Music addiction ! people from all ages love music depending on their favourite genres. The recent trend is that of MP3 players. A new study says, listening to MP3 players for more than an hour will result in impair hearing. "It is well known that excessive occupational noise exposure can lead to noise-induced hearing loss. Excessive noise exposure can lead to metabolic and/or mechanical effects resulting in alterations of the structural elements of the organ of Corti [the inner ear organ in mammals that contains auditory sensory cells or ''hair cells'']," quoted by Hannah Kempler, of Ghent University, Belgium as saying. … [Read more...] about iPod can Hurt Your Hearing
However, the conceptualization of anorexia nervosa as a simple phobic disorder is difficult to maintain, because the control of shape and weight seen in this disorder is often associated with a sense of triumph, mastery, self-control, and superiority in its sufferers. It is common to observe this characteristic in the accounts of patients who, especially in the early phases of their weight loss, report being "happy," "exultant," "satisfied," "powerful," and "proud." Indeed, weight loss is often experienced as a "goal," "an achievement," "a virtue," "a source of positive pleasure," and/or "a pleasure of the senses." … [Read more...] about Weight Phobia or Overvaluation of Shape and Weight?
5. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) involves taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent the virus from spreading throughout your body. PEP should be taken within 72 hours after you were exposed to the virus, otherwise, it won't work. It should be used in emergency situations and is not for regular use by people who may be exposed to the virus frequently. … [Read more...] about HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2020: Steps To Prevent HIV/AIDS
Here are a few ways in which you can gain support to help you through the COVID-19 crisis. Seek out others (e.g., family, friends, classmates, work colleagues) with whom you can commiserate. Find people who are optimistic and forward-thinking rather than pessimistic and backward-thinking. Express your emotions to others and encourage them to be open about their feelings with you (letting emotions out reduces their power over you). Share ideas and strategies on how to respond constructively to this crisis. Help each other be distracted from the crisis. Do activities with others that generate emotions that are counter to the unpleasant emotions most commonly experienced in a crisis (e.g., watching videos, playing games, listening to music, dancing). Ordinarily, I would suggest that hugs and shoulders to cry on are great “medicine” in a crisis but be careful with whom you are in contact so you don’t inadvertently spread COVID-19 (maybe an encouraging smile or a wave). … [Read more...] about 6 Strategies for Becoming a Better You in a Crisis
According to Piaget, schemas develop through two cognitive processes: assimilation and accommodation. We assimilate when we use an existing schema to understand novel information. Accommodation happens when the new information cannot fit our current schema, and we must then adjust our schema to fit the information. My “mammals” schema may easily assimilate a lion glimpsed for the first time. But upon encountering a whale, I may need to change my schema to accommodate this new information. If your wife gives birth to a new baby boy, assimilating him into your "male family member" schema will be easy. Yet if your adult daughter decides to transition to become a man, then you may need to accommodate your old "male family member" schema to include transgender persons. … [Read more...] about How Therapy Works: What it Means to “Process an Issue”