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Natural compound mitigates effects of methamphetamine abuse Researchers have found that resveratrol may also block the effects of the highly addictive drug, methamphetamine.
People with highly superior powers of recall also vulnerable to false memories People who can accurately remember details of their daily lives going back decades are as susceptible as everyone else to forming fake memories, psychologists and neurobiologists have found.
Blood test accurately diagnoses concussion, predicts long term cognitive disability A new blood biomarker correctly predicted which concussion victims went on to have white matter tract structural damage and persistent cognitive dysfunction following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). If validated in larger studies, this blood test could identify concussion patients at increased risk for persistent cognitive dysfunction or further brain damage and disability if returning to sports or military activities.
Odds of rehospitalization of cognitively impaired varies by discharge destination Cognitively impaired older adults released from the hospital are less likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days if they go to a nursing home than if they return to their own home.
Could saving the traditional pub be the answer to Britain's binge drinking problem? A research study finds evidence for the traditional pub as a site for restrained and responsible social interaction for young adults. The UK government wants further controls to restrict high street bars but on the other hand is concerned about the decline in the number of traditional public houses or pubs. A recent article discusses whether the English Planning System should distinguish between pubs for the "˜public good' and licensed premises associated with "˜social ills'?
10 Remarkable Ways Meditation Helps Your Mind Studies find meditation provides lasting emotional control, cultivates compassion, reduces pain sensitivity, boosts multitasking and more...→ Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
Big cities most likely to have progressive gay-rights laws Survey shows large cities are the most likely to have laws that benefit gays and lesbians, while smaller cities and those in the South are least likely to accommodate homosexuals.
Worldwide anti-AIDS program extended The U.S. Senate passed legislation to extend for another five years a successful program to combat AIDS worldwide.
For anxious children and teens, context counts Researchers have shown that teenagers with anxiety disorders show increased activity in a specific part of the brain, the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), when they are interpreting a neutral situation negatively. Ultimately, the mPFC may serve as a biomarker for illness.
Liberals aren't like the rest, or so they think Liberals tend to underestimate the amount of actual agreement among those who share their ideology, while conservatives tend to overestimate intra-group agreement, according to new research.
Top 10 Evolutionary Mismatches Just as monkeys weren't shaped by evolution to live in small cages in zoos, human beings were not shaped by evolution to live in modern, Westernized contexts. Here is a Top 10 list of specific ways that our modern environments are mismatched with our evolutionary past. read more
Statin use not linked to a decline in cognitive function Based on the largest comprehensive systematic review to date, researchers concluded that available evidence does not support an association between statins and memory loss or dementia.
Meditation may help slow progression of Alzheimer's disease A new pilot study suggests that the brain changes associated with meditation and stress reduction may play an important role in slowing the progression of age-related cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Harlem charter school students more likely to attend college A school in Harlem is seeing positive outcomes that stretch beyond test scores -- including higher college-acceptance rates and lower incidences of teen pregnancy and incarceration, according to study.
New hope for victims of traumatic brain injury Every year, nearly two million people in the United States suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI), the leading cause of brain damage and permanent disabilities that include motor dysfunction, psychological disorders, and memory loss. Now research has proven that, using hyperbaric oxygen therapy, it is possible to repair brains and improve the quality of life for TBI victims, even years after the occurrence of the injury.
People new to power more likely to be vengeful New research has shown that people who are not accustomed to holding power are more likely to be vengeful when placed in charge. Experienced power-holders, on the other hand, were found to be more tolerant of perceived wrongdoing. The research explored for the first time the relationship between power and revenge.
Teens who drink alone more likely to develop alcohol problems as young adults Most teenagers who drink alcohol do so with their friends in social settings, but a new study reveals that a significant number of adolescents consume alcohol while they are alone. Furthermore, solitary teenage drinkers are more likely to develop alcohol use disorders in early adulthood.
Open-plan offices were devised by Satan in the deepest caverns of hell | Oliver Burkeman Oliver Burkeman: They're bad for concentration, motivation, stress – and they don't even make it easier for employees to communicate, new research indicatesOliver Burkeman
Brain stimulation may treat bulimia Researchers say a mild electrical stimulation to a specific brain area could be an effective treatment for some patients with eating disorders.
That lovin' feeling: Men's brains respond to gentle touch Research shows that physical contact activates chemicals in the brain's opioid system that may be critical for maintaining social bonds with others.