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To Mothers Struggling with Addiction: You Are Not Alone
I had an idyllic childhood. I was a cheery kid with great parents, raised in a wonderful neighborhood, always cared for and never wanted for anything. When people hear this...

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:00:56 +0000


Kids’ Personality Traits Linked to Motor Skills
A new Finnish study shows a link between children’s temperaments and their motor skills. Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland found that children with active temperaments and attention...

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:00:57 +0000


Exercise for Seniors in Nursing Homes Can Boost Mental Well-Being, Social Engagement
Tailored exercise programs led by accredited exercise physiologists don’t just provide physical benefits for residents living in nursing homes — they improve mental wellbeing and social engagement, according to a...

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:30:19 +0000


Study IDs Brain Mechanisms Behind Stress
A new study at Yale University has identified specific brain mechanisms behind our feelings of stress. The new findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, may help people dealing with...

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:00:35 +0000


Inspiring Stories From Other Women Help Overweight Moms Improve Diet
After testing a new video-based intervention aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle among low-income moms, the researchers point to two factors for its success rate: The study was designed to...

Thu, 28 May 2020 04:19:40 +0000


Smart Devices Can Detect Mood, Help Track and Manage Emotions
Researchers from Sweden and the U.K. have designed a smart device that measures bioelectrical signals produced by the conductance of our skin. This information can indicate the user’s stress level,...

Wed, 27 May 2020 11:00:33 +0000


Sleep Problems in Stroke Survivors May Set Stage for Another Stroke
Stroke survivors suffering from sleep-wake disturbances are more likely to have another stroke or serious cardio- or cerebrovascular event compared to those without sleep disturbances, according to a new study....

Wed, 27 May 2020 03:03:01 +0000


Studies Probe Stimulant and Laughing Gas Abuse Among Young People
Two new studies reported at the European Academy of Neurology Virtual Congress reveal the extent and risks of recreational abuse of laughing gas and psychostimulants by young people today. In...

Tue, 26 May 2020 13:54:43 +0000


Replacing Prolonged Sedentary Time with Sleep or Light Activity May Hike Mood, Health
A new study finds that substituting prolonged sedentary time with sleep is linked to reduced stress, better mood and lower body mass index (BMI), and substituting light physical activity is...

Mon, 25 May 2020 12:00:37 +0000


AI Outdoes Humans on Inferring Personality Traits From Facial Features
A new Russian study demonstrates that artificial intelligence (AI) is able to infer people’s personalities from “selfie” photographs better than human raters do. The technology was able to make above-chance...

Mon, 25 May 2020 11:30:13 +0000


Severe Childhood Deprivation Tied to Adult Neurological Issues
Childhood adversity appears to have a significant impact on neuropsychological functioning in adulthood, according to a new study of adults who had been adopted as children from neglectful Romanian orphanages....

Mon, 25 May 2020 11:00:28 +0000


Engaging Parents in Primary Care Can Improve Communication with Teens
In a new study, researchers found that parent-teen communication improved after families participated in a primary care-based communication intervention. The teens also experienced less distress and more positive emotions. The...

Sun, 24 May 2020 11:30:56 +0000


Middle Age Stress May Be On the Rise
Even before the novel coronavirus started sweeping the globe, investigators found that life may be more stressful now than it was in the 1990s. Pennsylvania State University researchers found that...

Sun, 24 May 2020 11:00:27 +0000


Reading Partner’s Emotions Can Be Double-Edged Sword
When a person can read their partner’s emotions it can strengthen their relationship, according to new research. But the new study also found that when anger or contempt come into...

Sun, 24 May 2020 03:04:34 +0000


Meeting the Needs of Autistic Individuals During COVID-19 Pandemic
In a new paper, experts address the specific challenges patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families might encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what healthcare providers...

Sat, 23 May 2020 13:00:45 +0000


Social Isolation Can Hike Risk of Death from All Causes
People who are socially isolated are more than 40 percent more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, than people who are socially integrated,...

Sat, 23 May 2020 12:30:47 +0000


Grieving at Work: Coping with Loss While Managing Responsibilities
Mourning the loss of a relationship, the death of a loved one, receiving news of a debilitating health issue, or even the passing of a pet can affect people differently....

Thu, 21 May 2020 14:00:30 +0000


Have Your Habits Changed in Quarantine?
As we continue in this historic, record breaking moment in time, I notice that I have created new habits and deepened others. At the onset, nine weeks ago, I was...

Tue, 19 May 2020 14:00:29 +0000


10 Novel Steps You Can Take Right Now to Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks in the Age of the Coronavirus
Recently, anxiety overtook depression, ADHD, and all other conditions to be the Number One mental health challenge.  We’re currently under siege by an invisible enemy, and most of our anxiety...

Tue, 12 May 2020 14:00:00 +0000


Are You Dating a Narcissist?
You won’t realize you’re dating a narcissist. Narcissists are skilled at making people like them. They can be very alluring and charming and exciting to date. In fact, in one...

Sun, 10 May 2020 14:00:21 +0000