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Why does mental illness arise? Clues found in the visual brain
The quality of communication between the parts the brain that process and make sense of vision could be vital for mental health.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 14
People can’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study ...
Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America 8217 s polio epidemic in the 1950s. And yet many people are reluctant to get their shots or vaccinate their children. A study published Wednesday concludes that using education campaigns, and simply trying to persuade people to get the shots, is far less effective than using indirect behavioral nudges. The reason most people don 8217 t get vaccinations for themselves or t ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
Even minor stress can impact long-term health, study warns
That exposure to stress is a risk factor for many health problems, such as cardiovascular issues , anxiety and depression , and chronic pain , is a familiar idea. Yet we may think that it 8217 s only certain kinds of major stressors such as getting fired, going through a breakup, or undergoing surgery that significantly impact our lives. But, recent research explains that even small stressors can harm our long-term health if we hold on to how they make us ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
The New Retirement: Near the Kids
8212 Ms. Ryerson said that the health effects of prolonged isolation have been found to be the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to a study in Perspectives on Psychological Science . A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America also found that social isolation and loneliness are associated with higher risk of mortality in adults 52 and older. Read the whole story The New York Times News g ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
Facebook announces new dating feature because romance isn’t dead
Facebook will soon include a dating feature among its services, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the company s F8 Developer Conference in San Jose, California on Tuesday. The feature will sling Facebook into a domain in which it has long played a behind-the-scenes role but never entered directly. These days, many digital matchmaking services like Tinder require users to sign up for the app through their Facebook accounts. In this way, Facebook 8217 s pivot ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
Birth Control Probably Doesn’t Change Who You’re Attracted to, Study Finds
A commonly touted theory about how women s attraction to men works might be all wrong, suggests a new paper published this week in Psychological Science . Prior, small experiments have found that birth control pills and ovulation could change a woman s sexual preferences. Now, a large new study has found that women s preferences for men s faces are reliably stable, regardless of whether they re taking birth control pills or whether they re ovulating. Some ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
Social science research makes surprise appearance in rollout of Melania Trumpâ...
Social science research got a shoutout this week when U.S. first lady Melania Trump unveiled Be Best, her signature initiative on children s health. Coming from an administration that has often denigrated the value of such research, that s good news. And although the scientists welcome the high-level attention, they note that the study the White House cited doesn t really address a major thrust of the initiative. They also are in the dark about how they ap ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 14
Little 'Quit-Smoking' Help at U.S. Mental Health Centers
Many mental health and addiction treatment centers in the United States don t help patients quit smoking, a new government study finds. People with mental illness and or drug or alcohol addiction are far more likely than others to smoke cigarettes. And they are more likely to die from a smoking-related illness than from a behavioral health condition, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Substance Abu ...
Healthday - Mon. May 14
14 Things You Can Do Every Day To Protect Your Mental Health As You Age
Aging brings you face to face with the loss of loved ones, children leaving the nest and physical changes such as reduced energy levels. These types of events can give rise to negative emotions such as sadness, anxiety, loneliness and lowered self-esteem, according to the American Psychological Association . Growing older can also come with a slew of positive changes like the opportunity to travel, more time to spend with grandchildren and the chance to ta ...
Huffington Post - Mon. May 14
Analysis: Economy Puts Farmers At Greater Risk Of Suicide
By Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer As we look toward the beginning of planting season for most of the country, the factors that determine the price they will receive in the coming crop marketing year are not under the control of individual farmers. An extremely hard freeze in the Ukraine, a drought in South America, or crop production problems in the U.S. any one of these three or others could result in higher than expected crop prices for farmers in ...
Huffington Post - Mon. May 14
Frightened Rabbit Singer Scott Hutchison Dead At 36
Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison has died at age 36. Police in Scotland found the singer s body at Port Edgar in South Queensferry on Thursday night, according to multiple outlets , a day after he was reported missing. He was last seen exiting the Dakota Hotel in the area on CCTV footage early Wednesday. Authorities didn t release the cause of death. Hutchison s representatives didn t immediately reply to HuffPost s request for comment. His famil ...
Huffington Post - Mon. May 14
Screening for impaired vision in older adults: New Canadian guideline
A new Canadian guideline for impaired vision in older adults recommends against primary care screening of older adults not reporting concerns about their vision. The guideline, published in English and French in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care CTFPHC , is aimed at primary care practitioners. Visual impairment describes less than 20 40 vision, which usually cannot be corrected with glasses, cont ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
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