Unemployment Alters the Set Point for Life Satisfaction

Richard E. Lucas, Andrew E. Clark, Yannis Georgellis, …Ed Diener  January 1, 2004 Research Article available here Abstract According to set-point theories of subjective well-being, people react to events but then return to baseline levels of happiness and satisfaction over time. We tested this idea by examining reaction and adaptation to unemployment in a 15-year longitudinal study of more thanContinue reading “Unemployment Alters the Set Point for Life Satisfaction”

Insights from ME/CFS May Help Unravel the Pathogenesis of Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome

New paper by: Anthony L. Komaroff 1 and W. Ian Lipkin 2 1 Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’sHospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA2 Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, ColumbiaUniversity, New York, NY Available here from 7 June 2021 Journal Pre-proofDOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molmed.2021.06.002 Citation: A.L. Komaroff andContinue reading “Insights from ME/CFS May Help Unravel the Pathogenesis of Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome”

Can Long-Covid be Cured with the Mind: Expert Patient or Nutty Professor?

Guest authored by Dr. Keith Geraghty I am a research fellow working from the University of Manchester Centre for Primary Care. A major focus of my work is on medically unexplained symptoms and illness. I promote evidence-based medicine and psychology, so like a detective, I spend a lot of my time discerning ‘good’ and ‘bad’Continue reading “Can Long-Covid be Cured with the Mind: Expert Patient or Nutty Professor?”

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome as a breakdown of homeostasis

David F Marks published on 31 May 2021 here Abstract Homeostasis is a fundamental physiological principle that ensures equilibrium, stability and safety of the organism in a continuously changing and potentially life-threatening environment. This article introduces a new theory of the aetiology of ME/CFS that hypothesises that ME/CFS is caused by a breakdown of homeostasisContinue reading “Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome as a breakdown of homeostasis”

Neural mechanisms of social homeostasis

Gillian A. Matthews and Kay M. Tye First published: 15 March 2019  https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14016 Originally published as a REVIEW Open Access Article This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. You areContinue reading “Neural mechanisms of social homeostasis”

Consciousness as a Delusion

In Chasing the Rainbow: The Non-conscious Nature of Being, David Oakley and Peter Halligan (2017) present the theory that consciousness is a delusion. At the time of publication, the paper in Frontiers has received 107,012 views. According to their theory, consciousness is a specially engineered delusion; let’s call it the ‘CAD theory’. Because, to themContinue reading “Consciousness as a Delusion”

“Doctors can commit scientific fraud and financial fraud and not be punished”

Press Release by Dr Myhill concerning Dr Myhill’s Virtual Hearing 22 MARCH 2021 – vs ICO & GMC Doctors can commit scientific fraud and financial fraud and not be punished. This is the conclusion of Dr Sarah Myhill following her recent hearing vs the ICO and GMC. Dr Sarah Myhill tells us “That is officialContinue reading ““Doctors can commit scientific fraud and financial fraud and not be punished””

Towards a comprehensive theory of obesity and a healthy diet: The causal role of oxidative stress in food addiction and obesity

Review published in Behavioural Brain Research Volume 384, 20 April 2020, 112560 written by: Tobore Onojighofia Tobore Independent Scholar, San Diego 92110, United States ShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2020.112560 Get rights and content Abstract Background Obesity is a major public health problem whose prevalence has been rapidly increasing in the United States (U.S), and globally. It is one ofContinue reading “Towards a comprehensive theory of obesity and a healthy diet: The causal role of oxidative stress in food addiction and obesity”

How is obesity associated with happiness? Evidence from China

Abstract Yiwei Liu, Ling Xu, Aaron Hagedorn First Published October 11, 2020  Research Articlehttps://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320962268 Liu Y, Xu L, Hagedorn A. How is obesity associated with happiness? Evidence from China. Journal of Health Psychology. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1359105320962268rticle information  Abstract Happiness is a universal goal that people pursue. Studies of the relationship between obesity and happiness have shown mixed findings. ItContinue reading “How is obesity associated with happiness? Evidence from China”

Body mass index trajectories during mid to late life and risks of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes: Results from four prospective cohorts

Yun-JiuChengab1 Zhen-GuangChenc1 Su-HuaWuab1 Wei-YiMeiab Feng-JuanYaod MingZhange Dong-LingLuof ShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100790 Get rights and content Citation: Cheng, Y. J., Chen, Z. G., Wu, S. H., Mei, W. Y., Yao, F. J., Zhang, M., & Luo, D. L. (2021). Body mass index trajectories during mid to late life and risks of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes: Results from fourContinue reading “Body mass index trajectories during mid to late life and risks of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes: Results from four prospective cohorts”