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Behavioral Strategies More Effective Than Persuasion in Promoting Vaccination
Faced with outbreaks of influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and policymakers around the world often want to know how to persuade people to get their vaccinations. But a comprehensive review of the scientific findings from research on vaccination behavior shows that the most effective interventions focus directly on shaping patients and parents behavior instead of trying to change their minds. A common ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Apr 5
What It's Like To Lose A Patient To Suicide As A Mental Health Professional
The day after I learned of Luna s death, my emotions slid and then split sharply into opposing camps. I was struck with both the urge to talk about Luna with my colleagues obsessively, indiscriminately and the pressure to mute my sadness for the sake of preserving what I had hoped was a reputation for resiliency. The memory of my last visit with her when she had smiled with teeth and held out her left palm for me to high-five played like a slideshow on inf ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Apr 5
Indiana's Anti-Choice Law Stigmatizes Abortion And Mental Illness
Last week, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act 340 , an anti-abortion law requiring physicians to report to the state any physical complications with the procedure, like uterine perforation, infection or blood clots. It also requires doctors to report any psychological or emotional issues that are at all connected to the abortion. The 26 possible abortion complications listed include psychological or emotional complications including d ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Apr 5
Calling Trans Kids By Their Chosen Name Lowers Risk Of Depression, Suicide
The risk of depression and suicide for transgender youths drops dramatically when they re allowed to use their chosen name, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin asked 129 transgender young people ages 15 to 21 whether they were able to use their chosen name at work, school, home and with friends for a study published in the Journal for Adolescent Health. The subjects were from various ethnic backgrounds, and were located in t ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Apr 5
Mental disorder rates differ by immigration status and ethnicity of American a...
Immigrant youth from specific racial-ethnic groups in the USA tend to have lower rates of certain mental disorders compared to their non-immigrant peers, reports a study published in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry JAACAP . The study was conducted by a team of epidemiologists from the National Institute of Mental Health NIMH , part of the National Institutes of Health in the US and the Offord C ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
New study examines prescribing antipsychotic medication for children with autism
A new study by Swansea University has suggested that children with intellectual difficulty or autism are more likely to be given antipsychotic medication from a younger age than those without intellectual disability and have higher rates of hospitalisation for depression and for injury and also are at risk of other medical side effects. Antipsychotic medication can be prescribed for young people with serious mental conditions such as schizophrenia. Some an ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
In promoting vaccination, behavioral strategies more effective than persuasion
Faced with outbreaks of influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and policymakers around the world often want to know how to persuade people to get their vaccinations. But a comprehensive review of the scientific findings from research on vaccination behavior shows that the most effective interventions focus directly on shaping patients and parents behavior instead of trying to change their minds. A common ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Dance aids healthier aging
Queensland Ballet and QUT today released the results of a joint project examining the health and wellbeing benefits of ballet for older Australians. The three-month project, incorporating 10 Ballet for Seniors classes, found participants experienced higher energy levels, greater flexibility, improved posture, and an enhanced sense of achievement. They also felt happier and enjoyed a sense of community and friendship. Due to its strong commitment to arts an ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Patients with Medicaid have limited access to physical therapy in Massachusetts
BOSTON - Patients with Medicaid in Massachusetts have limited access to reimbursable physical therapy PT after anterior cruciate ligament ACL reconstruction surgery, according to a new study. Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that only slightly more than half of PT clinics in the metropolitan Boston area accept Medicaid, and patients with Medicaid insurance have to wait longer for their initial PT appointments compared to those with private insura ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Tracking Aedes mosquito invasions in Panama
According to new research in the journal PLOS ONE by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute STRI and Panama s government research institute, INDICASAT, mosquitoes in the genus Aedes , which carry a group of dangerous viruses causing yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika, invaded the crossroads of the Americas multiple times, by land and by sea. With increasing globalization, human movement and connectivity, the capacity for human-associated ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Hockey victories may increase heart attack risk in Canadian men
Philadelphia, March 29, 2018 - The thrill of a hockey victory may put younger men at an increased risk for heart attack. A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology found an increase in hospital admissions for men under 55 presenting with symptoms of ST-elevation myocardial infarction STEMI or heart attack the day after a Montreal Canadiens win. There was little evidence within the general population of a relationship between watching hocke ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
The microenvironment of diabetic retinopathy supports lymphatic neovasculariza...
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is a major sight-threatening diabetic complication. Nearly all patients with type I diabetes and over 60 of patients with type II diabetes develop retinopathy after 20 years of diabetes, despite metabolic control. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy comes into existence through the process of pathological angiogenesis, when endothelial cells of the retinal vasculature invade their surroundings and project into the vitreous ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
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