Stunned surgeons remove nuts, bolts and jewellery from a woman's stomach
Identified only as Sangita, medical professionals in Ahmadabad believe the patient suffers with the rare psychological condition acuphagia, which compels people to swallow dangerous items. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older adults' abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time
(Association for Psychological Science) Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in Scotland. The research is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Better access to psychological support needed for dieters
‘Obesity is not a choice’, and fat shaming is unhelpful Related items fromOnMedica What promotes uptake and retention in group-based weight management services? Novel imagery technique boosts weight loss GPs should lead on weight management advice to children Severe mental illness linked to poorer physical health Adolescent obesity linked to higher pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Linked with Depression
The variants associated with the mood disorder included those without metabolic risks, suggesting it is the psychological effects of obesity at play. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 13, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Science Confirms Hugs Really Do Make You Feel Better
By AJ Willingham, CNN (CNN) — Feeling down in the dumps? Stressed? A little off-kilter because of some disagreement? Hug it out! A new study suggests that just reaching out and touching someone — consensually, of course — can reduce bad feelings associated with the typical ups and downs of our social interactions. The study from the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, published this week in PLOS ONE, looked at the social interactions of more than 400 people over two weeks. A summary of their daily activities, moods and physical interactions revealed a causal link between emotional...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat CNN Source Type: news

Eye contact with someone makes them less likely to lie to you in a conversation
For the first time, psychologists from Finland studied the effect of eye contact with an interactive game. The researchers suggest people have to put use more effort to lie face-to-face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic link between obesity and depression uncovered, say scientists
Having genetic variants linked to high BMI can lead to mental health issues, study findsBeing overweight can cause depression, researchers say, with the effects thought to be largely psychological.While previous studies have found that people who are obese are more likely to have depression, it has been unclear whether that is down to depression driving weight changes or the reverse.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Obesity Mental health Depression Medical research Body image & wellbeing Society Life and style Science Source Type: news

‘ Ground-breaking ’ great ape activity device revealed at Bristol Zoo Gardens
A team of scientists from the University of Bristol and Bristol Zoological Society have collaborated to develop a ‘ ground-breaking ’ new animal enrichment activity for the gorillas at Bristol Zoo Gardens. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Institutes, Institutes, Brigstow, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths Source Type: news

You can think yourself thin! So say psychology professors
Trish Bradbury, 59, from Plympton, Devon, was desperate to lose weight after her mother died suddenly - so she embarked on Functional Imagery Training and lost two stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How strangers judge personality based on body shape
New research illuminates the value judgments we make about strangers' personality traits, based solely on the shapes of their bodies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Psychologists have revealed why it is CRUCIAL that we wake up early
According to a recent study those who wake up at six or earlier have up to a 25 per cent lower risk of depression compared to 'night owls'. Two Australian psychologists have weighed in. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to avoid losing your memory in the digital age
With Google taking the place of memory, many worry that a vital faculty is eroding. Can memory athletes – who can retain hundreds of numbers in seconds – show us how to get it back?Alex Mullen has an extraordinary talent: after just 16 seconds of flicking through a pack of cards, he can recall their exact order. The 26-year-old medical student began using memory techniques to help with his university degree, but he picked them up so quickly that soon he was entering competitions, eventually becoming the International Association of Memory world champion in 2015. Atthe championships, which take place again this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Lavelle Tags: Memory Psychology Source Type: news

Researchers discover why being overweight can lead to depression
Having genetic variants linked to high BMI can lead to mental health issues, study findsBeing overweight can cause depression, researchers say, with the effects thought to be largely psychological.While previous studies have found that people who are obese are more likely to have depression, it has been unclear whether that is down to depression driving weight changes or the reverse.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Obesity Mental health Depression Medical research Body image & wellbeing Society Life and style Science Source Type: news

The illusion of multitasking boosts performance
(Association for Psychological Science) Our ability to do things well suffers when we try to complete several tasks at once, but a series of experiments suggests that merely believing that we're multitasking may boost our performance by making us more engaged in the tasks at hand. The findings are published inPsychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychological impact of being overweight hits women twice as hard as men
Scientists at Exeter University who looked at the genes of 340,000 people found those with a high body mass index (BMI) were more likely to suffer depression, the researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditative movement, consisting of yoga, tai chi, and qigong, can treat major depressive disorder
(Natural News) Tai chi, qigong, and yoga each bring a host of physical and mental benefits to their practitioners. In an article in Psychology Today, a new study suggests that these meditative movements could help improve the symptoms of major depressive disorder. Of the three systems, yoga is drawing the greatest amount of attention. It has become... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, you can think yourself thin! So say psychology professors behind a new approach to weight loss
Trish Bradbury, 59, from Plympton, Devon, was desperate to lose weight after her mother died suddenly - so she embarked on Functional Imagery Training and lost two stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die
Technology can make it look as if anyone has said or done anything. Is it the next wave of (mis)information warfare?In May, avideo appeared on the internet of Donald Trump offering advice to the people of Belgium on the issue of climate change. “As you know, I had the balls to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement,” he said, looking directly into the camera, “and so should you.”The video was created by a Belgian political party, Socialistische Partij Anders, or sp.a,and posted on sp.a ’s Twitter and Facebook. It provoked hundreds of comments, many expressing outrage that the American presi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Oscar Schwartz Tags: Technology Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Science Psychology Politics Digital media Social media Consciousness Human biology Neuroscience UK news Source Type: news

Investing in Loss, and Crowdfunding
It's only superficially ironic that work on Creative Regeneration and making a healing refuge should leave me so wiped out. Tags: anxiety and stress, creativity, therapy (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - November 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah Luczaj Tags: anxiety and stress creativity therapy Source Type: news

The ‘nudge unit’: the experts that became a prime UK export
A team of former civil servants specialising in behavioural psychology now pulls in revenues of £14m a yearDavid Halpern pauses at the mention of a quote from one of the government ’s senior Brexiters – that “people in this country have had enough of experts” – and briefly gazes out of a window in the Westminster offices of the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT).“Empirically, it doesn’t appear to be true,” replies the chief executive of the business that was once the Cabinet Office team nicknamed the “nudge unit”. It was spun off in 2014 as a “social purp...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn Tags: Thinktanks Psychology Civil service Business Science Politics Source Type: news

Distress in informal carers of the elderly in New Zealand - Swain N.
AIMS: Informal care, which is unpaid and often provided by family and friends, is the primary source of aged care in New Zealand. In addition to financial costs there are known psychological costs of being a carer, including poor mental health. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
The move is part of an aggressive campaign against many products containing nicotine, including flavored e-cigarettes. Menthol has long been a concern among African-Americans because of its addictive qualities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Menthol E-Cigarettes Recalls and Bans of Products Addiction (Psychology) Blacks Teenagers and Adolescence Nicotine Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Food and Drug Administration Juul Labs Inc Source Type: news

Another Mass Shooting? 'Compassion Fatigue' Is A Natural Reaction.
As the incidents of mass shootings in the U.S. occur, some people are starting to feel numbed by them. Psychologists says this is normal. (Image credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

Another Mass Shooting? 'Compassion Fatigue' Is A Natural Reaction
As the incidents of mass shootings in the U.S. occur, some people are starting to feel numbed by them. Psychologists says this is normal. (Image credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces
Stigma often prevents patients from acknowledging an Alzheimer ’ s diagnosis. A series of high-profile disclosures may help change that. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Elderly Dementia Psychology and Psychologists Disabilities Celebrities O'Connor, Sandra Day Source Type: news

The effects of armed conflict on children - Kadir A, Shenoda S, Goldhagen J, Pitterman S.
More than 1 in 10 children worldwide are affected by armed conflict. The effects are both direct and indirect and are associated with immediate and long-term harm. The direct effects of conflict include death, physical and psychological trauma, and displac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: Aussie Tennis Star Seeking Mental Health
[Ghanaian Times] Temperamental Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he is talking to psychologists and "trying to get on top" of his mental health after another roller-coaster season where he was criticised for his on-court antics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Forgotten childhood memories are sabotaging your weight loss, says psychologist
EXCLUSIVE: Cluttered homes and sympathy treats may cause adult emotional eating, say London-based psychologist Dr Meg Arroll and diet author Louise Atkinson. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychological science can make your meetings better
(Association for Psychological Science) Meetings are the bane of office life for many professionals but they don't have to be. Drawing from almost 200 scientific studies on workplace meetings, a team of psychological scientists provides recommendations for making the most out of meetings before they start, as they're happening, and after they've concluded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How That Viral Video of a White House Reporter Messes With Your Mind
A terrible thing did not happen in the White House press room on Wednesday. In a sudden non-attack in front of a roomful of non-horrified witnesses, CNN reporter Jim Acosta did not lunge at, strike or place his hands “on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” It would be a very bad thing if that had happened. But it didn’t. So that’s good. You would not know this, however, if you believed a statement released by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, claiming that the attack occurred (which, once more, it didn’t) or, worse, if you saw the edited video sh...
Source: TIME: Science - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology Source Type: news

This CEO Is Pushing a Pill For Female Sex Drive. But Does the Science Hold Up?
There are two schools of thought about pink. One is that it is the color of bubble gum and Barbie. Cindy Eckert’s view is that it is the color of business. It is a dominant presence at the offices of her Raleigh, N.C., venture-capital firm, the Pink Ceiling, a fund that advertises its main goal as “to make women really f-cking rich.” It’s an even more dominant presence on Eckert, who defies people to observe the taboo on assessing anyone–especially a woman–by their clothes. She wears some hue of pink every working day, accessorized with hot pink nails, lipstick and shoes. Even her hair s...
Source: TIME: Science - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sex society Source Type: news

Loneliness study finds one in five Australians rarely or never have someone to talk to
Research finds 27.6% of people say they feel lonely at least three days every weekMore than one-fifth of Australians rarely or never feel they have someone to talk to or turn to for help, and more than one quarter feel lonely for at least three days every week, according to a comprehensive study of loneliness and wellbeing.Swinburne University in Melbourne and the Australian Psychological Society are conducting the country ’s first research project on the impact of loneliness on physical and mental health, and released their preliminary findings on Friday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Australian universities Loneliness Mental health Medical research Source Type: news

This CEO Is Pushing a Pill For Female Sex Drive. But Does the Science Hold Up?
There are two schools of thought about pink. One is that it is the color of bubble gum and Barbie. Cindy Eckert’s view is that it is the color of business. It is a dominant presence at the offices of her Raleigh, N.C., venture-capital firm, the Pink Ceiling, a fund that advertises its main goal as “to make women really f-cking rich.” It’s an even more dominant presence on Eckert, who defies people to observe the taboo on assessing anyone–especially a woman–by their clothes. She wears some hue of pink every working day, accessorized with hot pink nails, lipstick and shoes. Even her hair s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sex society Source Type: news

Explaining happiness
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) It is widely believed that each person finds the source of happiness within themselves and nowhere else. To determine just how true this is, research psychologists of the Higher School of Economics conducted a survey on 600 individuals. The results of the study were published in the article 'Why Do I Feel This Way? Attributional Assessment of Happiness and Unhappiness.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children and Screens: a Little Can Do a Lot of Damage Children and Screens: a Little Can Do a Lot of Damage
After 1 hour a day of watching television or any devices, more screen time was generally linked to progressively lower psychological well-being, a large study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Negative life events (NLEs) contributing to psychological distress, pain, and disability in a U.S. Military sample - Moreno JL, Nabity PS, Kanzler KE, Bryan CJ, McGeary CA, McGeary DD.
The objective was to explore how negative life events (NLEs, e.g., litigation related to pain and disability, failing most recent physical fitness test, and financial difficulties) are related to pain coping and psychological adjustment to pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patient safety in inpatient psychiatry: a remaining frontier for health policy - Shields MC, Stewart MT, Delaney KR.
Behavioral health care has been slow to take up robust efforts to improve patient safety. This lag is especially apparent in inpatient psychiatry, where there is risk for physical and psychological harm. Recent investigative journalism has provoked public ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

What is YOUR attachment style in relationships? Take this test to find out
Helen Dent, emeritus professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology at Staffordshire University, explains how 'attachment theory' can shed light on how we form and conduct relationships. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Playing Christmas music too early raises stress levels and make you spend more money shopping
Music psychologists say that listening to Christmas music can raise your stress levels by reminding you of your 'holiday obligations' such as hosting parties and buying presents (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What drives people to carpool? Explaining carpooling intention from the perspectives of carpooling passengers and drivers - Bachmann F, Hanimann A, Artho J, Jonas K.
The negative impact of motorized private mobility on the environment can be decreased successfully by encouraging more people to carpool. From a psychological perspective, only little is known about the determinants of carpooling. Therefore, this study inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, validity, reliability and stability of the Dutch Injury - Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS-NL) scale - Slagers AJ, Reininga IHF, Geertzen JHB, Zwerver J, van den Akker-Scheek I.
The Injury Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS) scale measures the psychological readiness of injured athletes to resume sports participation. The aim of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the I-PRRS scale into Dutch (I-PRRS-NL... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Happy Childhood Memories Associated With Better Health
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 -- Those with fond memories of childhood and strong relationships with their parents have better health throughout adulthood, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Health Psychology. William J. Chopik, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Bargaining while black' may lead to lower salaries
(American Psychological Association) African-American job candidates are more likely to receive lower salaries in hiring negotiations when racially biased evaluators believe they have negotiated too much, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The male midlife diet crisis: Which eating plan is best for YOU? 
Men store more fat in the ab area, which tends to be visceral fat, the type that collects near vital organs and is linked to heart disease. A nutritionist and a psychologist explain how to get rid of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency department nurse's attitudes towards patients who self-harm: a meta-analysis - Rayner G, Blackburn J, Edward KL, Stephenson J, Ousey K.
Self-harm is a major challenge to public health. Emergency department (ED) nurses treat significant proportions of patients with self-harm injuries, and positive therapeutic patient-nurse interactions are imperative to the physical and psychological outcom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Examining emotion relief motives as a facilitator of the transition from suicidal thought to first suicide attempt among active duty soldiers - Bryan CJ, May AM, Harris J.
Cross-sectional and retrospective studies indicate that a primary motive for suicidal behavior among United States soldiers is the desire to alleviate or reduce emotional distress. This is also the aim of psychological services designed to prevent suicidal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study advocates psychological screening for the carers of child burn victims
(University of Liverpool) A new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology highlights the need for psychological screening for families/primary caregivers after a child sustains a burn injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Owning Bipolar
The subtitle of Michael Pipich’s new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder, should be enough for those with bipolar disorder and their family members to want to pick up this book and embrace it. Bipolar disorder takes away a person’s feeling of self-control and this book gives hope that control can be taken back. People who are bipolar will appreciate that Pipich understands how it feels to the patient. He tries to remove the stigma of having bipolar, explaining that it is NOT the patient’s fault. This alone makes the book worth reading. He then provides a t...
Source: Psych Central - November 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Treatment accepting bipolar disorder bipolar disorder stigma Michael Pipich Source Type: news

Natural supplements that treat sleep disruptions and menopause symptoms
(Natural News) There are a lot of things that a person can do to improve sleep during menopause. Some examples include dietary changes, exercise, stress management, and mind-body therapies. However, natural supplements are also effective in treating these unpleasant symptoms. (h/t PsychologyToday.com) Melatonin: Melatonin isn’t just for making a person sleep better. It can also improve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Strengthen Stance Against Spanking Children
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline. In a new policy statement, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, the pediatricians’ group recommends that adults caring for children use “healthy forms of discipline” — such as positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors, setting limits and setting expectations — and not use spanking, hitting, slapping, threatening, insulting, humiliating or shaming. The policy statement updates guidance published in 1998 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: News Boston News Health CNN Parenting Spanking Tufts Medical Center Source Type: news