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Single-cell analysis holds promise for stem cell and cancer research Researchers have identified cells’ unique features within the developing human brain, using the latest technologies for analyzing gene activity in individual cells, and have demonstrated that large-scale cell surveys can be done much more efficiently and cheaply than was previously thought possible.
Reducing stress may help lead to clearer skin Anyone who’s had a pimple form right before an important event may wonder if stress caused the break out. While commonly linked anecdotally, proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and rosacea, is another matter. An expert discusses the latest research on the impact stress has on inflammatory skin conditions and his thoughts on how this research could change treatment options.
5 Medications or Supplements that Made Me More Depressed The more medications and supplements I try in an effort to minimize my symptoms of depression and anxiety, the more I realize that every edible item you place in your mouth has a risk associated with it. Even the natural ones that are supposedly made from cats’ claws, wild yams,...
What Video Games Do To Children How video games affect children's behaviour and development. Fears about what video games are doing to young minds have been growing for years -- not least because now 97% of teenagers play them. They're said to reduce socialising with real friends, damage psychological adjustment and the violence depicted in many games may be corrupting. On the other hand, some studies have suggested benefits like improved thinking skills, hand-eye co-ordination, perhaps even greater attention and creativity. What should parents -- and society at large -- make of all this conflicting talk? Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Could Playing Immoral Video Games Promote Good Behaviour in The Real World? Playing Games Increases Brain Size Making Music Dramatically Improves Young Children’s Behaviour Free Play: Simple Items More Fun For Children Children With Autism Exposed to More Steroid Hormones in The Womb
Why I Love Mistakes Don’t get me wrong. I don’t love making mistakes. But I love mistakes themselves. Mistakes are great mentors. I usually hate mistakes when I’ve just made one (especially if other people notice) but then I start learning whatever cool new lesson it has to teach me, and everything shifts. At...
Forgive the Fuss That Rises in You There’s a line from Carl Jung’s Red Book that I like: “Forgive the fuss that rises in me.” “What’s the context?” you ask. Forget the context. The context doesn’t matter. The context is the fuss that arises in us. This Jung’s line has a mantra-like quality. It’s enough for me....
A Look at Infidelity: Why Do Partners Cheat? In a recent study of predictors of infidelity in couple relationships, the findings showed men and women continue to follow the stereotypes. The focus on sex, performance, variety and frequency tends to be driven by men, while the focus on emotional connection and nonsexual affection by women. In one study...
Predictors of Infidelity: Why Do Partners Cheat? In a recent study of predictors of infidelity in couple relationships, the findings overall indicate men and women seemed to follow the stereotypes. The focus on sex, performance, variety and frequency tends to be driven by men, while the focus on emotional connection and nonsexual affection by women. Drs. Mark, Janssen...
Seeing Without Being Seen: The Greatest Place in the “Where would people go if given completely free choice?” That’s a question the eminent evolutionary biologist, E. O. Wilson, answered in his book, Biophilia: The Human Bond with Other Species. (I discussed biophilia in a previous Single at Heart post here.) Here’s his answer: “…it seems that whenever people are...
Key Questions for Couples to Consider before Baby Arrives There’s no shortage of advice and to-do lists for parents-to-be. There are articles on do’s and don’ts; information about things you should and shouldn’t buy; and books you must read right away. The sheer overload of information can be dizzying. Pausing can help. In fact, one of the best things...
Sense of Self in Autism The way we process environmental and emotional stimuli has a direct bearing on our sense of self.
Physical Fitness Can Help Prevent Young Adolescents' Depression, Study Finds Especially for middle school girls, being less fit had link to depression
First Dates: Are You Scaring them Away? Don’t Scare Away Your Dates!   There’s nothing worse than going out on a first date and thinking everything went well, only to later discover that the person you liked is no longer is interested. To be sure, there are times when two people don’t “click” for a variety of...
30 Small, Simple, yet Extremely Beneficial Parenting Tasks Parenting doesn’t have to be a constant battle day after day. You can enhance your family life by simply implementing some small strategies that will have wonderful, lasting benefits for your children, yourself, and your family as a whole. Following are some examples of some small, simple yet extremely beneficial...
On-Line Video Gaming: A Haven for the Insecure? For some the cyber-world may meet some critical developmental needs that we may overlook.
Meaning of Life as Defined by a Butcher The meaning of life is listening to Pavarotti, feeling the sun on your face, drinking a bottle of wine, and then another. The meaning of life is having a safe and healthy society, a happy family life, good health, a loving wife, work that you like, smelling the smell of...
Wives and whether to work: Community religious beliefs play a part Married women who live in communities in which a higher proportion of the population belongs to conservative religious traditions — such as evangelical or Mormon — are more likely to choose not to work outside the home, even if the women are not members of those faith groups, according to a Baylor University study. The [...]The post Wives and whether to work: Community religious beliefs play a part appeared first on PsyPost.
Why People Avoid the Talk (DTR), Part 1 As romantic relationships have become more ambiguous, the need for having “the talk” or defining one’s relationship has grown. But it is widely recognized that these talks are often avoided. Here, I describe some of the reasons why.
Helping women overcome the anguish of unwanted sexual advances Some young women simply have more resilience and better coping skills and can shrug off the effect of unwanted cat calls, demeaning looks and sexual advances. Women with low resilience struggle and could develop psychological problems when they internalize such behavior, because they think they are to blame. So say Dawn Szymanski and Chandra Feltman of the [...]The post Helping women overcome the anguish of unwanted sexual advances appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed In the largest study of its kind, researchers suggests that in older people, not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published in the August 6, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at blood levels [...]The post Study: Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed appeared first on PsyPost.