . An unprecedented number of women of color are setting their sights on national and state office. Eyes are on African American women in particular. Given the underrepresentation of people of color and women in elected office, the presenc ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Do Parental Hands Sculpt Children's Brains?
Touch is ten times stronger than verbal or emotional contact, and it affects damn near everything we do. Ashley Montagu Not long ago, a team led by Annett Schirmer at the Max Planck Institute in Germany recruited nearly fifty five-year-olds and their mothers to participate in an experiment. First, they asked every mother-child duo to play together with some blocks as they would at home while Schirmer and her team watched. The mothers did not know it, but t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Why it is Hard to Give Away Things We Own?
My mother came to my house with a bag of my grandmother s possessions. Given my New Year s intention to let go of things, the bag of clothing represented an unwanted reversal of my simplifying life project. The clothes, her doll collection, the many doilies, were all things I do not need to lead a complete and fulfilling life. Still, I experienced a strong emotional pull to keep these things because they connected me to my grandma. Even before those bags a ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Low Cholesterol and Suicide (Again)
The human brain needs a lot of cholesterol to wrap around nerves, to serve as components of cell membranes, and to aid in communication between neurons. While cardiologists have been racing to lower serum cholesterol more and more and drug companies keep coming up with fancy new cholesterol-lowering drugs , the importance of cholesterol in the brain relative to cholesterol and heart health has been mostly ignored. It was felt that lowering serum cholestero ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 12
Could living at high altitude increase suicide risk? Evidence suggests possibl...
March 9, 2018 - High-altitude areas--particularly the US intermountain states--have increased rates of suicide and depression , suggests a review of research evidence in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The increased suicide rates might be explained by blood oxygen levels due to low atmospheric pressure, according to the article by Brent Michael Kious, MD, PhD, of University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and collea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
One in 10 stroke survivors need more help with taking medication, study finds
Over a half of stroke patients require a degree of help with taking medicine and a sizeable minority say they do not receive as much assistance as they need, according a study published today in the journal BMJ Open . According to the Stroke Associations, as many as four in ten people who have had a stroke, go on to have another one within ten years. As a second stroke carries a greater risk of disability and death than first time strokes, it is important ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Patients in primary care networks had fewer visits to ED, shorter stays
Patients receiving care from physicians in primary care networks were less likely to visit emergency departments, according to a new study in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . The study looked at data on all adults who visited 30 primary care networks in Alberta, Canada, between 2008 and 2009. There were more than 1.5 million patients who received community care from a physician in a primary care network 1709 physicians and 30 primary care networ ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Dengue fever linked to increased risk of stroke
A new study has found that people with dengue fever have a higher risk of stroke, especially in the first 2 months following infection. The study is published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Clinicians in dengue-endemic areas should be aware of this association, especially for patients with dengue who have neurologic deficits or for patients with stroke who have unexplained fever, writes Dr. Chia-Hung Kao, Department of Nuclear Medicine and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
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