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January 31, 2015

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11:30 AM | Psychology Around the Net: January 31, 2015
This week’s Psychology Around the Net will have you rethinking how you look at depression medications, constantly seeking the approval of others, and — oh, yeah — whether to have a glass of wine or beer with your dinner (seriously)! Beer Compound Could Help Fend Off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases: We’ve all heard about the […]
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10:23 AM | Mirror Seeks Mirroring
We look for mirror neurons (in search of empathy, validation and understanding), while there is a flawless mirror inside each and every one of us. – Lotus Effect  
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9:42 AM | The illusion of opposites
Another article by Paul Nieuwoudt,  Author of:  Zero Harm and a Peasant in 16th Century Europe. and Another side to the story The illusion of opposites A number of recent postings have explained that the words we use can be very powerful in shaping our thoughts and perceptions e.g. They’re only words aren’t they?. This […] The post The illusion of opposites appeared first on Safety Risk.
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5:05 AM | “Volume to Value” Still Needs an Ethics Consult
By Kelsey Berry Whereas “allocation of scarce resources” is a buzz phrase that inspires a great deal of distress and desire for good ethical argument, “waste avoidance” strikes us as a relatively uncontroversial method for containing health care spending. Perhaps this is … Continue reading →
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5:01 AM | Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky: Who Says You Need a Partner to be Happy on Valentine's Day?
From BigThink.com
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2:43 AM | Three Creative Minds: Dolan, Lange, Binoche
Multitalented people often express stimulating perspectives on realizing their creative abilities and passions. Here are comments from three well-known artists. Xavier Dolan has credits including: Actor, Writer, Producer, Costume designer, and at age 25 has directed five feature films. He has said “I don’t know that I’m being prolific, I’m just responding, I’m being authentic […]

January 30, 2015

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10:35 PM | Are You an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel? Thoughts on the 4 Tendencies Quiz
Last week, I unveiled my Four Tendencies quiz, which helps people determine their Tendency. I developed this framework as part of my research on habits for my book Better Than Before. To take the Quiz, click here. I’m very gratified that so many thousands of people have taken the quiz — and even more gratified by […]
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10:28 PM | Professionalism in Medicine
By Deborah Cho As an update to my previous post here on medical students and professionalism, Judge Sutton writing for the Sixth Circuit found that a medical school could deny a degree to a medical student for failing to meet “professionalism” … Continue reading →
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9:52 PM | Infants create new knowledge while sleeping
There is no rest for a baby’s brain – not even in sleep. While infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. Working with researchers from the University of […]
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9:51 PM | Could a new proposed particle help to detect dark matter?
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect ‘Dark Matter’, the elusive missing 85 per cent […]
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9:12 PM | Monday 2/2: HLS Health Law Workshop with Thomas Greaney
HLS Health Law Workshop: Thomas Greaney February 2, 2015 5:00 PMGriswold Hall, Room 110 (Harvard Law School)1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA [Map here.] Download the paper: “Medicare Advantage, Accountable Care Organizations, and Traditional Medicare: Synchronization or Collision?” Thomas L. Greaney is Chester A. Myers Professor of … Continue reading →
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9:12 PM | Experiential Learning for Safety and Risk
Experiential Learning for Safety and Risk Wikipedia describes Experiential learning as: the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing" You will see this classic quote many times throughout this blog: “How can I know what I think or feel until I see what I say and […] The post Experiential Learning for Safety and Risk appeared first on Safety Risk.
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6:01 PM | ScienceOfRelationships.com Survey: The Dos And Don’ts of Valentine’s Day
In conjunction with “Relationship Science Month”, we surveyed over 1,000 adults in the United States, representing 49 states (Alaska, step it up next time!), to learn more about what people really think about Valentine’s Day. Over the coming week, we’ll be sharing our results with you, our readers, including answers to the following questions: Do people love, hate, or view Valentine’s Day as “just another day”? Would people prefer to spend […]
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5:34 PM | Yale Bioethics Newsletter: 1/30/15
The latest newsletter from the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics is now available online. For an archive of past newsletters, please visit the Center’s website.
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4:45 PM | 6 Essentials in Healing from an Affair
I got a call from a TV reporter after the infamous “blue dress” incident during Clinton’s presidency. He wanted to do an interview about the likelihood that the Clintons would break up, given the stress of Hillary discovering Bill lying and cheating. I started smiling. Arkansans, and I am one, have a long history with […]
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4:41 PM | Even when correct, diagnoses can harm kids
Growth CurveHealth,Human Development by Lila Guterman 11:50am, January 30, 2015 Newborns often get light therapy when they’re diagnosed with high bilirubin levels. But the child may not benefit from the treatment. Stephanie Barbary/ShutterstockLaura Sanders is away on maternity leave.Many, perhaps most, babies spit up. One study has estimated that two-thirds of 4-month-olds […]
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4:21 PM | Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Patients, and New IRS Rules Offer Limited Protection
[Cross-posted from the Center for Law, Health and Society Blog at Georgia State University] By Guest Contributor Erin C. Fuse Brown Last month, NPR and ProPublica reported a story that would be shocking if it weren’t sadly familiar about how … Continue reading →
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4:14 PM | A rare glimpse at the elusive Saharan cheetah
Research by scientists and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Zoological Society of London, and other groups published today in PLOS ONE shows that critically endangered Saharan cheetahs exist […]
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4:08 PM | Building trustworthy big data algorithms
New algorithm can separate unstructured text into topics with high accuracy and reproducibility Much of our reams of data sit in large databases of unstructured text. Finding insights among emails, […]
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4:07 PM | Altered dopamine signaling a clue to autism
Newly discovered genetic variations linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) disrupt the function of the dopamine transporter, suggesting that altered dopamine signaling contributes to this common developmental condition, according to […]
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4:07 PM | Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis
A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that […]
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4:06 PM | Why do zebras have stripes?
UCLA study finds that regulating body temperature may be a key factor One of nature’s fascinating questions is how zebras got their stripes. A team of life scientists led by […]
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4:05 PM | Hot on the trail of the hepatitis-liver cancer connection
Using whole genomic sequencing, scientists from RIKEN in Japan have for the first time demonstrated the profound effect that chronic hepatitis infection and inflammation can have on the genetic mutations […]
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4:05 PM | Against the mind/brain by Fred Cummins
Guest post from Fred Cummins in response to a tweet exchange.----------------------------------------This is a letter to Greg Hickok in response to some recent tweet exchanges that immediately seemed to raise issues that are not resolvable in 140 character snippets. I'm including Andrew Wilson and Sabrina Golonka from Leeds, and Marek McGann from Limerick in the distribution, as I believe we might all have interesting perspectives on the issues at stake.Let's start with this heartfelt […]
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4:04 PM | Tweeting about sexism may improve a woman’s wellbeing
Publicly tweeting about sexism could improve a woman’s wellbeing as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways that feel like they can make a difference. This […]
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4:01 PM | ‘Vast majority’ of neurosurgeons practice defensive medicine
Extra tests and procedures more likely in state with higher liability risk, reports study in Neurosurgery More than three-fourths US neurosurgeons practice some form of defensive medicine–performing additional tests and […]
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4:00 PM | DNA clock helps to get measure of people’s lifespans
Scientists have identified a biological clock that provides vital clues about how long a person is likely to live. Researchers studied chemical changes to DNA that take place over a […]
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3:58 PM | Technology Tightens the Focus on Who’s Watching Women
Findings of a new study point to emotional consequences for women who are objectified for their physical appearance. A new analysis is being called the first of its kind to […]
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3:34 PM | Grading the 2015 version of Pew study of public attitudes toward science
So everybody knows that the Pew Research Center released a cool study yesterday on public attitudes toward science & on differences between public & scientists (or at least AAAS members; it’s worth noting that AAAS membership isn't limited to scientists per se). It was a follow up to Pew’s classic 2009 study of the same -- & it makes just as huge and valuable a contribution to scholarly understanding as that one, in my view. Lots of people have said lots of […]
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2:44 PM | The Alcoholic Drink That Could Help Fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases
Study finds compound in this alcoholic drink may have protective effect against neurodegenerative diseases. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Advertisement6 Foods That Fight Belly Fat Brought On By Yo-Yo Dieting. Related articles:Three Ways To Fight Disease With Your Mind Discovered: How The Brain Repairs Itself After a Stroke Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Mice by Curbing […]
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