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Medicine protects against strokes It is well-known that anticoagulant medicine assists in the prevention of strokes. A large Danish study now shows that the medicine can also reduce the risk of death and brain damage when a stroke
Racism may cause African-American men to age faster Being the victim of racism and internalizing racist beliefs may speed up the aging process, a new study suggests.
One-on-one builds language skills quickly Parents who emphasize vowels and different sounds within words, are much more likely to help their children's language development.
Hard times and headaches A recent study of Google queries suggests that the recent recession makes people feel physically ill.
Psychology's Role in Smoking Decline Continues 50 Years After Surgeon General's Groundbreaking Report Five questions for psychologist David B. Abrams, PhD
Toll of emotional labor on nurses Nurses can suffer because of the requirement to display compassion at all times, new research indicates.
Neuroscience study uncovers new player in obesity A new neuroscience study sheds light on the biological underpinnings of obesity. The study reveals how a protein in the brain helps regulate food intake and body weight. The findings create a
Ten Research-Based Wedding Vows As a romantic relationships researcher, here are the ten promises that my partner and I have decided to make to each other on our wedding day. read more
Long-term varenicline treatment supports tobacco abstinence in people with mental illness Extended treatment with the smoking cessation drug varenicline significantly improved the ability of individuals with serious mental illness to maintain abstinence from tobacco after a standard 12-week course of treatment.
Is multitasking mastery in genes? Human factors/ergonomics researchers have long studied the connection between cognitive function and the ability to perform well on multiple simultaneous tasks, and recently a group of
Some brain regions retain enhanced ability to make new connections In adults, some brain regions retain a "childlike" ability to establish new connections, potentially contributing to our ability to learn new skills and form new memories as we age.
Neurotransmitters resarch can promote better drugs for brain disorders Although drugs have been developed that inhibit the imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain -- a condition which causes many brain disorders and nervous system diseases -- the exact understanding
Power of packaging in consumer choices When it comes to deciding what food to eat, one might expect that people's choices will be driven by past experience and personal preference, but how does the general appearance of the package impact buying decisions of consumers?
Several forms of vitamin E protect against memory disorders, study says Elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels, according to a study published recently. According to the researchers, various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes.
Scientists make living brain cells from Alzheimer's patients biobanked brain tissue Scientists, for the first time, generated induced pluripotent stem cells lines from non-cryoprotected brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Ketamine acts as antidepressant by boosting serotonin PET molecular imaging of the brain reveals that ketamine may act as an antidepressant by boosting serotonin activity in brain areas involved in
Probiotic Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Autism New research 'gives autism' to mice, then cures it with probiotic therapy.→ Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
Why I Was Wrong About Twitter Twitter opens the door to debating about questions like this: Outside psychology, what profession has the most insight into human behavior?read more
Sexting common, linked to sex among high-risk youth More than one in five middle-school aged children with behavioral or emotional problems has recently engaged in sexting, according to a new study.
Blood test could help diagnose concussions During a concussion, the brain bounces against the skull, and researchers believe the impact can cause changes they hope can be detected in blood tests.