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Study: Physically active children are less depressed Previous studies have shown that adults and young people who are physically active have a lower risk of developing depression. But the same effect has not been studied in children – until now. Results from a new study are showing that children receive the same beneficial effect from being active. We’re talking about moderate to [...]
Researchers generate genetically modified rat model of autism Researchers at The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai have generated and characterized a genetically modified rat model of autism and intellectual disability, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published January 31 in the journal eLife. Researchers report that in this novel [...]
4 Goal Topics to Work on with Adolescents in... This post will provide you with various treatment goals you may want to consider when working with teens or adolescents. Even some preteens can benefit from these treatment goals. Additionally, you will find potential activities or treatment strategies that you can use to work on … ...
Link between sleep and cognitive impairment in the elderly Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent. Caused by sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a disruption of normal breathing during sleep, these cause recurrent awakenings and subsequent excessive daytime sleepiness. In an editorial in the current issue of Neurology, a Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researcher stresses [...]
Study finds children exposed to complications at birth at risk of autism Children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Perinatology. For this retrospective study, researchers examined the electronic health records of 594,638 children born in Kaiser Permanente [...]
Mind reader: A consumer EEG device serves up rich new troves of scientific data A consumer device designed to help users focus their thoughts is also generating valuable data for neuroscience research. A team of McMaster and industry researchers is using data collected by a wireless brain-sensing headband called Muse to shed new light on what happens to our thinking processes as we age, for example, or how women [...]
Our National Nuclear Nightmare One of the skeletons in the closet of nuclear deterrence is "credibility": how to make credible a threat that is necessarily incredible. Trump may provide a catastrophic answer.
Increasing Social Functioning in Bipolar Disorder The main goal in treating bipolar disorder is usually to lengthen time between episodes. While that is a good and necessary goal, it ignores a significant portion of the person’s … ...
Shrieking in Silence: Can Anyone Hear? You remember the chilling Kitty Genovese case? As Kitty hysterically shrieked for help — her voice echoing through the New York night, 38 neighbors ignored her hysterical pleas. The neighbors’ blurry thought process, “Well, maybe someone else will help” or “I am not able to … ...
Snuggle Parties: Would You Cuddle with Strangers? Guest Post... Anthropologist M. J. Coreil snuggles with strangers. Would you?   Bella’s intro: When anthropologist M. J. Coreil shared with me her essay on snuggling with strangers, I was intrigued. Dr. … ...
Shrinks Battle Over Diagnosing Donald Trump Chaos in the White House fuels discord amongst the experts.
Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate A computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to a new article. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being "happy," despite their extreme condition.
Researching Terrorism from the Field The many challenges of countering extremism.
Glimpses of Hope in a Year of Troubling Addiction News Are We Finally Getting Serious About Our Deadly Drug Trends? Is there anyone left in our nation who can say they personally know no one touched by problem drug or … ...
When kids with mental illness can’t live at home Families that send their child to residential treatment programs often face judgment and misunderstanding.
Transgender Americans rush to change IDs Passports don't require proof of surgery to change gender marker, making them easier to attain than state IDs in some parts of the country.
Astronauts' brains change shape during spaceflight MRIs before and after space missions reveal that astronauts' brains compress and expand during spaceflight, according to a new study.
Boy Scouts open membership to transgender boys Membership in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts is now based on the gender indicated on an application.
Depression: 9 Powerful New Things Research Has Found Out Jobs with highest depression rates, herbs that beat antidepressants, the four types of depression and more... Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Perfectionism and Certain Thought Patterns Predict Binge Eating... Who is most at risk for engaging in binge eating, or compulsive overeating? Two articles published in the January edition of the journal Eating Behaviors are shedding light on this question. The first, by researchers from Canada, homes in on the link between binge eating and perfectionism. Previous research has...