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High levels of education linked to heightened brain tumor risk A university degree is linked to a heightened risk of developing a brain tumor, suggests a large observational study. Gliomas, in particular, were more common among people who had studied at university for at least three years than they were among those who didn't go on to higher education, the data show.
Is ‘drunkorexia’ an eating disorder or substance use disorder? A new behavior trend may be linked to eating disorders and substance abuse disorders, scientists say. “Drunkorexia” is a behavior pattern of repeatedly fasting or purging to compensate for the amount of calories consumed during binge drinking. Also known as Inappropriate Compensatory Behavior to avoid Weight Gain from consuming Alcohol (ICB-WGA), the behavior has been [...]
Large-scale genetic study provides new insight into the causes of migraine The results of the largest genetic study on migraine thus far were published online in the journal Nature Genetics today, June 20. The study was based on DNA samples of 375,000 European, American and Australian participants. Almost 60,000 of them suffer from migraine. The researchers combined data from 22 genome-wide association studies including new data [...]
Has incidence of Parkinson’s disease increased over past 30 years? A study of patients in a Minnesota county suggests the incidence (new cases) of parkinsonism and Parkinson disease may have increased over the past 30 years but that trend may not be genuine and must be confirmed in other populations, according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology. A previous study suggested smokers may [...]
Study finds link between childhood hunger and violence later in life Children who often go hungry have a greater risk of developing impulse control problems and engaging in violence, according to new UT Dallas research. The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that people who experienced frequent hunger as kids were more than twice as likely to exhibit impulsivity [...]
Lessons on personalities help teens cope with social stressors Teaching teens that social and personality traits can change helps them cope with social challenges such as bullying, which in turn can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance, according to a study by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. The transition from middle to high school comes at a difficult time for [...]
Lawmakers might introduce doomed ‘anti-evolution’ bills to just appease religious constituents New research from Rice University theorizes that “anti-evolution” education legislation continues to be introduced because lawmakers want to appease religious constituents, not because they expect the bills to be made into laws. David Johnson, a postdoctoral research associate with Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program and the lead author of “Conservative Protestantism and Anti-Evolution Curricular [...]
How can a family function better? Get outside together Getting out in nature, even for just a 20-minute walk, can go a long way toward restoring your attention. But does it have the same effect when you make it a family activity? Family studies researchers at the University of Illinois have looked at the benefits of spending time in nature as a family, and [...]
5 Tips for Managing Your Kids’ Toys and Belongings... Kids can be extremely disorganized and messy. You might know that rare kid who likes to organize and is actually very naturally neat and tidy, but most of the kids … ...
Orlando – Terror, Hate or Antagonistic Style? A discussion of hate, terror and the underlying antagonistic style that must be addressed if we are to deal with gun violence.
Money, Memory, and Growing Older: Remember the Good Times? It can be good to remember positive emotions and the good times as opposed to focusing on gloomy events. But how might this cost us for financial matters?
The Hidden Face of Mental Illness It breaks my heart every time I see it. A morning scroll through my newsfeed only to find a GoFundMe posting for funeral services of someone I knew in high school. Sometimes it’s drugs, other times, suicide. Tragedies that possibly could’ve been avoidable. People just … ...
The Social Anxiety Window This post is part 2 of a 3 part social anxiety series. Please click here if you’d like to read part 1 before continuing. Otherwise, read on. There is something that I … ...
Silencing of gene affects people's social lives Psychologists have found that the silencing of a specific gene may affect human social behavior, including a person's ability to form healthy relationships or to recognize the emotional states of others.
Are We Drugging Our Children? Government experts are urging parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try therapy first before resorting to medications such as Ritalin or Adderall. This comes as new studies on … ...
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Brain markers of numeric, verbal and spatial reasoning abilities A new study begins to clarify how brain structure and chemistry give rise to specific aspects of 'fluid intelligence,' the ability to adapt to new situations and solve problems one has never encountered before.
Are We Over-Medicated or Are You Over-Critical? I’ve talked about medication for OCD before; how I spent months trying to avoid it, how I tried to taper off after my first SSRI kicked me into a hypomanic … ...
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LeBron James: Victorious in Cleveland at Last! If there’s such a thing as a city's "psyche,” then Cleveland’s just got a boost even greater than their beloved/hated LeBron's returning to Cleveland from South Beach in 2014.