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Studies uncover long-term effects of traumatic brain injury Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from now?
How to Create a Work-Life Balance for Improved Well-Being... “Even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin A great deal of emphasis is placed on being productive through frenzied activity. Because of this, … ...
Mindfulness & Happiness: Not So Fast Meditation has a deep history in all spiritual traditions as a path toward compassion and insight.  It has also been practiced in many as a means to get to the root of suffering, and, possibly, overcome suffering’s wounds and causes. Today, however, the often simplified … ...
X-ray to study micronutrients in human minibrains It is consensus that mothers' diet has critical effects on fetal development, and the absence of nutrients is related to impairments on brain formation. In order to characterize the nutrients during human brain development, Brazilian scientists investigated human minibrains using synchrotron radiation, a sort of X-ray. Results showed that concentration and distribution of chemical elements are related to the stage of development and similar to previous data obtained from postmortem brain samples.
Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial 'Bench-to-bedside' describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study describes what could be considered a direct 'aquarium-to-bedside' approach, taking a drug discovered in a genetic zebrafish model of epilepsy and testing it, with promising results, in a small number of children with the disease.
Did The THE BIG GAME Let Fans Experience Virtual... If you watched THE BIG GAME, yes Football game! Yes, We Won! But, it didn’t look good for New England fans for the first hours. It was sad, a bummer, … ...
Impressing the Wrong People I’m fed up with Facebook. Absolutely fed up with seeing the same, filtered, pouty-lipped selfies popping up on my timeline day in and day out. Fed up with taking my … ...
Motor Skills, Movement, and Math Performance Are Intertwined There is growing evidence that children who are physically active do better in school. A new study found that kids who move their bodies while learning math get higher test scores.
Caregivers should be screened early, often to prevent depression, anxiety Currently, more than 34 million people in the U.S. care for terminally ill love ones, but few resources are available to help them navigate the challenges they encounter. A study has found that nearly one-quarter of caregivers were moderately or severely depressed and nearly one-third had moderate or severe anxiety. The researchers recommend that health providers remember to treat the whole family, providing ongoing screening to family caregivers to identify early signs of depression and anxiety.
Living in fear of deportation is terrible for your health New studies show the harmful medical effects of disrespect, discrimination and detention.
Understanding Motivation in Bipolar Disorder Everyone has difficulties with motivation at times. There are always tasks to be completed and jobs to be done, but they are not always desirable or enjoyable. Accomplishing these tasks … ...
Apparently College Students Are Really Stressed Out A group of researchers in France have surveyed college students’ mental health and found that a number of symptoms of psychological distress are widespread on university campuses. The study, which involved 483 students between the ages of 18 and 24, tracked participants over the course of three months. Students were...
Tired of Trying to Please Everyone? Trying to please everyone is tiring. It’s also a waste of time! When you try to be all things to all people, no one is happy. Obviously, you suffer because … ...
The 3 Most Dangerous Things to Say in a Relationship Almost every relationship article mentions the big C: communication. But what if your words are doing more harm than good? Language is a powerful thing, and what you say to your partner on impulse could be doing a great deal of damage. Here are the … ...
Is Self-Love Healthy or Narcissistic? Can you love yourself without being a narcissist? Research shows you how.
Staying Sober In Spite of Having an Impulse Control... An impulse is a sudden urge to act. Often, impulsivity causes little harm. At other times impulsive behavior can be intense, out of the ordinary and uncontrollable. For people new … ...
Paper Napkin Mental Health Challenge #5: Accurate Thinking... If your child’s anxious, it’s likely they do something I like to call What Iffing. This is the tendency to ponder possible future scenarios and then worry about them excessively … ...
A Structured Life Last night I was out with some acquaintances and the topic of holidays came up. One person at the table said that when they were on holidays, they hardly got … ...
How do I help my daughter lose weight? So many of us know the emotional pain of being overweight and the struggle to lose weight. While we can just about manage this ourselves, it can be very worrying … ...
Choosing How to Respond to Your Kids (Part 6/6) Finally. After making our way through intention, attention, the present moment, and kindness and curiosity, we’ve come to the my favorite part of this whole mindfulness shtick: choosing what you’re … ...