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Researchers of the UMA analyze the role of kinesiophobia in individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain
Finding out how kinesiophobia -- unreasonable fear of movement -- may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain is the aim of a research group of the University of Malaga, which recent studies have been published in the scientific journal British Journal of Sports Medicine, the world's No. (2019-10-15)
Acceptance and commitment therapy may ease fear of recurrence in cancer survivors
In a first of its kind study, researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, Butler University and West Virginia University report that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) shows significant promise for treating fear of cancer recurrence in women who have survived breast cancer. (2019-10-15)
Mindfulness meditation training alters how we process fearful memories
Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories. (2019-10-15)
People with anxiety may strategically choose worrying over relaxing
Relaxing is supposed to be good for the body and soul, but people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation and continue worrying to avoid a large jump in anxiety if something bad does happen, according to Penn State research. (2019-09-30)
Secrets of the molecular makeup of cannabis
High levels of cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis can offset the neuropsychiatric effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by preventing activation of an emotional processing pathway, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. (2019-09-30)
Cannabis study reveals how CBD offsets the psychiatric side-effects of THC
Researchers at Western University have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis. (2019-09-30)
FSU research: Fear not a factor in gun ownership
Are gun owners more or less afraid than people who do not own guns? (2019-09-25)
New research shows that European hedgehogs in Denmark carry a secret
Through a research collaboration between Institute of Biology at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Naturama and Statens Serum Institut, scientists have discovered, that Danish hedgehogs carry mecC-MRSA in their snouts. (2019-09-19)
Obesity and psychosocial well-being among patients with cancer
In a study published in Psycho-Oncology, excess weight was linked with poorer psychosocial health among older adults diagnosed with breast cancer or prostate cancer. (2019-09-05)
Chewing gum use in the perioperative period
Many anesthesiologists forbid patients from chewing gum in the immediate hours before surgery for fear that it would increase the risk that the patient's stomach contents might end up dumped (aspirated) into the patient's lungs, with potentially deadly consequences (aspiration pneumonitis). (2019-08-30)
New medication may be able to improve effects of psychological treatment for PTSD
A medication that boosts the body's own cannabis-like substances, endocannabinoids, shows promise to help the brain un-learn fear memories when these are no longer meaningful. (2019-08-29)
Friendships factor into start-up success (and failure)
New research co-authored by Cass Business School academics has found entrepreneurial groups with strong friendship bonds are more likely to persist with a failing venture and escalate financial commitment to it. (2019-08-29)
Up to half of patients withhold life-threatening issues from doctors
Facing the threat of domestic violence, being a survivor of sexual assault, struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide are four topics that are difficult to broach with anyone. (2019-08-14)
Forget 'Obamageddon', 'prepping' is now part of mainstream US politics and culture
Criminologist Dr. Michael Mills challenges the traditional view that US 'preppers' are motivated by extreme right-wing or apocalyptic views. (2019-08-08)
Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals
A new study by Western University demonstrates that the fear predators inspire can leave long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of wild animals and induce enduringly fearful behaviour, comparable to effects seen in PTSD research. (2019-08-07)
Treatment for liver disorder in pregnancy ineffective, finds new study
Research led by King's College London has found that the currently recommended treatment for a common pregnancy liver disorder that can result in preterm birth and stillbirth, is ineffective and should be reconsidered. (2019-08-01)
Muslim LGBTQI+ refugees more likely to gain asylum in Germany if they conform to stereotypes, study
LGBTQI+ Muslims seeking asylum are more successful if they speak, dress and act in accordance with Western notions of homosexuality, according to a new study. (2019-07-25)
What makes some people more receptive to the idea of being vaccinated against infectious disease?
Fear, trust, and the likelihood of exposure are three leading factors that influence whether people are willing to be vaccinated against a virulent disease, according to a new study in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier. (2019-07-18)
Survival of the zebrafish: Mate, or flee?
*Researchers have found that when making decisions that are important to the species' survival, zebrafish choose to mate rather than to flee from a threat. (2019-07-18)
Predators' fear of humans ripples through wildlife communities, emboldening rodents
Giving credence to the saying, 'While the cat's away, the mice will play,' a new study indicates that pumas and medium-sized carnivores lie low when they sense the presence of humans, which frees up the landscape for rodents to forage more brazenly. (2019-07-17)
Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Sanoh Industrial developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity, thus finally providing a way for exploiting geothermal energy in a sustainable way. (2019-07-17)
Overcoming PTSD: Study reveals memory disruption drug target
A new study suggests it may be possible to disarm the emotional memories of trauma that drive PTSD symptoms. (2019-06-19)
Gut microbes associated with temperament traits in children
Scientists in the FinnBrain research project of the University of Turku discovered that the gut microbes of a 2.5-month-old infant are associated with the temperament traits manifested at six months of age. (2019-06-18)
Food neophobia may increase the risk of lifestyle diseases
Your parents were right: you should always try all foods! (2019-06-18)
Scientists identify a novel neural circuit mediating visually evoked innate defensive responses
Prof. WANG Liping and his colleagues ZHOU Zheng and LIU Xuemei at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed that the VTA (ventral tegmental area) GABAergic neural circuit mediates visually evoked innate defensive responses. (2019-06-12)
Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help
Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support services, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care and Centre for Gender and Violence Research published in BMJ Open today. (2019-06-11)
What if you could spot skin cancer before it got too serious?
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. (2019-06-05)
Emotions from touch
Touching different types of surfaces may incur certain emotions. This was the conclusion made by the psychologists from the Higher School of Economics in a recent empirical study. (2019-06-03)
Evidence of multiple unmonitored coal ash spills found in N.C. lake
Coal ash solids in sediments collected from Sutton Lake in 2015 and 2018 suggest the North Carolina lake has been contaminated by multiple coal-ash spills, most of them apparently unmonitored and unreported. (2019-06-03)
Law backs doctors who prescribe opioids to the dying
Some doctors fear litigation and professional ruin if they are seen to have overprescribed opioids to terminally ill patients, according to a University of Queensland researcher. (2019-06-02)
Fearful customers sensitive to size and scope of a data breach while angry customers are not
Customers who feel afraid in the wake of a data breach care more about the size and scope of the breach than do angry customers, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-05-16)
Meditation needs more research: Study finds 25% suffer unpleasant experiences
More than a quarter of people who regularly meditate have had a 'particularly unpleasant' psychological experience related to the practice, including feelings of fear and distorted emotions, a UCL-led study has found. (2019-05-09)
No developmental differences in children conceived via assisted reproductive technology
A study comparing developmental milestones of children conceived via ART and spontaneously conceived children showed both groups achieved developmental milestones in a similar timeline. (2019-05-08)
Public dread of nuclear power limits its use
Nuclear power has been a part of the American energy portfolio since the 1950s, but for a number of reasons, the general public has long felt a significant dread about it. (2019-05-06)
Newly discovered gene mutation reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction
Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oulu have discovered of a new type of gene mutation that reduces fear and anxiety, and increases social interaction. (2019-05-02)
Fear of 'being seen' may be hindering teen online access to accurate sexual health info
Fear of 'being seen' may be hindering teens' access to accurate sexual health information online, suggest the results of a small study published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2019-04-30)
Brain area tied to emotions is larger in vets, service members with mild TBI and PTSD
A new study finds that veterans and active-duty service members with combat-related PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury had larger amygdalas -- the region of the brain that processes such emotions as fear, anxiety, and aggression -- than those with only brain injuries. (2019-04-29)
How cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders
Bochum-based psychologists have studied how the application of the stress hormone cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders. (2019-04-25)
Conflicting laws may keep contaminated needles in circulation, add to hep-C cases
A recent study led by Steve Davis, a researcher in the WVU School of Public Health, suggests fear of arrest is a formidable barrier to getting clean needles and disposing of used ones safely. (2019-04-25)
Seven seconds of Spiderman viewing yields a 20% phobia symptom reduction
As the Marvel Avenger Endgame premieres in movie theaters this week, researchers have published a new article in Frontiers in Psychology which reveals that exposure to Spiderman and Antman movie excerpts decreases symptoms of spider and ant phobias, respectively. (2019-04-23)
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