Health & Beauty
Love Hurts: Why Emotional Pain Really Affects Us
Have you ever felt overly upset by a social snubbing? Your genetics, not your friends, may be at fault.
New Study Finds Men and Women May Respond Differently to Danger
Researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study brain activation have found that men and women respond differently to positive and negative stimuli.
Got Balance? Talvia Gathering Offers Life Strategy, Friendship
Stop by the PV Beach Club on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm for an evening of friendship and teaching with Talia Genin, who will give you tools or 'corrections' to help you achieve balance and harmony in all the important areas of life: love, money, work and sex (not necessarily in that order).
An Evening with Hans King at Abbey Hotel
Physic medium and spiritual teacher Hans King will be speaking at the Abbey Hotel, Pulpito 138 & Olas Altas on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 pm.
Surgery for Mental Ills Offers Both Hope and Risk
The great promise of neuroscience at the end of the last century was that it would revolutionize the treatment of psychiatric problems. But the first real application of advanced brain science is not novel at all. It is a precise, sophisticated version of an old and controversial approach: psychosurgery.
Monogamy Isn't Easy
David P. Barash
Right-wing pro-marriage advocates are correct: Monogamy is definitely under siege. But not from uncloseted polyamorists, adolescent "hook-up" advocates, radical feminists, Godless communists or some vast homosexual conspiracy. The culprit is our own biology.
US Economy Goes Down and Suicides Go Up
Capitol Hill Blue
Suicides in the United States may be increasing during the worst recession since the Great Depression. But the recession may or may not be the reason more people are taking their lives.
Is It Time For Sex Therapy?
Although men usually complain that their women don't give them enough sex to satisfy their appetites, there are problems endured by guys that go way beyond "not enough sex." If your sex life isn't what it used to be, it may be time to ask yourself: Is it time for sex therapy?
A Dad's Point-of-View: Random Musings
Sometimes there are many ideas fighting for attention in my mind, covering all the subjects I tend to write a column about, but each isn't worthy of its own full-length coverage. Consequently, I collect them. So, in no particular order, here are my current random musings.
Therapy 32 Times More Cost Effective at Increasing Happiness Than Money
University of Warwick
Research by the University of Warwick and the University of Manchester finds that psychological therapy could be 32 times more cost effective at making you happy than simply obtaining more money.
New Study Links Vitamin D Deficiency to Cardiovascular Disease and Death
Jess C. Gomez
While mothers have known that feeding their kids milk builds strong bones, a new study by researchers at the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City suggests that Vitamin D contributes to a strong and healthy heart as well.
Can Thinking of a Loved One Reduce Your Pain?
Can the mere thought of your loved one reduce your pain? Yes, according to a new study by UCLA psychologists that underscores the importance of social relationships and staying socially connected.
Client-Directed Therapy Technique Drastically Reduces Divorce/Separation Rates
Using four simple questions to generate client-directed feedback can greatly increase the chances that struggling couples will stay together, according to a recently published study.
The Heart is a Fickle Little Muscle
The small beating organ we call the heart is a fickle little muscle; from devil-may-care Bonobo antics, to sheer indifference barely worthy of a pant hoot – I am unsure if the fickleness is survival of the fittest, or nothing more than a peak or dip in hormones.
Hans Christian King: Wisdom and Comfort from the 'Other Side'
Unless you are already attuned to the language of New Age thought, you might find yourself in need of a translator as Hans Christian King, a 'direct voice' medium, discusses his unique talent for receiving direct communication from the spirit world - or what he calls 'the other side.'
A Dad's Point-of-View: Stuck Between My Wife and the Kids
In every marriage, spouses face an inevitable choice between their children and their spouse. It's especially true in second marriages, like mine. I have to admit, it's an ongoing issue and one I'm trying to figure out with the right amount of love and respect shown towards everyone.
Use of Cannabinoids (Marijuana) Could Help Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Patients
Use of cannabinoids (marijuana) could assist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder patients. This is exposed in a new study carried out at the Learning and Memory Lab in the University of Haifa’s Department of Psychology.
Lifestyle Changes May Stave Off Diabetes for a Decade
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Sustaining modest weight loss for 10 years, or taking an anti-diabetic drug over that time, can prevent or lower the incidence of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for developing the disease.
Studies Examine How Living Conditions Impact Reproductive Health
Life is all about tradeoffs and recently published research by Virginia J. Vitzthum, a senior scientist at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, has shown that during periods of intense labor and low food intake, rates of early pregnancy loss can more than double.
Pregnant Women Risk Early Delivery from Using Psychiatric Medication
The odds triple for premature child delivery pregnant women with a history of depression who used psychiatric medication, according to a new study.
Cleanliness IS Next to Godliness
People are unconsciously fairer and more generous when they are in clean-smelling environments, according to a soon-to-be published study led by a Brigham Young University professor.
Feelings of Stigmatization May Discourage HIV Patients from Proper Care
The feeling of stigmatization that people living with HIV often experience doesn't only exact a psychological toll — new UCLA research suggests it can also lead to quantifiably negative health outcomes.
Sexual Problems Rarely Addressed by Internists Caring for Cancer Survivors
Few internists who care for cancer survivors address issues of sexual dysfunction with their patients, according to a study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers.
A Dad’s Point-of-View: Words That Hurt, Words That Heal
Most of us gossip without giving it any thought whatsoever. But, in our everyday lives, gossip is destructive. You may think it’s fun to browse the tabloids at your local newsstand or while in line at the market, but private gossip among family and friends can be devastating.
'Darwinian Medicine' in Focus at World Health Summit
A new field of medical research is looking at the emergence of modern epidemics like asthma and obesity through the prism of Charles Darwin's 150-year-old theory of evolution.
A Dad's Point-of-View: In Sickness and in Health
My wife recently had a medical emergency. The care she received was exceptional. I have a hard time believing this would've happened as quickly and attentively if we end up with national health-care, managed by the government. To be fair, let's consider opposing viewpoints.
Ask The Doctor: Loneliness - Health Hazards to Mind and Body
Clinical psychologist and internationally certified personal and professional life coach Judy Krings talks about loneliness and how it can effect your health and happiness. She also gives us advice on how to lighten your loneliness load for a better, more fulfilling life.
Strong Link Between Obesity and Depression
University of Adelaide
Doctors should pay more attention to the link between common mental illness and obesity in patients because the two health problems are closely linked, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.
Less than 50 Percent of Men and Women with Depression See a Doctor for Treatment
Less than half of men and women in Ontario who may be suffering from depression see a doctor to treat their potentially debilitating condition, according to a new women's health study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital.
Violent Upbringing May Lead to Domestic Violence
Bethany H. Carland-Adams
A recent study from the latest issue of Personal Relationships shows that individuals who have experienced violence at an early age may have trouble adjusting to healthy, adult romantic relationships and are at a higher risk to experience marital difficulties.
Sexually Satisfied Women have Better General Well-Being and More Vitality
Pre- and post-menopausal women who self-rated themselves as being sexually satisfied had a higher overall psychological well-being score and scores for "positive well-being" and "vitality," compared with sexually dissatisfied women in a study of 295 women sexually active more than twice a month.
How To: Nap
Although some will disagree, there may be no greater feeling than a daytime nap. The opportunity to free your mind of the real world - deadlines, debates, proposals, and all of that fun stuff - is an opportunity seldom secured. But it's an opportunity that few would turn down.
Young Adults Visit Doctors Least at an Age When Risky Behavior Peaks
When adolescents graduate to young adulthood, their preventive care tends to fall by the wayside. A recent study has found that young adults are much less likely to use ambulatory or preventive care, even though their mortality rate is more than twice that of adolescents.
How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?
You think 6 hours of sleep at night and a catnap during the day will keep you going? Think again.