A new study suggests the number of push-ups a middle-aged man can perform might be an indication of his overall heart health. The men's push-up capacity was measured at the study's start, and participants also underwent a treadmill test to check their aerobic capacity.
By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An imbalance in the gut "microbiome" of people with lupus may be driving the chronic autoimmune disease as well as its flare-ups, new research suggests.
Rather than looking at one associative pathway between wellbeing and tech use, as past research has done, the authors of the new paper used a method called Specification Curve Analysis (SCA) to examine every possible analytic pathway and get an overall snapshot of how technology and teen mental health interact with one another.
By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live in homes with vinyl flooring and flame-retardant furniture have higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood or urine, researchers have found.
(You can see a video demo of the experiment .) In our most recent published study, testing over 400 participants, we examined the long-term effects of accepting and rationalizing manipulated responses (Strandberg, Sivén, Hall, Johansson & Pärnamets, 2018).
A key finding of this research for policymakers, whether in defense and war planning or in social programs aimed at preventing violence, is that when matters that are believed to be sacred are involved, people cannot be swayed from defensive, or even offensive, pursuit of their beliefs with carrots or sticks, as with ISIS.
In an article, published in the December 2018 issue of Psychological Science , Hu and colleagues discuss people’s “ shape-to-trait inferences from bodies ,” suggesting that these inferences “reflect the valence and agency of traits as well as nuanced personality features related to the Big Five domains of extraversion, conscientiousness, and agreeableness.” 1 Body shape and personality: Methods Participants were 76 undergraduate students (17 men; average age, 20 years) from The University of Texas at Dallas.
Summary: Skype-Delivered Hypnosis is Helpful for IBS To summarize, the results of recent research have found that hypnosis may be an effective treatment for reducing pain, anxiety, and IBS severity and improving quality of life in people who have IBS.
Based on a model known as “parallel-constraint-satisfaction” theory, which proposes that stereotypes affect the way people interpret the behavior of others, Evans and his colleagues hypothesized that men would benefit and women would be penalized when using humor specifically in the workplace.
"Sibling bullying is the most frequent form of family violence, and it is often seen as a normal part of growing up by parents and health professionals, but there is increasing evidence that it can have long-term consequences, like increased loneliness, delinquency and mental health problems," said lead study author Dieter Wolke, from the University of Warwick in England.
However, talking about social media with our tweens and teens and encouraging media literacy – filtering , avoiding , being careful of comparisons , and evaluating – is a step towards reducing any potential pitfalls of social media use and raising kids who can take the “reality” presented online with a grain of salt.
As I indicated earlier, there was no expectation for the breed-specific legislation to have any effect on dog bite frequencies occurring in private and home settings (where it is doubtful that any additional restraint or control was actually put on the targeted dogs), and the statistical analyses showed that to be the case.
Many parents believe that sex offenses are committed by a stranger, thus they do not allow their children to walk home alone or play in the park unsupervised.
And a study published in 2017 by the co-founder of Terror Management Theory found that priming death-related thoughts directly increased support for Donald Trump. This was investigated with another Terror Management Theory study , which confirmed the relationship between existential fear and increased support for Bush.
A recent study investigated sex differences in how our brains age. In a recent study 1 , the researchers used PET imaging to look at metabolism in the brains of more than 200 healthy men and women between 20 and 82 years old.
There’s a threshold at which you’d stop seeing benefits.” A similar study found that a prescription form of 1.8 grams of EPA per day, in addition to a cholesterol-lowering medication, cut the odds of having heart attacks and other heart problems in people who had high cholesterol.
Source: Pexels/CC0 Definitions of drunkorexia vary slightly from one research study to another, but all include engaging in unhealthy compensatory behaviors (e.g., extreme caloric restriction, over-exercise, or purging) to offset the calories ingested through alcoholic beverages or to increase how quickly one becomes intoxicated.
Source: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock The recent study by first author Mychael Lourenco et al., “ Exercise-Linked FNDC5/Irisin Rescues Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Defects in Alzheimer’s Models ,” adds to a growing body of evidence that exercise-induced irisin may protect against neurodegeneration and boost memory in both humans and mice.
From my experience with my grandson, my clients, boys I meet with in schools and in research studies, I can say that this effort is likely to be heartening, one that should restore our faith in boys (and men).
One possibility is that as a psychoanalyst Newbauer expected that nurture (parenting and social class) would explain most of the variance in child and adult outcomes, and was dismayed by how even in the most different of rearing households, the separated siblings exhibited many dramatic similarities (such as the triplets all becoming wrestlers and two separated female twins both majoring in film studies).
Social media use did not predict the development of depression symptoms among school kids or college students, researchers found. Instead, school-age girls with greater symptoms of depression tended to use more social media over time.
Next time you’re at a dinner party, try the following experiment: Ask people to raise their hands to indicate whether they believe they’re at greater risk, equal risk, or less risk than the average person of their same age, gender, and background for virtually any common negative event, from having a heart attack to being mugged.
It’s the first study to go beyond structural differences between humans and animals to look at how the brain computes information,” says Ziv Williams, a neurosurgeon at Harvard Medical School, who was not involved with the research.
In 2014, Brendan Nyhan and colleagues published a study in which anti-vaccination attitudes among parents were countered by refuting claims about a vaccine-autism link and highlighting the dangers of not vaccinating by presenting information about the diseases the vaccines prevent, showing images of infected children, and providing a narrative about a mother hospitalizing her son with measles.
The second wave of tweets regarding Avicii’s passing came after his family announced that the death was a suicide on April 26, 2018. The researchers suggest that the Twitter API may be used to monitor harmful messages stemming from celebrity suicide disseminated by news organizations on social media.
A more reliable marker of entering adulthood is when a young person takes on responsibilities related to family and work — finishing school, finding steady employment, getting married, and having children, for example.