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Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid A national research network found that many toddlers diagnosed with autism at two years of age had a substantially greater amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at six and 12 months of age, before diagnosis is possible. They also found that the more CSF at six months -- as measured through MRIs -- the more severe the autism symptoms were at two years of age.
Butterflies, Turtles, God-Winks, and HOPE   After my son died I thought I saw him coming toward me but it was his best friend dressed in similar work clothes so I didn’t give it a … ...
Researchers aim to cure headache during flight Many people suffer from pain when they fly but that may soon be a thing of the past. A new study may have discovered the mechanisms responsible, opening the door to developing a cure.
Disaster at Middlebury College Middlebury College joins the list of academic institutions that are shouting down conservative voices. Along the way, the liberals are simply handing free speech to conservatives.
What the Terrible Two's Can and Can't Do Having a toddler can be quite "terrible" at times. Here's what science says about why toddlers can be such a handful.
How to Launch Your Private Practice Launching a private practice can be like drinking water from a fire hose. You know what needs to be done, sort of, but until you get started you don’t really FEEL the gravity of what you are doing. So if you are thinking about launching … ...
Studies on the Psychology of Menstruation Menstruation has long been a taboo subject. Until recently, studies of menstruation and its effects—physiologically and psychologically—have been rare. Like the topic of sex during previous decades, the topic of … ...
7 Steps to Stop Procrastinating — and Get More... Everyone procrastinates. We usually do it to avoid a task that’s unpleasant or daunting. Some things are broad and require lots of time and effort, and may involve changing long-held behaviors or beliefs. Others are very specific one-time tasks. When procrastinating starts to interfere with … ...
Have Romantic Comedies Grown Up? I used to watch romantic comedies now and then. Some, such as When Harry Met Sally, had lines that were so hilarious, I laughed until my side hurt. In the … ...
Patients More Likely To Refuse Drug Therapy Than Psychotherapy For Mental Health Individuals already on drug therapy also more likely to discontinue treatment early, study says
Do You Hate to Rush? 11 Tips for Getting... One small but annoying daily challenge? Getting ready each morning. I very much dislike rushing or feeling pressed for time, and fervently agree with Thoreau, who wrote in Walden, “I love a broad margin to my life.” By figuring out easy, quick ways to make … ...
Study: Romantic love associated with reduction of gray matter density in the striatum Being in a romantic relationship can physically alter the structure of your brain, according to a study published last November in Frontiers in Psychology. The structure of the human brain is subject to change with life experience, specifically the grey matter. Grey matter is the darker coloured tissue in the brain (compared to white matter) [...]
Study: Cyberpornography not linked to negative sexual outcomes in majority of users Viewing online pornography not does not appear to be a maladaptive behavior for most individuals, according to research published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The study of 830 North American adults (71.8% women) suggests that three distinct profiles of online pornography users exist: recreational users, highly distressed non-compulsive users, and users with a compulsive [...]
Jung’s 4 Highly Evolved Archetypes For Film 1. The Trickster, also thought of as the fool, the jester, the joker, or the comedian. Jung felt these character archetypes had more holistic motivations — including strong conscious and … ...
Study suggests sexual competition among men influences steroid use The desire to outdo others in the dating arena could motivate men to start using muscle-building steroids, according to new research in the Journal of Health Psychology. In the study, researchers surveyed 122 young men who exercised at bodybuilding-dedicated gyms in South Wales. They found those who admitted to using anabolic-androgenic steroids also tended to [...]
Study: Multicultural messages enhance feelings of power for minority group members Prompting individuals to reflect on multicultural principles enhances minority group members’ sense of power, according to new research. Those who endorse multiculturalism believe society should embrace and celebrate a diversity of ethnic and cultural groups. The four-part study, which included 518 Canadian psychology students along with 266 U.S. residents, found that exposure to pro-multicultural messages enhanced [...]
Sleepwalking is the result of a survival mechanism gone awry Last night, most of us went to the safety and comfort of our beds before drifting off to a night’s sleep. For some, this was the last conscious action before an episode of sleepwalking. Recent research from Stanford University shows that up to 4 per cent of adults might have had such an experience. In [...]
Social media is not to blame for depression in young people For all we hear about an escalation in mental health problems in adolescence, there is no persuasive evidence that the internet is to blame. My colleagues and I recently conducted a systematic review of the evidence and found only a weak correlation between teenagers’ use of social media and depression. After its launch in 2004, [...]
Twice weekly yoga classes plus home practice effective in reducing symptoms of depression People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep (coherent) breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive a significant reduction in their symptoms. The findings, which appear in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, provide preliminary support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or [...]
Active lessons can boost children’s learning and health The natural order of the classroom has always been for pupils to sit. Whether this involves, talking, discussing, working in groups, or listening to the teacher, most of the time this is all done from the comfort of a chair. Most primary school children spend on average, 70% of their classroom time sitting down. Outside [...]