MEGHAN Markle made a surprise appearance at an academic meeting to discuss how higher education can improve lives. The Duchess joined university leaders to explore how further learning can address human trafficking, slavery and gender equality. Pregnant Meghan, 37, visited King's College London, but her trip was not announced. She looked relaxed in a casual short-sleeved, black top as she jotted down notes and asked questions. Laura Hammond, professor of development studies at SOAS University London, dropped news of the royal visit on Twitter, posting: "Thanks to HRH Duchess of Sussex for joining us!" She added: "We had an excellent discussion about how research can tackle the problems of slavery and human trafficking. Thanks to HRH Duchess of Sussex for joining us!" Laura added a picture of Meghan at the head of the table. The ACU said the event was an opportunity to explore how higher education can help build a better world. It discussed peace and reconciliation and climate … [Read more...] about Pregnant Meghan Markle dresses down for surprise meeting with uni bosses on how further education can change lives
Personality can change
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid. ByGina Kolata Oct. 16, 2018 The results of a genetic test may seem final — after all, a gene mutation is present or it is not. That mutation increases the risk of a disease, or it does not. In fact, those findings are not as straightforward as they might seem, and the consequences may have grave implications for patients. While a person’s genome doesn’t change, the research linking particular bits of DNA to disease is very much in flux. Geneticists and testing labs constantly receive new information that leads them to reassess genetic mutations. As a result, a mutation The result: The gene … [Read more...] about The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.
Today is ‘What matters to you day’, a celebration which sees health professionals encourage and support each other to have better conversations with the people we care for. It’s all about turning the focus from a mindset of “what’s the matter with you?” to “what matters to you?” I passionately believe in the importance of conversations to ensure great service user experience and as a tool to prevent or manage ill health, and I know many other health professionals feel the same. In January I blogged about some research we’d carried out with front line NHS colleagues who told us that preventing ill health was important, but that they often lack the confidence to have more holistic conversations about a patient’s wellbeing. I’m a big advocate of techniques like motivational interviewing and health coaching, so to mark ‘What matters to you day’ I was delighted to speak to Dr Penny Newman, an NHS England NHS … [Read more...] about Blog Public health matters Better conversations can change lives
A groundbreaking Wall Street Journal interview with best-selling author Gary Small, a psychiatrist and director of UCLA's Longevity Center, challenges the increasingly controversial notion a person's personality is indelibly fixed in childhood. "It's never too late to change our personalities in order to live happier lives," declares Dr. Small. The Wall Street Journal was so intrigued by Dr. Small's latest bestseller, "SNAP! Change Your Personality in 30 Days," it sat down with Small and co-author Gigi Vorgan to discuss his extraordinary revelation people can alter their fundamental character traits at almost any age. Small says the extensive research he studied on "personality improvement" led him to the inescapable conclusion people who are really motivated only need about a month to change their own personalities, provided they have the right guidance. And they can make major without ever leaning back on a psychiatrist's couch, too. "These results confirmed that we … [Read more...] about Dr. Small to WSJ: Your Personality Can Change for Better
Story highlights A wellness coach can help you stretch your mind, Margaret Moore says You can then learn to coach yourself, Moore says Margaret Moore is founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corp., which trains health and wellness coaches in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine. Moore is co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. She teaches coaching psychology at Harvard University Extension School. Moore is co-author of the "Coaching Psychology Manual," "Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life" and "Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life." (CNN)The spring season reminds us of Mother Nature's drive to thrive. However, most humans are not thriving. Research on well-being concludes that about 20% of adults have a strong sense of purpose and are fully satisfied with their lives; less than 10% strongly believe their lives are ideal. Instead most people are stressed out and burned out. All of this stress … [Read more...] about How wellness coaches can change your mind