Reducing Screen time can Reduce your kids' Weight and Improve Grades

Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize. A new study of over 1300 3rd to 5th graders found that parental monitoring of children's media has ripple effects that extend across several different areas of children's lives out ...

Jul 18

Categories: Child Development

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Slow Alzheimer's By Exercising The Body And The Mind

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most feared diagnoses among patients. It destroys people's minds, their personalities, the very essence of who they are. And once the disease has been diagnosed, there is nothing modern medicine can do to stop it.

Jul 18

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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Months before their first words, babies’ brains rehearse speech ...

Infants can tell the difference between sounds of all languages until about 8 months of age when their brains start to focus only on the sounds they hear around them. It's been unclear how this transition occurs, but social interactions and ...

Jul 18

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You Can Learn a New Language While You Sleep

Subliminal learning in your sleep is usually dismissed as pseudo-science at best and fraud at worst, but a team of Swiss psychologists say you can actually learn a foreign language in your sleep.

Jul 17

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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Marijuana dependence alters the brain's response to drug paraphernalia

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that drug paraphernalia triggers the reward areas of the brain differently in dependent and non-dependent marijuana users.

Jul 17

Categories: Drug Addiction

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New programme offers weekend respite for caregivers

SINGAPORE — Caregivers now have the option of entrusting their elderly loved ones to selected day or senior centres across the island on weekends.

Jul 17

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress

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"Noisy" Memory in Schizophrenia

The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry.

Jul 16

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Large Study of Stem Cells for Autism Draws Criticism

A team at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is set to launch a $40 million clinical trial to explore stem cells from umbilical cord blood as a treatment for autism. But experts caution that the trial is premature.

Jul 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Using "I" instead of "You" can boost Self-Motivation

We know self-talk can help people's self-control (e.g. "Don't do it!"), and boost their morale (e.g. "Hang in there!") in sporting situations. However, before now, no-one has investigated whether self-talk is more effective depending on whether you ...

Jul 16

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Symptoms of schizophrenia possible following sleep deprivation

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's ...

Jul 15

Categories: Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders

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Indonesian Mental Health Law Passed After Five Years

Jakarta: The House of Representatives has passed a law promising better treatment of people with mental illnesses and intellectual disability, including outlawing the shackling of sufferers — a common practice in Indonesia.

Jul 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction

Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour – known commonly as sex addiction – similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, according to a University of Cambridge study.

Jul 15

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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People with bipolar disorder are bigger risk-takers

Research led by The University of Manchester has shown that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder - guiding them towards riskier gambles and away ...

Jul 14

Categories: Bipolar, Gambling Addiction

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After a Concussion, Which Teens Will Have Emotional Symptoms?

After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to also have emotional symptoms such as anxiety. The symptoms after a concussion can vary widely from person to person. Symptoms can include physical, emotional and ...

Jul 14

Categories: Teenage Issues

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How to Get Over Stage Fright

What if you suddenly became intensely afraid of some integral part of your own career? In a recent interview with Fresh Air about her new film Obvious Child, Jenny Slate talked about her sudden-onset stage fright, a potentially career-killing phobia ...

Jul 12

Categories: Phobias, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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