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Creativity: The Comparison Myth
The following is an excerpt from the book Fizzle: The Hidden Forces Crushing Your Creativity by Anthony D. Fredericks (Blue River Press, 2020). There are two kinds of people in...

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:00:54 +0000


Weight-Based Bullying Linked to More Alcohol, Cannabis Use in Teens
Teens who are bullied about their weight may be more likely to use alcohol or cannabis compared to their non-bullied peers, according to a new study published online in the...

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:10:23 +0000


Study Warns Pregnant Women Off Marijuana As Stress Reliever
As the recreational use of marijuana becomes more common, providers warn that consumption of the substance may have dangerous side-effects during pregnancy. The new study discovered that women who experienced...

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:30:25 +0000


Heatwaves Linked to Greater Risk of Preterm Births
A new study reveals that heatwave exposure during the week before birth is strongly linked to an increased risk of preterm delivery — the hotter the temperature or the longer...

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:00:35 +0000


Stress Can Motivate Us to Give and Receive Help
Even though stress can feel pretty awful, a new study suggests that it can lead to a surprising social benefit. The findings, published in the journal Stress & Health, show...

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 01:01:27 +0000


Childhood Physical Abuse May Lead to Heavy Smoking in Teen Years
Children who are physically abused, especially as toddlers or teens, face significantly greater odds that their adolescent experimentation with cigarettes will lead to a heavy smoking habit, according to a...

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:12:11 +0000


Proactive Outreach May Aid Recovery from Opioid Addiction
Knocking on the doors of individuals who recently overdosed on opioids can be an effective way to engage more people who have opioid use disorder with therapy, a new pilot...

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:30:19 +0000


In Lab, An Antidepressant Shown to Harm Baby Neurons
Fetuses exposed to the common antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil and Seroxat) may experience harmful effects to the brain, according to a new lab study at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:22:10 +0000


Overcoming Agoraphobia
Anxiety and agoraphobia are two of the most searched for terms related to mental health in the UK. On average the two terms are searched for 122,000 times a month...

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:00:27 +0000


Want to Live Longer? Go to College
A new study has found that education is the best predictor for a longer life. Researchers note that life expectancy in the United States has been in decline for the...

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 13:00:26 +0000


Mindfulness Training for Military, Firefighters Can Boost Resiliency, Attention
New research reveals that firefighters and military personnel who participated in mindfulness training programs tailored to their professions experienced improved attention and resilience. These improvements can better equip these professionals...

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 12:30:56 +0000


Is This The Secret To Achieving Your Goals?
New research suggests we fail at achieving our goals because we approach them backwards. When we first decide on a goal we are motivated by rewards. But as we put...

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 12:00:38 +0000


‘Green’ Only Goes So Far When Consumers Weigh Product Choices
More and more customers are interested in buying ethical products, including those made with sustainable and eco-friendly materials and produced under good working conditions. But unfortunately, a new German study...

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:38:42 +0000


When and How to End Antidepressant Treatment And Avoid Withdrawal Symptoms
Many experts are now recommending that individuals who have taken antidepressants for years should consider coming off the medication, if symptoms have been resolved. However, researchers warn that terminating this...

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 13:00:09 +0000


Helping Doctors Break Bad News More Effectively
Despite established guidelines on how to break bad news to patients, many physicians report insufficient training on how to conduct these challenging conversations. Now a new study by Northwestern University...

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 12:32:17 +0000


Handling a Stressful Day
For me, the most important day of the month is when I go to the veteran’s hospital where I get my medication. I wake up before 8am to make sure...

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:00:07 +0000


When Both Parents Eat Veggies, Kids More Likely to Follow Their Example
When both parents set a positive example by eating vegetables, fruits and berries, their young children are more likely to follow their lead, according to a new study from the...

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:00:15 +0000


Parents’ Love For Each Other Shapes Children’s Lives
When parents love each other, their children stay in school longer and marry later in life, according to a new study of families in Nepal. “In this study, we saw...

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:30:40 +0000


Increasing Attachment in Grandfamilies and Kinship Care
While working as a family therapist with kinship families, also known as grandparents raising their grandchildren, I came across families who were struggling with the ability to rebuild broken trust....

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:00:01 +0000


Finding Hope & Meaning at the End of Life
The following is an excerpt from the book Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End by Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD and Carine Mardorossian, PhD. (Avery,...

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:00:04 +0000