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Rock Climbing Can Be Useful Add-On to Treat Depression

A new study shows that bouldering, a form of rock climbing, can be an effective adjunct to depression treatment.University of Arizona researcher Eva-Maria Stelzer and Dr. Katharina Luttenberger of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg led a team that involved more than 100 individuals in a bouldering intervention in Germany, where some hospitals have begun to use climbing as a therapeutic treatment.The participants were randomly split into two groups. One immediately began the intervention, while the other group had to wait to start bouldering, which involves climbing rocks or walls to a moderate height without ropes or a harness.Each participant bouldered for three hours a week over the course of eight weeks.The research team measured the depression of group members at different points in the study using the Beck’s Depression Inventory and the depression subscale of the Symptom Check List Revised, known as SCL-90-R.The researchers found that the immediate intervention group’s Beck’s D…

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s Affect Brain Cells in Similar Way

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease, are associated with abnormally folded proteins that form clumps inside brain cells. These clumps spread from cell to cell, eventually leading to cell deaths. All three of these diseases are progressive, debilitating, and incurable.Now a new study at Loyola University Chicago shows that although different proteins are implicated in each disease — tau in Alzheimer’s, alpha-synuclein in Parkinson’s, and huntingtin in Huntington’s disease — they all appear to cause damage to brain cells in a similar way.The findings, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica, show the processes by which neurodegenerative diseases may spread and disrupt normal brain functions. The study also supports the notion that one type of treatment may be effective for all three neurodegenerative diseases.“A possible therapy would involve boosting a brain cell’s ability to degrade a clump of proteins and damaged vesicles,” sa…

High-Level Changes at Work Can Stress Workers

Half of American workers report being affected by upper management organizational changes within the past year or say they expect to be soon, according to the 2017 Work and Well-Being Survey released by the American Psychological Association (APA).The survey findings show that employees affected by these work-related changes are more likely to report chronic work stress, experience physical health symptoms at work, and say they plan to quit within the next year. They are also less likely to trust their employer compared with those who haven’t been affected by organizational change.“Change is inevitable in organizations, and when it happens, leadership often underestimates the impact those changes have on employees,” said David W. Ballard, Psy.D., M.B.A., head of APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence.“If they damage their relationship with employees, ratchet up stress levels, and create a climate of negativity and cynicism in the process, managers can wind up undermining the very …

Do I Want to Be Single?

From the U.S.: I’ve been with this girl for a little over a year, but about 2 months in, I was messaged by my ex girlfriend whom I hadn’t spoken to in over 5 years. We talked and both made it clear we both still have feelings for each other. My girlfriend insisted I block her and I did, but since than I have had urges to unblock and message her, and for the life on me I cannot stop thinking about what life would be like if I was with my ex and not my girlfriend. I do fantasize about dating other women other than my ex but my ex occupies my thoughts 90% of the time and most of the time I am with my girlfriend, I’m thinking about my ex. Am I just regretful of what could’ve been? Or is this my heart, or the universe, telling me something? Please help!A: People who are in love with their lover don’t spend 90% of their time thinking about someone else. You are only 20. This is the time of life when it is normal and appropriate to explore a number of relationships before settling down into …

Children’s Brain Images Show How Cognitive Control Increases with Age

As a child’s brain develops, it becomes more segregated into specialized units, but at the same time, more integrated as a whole due to stronger “hub” connections. These well-defined, networked brain structures are directly related to the healthy development of executive functions, such as the ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions.In a new study, published in the journal Current Biology, researchers were able to map the changes in the brain that underlie these improvements in executive function. The findings could also lead to the identification of biomarkers of abnormal brain development that could predict a person’s risk for psychosis and major mood disorders.“We were surprised to find that the developmental refinement of structural brain networks involved increased modular segregation and global integration, since highly modular systems have the potential to become fragmented,” says Ted Satterthwaite, an assistant professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman Sc…

New video by Global Cycling Network on YouTube

Geraint Thomas' Pinarello Bolide Time Trial Bike
Lasty checks out the Pinarello Bolide of Geraint Thomas and gets excited! Buy NEW GCN cycling kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: http://gcn.eu/_TheGCNShop Let us know what you think of this bike in the comments below 👇 Frame and forks: Pinarello Labs Bolide Wheels: Pro Disc Wheel and 3 spoke normally Tyres: Continental Handlebars: Custom 3D Printed Titanium Stem: Custom 3D Printed Titanium Seatpost: Pinarello Saddle: Fizik Arione R1 Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 Brakes: 3D printed levers Front Mech: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 Rear Mech: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 Chainset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 Chainring size: 42/55 Powermeter: Stages Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Crank length: 175mm Finishing touches: 3D printed Garmin mount, Elite bottle cage If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/cM Watch more on GCN... GCN V…