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The connection between child marriage and domestic violence A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology indicates that women across 34 countries are at increased risk for domestic violence if they marry before age 15. Globally, 34% of young women (aged 20-24) were married before age 18 and 12% before age 15 during the period 2000-2011, with the highest prevalence found [...]
Could exercise help meth addicts recover? Circadian rhythms are key, study finds Exercise coupled with a regimen of methamphetamine could help addicts get clean, according to a pre-clinical study published today in The FASEB Journal. The reason lies in the mechanism through which exercise and methamphetamine affect circadian rhythms, the roughly 24-hour cycles that drive all organisms. Researchers in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences [...]
Untangling a cause of memory loss in neurodegenerative diseases Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease that are characterized by the deposition of aggregates of the tau protein inside brain cells. A new study reveals that the cutting of tau by an enzyme called caspase-2 may play a critical role in the disordered brain circuit function that occurs in these diseases. [...]
Study finds link between marriage attitudes and risky sexual behaviors Risky sexual behaviors among adolescents and young adults has long been a major public health concern, due to their prevalence and negative consequences for health, such as increased risk for sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, and cervical cancer. Past research has indicated that marriage attitudes may influence sexual behavior for adolescents. Now, new research from [...]
Sleep-deprived preschoolers eat more, study finds The preschoolers, all regular afternoon nappers, were deprived of roughly three hours of sleep on one day – they had no afternoon nap and were kept up for about two hours past their normal bedtime – before being awakened at their regularly scheduled times the next morning. During the day of lost sleep, the 3- [...]
How a New Friend, Photography, and Switchfoot Eased my... This post is dedicated to my new friend, Karen. Thank you for encouraging me without even realizing it.    I have to admit that I was less than excited for this … ...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects more people than you think Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is known to affect veterans and people who have been in combat, but did you know it could also come about through other experiences? A life-threatening situation or traumatic event can occur in numerous ways—physical or sexual assault, being sexually abused as a child, an accident, witnessing death or injury, or […]
Ghosts Aren’t Just for Halloween (Video) A beautiful short animation about living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and finding hope....
Can We Improve Brain Function With Moderate Alcohol Consumption?... It is well documented that excessive consumption of alcohol is linked to various serious health problems. Heavy drinking is a known risk factor for diseases such as cardiovascular problems, some types of cancer, cirrhosis, dementia, depression, pancreatitis and high blood pressure, among others. But what … ...
Keeping America's Kids from Being Politically Wounded After watching the presidential debates, I think we have an obligation to our grandkids. We need to tell them how political discourse used to be and how it can be again someday.
NLP Tool For Success: Modality Matching for Better Communication... This NLP tool is essential in helping build better communication by connecting subconsciously with others. A modality is a particular mode in which something is experienced or expressed. When experiencing … ...
Virtual reality study finds our perception of our body and environment affects how we feel Whether we feel scared or pleased in an environment and how we explore it is down to our combined perception of space and of our bodies, according to new research conducted in a virtual reality environment. The study suggests that the brain uses the interplay of these factors to control our emotional experience and exploration of an environment.
How Rituals Keep Writers On Track – Pt 1 Twyla Tharp is a choreographer whose works include the Broadway musical versions of Singin In The Rain, Movin’ Out and The Times They are A Changing. She collaborated on the … ...
Men, Pornography, and the Desire to Quit A few months ago I wrote about a recent French study looking at porn use among adult males and its consequences. In that study the research team concluded, among other … ...
Some children have a built-in defense against AIDS Up to one in 10 children infected with HIV is naturally resistant to developing AIDS.
Opiods may interfere wtih parenting instincts New research offers a glimpse into the addicted brain, finding that the drugs appear to blunt a person’s natural parenting instincts.
Propranolol For Anxiety: Are Beta Blockers Effective? Propranolol for anxiety is sometimes prescribed, but is it an effective treatment? ** Use code "5OFF" for $5 off PsyBlog's new ebook: "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" (Valid until 24 Oct 2016) **
Building a better rat maze could help us all cooperate A fully-automated rat maze could help scientists better understand how individuals cooperate, and how this process may go awry in the brains of people with disorders ranging from autism to schizophrenia.
20 Ways People Deny their Own Wrongdoing Some of these ways to deny wrongdoing are direct denials. Others are indirect….and some are downright subtle. Still, each and every example below is an attempt to avoid responsibility. Interestingly, … ...
No, Placebo Response Rates Are Not on the Rise New research finds that placebo responses are not on the rise in antidepressant trials—a result that suggests the impact of placebo has been exagerated