|Biological fat with a sugar attached essential to maintaining brain's supply of stem cells
||Fat and sugar aren't usually considered healthy staples, but scientists have found that a biological fat with a sugar attached is essential for maintaining the brain's store of stem cells.
|Migraine linked to defective 'insulation' around nerve fibers, suggests study
||A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports a new study. The findings help to explain why a plastic surgery procedure provides effective pain relief for migraine patients -- and may provide useful clues for developing new approaches to migraine treatment.
|Panic and the Media: Unraveling the Worry
||A Manhattan doctor went bowling in my neighborhood recently and was diagnosed with Ebola the next day. It seems to be the only thing you see on the news anymore and it has people across the country truly frightened. I got married in early October and my aunt, who’s from...
|Diet Tip: The Unexpected Effect of Comfort Food on Bad Moods
81% of people believed comfort foods improve a low mood, but are they correct?
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|Why Do Men Sexually Assault Women?
||More often than not, sexual violence against women is an expression—rather than a violation—of deep themes within the American social consciousness.
|How to Be Important
||Recently, I happened across a post on marine ecologist and author Carl Safina’s website called “How to Be Important After Graduation (Anytime Really).” I wish I could remember anything – even a single word – our commencement speaker shared the day I graduated. If any of the words had been these...
|Do Extra Strength Medications XL Really Work?
||Medication Manager Life Coach: GO-GO-GO LIFT! LIFT! 1-2-3, LIFT!!!! Medication Manager Life Coach: You CALL that EXTRA Strength! Caption: Look How Far the Ordinary Medication goes to get the XL Label My 9 Favorite Over-Medicated Cartoons | Over-Medicated Cartoon 2| Over-Medicated Cartoon 3| Over-Medicated Cartoon 4| Over-Medicated Cartoon 5| Over-Medicated Cartoon 6|...
|The Art of Relationship Marketing for Therapists
||Therapists are by nature relationship experts. With the right tools, we shine in marketing our private practices through relationships. I am a firm believer that personal referrals and word of mouth are truly strong referrals that have great “stick.” If a friend of mine raves about a service, I am going...
|Resilience training shows promise in preventing burnout among ICU nurses
||A multifaceted approach to teaching coping mechanisms may help critical care nurses better handle their stressful work environment, according to a study.
|Shift work may dull your brain
||Scientists warn that working antisocial hours can prematurely age
the brain and dull intellectual ability.
|Moms may favor girls when talking to infants
||Researchers found that moms interacted vocally more with infant daughters rather than sons both at birth and at one month.
|Important reasons to start making time for silence, rest and solitude
||During silence, the mind is best able to cultivate a form of mindful intention that later motivates us to take action.
|Brain training may help calm the storms of schizophrenia
||Researchers want to help people with schizophrenia simply think
|Dealing with Betrayal without Betraying Ourselves
||Betrayal is one of the most painful human experiences. We suddenly discover that what we thought was true is not true. When a person we’ve trusted suddenly undermines trust, our world is turned upside down. Trusting a person means feeling safe with them. We trust that they respect us, care...
|Snowed Under With ADHD
||It’s November here in Canada, and for many of us that means snow coming. Some of us already have it, those farther north, this is a big country. The thing that is upseting to me about snow, is not the thing that upsets the vast majority of people who are...
|What Is An Intelligent Personality?
||Some theorists argue that intelligence and socially desirable personality traits naturally go together. However, lay people associate intelligence with a mix of desirable and undesirable personality traits, such as disagreeableness. The relationship between personality and intelligence may be more complicated than is suggested by grand unitary theories.
|Mindfulness Practice Without Meditation
||Are you one of the many people who received training in vipassana, Zen, or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction but found you just couldn’t seem to stick with a daily sitting meditation practice? The most common reason I have heard for this is, “My mind just keeps wandering all over the place.”...
|How suicide prevention app alerts you to signs of distress on Twitter
||For more or less any topic we can think of, social media has great potential for both good and harm. One example is suicidal distress. It is increasingly common for people to express despairing and suicidal thoughts on social media sites. On the one hand this is to be welcomed, as more public expression of [...]The post How suicide prevention app alerts you to signs of distress on Twitter appeared first on PsyPost.
|Breakdown in gut barriers to bacteria may promote inflammation and craving in alcoholics
||Bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract fulfill many vital functions and are critical for digestion. Yet, these same bacteria can induce strong inflammatory responses by the immune system if they penetrate the gut and enter the bloodstream. Although acute inflammation is a natural response to protect the body, chronic or systemic inflammation is linked to numerous [...]The post Breakdown in gut barriers to bacteria may promote inflammation and craving in alcoholics appeared first on PsyPost.
|Scientists examine the evolution of competitiveness
||Virtually all organisms in the living world compete with members of their own species. However, individuals differ strongly in how much they invest into their competitive ability. Some individuals are highly competitive and eager to get access to high-quality resources, while others seem to avoid competition, instead making prudent use of the lower-quality resources that [...]The post Scientists examine the evolution of competitiveness appeared first on PsyPost.