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The Personality Trait Linked To Weight Loss

People with this trait find it easier to lose weight. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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'A legal form of abuse': Conversion therapy still lurks in the shadows

For months, someone was trying to change Andy Taylor's sexuality. He just didn't know it.
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10 Minutes To Let Your Mind Wander

So I saw this pin on pinterest, and I thought it would be interesting to try here. Two things that you’ve never done, but would love to try: Throwing ceramics on a wheel. Hot yoga. One thing that might scare others, but does not scare you is: Public speaking / speaking in front of a … Continue reading 10 Minutes To Let Your Mind Wander
Tags: Health, Infertility, Navel gazing


Many parents still try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for children

Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay inside. Despite little or no evidence suggesting these types of methods actually help people avoid catching or preventing a cold, more than half of parents have tried them with their kids, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan.
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High fat reduces efficiency of the immune system to fight infectious disease

APC Microbiome Ireland scientists based at University College Cork have shown for the first time that a high fat "western" diet reduces the efficiency of the immune system to fight infectious disease particularly in the gut, and to infection with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.
Tags: Health, Ireland, APC, University College Cork


Quick clot combat gauze expiration?

I have the understanding that Quick clot combat gauze has an expiration date. Does anybody know how effective the hemostatic agent is past expiration or what exactly "expires" if its not that. I see it for a heavily discounted price on ebay for the expired stuff and they claim it is still effective. What say you?
Tags: Health, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid


What's in your IFAK/AFAK?

Just as an intro... I had a "traditional" first aid kit (I think I got it from Sportsmans or Cabelas or something) and realized that, while it looked cool and nifty, in this yellow belt loop bag, was mainly a box of 3rd rate chinese specials, with no substance. So I started to do a little research, and found that there were much better alternatives on the market - ones that would actually deal with major, life threatening stuff (and STILL have room for bandaids and neosporin). The one I set...
Tags: Health, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid


Delaying bath for newborn babies increases breastfeeding rates, finds study

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland Clinic study found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12 or more hours after birth increased the rate of breastfeeding exclusivity during the newborn hospital stay.
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Coeur Wallis equips the canton of Valais with 260 SCHILLER defibrillators

The Coeur Wallis association equips the canton of Valais with freely accessible defibrillators. The lay defibrillator FRED PA-1 Online from SCHILLER plays an important role.
Tags: Health, Valais, Schiller, Coeur Wallis


Short, text-based exercises can increase happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders

Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, report researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute.
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Researchers identify new peptide that helps lateral roots to grow with right spacing

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing.
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Study takes a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers

Researchers have taken a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl, which could lead to the development of safer opioid drugs.
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Fear and embarrassment are causing smear test numbers to plummet

A UK survey of more than 2,000 young women has shown that many delay or avoid having a smear test due to feeling scared, vulnerable, or embarrassed.
Tags: Health, UK


Does anyone have a walk-in bath tub?

I've finally decided to buy one. I'll have it installed as it's beyond my DIY abilities. I've decided on an American Standard 60"x30" with a quick draining system, 8 water jets and 21 air jets. I've wanted one of these for a while now, and am finally going to buy it. I'm hoping it helps with my pain issue. If nothing else, it will hold a lot of water if TSHTF and I need to store water.;)
Tags: Health, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid


Scientists reveal new mechanism that could lead to specific treatment of strokes and seizures

The ideal drug is one that only affects the exact cells and neurons it is designed to treat, without unwanted side effects.
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8 Ways to Hear Your Own Voice

For the last 12 years, I have kept a binder full of advice from friends and mental health professionals. After every doctor’s visit or coffee date, I would scribble down notes of what they said so that I could access their words when I needed them. Similarly, I kept a self-esteem file, full of positive comments from readers and loving notes from friends to pump me up when I needed reassurance and validation that I was a decent person who ought to stick around. We all need to rely on doctors, ps...
Tags: Psychology, Mindfulness, Self-help, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Rumi, Eckhart Tolle, Present Moment, Mindfuless-Based Stress Reduction, Ways to Hear Your Own Voice


Fiderstat could be used as chemopreventative drug for intestinal cancers caused by APC gene mutations

Colorectal Cancer has now become one of the leading causes of death. Studies indicate that smoking, low physical activities and high-fat diet are a major risk factor for colorectal cancer.
Tags: Health, APC


Genetic factors influence where fat is stored in our bodies

A recent study from Uppsala University has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this effect is present predominantly in women and to a much lower extent in men.
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Buffalo researchers receive grant to quicken development of generic equivalents of contraceptives

University at Buffalo researchers received an $880,000 grant to help quicken the development of generic equivalents of contraceptives and other drugs delivered vaginally or to the uterus, such as by intrauterine devices
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SCHILLER AED FRED easyport helped save life of elderly person in Vienna

Vienna, shopping mall Donau Zentrum: Thanks to FRED easyport, the security guard Kevin Kuntschnig saved the life of a customer.
Tags: Health, Vienna, Schiller, Donau Zentrum, Kevin Kuntschnig


Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia | Larry Elliott

Global elite at Davos 2019 must do more than talk about real-world problemsDavos this year will be like Hamlet without the prince. Donald Trump was all set to be the star of the show for the second year running but has decided that giving a keynote address to a hall full of billionaires is politically problematical at a time when the US government is shut down.Emmanuel Macron is giving the World Economic Forum a miss for similar reasons. If you have been dubbed the president of the rich the last...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, US, Economics, World news, Davos, Theresa May, Hamlet, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Larry Elliott, Davos 2019


Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

Many individuals cite prescription opioids as their gateway to illicit opioid use. However, while prescription opioids are involved in more than one-third of all opioid overdose deaths in the U.S., examining any correlation between prescription opioid overdose deaths and pharmaceutical industry marketing has been limited -- until now.
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New implant could restore the transmission of electrical signals in injured central nervous system

The ByAxon project is developing a new implant that restores the transmission of electrical signals in an injured central nervous system.
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UNIST researcher named as recipient of Merck’s 2018 Life Science Awards

Jun Ho Lee, a doctroral student in Life Sciences at UNIST, has been named as a recipient of Merck's 2018 Life Science Awards in Tumor Biology, receiving the grand prize of $10,000.
Tags: Health, Merck, Life Sciences, UNIST, Jun Ho Lee


Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid so potent that a miniscule amount equivalent to several grains of salt can cause a fatal overdose. Yet it's difficult for people who use drugs to detect, which presents a major public health hazard given how commonly fentanyl is used to lace heroin or cocaine.
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Orthodontic treatment does not guarantee future dental health

A commonly held belief among the general public is orthodontic treatment will prevent future tooth decay. Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide has found that this is not the case.
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Study shows hereditary hemochromatosis behind many cancers and joint diseases

A British study has found that “stealth disease”, also known as hemochromatosis, could be the reason behind several disease conditions including cancers and joint diseases.
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Dutch surgeon wins landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Ruling will ensure doctors no longer judged by Google on fitness to practise, lawyer saysA Dutch surgeon formally disciplined for her medical negligence has won a legal action to remove Google search results about her case in a landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling.The doctor’s registration on the register of healthcare professionals was initially suspended by a disciplinary panel because of her postoperative care of a patient. After an appeal, this was changed to a conditional suspension unde...
Tags: Health, Google, Europe, Technology, Internet, Society, World news, Netherlands, Doctors, Right To Be Forgotten



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