|It doesn’t take a brain injury to have headache, dizziness and cognitive impairment
||A team of researchers based at McMaster University has developed a new understanding of post-concussion syndrome, answering questions that have been plaguing researchers in the field. Their study, published in the medical journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, provides an explanation for why many people with even very trivial head injuries, or even injuries to other [...]
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|Moving to a depressed neighborhood linked to weight gain
||Certain regions in the United States are characterized by a higher prevalence of obesity, which suggests that a person’s socioeconomic, physical, and social environments can affect opportunities for healthy behaviors that might prevent excess weight gain. But what happens when people move from one neighborhood to another? A new study published in the American Journal [...]
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|Post-traumatic stress disorder linked to accelerated aging
||In recent years, public health concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have risen significantly, driven in part by affected military veterans returning from conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. PTSD is associated with number of psychological maladies, among them chronic depression, anger, insomnia, eating disorders and substance abuse. Writing in the May 7 online [...]
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|Too hot to trust? Enhanced dating site photos have mixed results for men and women
||Dating apps like Tinder offer a quick look at a potential connection, with a simple swipe to either decline or accept the potential match. The stakes are high for putting the right picture in your profile. But does putting an enhanced picture of yourself increase the chance you’ll make that match? Being cat-fished is a [...]
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|Divorce Via Facebook
||Divorce papers can now be served legally via Facebook in New York.
|Tiger Woods Losing Sleep and Mental Focus
||Golf pro, Tiger Woods, has revealed that he’s been having trouble sleeping lately and most of us can relate. When stress and emotional turmoil take residence in our bodies, one … ...
|Reframing Negative Thoughts Into Helpful Questions
||Yesterday, I wrote about cultivating curiosity (instead of berating or criticizing ourselves). Today, I’m exploring curiosity, again, because it’s such a powerful tool in building a more positive body image … ...
|Suicide: Passing Each Other in the Flood
||May 8, 1995, was the date of a massive flood in New Orleans. I remember us leaving for school in the rain. We drove the family van because it was high enough to get through the swampy streets. Dad said we had to look out for manholes; the … ...
|Does Video Game-Playing Sharpen Mental Skills and Speed?
||Although new research suggests that video-game playing and "brain training" have limited cognitive benefits, some simple interventions can increase academic achievement.
|Eat dark chocolate to beat the midday slump?
||An EEG study shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels. Historically, chocolate has been recognized as a vasodilator, meaning that it widens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure in the long run, but chocolate also contains some powerful stimulants. Researchers wanted to investigate if people who consume chocolate would see an immediate stimulant effect.
||Developing Resilience Why do some people have a similar experience and one develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the other doesn’t? Part of the difference between the two may have … ...
|Does the Heart Want What It Wants?
||It is only partly true that the heart wants what the heart wants, because minds have some limited
capacity for cognitive reappraisal that contributes to emotional change.
|5 Powerful Tips for Helping a Friend Through Illness
||Avoid adding negativity to their challenge. Fear, anger and helplessness are just a few emotions that we feel when someone we care about receives a hard diagnosis. Most of us pray, hope for the best, encourage those friends to fight and support them the best … ...
|More sex doesn't lead to increased happiness
||Countless research and self-help books claim that having more sex will lead to increased happiness, based on the common finding that those having more sex are also happier. Scientists now report that simply having more sex did not make couples happier, in part because the increased frequency led to a decline in wanting for and enjoyment of sex.
|A Sudden Spurt of Senior Style – and Why I Love It
||All of a sudden, “women of a certain age” are hot. This, perhaps more than any other phenomenon I have witnessed in my 44 years to date, showcases that fashion … ...
|How autism brain bank my help find a cure
||Examining the brain tissue of individuals with autism spectrum disorder will allow researchers to study the disease in a way that is currently not possible.
|Why Feeling Up Always Starts With Feeling Down
|| It was Heraclitus who said “the path up and down are on in the same.” What he meant was that everything can be characterized by pairs of contrary … ...
|More highly educated women are becoming moms
||Research shows that an increasing share of professional women are choosing to tackle the issue of balancing work and family.
|It doesn't take a brain injury to have headache, dizziness and cognitive impairment
||Researchers have provided an explanation for why many people with even very trivial head injuries, or even injuries to other parts of their bodies, experience incapacitating post-concussion like syndromes.
|University to implement gender-neutral facilities
||Gender-neutral housing and public unisex restrooms will be housing options at the University of Missouri.