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Pregnancy may help soothe PTSD symptoms in at-risk women Researchers hope their results will encourage providers to make PTSD screening part of their regular prenatal care.
Ebola still takes mental toll on West Africa's 'burial boys' Few services are available for people who worked on front lines and are now ravaged by addiction and depression.
Your brain may work differently in winter than summer The way your brain works may vary from season to season, a new study suggests.
Weed users found to have poorer verbal memory in middle age A recent study found current marijuana use was associated with poorer verbal memory and processing speed.
The Perfect Bipolar Marriage Proposal On October 10, 1991 a young man, namely me, Chato Stewart, asked a young woman, namely my wife, Joan Winifred, to marry me…or maybe I should’ve asked as the caption … ...
Two Scientifically Researched, Natural Supplements for Depression... Depression is a complex disease. Not everyone labeled with depression needs medical treatment and can be managed perfectly with dietary and life style modifications. Even those who’re on medication can … ...
Constant Focus on our Mental Health There is plenty of good advice about what we should do to improve our mental health. Learning is a great first step, but it can be more difficult to implement … ...
Narcissism Meets Helicopter Parenting Every morning, I wake up and inwardly scream, “How could Daddy and Mommy do this to me!?!” My internal CPU and RAM are maxed out all day, trying to figure … ...
Couch potatoes may have smaller brains later in life Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later, according to a study published in the February 10, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “We found a direct correlation in our study between poor fitness and brain volume decades later, [...]
How Smart Is that Doggie at My Table? A Measurable Fido IQ An exciting new study has discovered a generalized intelligence factor for dogs. The researchers found that dogs who did well on one test tended be better on other tests.
New study reveals that prelinguistic infants can categorize colors A joint group of researchers from Chuo University, Japan Women’s University and Tohoku University has revealed that infants aged between 5 and 7 months hold the representation of color categories in their brain, even before the acquisition of language. This study is published in the online journal of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [...]
Combining meditation and aerobic exercise reduces depression Meditation and aerobic exercise done together helps reduce depression, according to a new Rutgers study. The study, published in Translational Psychiatry this month, found that this mind and body combination – done twice a week for only two months – reduced the symptoms for a group of students by 40 percent. “We are excited by [...]
Students who do nothing but study may struggle to get a job Ernst and Young was the first prominent graduate employer to decide that its own entry criteria were a more accurate judge of job applicants than the degree classifications on their CVs. But similar moves away from a reliance on degree grades are now taking root at other big accountancy firms PwC and Deloitte, too. The [...]
Two in 5 individuals with schizophrenia have attempted suicide A new study by the University of Toronto (U of T), released today, found that those with schizophrenia who’d been physically abused during childhood were five times more likely to have attempted suicide. The lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals with schizophrenia was 39.2 per cent compared to 2.8 per cent of those without [...]
Beliefs about all-knowing, punitive gods fosters co-operation with outsiders Beliefs about all-knowing, punishing gods — a defining feature of religions ranging from Christianity to Hinduism — may have played a key role in expanding co-operation among far-flung peoples and led to the development of modern-day states, according to a UBC-led study published in Nature. The research, an international collaboration among anthropologists and psychologists, looked [...]
Study sheds light on source of drug addicts risk-taking behavior A study out today provides new insight into how the brains of drug addicts may be wired differently. The findings, which appear in the journal Psychopharmacology, show that while drug users have very strong motivation to seek out “rewards,” they exhibit an impaired ability to adjust their behavior and are less fulfilled once they have [...]
Lipid-based diets effectively combat Alzheimer’s disease in mouse model Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is the most common disease underlying memory problems and dementia in the elderly. One of the invariable pathologies in AD is degeneration of cholinergic synapses in brain cortex and hippocampus. Despite enormous effort to find out an efficient treatment, current pharmacological interventions are limited to a few drugs that alleviate symptoms but [...]
Daters move toward (or away from) marriage in four different ways — where do you fit? A University of Illinois researcher has identified four distinct approaches that dating couples use to develop deeper commitment. “The four types of dating couples that we found included the dramatic couple, the conflict-ridden couple, the socially involved couple, and the partner-focused couple,” said Brian Ogolsky, a U of I assistant professor of human development and [...]
Drug for type 2 diabetics could offer new approach to treating cocaine addiction In the ongoing fight against drug addiction, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine have discovered a unique application for an FDA-approved drug currently used for obese patients and type 2 diabetics: treatment for cocaine dependence. The drug, trade name Byetta, derives from a naturally occurring hormone called [...]
Landmark study finds dementia risk varies significantly among racial and ethnic groups In the largest and longest study thus far of ethnic disparities in dementia risk, researchers compared six ethnic and racial groups within the same geographic population and found significant variation in dementia incidence among them. The results are published online today in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. This is the first [...]