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Brain cancer discovery reveals clues in quest for new therapies Researchers have pinpointed two key molecules that drive the growth of an aggressive type of adult brain cancer. The findings shed light on the mechanisms that underpin brain cancer progression and could eventually reveal targets for the development of much-needed therapies, researchers say.
The Trophy Child One of the most cherished myths about motherhood is that mothers love each child equally. Research comes up with a very different answer. A close look at why favoritism matters.
The Case for Mothers and Mothering It is curious it was not until the early part of the 20th century that it took a woman by the name of Anna Jarvis1 to create a day that honors and officially acknowledges the importance of mothers. Mother’s Day will be celebrated this year … ...
What I Would Do Differently if I Were Diagnosed... Someone in recovery circles once told me that if you have one foot in the past and another in the future, you are essentially peeing on the present. I try to remember that when I’m engulfed in regret — obsessing about all the things I … ...
Study finds shortened sleep increases the inflammation caused by marital conflict Poor sleep not only makes you grouchy. New research indicates it can also make you more susceptible to inflammation after having a stressful conversation with your spouse. “We know that sleep is important for our health, in part because people with sleep problems also tend to have worse health and more chronic illnesses. We also [...]
Study alleviates some fears that teen marijuana use causes long-lasting damage A new study examining the effect of a marijuana-like substance on rats suggests the drug is not as harmful to memory as is sometimes believed. “In our study, we show that mild marijuana use as a teen is not detrimental to working memory performance, so long as use does not persist into adulthood,” explained one [...]
Newborn baby brain scans will help scientists track brain development Scientists have published ground-breaking scans of newborn babies' brains which researchers from all over the world can download and use to study how the human brain develops.
Freedom from Fear: Freedom to Live the Life You Want My last blog on The New ABC of Managing Difficult Emotions outlines a simple process that many of you have told me is really helpful. Many of you emailed me asking for the downloadable graphic. Many of you shared how you were going to use … ...
Do Young People Feel the Need to Be Selfie-Ready? It’s important to separate out the developmental drives of young people from the impact of an increasingly visual culture.
Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (new ebook) Get 25% off Dr Jeremy Dean's new ebook with the code "activate" for a limited period. • Use code 'activate' for 25% off Dr Jeremy Dean's new ebook "Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do". • Dr Dean is also the author of "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" and "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything".
Is It Overeating or Binge Eating? 6 Questions to Ask I often hear the question: “Is overeating the same as binge eating?” This is an understandable question, given that “overeating” and “binging” are terms that you hear frequently in the media or in casual day-to-day conversations. It’s common to use these terms interchangeably, however mental … ...
The Length of Nap That Makes People Happiest Send this survey to Human Resources so we can all have afternoon meetings, our faces adorned with sleep creases. • Use code 'activate' for 25% off Dr Jeremy Dean's new ebook "Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do". • Dr Dean is also the author of "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" and "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything".
The veins in your brain don't all act the same Certain blood vessels in the brainstem constrict when blood vessels elsewhere in the body would dilate. And that contrary behavior is what keeps us breathing, according to a new article.
The Psychology of 13 Reasons Why, Suicide & High... After watching the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” I can see why it was picked up for a second season. It’s an engaging story with well-drawn characters that are more complex than typical high-school generalizations and stereotypes. It’s a story that deals with a bunch … ...
The Psychology of ’13 Reasons Why,’ Suicide & High... After watching the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” I can see why it was picked up for a second season. It’s an engaging story with well-drawn characters that are more complex than typical high-school stereotypes. It’s a story that deals with a bunch of difficult … ...
The Creative Process of Psychotherapy Effective psychotherapy is a mutual creative process between therapist and patient. Specific types of creative cognition are used and the patient is better than ever before.
Is our social media behavior still influenced by our culture? This is how Finns, Poles and Americans differ Even though we think ourselves as global citizens, we still differ in terms of how we behave online and what motivates our behavior online.  A new study in the field of international marketing reveals that the cultural values and  practices are  still very much influencing the way consumers use different social media platforms when engaging with their favorite companies.
Research Updates in Psychiatry: A New Treatment Program Effective... PSYCHOSIS A New Treatment Program Effective for First-Episode Psychosis (Kane JM et al, Am J Psychiatry 2015; Oct 20 Epub ahead of print ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2015.15050632) Catching patients early in the course of their psychotic disorders may improve outcomes. A new NIMH-funded study compared a very comprehensive … ...
Best of Our Blogs: May 9, 2017 There is so much going on globally, locally and of course personally within your own life. How are you coping with the uncertainty? Are you still finding ways to rake in joy, hope and love? Every day, we start with a full tank of gas … ...
New Details Revealed About an Important Human Ancestor Another cave of fossils and a surprising young age sheds dramatic new light on the origins of complex behaviors and humanity itself.