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Higher mortality risk in individuals with mental health disorders Individuals with mental health disorders have a risk of mortality that is two times higher than the general population or than individuals without such disorders, according to a study published online by JAMA Psychiatry. The link between mental health disorders and mortality is complicated because most people with those disorders do not die of their [...]The post Higher mortality risk in individuals with mental health disorders appeared first on PsyPost.
Stress caused by discrimination linked to mental health issues among Latino teens Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. These mental health outcomes were more pronounced among Latino teens born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, as opposed to foreign-born teens. The longitudinal [...]The post Stress caused by discrimination linked to mental health issues among Latino teens appeared first on PsyPost.
Want to save the planet? Socialize with your neighbors Know your neighbor, save the planet. That’s the key finding of a study that finds socializing with neighbors leads to more planet-friendly behaviors than spending time with friends or family. The study, published by Environment and Behavior journal, finds that people who visit neighbors are more likely to “keep up with the Joneses” on green [...]The post Want to save the planet? Socialize with your neighbors appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Drink less’ campaigns should focus on why and how Campaigns to get young people to drink less should focus on the benefits of not drinking and how it can be achieved, a new study suggests. Pointing out the advantages and achievability of staying sober is more effective than traditional approaches that warn of the risks of heavy drinking, according to the research carried out [...]The post ‘Drink less’ campaigns should focus on why and how appeared first on PsyPost.
Apes prefer the glass half full: Nearest primate relatives also susceptible to marketing spin Humans aren’t the only species to be influenced by spin. Our closest primate relatives are susceptible, too. For example, people are known to rate a burger as more tasty when it is described as “75 percent lean” than when it is described as “25 percent fat,” even though that’s the same thing. And they’re more [...]The post Apes prefer the glass half full: Nearest primate relatives also susceptible to marketing spin appeared first on PsyPost.
Study discovers a new link between chronic disease and social isolation Difficult circumstances often bring people closer together. But a new Concordia study published in Health Psychology has found that the onset of chronic illness often results in sufferers feeling lonelier — even for those who have had a steady partner for 50 years or more. Researchers at the Personality, Aging, and Health Lab at Concordia [...]The post Study discovers a new link between chronic disease and social isolation appeared first on PsyPost.
Neuroscientists finds even short-form mindfulness meditation can help soldiers perform better Rather than the calm before the storm, the period before soldiers are deployed to a conflict zone is a time of extremely high demand and intense stress. Soldiers receive intensive training for the mission, while psychologically preparing to leave loved ones to face a dangerous, high-stress, high-performance environment. Although the goal of the predeployment period [...]The post Neuroscientists finds even short-form mindfulness meditation can help soldiers perform better appeared first on PsyPost.
How much sleep do we need? Expert panel offers new guidelines Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher Lydia DonCarlos, PhD, is a member of an expert panel that’s making new recommendations on how much sleep people need. The panel, convened by the National Sleep Foundation, is making its recommendations based on age, ranging from newborns (who need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per [...]The post How much sleep do we need? Expert panel offers new guidelines appeared first on PsyPost.
Real-time brain feedback reduces attention lapses Your attention, please. People make mistakes every day because they lose focus. Maybe your car drifts across the center line or an error slips into a report at work. In an article published online Monday by the journal Nature Neuroscience, researchers at Princeton University describe a study that shows training people using real-time feedback from [...]The post Real-time brain feedback reduces attention lapses appeared first on PsyPost.
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Optic nerve may help predict stroke patient death risk The diameter of the sheath that encases the optic nerve may help indicate which stroke patients are at highest risk of dying within six months. For every added millimeter of optic nerve sheath diameter, risk of death was four to six times higher.
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Brain’s GPS system influenced by shape of environment Patterns created by the brain’s grid cells, which are believed to guide navigation, are modified by the shape of the environment, according to UCL researchers. This means grid patterns aren’t a universal metric for the brain’s GPS system to measure distance, as previously thought. Grid cells in the brain appear to form an internal map [...]The post Brain’s GPS system influenced by shape of environment appeared first on PsyPost.
Study finds air pollution affects short-term memory, IQ and brain metabolic ratios City smog lowers children’s IQ. This is among findings from a recent University of Montana study that found children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for detrimental impacts to the brain, including short-term memory loss and lower IQ. Findings by UM Professor Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, MA, MD, Ph.D., and [...]The post Study finds air pollution affects short-term memory, IQ and brain metabolic ratios appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: Love online is about being real, not perfect People using online dating services are searching for a perfect match, but not a perfect person. In fact, researchers at the University of Iowa say people who are looking for love online are less apt to trust a person with a flashy profile, preferring instead a potential partner who appears not only successful, but humble [...]The post Study: Love online is about being real, not perfect appeared first on PsyPost.
Terrible at remembering names? Blame it on the music, not the memory Music may help some people relax when they’re trying to concentrate. But it doesn’t help them remember what they’re focusing on, especially as they get older. That’s the finding in a new Georgia Institute of Technology study that challenged younger and older adults to listen to music while trying to remember names. College-aged participants had [...]The post Terrible at remembering names? Blame it on the music, not the memory appeared first on PsyPost.
Epilepsy drug could aid stroke victims Retigabine, a drug approved to treat epilepsy, protected the brain against the effects of ischemic stroke in a study conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Findings are in The Journal of Neuroscience. Sonya Bierbower, Ph.D., and Mark S. Shapiro, Ph.D., of the School of Medicine at the UT Health [...]The post Epilepsy drug could aid stroke victims appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Nurture’ more important than ‘nature’ in childhood obesity Parents’ lifestyles, rather than their genes, are primarily responsible for their children being overweight according to research by the Centre for Economic Performance, based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Researchers compared the weight of biological and adopted children to that of their parents to determine whether children inherit their weight [...]The post ‘Nurture’ more important than ‘nature’ in childhood obesity appeared first on PsyPost.
How the brain listens to literature When we listen to stories, we immerse ourselves into the situations described and empathize with the feelings of the characters. Only recently has it become possible to find out how exactly this process works in the brain. Roel Willems and Annabel Nijhof have now succeeded using an fMRI scanner to measure how people listen to [...]The post How the brain listens to literature appeared first on PsyPost.