For many diseases, early detection is key to healing. Many patients are nervous about revealing the symptoms of their conditions. This study shows that they are okay with drawing pictures of their problem.
Instead of asking a patient to talk about a problem, ask them to draw whatever their issue is. This worked with melanoma patients. This kind of indirect questioning could save lives.
Scott, S., Birt, L., Cavers, D., Shah, N., Campbell, C., & Walter, F. (2015). Patient drawings of their melanoma: A novel approach to understanding symptom perception and appraisal prior to health care Psychology & Health, 30 (9), 1035-1048 DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2015.1016943
Although running is a popular physical activity, we don’t know about the long-term effects of running on mortality.
We examined this associations in 55,137 adults, 18 to 100 years of age.
Compared with nonrunners, runners had 30% and 45% lower adjusted risks of mortality. It gave them a 3-year life expectancy benefit.
Weekly running even <51 min, <6 miles, 1 to 2 times, was enough to reduce risk of mortality.
Running, even 5 to 10 min/day and at slow speeds <6 miles/h, reduces risks of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease.
Duck-chulLee, Russell R.Pate, Carl J.Lavie, XuemeiSui, Timothy S.Church, Steven N.Blair; Leisure-Time Running Reduces All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality Risk; Journal of the American College of Cardiology; Volume 64, Issue 5, August 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.04.058
Researchers performed two studies. In the first, participants interacted either with a same-sex or opposite-sex partner. Results showed that men’s cognitive performance declined from a mixed-sex encounter, but this wasn’t true for women.
The Effects of Acceleration on High-Ability Learners: A Meta-Analysis, Saiying Steenbergen-HuSidney M.Moon, Gifted Child Quarterly, Vol 55, Issue 1, pp. 39 – 53, First published date: October-20-2010, 10.1177/0016986210383155