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ADHD – A Different Life Let’s examine a few facts. Current statistics tell us that somewhere around ten percent of the population is affected by ADHD. We know that there is a still larger segment … ...
4 Steps on the Road to Healing from Childhood If there is a single lament I hear from daughters working on making sense of their experiences and striving to get free of the old patterns which get in their … ...
Bipolar Disorder: In Case of Psychosis My husband asked me the other day what the plan should be if I ever have a psychiatric emergency. Until recently, my plan was simply, “Get me to the ER.” … ...
How to Free Yourself From Unwanted Temptations Are you tired of trying to restrict your food intake? Try telling yourself "some other time" instead of "no, not ever."
Lithium study helps scientists unlock ageing puzzle A common drug could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research.
Women who took birth control pills remain more sexually attracted to their partner when pregnant Women who were using hormonal contraceptives when they met their partners remain more sexually attracted to them during pregnancy, according to a study published in the Annals of Sexual Behavior. Hormone-based contraception includes many popular options such as birth control pills, patches, and injections. These contraceptives work by changing a woman’s hormone levels to mimic [...]
If I Know What I Need To Do, Why Can’t I Just Do It? If simply understanding what it takes to create a happier life were enough to achieve that goal, reading a book, listening to a tape, or watching a DVD would be … ...
Brain insulin resistance identified as possible new link between Alzheimer's disease, diabetes Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests.
New gene responsible for stroke discovered Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be responsible for the two most common and disabling neurological conditions, stroke and dementia. The study may help researchers better understand, treat and prevent ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and perhaps Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
How to Overcome Fear of the Blank Page “Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” Julia Cameron How does writing fear affect you? How do you … ...
Drugs used to treat nicotine addiction could also be used to treat sugar addiction With obesity rates on the rise worldwide and excess sugar consumption considered a direct contributor, the search has been on for treatments to reverse the trend. Now a world-first study led by QUT may have the answer. Neuroscientist Professor Selena Bartlett from QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation said the study, which has just [...]
Detailed analysis of autism-associated genes finds involvement in key pathways A group of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has identified key underlying biological processes that involve some of the hundreds of genes known to contribute to the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Several separate analyses converged on a key molecular process – the overlap of two major signaling pathways – as well as on [...]
Researchers help explain why we favor a black and white approach to morality Would you kill one innocent person to save five? Choose your answer wisely: your popularity may depend on it. New research from Oxford and Cornell Universities shows people gauge others’ trustworthiness based on their moral judgments. The findings can help explain why snap judgements about morality tend to be based on a set of absolute [...]
Public understanding of genetics can reduce stereotypes The public’s understanding of genetics, particularly as a cause of sexual orientation, can influence the level of stereotypical behavior, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. Mark Joslyn and Don Haider-Markel, professors in the KU Department of Political Science, found that genetic attributions strongly shape perceptions of whether a person’s sexual [...]
Some Men on Tinder think they have a ‘license to use unattractive women as they see fit’ Men on Tinder think they have a “licence to use women as they see fit” if their date’s appearance is less attractive than her profile photograph, research says. The British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Birmingham was told today [Thursday 7 April 2016] that the men believed they were entitled to have casual sex to [...]
New research tracks Twitter social media data to predict large social events Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespig­nani, Stern­berg Family Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of physics, com­puter sci­ence, and health sci­ences, has teamed up with an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of sci­en­tists to develop an inno­v­a­tive method to map how tweets about large- scale social events spread. Using mas­sive twitter datasets and sophis­ti­cated quan­ti­tative mea­sures, it tracks how infor­ma­tion about polit­ical protests, large [...]
BDSM practitioners’ views on submission and dominant sex Strong emotional experiences, an opportunity to find your place in the world, a clear set of rules and the knowledge that other people regard it as immoral and shameful. These are just some of the views held by perpetrators of BDSM that Charlotta Carlström examines in her social work thesis. “There is an aura of [...]
Study on life satisfaction finds money buys happiness when spending fits our personality Money could buy happiness if your purchases fit your personality, according to a new study that examines nearly 77,000 actual UK bank spending transactions. The study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, revealed that people who spent more money on purchases that aligned with their personality traits reported greater [...]
Gender perceptions of sexual harassment can influence workplace policy effectiveness Although 98 percent of all organizations have sexual harassment policies, sexual harassment remains an issue in the workplace. Researchers at the University of Missouri are evaluating how employees’ interpretations of sexual harassment policies can invalidate the purpose of the policies. They found that employee perceptions of how exactly “sexual harassment” is defined by a company’s [...]
Heart rate variation may influence wise judgments The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. The study suggests that heart rate variation and thinking process work together to enable wise reasoning about complex social issues. The work by Igor Grossmann, professor of psychology at Waterloo, and colleagues based at the Australian Catholic [...]