Uncategorized Exercise to prevent falls recommended for older adults at increased risk for falls

Exercise to prevent falls recommended for older adults at increased risk for falls

For adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk of falling, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise, such as supervised individual and group classes and physical therapy, to prevent falls, and that clinicians selectively check older adults’ risks for falls and then offer tailored interventions that address those specific risks. …

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Uncategorized Fast-acting benefits of ketamine for depression and suicidality

Fast-acting benefits of ketamine for depression and suicidality

A nasal spray formulation of ketamine shows promise in the rapid treatment of symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study published online today in The American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP). The double-blind study compared the standard treatment plus an intranasal formulation of esketamine, part of the ketamine molecule, to standard …

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Uncategorized For Scientists, Bad Audio Reduces Credibility

For Scientists, Bad Audio Reduces Credibility

Separating fact from fiction in the age of alternate facts is becoming increasingly difficult, and now a new study has helped reveal why. Research by Dr Eryn Newman of The Australian National University (ANU) has found that when people listen to recordings of a scientist presenting their work, the quality of audio had a significant …

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Uncategorized Smiling is cool: science

Smiling is cool: science

For many people, one of the unspoken rules for being cool is maintaining an emotionally inexpressive attitude. This message is reinforced through advertisements where fashion models rarely smile and by quotes from celebrities. In an article in the Huffington Post, Kanye West said he doesn’t smile in photographs because “it just wouldn’t look as cool.” …

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Uncategorized US health study reveals ‘dangerous disparities’ among states

US health study reveals ‘dangerous disparities’ among states

Working-age Americans in 21 states faced a higher probability of premature death from 1990 to 2016, according to the most extensive state-by-state US health study ever conducted. The likelihood of early death for men and women age 20 to 55 is highest in West Virginia, Mississippi, and Alabama. In contrast, same-age residents of Minnesota, California, …

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Uncategorized Why Deceit Is a Hard Habit to Break?

Why Deceit Is a Hard Habit to Break?

Why, once it starts, is bad behavior difficult to curtail? What makes deceit such a hard habit to break? New research from three faculty members at the Kellogg School sheds light on this phenomenon and the psychological processes that enable it. Maryam Kouchaki and Nour Kteily, both assistant professors of management and organizations, and Adam …

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Uncategorized Brain differences in athletes: contact vs. noncontact sports

Brain differences in athletes: contact vs. noncontact sports

A study from researchers at Indiana University has found differences in the brains of athletes who participate in contact sports compared to those who participate in noncontact sports. While more research is needed, senior author Nicholas Port said the findings contribute important information to research on subconcussive blows — or “microconcussions” — that are common …

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Uncategorized No benefit from studying according to supposed learning style

No benefit from studying according to supposed learning style

The results are bad news for advocates of the learning styles concept. Student grade performance was not correlated in any meaningful way with their dominant learning style or with any learning style(s) they scored highly on. Also, while most students (67 per cent) actually failed to study in a way consistent with their supposedly preferred …

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Uncategorized How social support affects mental health after a natural disaster

How social support affects mental health after a natural disaster

A new Journal of Traumatic Stress study found that social support may have helped alleviate depressive symptoms for displaced and nondisplaced residents who survived Hurricane Katrina. Also, social support appeared to only moderate the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms for nondisplaced residents, indicating that displaced individuals may require more formal supports for reducing …

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Uncategorized Launching big, audacious ideas

Launching big, audacious ideas

The Audacious Project builds on TED’s track record of surfacing important ideas, and getting them to people who’ll be deeply inspired by them. Each year, we’ll invite social entrepreneurs to share their boldest ideas with us — and we’re looking for ideas that truly take your breath away, that flood you with a sense of …

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