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Study reveals the secret to a happy sex life The secret to a happy sex life in long-term relationships is the belief that it takes hard work and effort, instead of expecting sexual satisfaction to simply happen if you are true soulmates, says a study led by a University of Toronto (U of T) social psychology researcher. These “sexpectations” — the need to work [...]
Reproductive history and hormone use may affect women’s cognitive function In a study of healthy postmenopausal women, reproductive life events related to sex hormones, including earlier age at menarche, later age at last pregnancy, length of reproductive period, and use of oral contraceptives were positively related to aspects of cognition in later life. Investigators found that age at menarche greater than or equal to 13 [...]
New mouse model of ALS more closely mimics human disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive, fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells controlling voluntary muscles. No effective treatments have been found. For decades, scientists have used animal models to understand what causes ALS and to test therapies to treat it. Most ALS researchers use a genetically [...]
Using a patient’s own words, machine learning automatically identifies suicidal behavior Using a person’s spoken or written words, new computer tools can identify with great accuracy whether that person is suicidal, mentally ill but not suicidal, or neither. A new study shows that computer technology known as machine learning is up to 93 percent accurate in correctly classifying a suicidal person and 85 percent accurate in [...]
Power outage in the brain may be source of Alzheimer’s On Nov. 25, 1901, a 51-year-old woman is admitted to a hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, displaying a bizarre constellation of symptoms. Her behavior is erratic. She shows signs of paranoia as well as auditory hallucinations, disorientation, and severe memory impairment. Asked to write her own name, she manages “Mrs.,” then lingers over the page, unable [...]
Relationship Tips When a Partner Is in Recovery Sustaining and nurturing a romantic relationship in the long term is challenging for any couple, but when one member of the couple is in recovery there are additional forces at play. There are often unresolved issues resulting from events and behaviors that occurred during the … ...
How to Set Boundaries at Work Boundaries at work: Why You Need Boundaries at Work and How to Set Them     Boundaries are important in all relationships. Setting boundaries at work is just as important … ...
3 Rules for Getting Along With Your In-Laws Are your in-laws driving you crazy? Try these three tips from people who have also experienced this, and solved the problem.
Three Rules for In-Law Relationships Are your in-laws driving you crazy? Here are three tips from people who have been there, and solved the problems.
Election Trauma It’s funny but I didn’t realize how much turmoil, stress, and anxiety I’ve been enduring till today. Election Day is tomorrow, and I find my anxiety to grow as we … ...
'Return-to-Learn' laws may not help students after concussions Laws requiring schools to give students extra help after a concussion, may stop short of giving kids the support they need to succeed.
After a suicide attempt, the risk of another try A minority of individuals receive the kind of treatment and attention needed to keep them from repeating a suicide attempt.
Cutting Off the Supply: The Good and Bad of... Cutting Off the Supply: The Good and Bad of Opioid Prescription Limits In October 2016, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin proposed regulations that would limit the number of opioid-based prescriptions a … ...
The New Productive Workforce: Seniors The story of aging is no longer one of steady decline and decay
How Sleep Enhances Studying Research suggests that spreading your study time out helps you learn. Studies also suggest that sleep helps you learn. A new study explores what happens when you combine the two.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller   … ...
How Does Birth Order Affect a Child? Does being a firstborn, middle child, last-born or only child have an effect on your personality, behavior, or even your intelligence? While this assertion has been challenged, our birth order is believed by many to have an enduring impact on our psychological development and adult … ...
How to spot a narcissist? By his anger… New research confirms that it’s not how a narcissist acts when things are going his way that’s revelatory but when things aren’t. It’s at that moment—when the hidden vulnerability of … ...
Narcissists Are Aggressive Jerks! Does self-love or self-hate underly aggression and violence?
Study identifies new biomarkers for Huntington's disease Researchers have identified several new biological markers to measure the progression of the inherited neurodegenerative disorder Huntington’s disease. Their findings could benefit clinical trials that test new treatments for the disease.