Dec 19, 2018 7-9PM ET
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Looking on bright side may reduce anxiety, especially when money is tight Trying to find something good in a bad situation appears to be particularly effective in reducing anxiety the less money a person makes, possibly because people with low incomes have less control over their environment, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “Our research shows that socioeconomic status has a powerful effect on whether reframing a situation can reduce anxiety, both in the short term and the long term,” said Claudia Haase, Ph.D., of Northwestern University and co-author of the study. “As social inequality continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important that we understand how emotional regulation strategies might benefit mental health across the socioeconomic spectrum.” The research was published in the journal Emotion. Haase and her colleagues used data from an experiment and a national survey to analyze the role of income in what the authors called cognitive reappraisal strategies, where an individual attempts to regulate his or her emotions (thereby reducing anxiety) by reconsidering, reframing or gaining a new perspective on past or anticipated experiences. “After a romantic breakup, for example, you might be afraid of being lonely,” said lead author Emily Hittner, MA, a Ph.D. candidate, also from Northwestern. “You could use cognitive reappraisal to manage this fear by telling yourself that now is a great time to get to know yourself better, discover new passions, rekindle old friendships and have space to find a more fulfilling relationship.”
Depression, anxiety may take same toll on health as smoking and obesity An annual physical typically involves a weight check and questions about unhealthy habits like smoking, but a new study from UC San Francisco suggests health care providers may be overlooking a critical question: Are you depressed or anxious? Anxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease and high blood pressure to arthritis, headaches, back pain and stomach upset, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity, according to the new research. In the study, first author Andrea Niles, Ph.D., and senior author Aoife O’Donovan, Ph.D., of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, looked at the health data of more than 15,000 older adults over a four-year period. They found that 16 percent (2,225) suffered from high levels of anxiety and depression, 31 percent (4,737) were obese and 14 percent (2,125) were current smokers, according to their study published in the journal Health Psychology on Dec. 17, 2018. Participants with high levels of anxiety and depression were found to face 65 percent increased odds for a heart condition, 64 percent for stroke, 50 percent for high blood pressure and 87 for arthritis, compared to those without anxiety and depression.
TV’s ‘Laverne,’ Filmmaker Penny Marshall Dies Penny Marshall, best known as a star of the 1970s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” and director of hit films such as “Big” and “Awakenings,” has died at age 75, her publicist announced Tuesday. The cause was complications from diabetes. Marshall had also battled brainand lung cancer in 2009, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Marshall came from Hollywood royalty — she was the sister of the late writer-producer-director Garry Marshall and first wife to actor-director Rob Reiner of “All in the Family” fame. Her own big break came in 1976, when she starred as the Laverne character in “Laverne & Shirley” (along with Cindy Williams as her roommate Shirley) for eight seasons. The show was a spinoff of “Happy Days,” another hit created by brother Garry.
Study: Women are abused every 30 seconds on Twitter Earlier this year Amnesty International released a report discussing what many of Twitter’s female users already know: the social network is not always a great place to be if you’re a woman. Now, a new study reveals the hard statistics on just how toxic the situation is. According to the report by Amnesty International and global AI software company Element AI, female journalists and politicians were abused every 30 seconds on Twitter in 2017. The study is the largest ever examining the way women are targeted with hate speech online. Some 1.1 million abusive tweets were sent to the women, which included members of US Congress, female UK MPs and journalists employed by a variety of political websites. Using volunteers, the researchers sifted through nearly 300,000 tweets mentioning one of 778 women on their list, and noted abusive content relating to gender, race and sexuality.
Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook needs to do more to protect civil rights Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said Tuesday, “We know we need to do more” to protect civil rights on the platform. Her comments come on the same day that the NAACP launched a week-long boycott of the service and that 31 civil rights groups called for a restructuring of Facebook’s top ranks. It also comes after a report commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee said Russian-backed actors targeted African-American Facebook users in an attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “Facebook is committed to working with leading U.S. civil rights organizations to strengthen and advance civil rights on our service. They’ve raised a number of important concerns, and I’m grateful for their candor and guidance. We know that we need to do more: to listen, look deeper and take action to respect fundamental rights,” Sandberg said. Facebook released the findings on Tuesday of a civil rights audit led by Laura Murphy, a former director of the ACLU Legislative Office. Murphy highlighted particular areas of concern on the platform, including voter suppression, advertising targeting and practices and diversity among Facebook’s own employees.
Canadian Chiropractor Faces Suspension For Vaccine Posts A Canadian chiropractor who made posts online regarding vaccines is facing the suspension of her license. Dena Churchill, who operates Oxford Chiropractic Inc., is currently suspended pending a complete investigation. Churchill has 16 allegations against her all stemming from vaccine posts across five various social media websites. She’s accused of “marketing activities that were not professional, truthful, verifiable, [or] clear,” “conduct not meriting the respect of the public for members of the profession” and “posting information, comments and images that may be perceived as disgraceful, dishonorable or unprofessional.” Additionally, the allegations go on to say that Churchill posted the information online “when she knew or ought to have known that such posts were prohibited by or contrary to” the college’s policies and the chiropractic regulations.
Breaking: Santa delivering presents to only vaccinated children The North Pole Press Association has announced that due to the increase in vaccine-preventable diseases this past year, Santa will only be delivering presents to vaccinated children’s houses. “Santa is getting older and we can’t have him being exposed to all kinds of disease, especially this time of year,” explained Buddy the Elf. “The last thing we want is Santa getting pertussis or influenza from an unvaccinated child.” While pro-science people the world over are supporting the move, anti-vaccine groups were quick to jump on the story claiming that Kris Kringle had been bought by Big Pharma. “He is clearly in the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry. This is really sad, but shows just how far reaching the tentacles of the vaccine industry can reach,” said Sherry Fivenickle. Some parents are reportedly rushing to get their children vaccinated before Christmas in order to ensure their kids are both protected from disease and have some presents under the tree. Santa has confirmed to The Science Post that children who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will still be getting gifts delivered.
Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
It’s time to go Outside The Box again with Ty Bollinger! What will we be talking about today?
Top 10 CONSPIRACY THEORIES of 2018 foisted and propagated on the American masses via mainstream media (Natural News) Before the now infamous Edward Snowden revealed the NSA “Prism” and the fact that the Federal Government of the United States was indeed spying on every American citizen daily by collecting “metadata” via social media, emails, and even phone calls, anyone who would have claimed our government was that sneaky and evil would have immediately been called one of those paranoid “conspiracy theorists.” Even Google, Facebook, and Verizon were in on the gig of spying on Americans, and it was all revealed just five years ago to the whole world. That’s the year that conspiracy theorists were vindicated, and many Americans started to rethink September 11th and the unexplained demolition of Building Seven. That’s when Americans began rethinking why there was never any security footage released from the seemingly staged Sandy Hook, when more than a few crisis actors were exposed.
Over 40 percent of Americans say no to flu vaccinations Have you gotten your flu shot this year? If the answer is no – and I’m not getting one! – you’re not alone. A new study finds more than 40 percent of Americans have not been vaccinated and, in fact, don’t plan on it either. This is despite the warnings, potential dangers, and last year’s record-number of flu deaths. The survey was done by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. People under the age of 45 were the least likely to report being vaccinated. The top three reasons why they didn’t want the shot were: bad side effects; thinking they’ll get the flu from the shot; or thinking it doesn’t work. Some think the side effects are worse than the flu itself, but that’s just a myth. Usually the only side effect is a sore arm.
Lyme Disease and Cancer: Is There a Connection? According to a groundbreaking article published by Dr. Dino Prato, Founder of the Envita Medical Center and his team titled “Cancer and Infectious Causes” in 2014, there is clear, reliable, scientific evidence to indicate that at least 25% of all infections lead to cancer. In fact, Dr. Prato believes this number may be even higher, based on his own personal experiences of treating cancer patients for nearly two decades at Envita. It’s important to know what these infections are and how to treat them properly. Most of us already know that some viral and bacterial infections can lead to cancer. For instance, infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori can cause ulcers in the lining of our stomach or the upper part of our small intestine – and sometimes lead to stomach cancer. Similarly, human papillomavirus (HPV) infections can cause cervical cancer, and Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infections can cause Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – a type of cancer in immune cells known as B lymphocytes or B cells, whose job is to make antibodies that help protect our body from bacteria and viruses.
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