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Physical Activity can Be Increased by a Motivating Mail

...th of which emphasize the importance of increasing motivational readiness for physical activity, balancing the pros vs. cons of activity, and developing strategies for becoming and remaining physically active, said Melissa Napolitano, Ph.D,. Both programs offer a cost-effective way to promote healthy behaviors,...

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

...n India since 1962. The members regularly organise motivational campaigns to promote Voluntary Blood Donation. It has more than 100 blood banks all over the country under different states and district branches. On the same lines, they have also campaigned for prevention of blood transmitted diseases like HIV / AI...

Talking With Families may Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

...o are trained in a new communication method called motivational interviewing may be able to help families change ...ensive intervention. The control group received no motivational interviewing by a physician or registered dietitian. The minimal intervention group received physici...

Link Between Food Cue-related Brain Activity Found

...o study patterns of gene expression linked to this motivational state - rats conditioned to expect a chocolate-fla...ral cues, and may well contribute to a conditioned motivational state that can lead to excessive food intake. Source-Eurekalert/B...

Brief Intervention on HIV and Alcohol Risk Encourages Safer Sex

...ational component of the control condition, plus a motivational component based on the World Health Organization's brief alcohol counseling model, and finally a skills-building component focused on behavioral self-management and sexual communication. Baseline information was collected by audio computer-assiste...

Motivational Interviewing Could Reduce Excessive Drinking by Students

A counseling style, called motivational interviewing (MI), can be used to reduce alcohol a...actice (2006, Vol. 37) in the article “Group-based motivational interviewing for alcohol use among college students: An exploratory study” co-authored by Kurt Micha...

Educational Video Increases Knowledge but Not Behavior

An educational and motivational video, designed to increase emotional well-being and use of adaptive devices in low vision patients increased knowledge but did not change behavior or emotions, says a study. // "While our video clearly succeeded in increasing patients' knowledge o...

Destroying Taboos to Improve Patient Care

...nts with chronic rheumatic diseases. Amye Leong, a motivational speaker, advocate and rheumatology patient, is// out to improve the way rheumatology health professionals address this aspect of care. During an hour-long audioconference on April 17, she will discuss the state of chronic disease and sexuality resear...

Zolpidem Might Assist Patients With Akinetic Mutism

...o showed improvement in cerebral areas involved in motivational processing. Although previous studies have shown the positive effect of zolpidem on catatonic conditions, the authors state, "To our knowledge, this is the first study assessing the impact of zolpidem of post-anoxic brain injury using the modern m...

RNIB Receives £25,000 to Help Blin

...charity's Positive Steps programme, which provides motivational training for people preparing to enter employment. The course will be conducted for those who are over 17 years of age and will take place at RNIB Scotland's Employment and Learning Centre at the Jewel and Esk Valley College at Joppa. SR...

Counseling Helps Young Women Cut Drinking, Improve Contraception Use

...pregnancy. The study tested the effectiveness of motivational interviewing — a kind of supportive yet goal-orien.... The research team assessed the women after the motivational interviewing sessions ended. Overall, significantly more women in the intervention group had reduced...

Why People are Addicted to Video Games?

... than the fun of playing," says Richard M. Ryan, a motivational psychologist at the University and lead investigat...s, and key to understanding their enjoyment is the motivational pull of the games. Four groups of people were asked to play different games, including one group ta...

Obese Kids Unmotivated byWeight Loss campaigns

...e two groups were shown two advertising posters, a motivational poster that urged them to get in shape and the other an educational poster which gave specific advice on how to lose weight. The study revealed that three -quarters of those who had drawn the picture of themselves - and who had therefore had to th...

Is Binge Eating Addictive?

... that similar brain circuits underlie the enhanced motivational drive for food and drugs seen in obese and drug-addicted subjects, respectively." This information will certainly help researchers in evolving better treatments for obesity, which might mean treating the emotions first, akin to surmounting problems...

Consumers way off the mark in measuring calorie content in fast foods

...study said, "This is not an issue of knowledge, of motivational biases that people want to lie. It's just ingrained perceptual bias that we can't control." The study was undertaken in two phases. The first phase involved 105 people, who were asked by researchers to make calorie estimation while eating at fast foo...

Songs Could Help to Overcome Flood Trauma

...ople to get back to their daily routines and hum a motivational song when they can. While the song is being repeatedly broadcast on FM radio stations, the psychiatrists have convinced mobile telephone companies to offer it and similar jingles as caller tunes and ring tones. "Tata and Hutch have agreed to use...

Hunger Mapping

...-specific neurons in order to reflect the animal's motivational state," wrote the researchers. By isolating and comparing signals from particular neurons in the various regions at various times in the cycle, the researchers gained insight into the roles neurons in those regions played in feeding, motivation, an...

Guide For A Healthy Heart

...ting the way you feel. It deals with the myths and motivational barriers associated with physical activity, while providing practical advice and suggestions for getting the most health benefits from a physical activity program. Source: Eurekalert...

Positive Religious Beliefs Might Help In Coping Through Medical Crisis

...o faith factors as they could be an encouraging or motivational means for many recovering patients. The researchers explained that in their study conducted on 309 cardiac patients, they found that positive religious beliefs and resources had given people a sense of hope and social support. They also but caution...

Marijuana Abuse Responds to Psychotherapy, Overall Is Hard to Treat

...67 people who received no or delayed intervention, motivational enhancement therapy (MET), family therapy, CBT or ...l therapy both in individual or group sessions and motivational enhancement in individual sessions has been demonstrated to be effective to reduce cannabis use.” ...

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