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Sian Leah Beilock: Why we choke under pressure - avoid it

When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential? Cognitive scientist and Barnard College president Sian Leah Beilock reveals what happens in your brain and body when you choke in stressful situations, sharing psychological tools that can help you perform at your best when it matters most. Full story

The Science of Sibling Rivalry

When a sibling relationship is bad, however, it can be really bad—as in messing-up-your-life bad. Tense sibling relationships make people more likely to use substances and to be depressed and anxious in adolescence. [ 1 ] Moreover, sibling bullying makes a kid more likely to engage in self-harm as a teen [ 6 ] and to become psychotic by age 18. [ 7 ]. Whether a person models herself after her siblings or tries to distinguish herself has ... Full story

The Apple Watch is being used to study joint replacement patients

" We believe one of the best ways to empower consumers is by giving them the ability to use their health and activity information to improve their own care," Apple COO Jeff Williams said in a statement. "We are proud to enable knee and hip replacement patients to use their own data and share it with their doctors seamlessly, so that they can participate in their care and recovery in a way not previously possible through traditional in-person ... Full story

AI helps diagnose depression three months earlier than health services by analysing Facebook posts Independent

An artificial intelligence (AI) programme trained to scour Facebook posts for “linguistic red flags” which could be a sign of depression identified the condition up to three months earlier than health services, a US study has found. In early tests the machine learning algorithm performed as well as existing screening questionnaires which are used to identify depression – but it has the advantage of being able to run “unobtrusively” in the ... Full story

Mental Health Awareness Deserves More Than a Day

[Content warning: self-harm, suicide, and mental illness]. pparently, yesterday was World Mental Health Day — not that I could bother myself to give a shit. Sorry, that was a bit harsh. Let me start over. Every day is World Mental Health Day if you have a mental illness. Every waking moment is a reminder that my good days are the result of a constant, ongoing battle to make them so. On World Mental Health Day and every day, I’m forced to reckon ... Full story

Beer Prices Could Skyrocket Due to Climate Change, Study Says

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Exactly What to Do to Treat a Kitchen Burn at Home

For burns that aren’t severe, there are some home remedies. Find out how to treat a burn at home and when to see a doctor. Full story

Poor air quality – the forgotten productivity killer

Good air quality is essential to employee productivity – so why do so many employers overlook it? Air quality is a crucial factor in employee productivity and wellbeing – but businesses outside heavy industry are apparently unaware of this fact. Respiratory diseases caused by inhaled particulates are a serious (potentially fatal) problem for British workers – and in many cases, these diseases could be avoided. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? The air that ... Full story

An anticholinergic burden score for German prescribers: score development

Anticholinergic drugs put elderly patients at a higher risk for falls, cognitive decline, and delirium as well as peripheral adverse reactions like dry mouth or constipation. Prescribers are often unaware of the drug-based anticholinergic burden (ACB) of their patients. This study aimed to develop an anticholinergic burden score for drugs licensed in Germany to be used by clinicians at prescribing level. A systematic literature search in pubmed ... Full story

Pathergy - Wikipedia

Pathergy is a skin condition in which a minor trauma such as a bump or bruise leads to the development of skin lesions or ulcers that may be resistant to healing. Pathergy can also lead to ulcerations at the site of surgical incisions. Pathergy is seen with both Behçet's disease and pyoderma gangrenosum . [1] A highly similar phenomenon known as the Koebner phenomenon occurs in autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and systemic lupus ... Full story