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Inducing labor doesn't increase autism risk Study suggests that any elevated autism risk associated with labor induction is actually due to other factors such as genetics or medical issues.
New model may help solve the mystery of how lithium stabilizes moods New measurements may have lifted the veil on the vexingly elusive interactions through which lithium can moderate the manic highs and debilitating lows experienced by people who suffer from bipolar disorder–about 2.6 percent of Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Through a series of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments, scientists from the [...]
Resveratrol appears to restore blood-brain barrier integrity in Alzheimer’s disease Resveratrol, given to Alzheimer’s patients, appears to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, reducing the ability of harmful immune molecules secreted by immune cells to infiltrate from the body into brain tissues, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. The reduction in neuronal inflammation slowed the cognitive decline of patients, compared to a matching [...]
Faces aren’t always to be believed when it comes to honesty UBC researchers have determined that certain facial features, not the expression, influence whether people think someone is trustworthy. UBC psychology professor Stephen Porter, who teaches psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and PhD student Alysha Baker, recently completed two studies determining that people often make judgments of trustworthiness based solely on the face. “Our findings in [...]
25 Journal Prompts for Exploring Your Rich Inner Life Our inner worlds are rich, vibrant, fertile. We sometimes forget this as we try to check off tasks, as we run around, as we focus on our full, busy lives. So … ...
10 Archetypal Film Stories That Sell – Part 2 “The ten genre’s that Blake Snyder identified in the ‘Save the Cat’ books….These are my single favorite tool for screenwriters, and I strongly recommend writers know these types, and seek … ...
6 Reasons Why I Hate My Therapist Editor’s Note: This is intended to be a humorous piece. So just when you are getting sick and tired of all those people giving you heartache for no apparent reason at all, you decide to shoot yourself in the head and find yourself a therapist … ...
Top Depression-Fighting Foods Did you know that what you eat may have an effect on your mood? Some medical professionals and natural health experts point to the role of nutrients in fighting depression. … ...
After-hours email expectations negatively impact employee well-being Earlier this year, France passed a labor reform law that banned checking emails on weekends. New research–to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management–suggests other countries might do well to follow suit, for the sake of employee health and productivity. A new study–authored by Liuba Belkin of Lehigh University, [...]
For the first time, researchers see structure that allows brain cells to communicate For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as synaptic transmission (synapses are the connections between neurons). Information is carried from one cell to the other by neurotransmitters such as glutamate, dopamine, and serotonin, which activate receptors on the [...]
ADHD medication reduces risky behavior in children and teens New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offer long-term benefits. Based on an analysis of Medicaid claims for nearly 150,000 children diagnosed with ADHD in South Carolina between 2003 and 2013, researchers including Princeton University postdoctoral associate Anna Chorniy found treatment [...]
Thinking about marriage gets young people to straighten up You don’t have to get married to settle down and leave behind your wild ways – you just have to expect to get married soon. Researchers found that teenagers and young adults who expected to get married within the next five years reported committing fewer delinquent acts in the next year than those who weren’t [...]
Survey of 31 years of video games shows a decline in sexualized female characters At a time when the video game industry has come under scrutiny for its low level of female employment and how women are depicted in its products, a new Indiana University study finds that sexualization of female primary game characters actually may be less than before. The study, based on an analysis of in-game content [...]
Indicators of Parkinson’s disease risk found in unexpected places Clues that point toward new risk mechanisms for developing Parkinson’s disease are hiding in some unusual spots, according to a study published today in Scientific Reports. Tiny changes in DNA that have been linked to Parkinson’s, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, were found not only in brain cells, where they were expected, [...]
Will Power – False Guilt’s Legacy False Guilt: The strongest tool in the narcissist’s toolbox for manipulation and control. A lifetime of bearing-up under crushing false guilt has given you and me a strong will…and an … ...
How to Shift from Work Stress to Calm in... When you’re on the treadmill of workplace stress, it’s hard to exit the cycle of escalation. With deadlines to meet and bad bosses to appease, nothing you do seems good enough. It would be better if you didn’t work in that toxic job, but there’s … ...
The brain’s super-sensitivity to curbs Humans rely on boundaries like walls and curbs for navigation, and researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain most sensitive to even the tiniest borders.
Seeing structure that allows brain cells to communicate For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as synaptic transmission. But the details of how this crucial aspect of brain function occurs have remained elusive. Now, new research has for the first time elucidated details about the architecture that allows brain cells to communicate.
Resveratrol appears to restore blood-brain barrier integrity in Alzheimer's disease Resveratrol, given to Alzheimer's patients, appears to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, reducing the ability of harmful immune molecules secreted by immune cells to infiltrate from the body into brain tissues, say researchers. The reduction in neuronal inflammation slowed the cognitive decline of patients, compared to a matching group of placebo-treated patients with the disorder.
The Relationship Mirror–It’s Real We all have the occasional rocky relationship. But if we seem to be constantly dogged by difficult people, it might be time to turn inwards. Relationships can be our most faithful … ...