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Doesn't Bullying Make You Crazy?
Having had many pet cats, I understand what effective predators they can be. The number of dead mice and birds they have returned over the years is certainly substantial, and the number they didn t bring back is probably much higher. If you happen to be a mouse living in an area with lots of cats, your life is probably pretty stressful. You re going to be facing a substantial adaptive challenge when it comes to avoiding detection by these predators and esc ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 26
Guns Versus American Exceptionalism
An important contradiction within America s gun debate has been overlooked Is America uniquely great or uniquely flawed Many people who argue for strict gun control regulations cite the high number and easy availability of guns as the key reasons for the high rates of gun homicides and mass shootings compared with other developed countries. This position may be summed up as Too many guns is the primary reason for so much gun violence . Many who oppose stri ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 26
Quitting the Blame Game
If you love games, we definitely have something in common. Clue My all-time favorite. Monopoly Bring it. Uno When and where But you and I both know that not all games are equal. Amidst the amusing ones, some others can be uninteresting or even awkward. And in my work with couples, I have a front-row seat to one of the most painful games of all The blame game.
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 26
Crybaby Parenting
Our children are not made ready for the rejection, disapproval and humiliation that they will occasionally or often and inevitably experience in everyday life. Being emotionally unprepared, they turn to passivity, avoidance and underachievement to minimise their exposure and pain. Crybaby parenting is raising successive generations of kids who take the easy way out to avoid the pain of criticism and failure. The easy way out is by not trying, by readily gi ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 26
Self-Compassion Counterbalances Maladaptive Perfectionism
Perfectionism is on the rise and appears to be taking a psychological toll. A recent study found that every generation of young adults since the late 1980s is more prone to perfectionism than the generation before. These findings are based on a meta-analysis of three decades worth of data on perfectionism among college-age students and were published in the journal Psychological Bulletin . For this study, co-authors Thomas Curran and Andrew Hill used the M ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 26
Three Questions to Ask Before Posting that Selfie
Social media use can have both positive and negative effects on mental health . Research links use of Facebook , Instagram, and similar platforms to depression, loneliness and sleep disruptions . But social media use can also encourage participation in political and civic life, as well as help build social connections with others. There are two clear lessons we can take from research on social media and psychological well-being. First, if your social media ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 26
'Is there a doctor on board?' A guide to managing in-flight medical emergencies
A new article in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal practical tips for physicians on airplanes who may step in to help in a medical emergency. Hearing the call go out for a doctor onboard at 36 000 feet can be anxiety-provoking for any physician, says Dr. Alun Ackery, an emergency physician at St. Michael s Hospital and the University of Toronto. If the health professional offers their expertise, they may have to manage an unfamiliar clinical scenar ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Demographics can help identify migrants to Canada at high risk of TB
Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis TB , according to new research in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Screening latent TB infection based on demographic factors at the time of immigration is a necessary first step toward eliminating TB in migrants to Canada, says Dr. James Johnston of the University of British Columbia and the BC Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver, BC. T ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
New research highlights ineffectiveness of 'wonder drug' for alcohol use disor...
A new study, published in the Addiction journal, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool highlights the ineffectiveness of a specific drug treatment for alcohol use disorders. Baclofen is a medication which has been used since the 1970s as an anti-spasticity treatment. More recently it has been used as a treatment for alcohol use disorders. Baclofen has a key advantage compared with currently licensed medications it is excreted largely th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Exposure to common THM levels in drinking water not associated with breast can...
Exposure to trihalomethanes THMs in residential water is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This is the main conclusion of a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health ISGlobal , a centre supported by the la Caixa Banking Foundation. Long-term exposure to THMs--a byproduct of chemical disinfection of drinking water--has long been associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, but the evidence linking these compounds t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
New method extracts information on psychiatric symptoms from electronic health...
Philadelphia, February 26, 2018 - Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have developed a new method to extract valuable symptom information from doctors notes, allowing them to capture the complexity of psychiatric disorders that is missed by traditional sources of clinical data. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry , was led by co-senior authors Tianxi Cai, Sc.D., and Roy H. Perlis, M.D. A second study published ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Health staff 'too stressed' to deal with disasters
Increasing stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as flooding or an earthquake, according to new research published in the journal Procedia Engineering . The research, led by Anglia Ruskin University, examined studies from across the world. It found that the capacity of clinical and non-clinical staff in hospitals and clinics to deal with incidents such as fl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
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