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2013-05-14 11:32:19

Creative arts therapies (CATs) can improve anxiety, depression, pain symptoms and quality of life among cancer patients, although the effect was reduced during follow-up in a study by Timothy W. Puetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., and colleagues. Authors reviewed the available medical literature and included 27 studies involving 1,576 patients. Researchers found that during treatment, CAT significantly reduced anxiety, depression and pain, and...

Android App Lets You Track Your Mood
2013-05-13 12:07:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the 1970s, people used mood rings to determine their disposition. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have now developed an Android app which can replace the mood ring by constantly measuring data relating to the user´s mood. This data can then be stored and used later for psychological therapy or other treatments. The free app is called “Emotion Sense” and essentially monitors your behavior...

2013-05-07 23:24:54

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a new study showing that men have a harder time recognizing women´s emotions, at least when it comes to their eyes. New York, NY;Washington, DC;Los Angeles- Long Beach, CA;Chicago, IL;Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 -- Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a new study showing that men have a harder...

SSRIs May Increase Risk Of Complications After Surgery
2013-04-30 18:12:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be used to effectively treat symptoms of depression and anxiety, but a new research review in JAMA Internal Medicine has found the drugs also cause an increased risk of bleeding, hospital readmission and death when taken around the time of surgery. Led by University of California, San Francisco professor Dr. Andrew D. Auerbach, the researchers found the connection between...

Rats Get Depression In Spring Not Winter
2013-04-26 09:07:23

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Here in the latter days of April, much of the nation and the world is struggling to once and for all escape the cold grasp of the long arm of winter. For many, their mental health can be affected by the shorter hours of daylight. Whether you refer to the condition as the ℠winter blues´ or the ℠black dogs,´ or even the more formal title of ℠seasonal affective disorder´ (SAD), going for an extended...

2013-04-25 10:56:51

Prisoners who are psychopaths lack the basic neurophysiological "hardwiring" that enables them to care for others, according to a new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago and the University of New Mexico. "A marked lack of empathy is a hallmark characteristic of individuals with psychopathy," said the lead author of the study, Jean Decety, the Irving B. Harris Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry at UChicago. Psychopathy affects approximately 1 percent of the United...


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Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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