Posts Tagged ‘psychology’

7 things you probably didn’t know about blind people

Blind people are amazing (Credit:  J P Davidson/Flickr)1.Blind people can’t see in dreams:

Blind people are unable to see even in their dreams but they get a rich combination of different senses in their dreams. They get more feelings of taste, smell, touch, and hear in their dreams as compared to normal people. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by saypeople - October 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm

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Nature is helpful for your mind even in artificial settings

TreesMain Point:

In a study, researchers have found that sounds of nature played in the background even from a recording can help in recovery from a negative experience. In another study, it has been found that watching 3-D videos of trees can help in recovery from stress. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by saypeople - October 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

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Pill appearance affects how patients take their medications

pills (Credit:  aSIMULAtor/Flickr)Main Point:

Heart patients significantly more likely to stop taking medication after pill changes appearance.

When it comes to taking generic heart medications, appearance matters.

Published in:

Annals of Internal Medicine

Study Further:

Physicians often prescribe generic medications for the treatment of cardiovascular disease because generics are inexpensive for patients and payors and are available in nearly every class of relevant medication – antihypertensive, lipid-lowering, anticoagulant, antiplatelet, and antiarrhythmic agents. While generic drugs are therapeutically interchangeable, pill appearance may vary among manufacturers, or between generic and brand-name versions of a drug. Whether these appearance changes affect patient adherence to medications is an issue because taking medications as prescribed is essential for good outcomes. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by saypeople - July 15, 2014 at 2:00 am

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High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk

Stress (Credit: marsmet549/flickr)Main Points:

  • Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults.
  • Significant increased risk was not observed for anger.

Published in:

Stroke

Study Further:

Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

A TIA is a stroke caused by a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by saypeople - July 11, 2014 at 1:00 am

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Initial treatment with efavirenz-containing antiretroviral regimen doubles risk for suicidal behaviors

Suicidal (Credit: epSos.de - Flickr)Main Point:

Initial treatment for HIV infection with an efavirenz-containing antiretroviral regimen doubles a patient’s risk for suicidal thoughts, attempts, or completion.

Published in:

Annals of Internal Medicine

Study Further:

Efavirenz is a common and highly effective component of antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection that has been associated with central nervous system side effects, including suicide. But because there has been no clear evidence of association between efavirenz and suicide, psychiatric history has not excluded patients from efavirenz treatment. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by saypeople - July 1, 2014 at 2:00 am

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