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Could Extreme Political Partisanship be More Closely Related to Cognitive Inflexibility than to any Specific Ideology?

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The authors of a new paper out in the Journal of Experimental Psychology emphasise that when it comes…
Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts

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If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier. That’s the suggestion of…
Research on Mental Health in the Aftermath of Environmental Disasters Soaring

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New research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that the number of studies on how…
Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

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When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of…
At Least for Now, People are Weary of Riding in Driverless Cars, Survey Suggests

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Writing in a new study published on 6 August 2019 in the journal Transportation, a group of researchers…
New research: Invest more money in transitional housing and teens in foster care are less likely to be homeless, jailed

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State spending on transitional housing supports for youth “aging out” of foster care can make a big difference…
Study: Children with higher self-esteem who ‘age out’ of foster care able to cope with childhood emotional abuse

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Children in foster care are in a better position to cope with childhood emotional abuse if they have…
One way childhood trauma leads to poorer health for women

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Researchers have long known that childhood trauma is linked to poorer health for women at midlife. A new…
Dishonest behavior damages ability to read other people’s emotions

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People who act dishonestly don’t only hurt the people they’ve wronged—they also harm themselves. Julia Lee, an assistant…
Teenage Sleep Hygiene

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A new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children has found that…
Childhood behaviour linked to taking paracetamol during pregnancy

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The research published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in…
Distractions distort what’s real, study suggests

6 days ago

We live in a world of distractions. We multitask our way through our days. We wear watches that…
Growing Pains

September 12, 2019

Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and…
Opioid treatment for teens? Medications can help

September 12, 2019

Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from opioid treatment medications, according to a new study…
Using a Wearable Device to Exercise More? Add Competition to Improve Your Results

September 11, 2019

While using a wearable device alone may not always be enough to motivate more exercise, adding fun and…
Air pollution linked to increases in violent criminal behavior

September 11, 2019

Exposure to high levels of air pollution is known to cause asthma attacks, cardiovascular disease and other health…
Do we tend to centre our Instagram selfies on our left eye?

September 11, 2019

A new study suggests that it may not just be artists who make their eyes the centre-point of…
Review reveals impact of nutritional supplements on mental health

September 11, 2019

We’ve all heard that ‘food is good for your mood’. Now, a new study into mental health and…
Poor Motor Skills Predict Long-Term Language Impairments For Children with Autism

September 11, 2019

Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor for…
Storms and flood damage homes and mental health of their owners

September 9, 2019

Extreme weather events are going to be more and more frequent. Whatever your beliefs about the climate change,…
Online Bots have Significantly Evolved in just 2 Years (between 2016 and 2018), New Study Shows

September 9, 2019

According to a new study published by a team of Italian and U.S. researchers (from the Scuola Universitaria…
Teens who don’t date are less depressed

September 9, 2019

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build…
Proactively offering smokers free treatment to quit smoking is cost-effective

September 6, 2019

Quitting smoking is difficult and quit attempts are less likely to be successful without treatment. Many smokers want…
Study shows exposure to multiple languages may make it easier to learn one

September 6, 2019

Learning a new language is a multi-step, often multi-year process: Listen to new sounds, read new word structures,…
‘Information gerrymandering’ poses a threat to democratic decision making

September 6, 2019

Electoral gerrymandering, in which political districts are drawn to favor one party, has attracted renewed attention of late.…
‘Self-care’ takes a community, say mental health experts

September 6, 2019

s the concept of “self-care” grows increasingly popular, mental health experts at the University of Alberta are cautioning…
Hearing Aids Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia, Depression and Falls, Study Finds

September 6, 2019

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being…
Good grades aren’t everything in sex ed

September 6, 2019

Just because students ace their tests in health class doesn’t mean they will remember and use lessons about…
No evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

September 5, 2019

It’s long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn’t been…
Mood of children during earliest stages of life linked to maternal mental health

September 5, 2019

Researchers and clinicians have long understood that depression and other mood disorders in mothers can have substantial, detrimental…
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