The rich really are different — and, apparently more self-absorbed, according to the latest research. That goes against the conventional wisdom that the more people have, the more they appreciate their obligations to give back to others. Recent studies show, for example, that wealthier people are more likely to cut people off in traffic and to ...
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Brendan Cowell is haunted by shadows. His best mate. Friends. Their fathers. All lost to suicide. "They were friends and then suddenly it was like they were never there," he says of his teenage years growing up in Cronulla. "There was usually two ...
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Children who spent an increased number of days in daycare may benefit from a greater exposure to social and communicative situations, a recent study suggests. Children in this group have a heightened ability to adjust their non-verbal communication ...
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Imagine this scenario. You've purchased tickets for an outdoor music festival, featuring several of your favorite bands. The tickets are pricey -- $400 -- but it will be an experience to remember. Then, on the morning of the festival, a major storm ...
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A new study finds that sleep deprivation affects facial features such as the eyes, mouth and skin, and these features function as cues of sleep loss to other people. Results show that the faces of sleep-deprived individuals were perceived as having ...
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Jakarta - Viviana Sari, an Indonesian high school student, was at a loss for words when psychiatrist Tiur Sihombing asked her to define the word “depression”. “Stressed?” the 17-year-old said hesitantly. Viviana was among more than two ...
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Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating neurological conditions, with only 30 percent of sufferers ever experiencing full recovery. While current medications can control most psychotic symptoms, their side effects can leave individuals so ...
With so many other competing voices, having a conversation on a bustling subway or at a crowded cocktail party takes a great deal of concentration. New research suggests that the familiar voice of a spouse stands out against other voices, helping to ...
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MENTAL and substance use disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide, a study led by Queensland researchers has found. Psychiatrist Harvey Whiteford, of the University of Queensland, said conditions such as depression, anxiety, ...
The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain, according to a new joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford ...
Does your mental health depend on who's paying your psychologist? Clearly not, but a new study has found that psychologists looking at the same evidence will interpret it differently, depending on whom they believed hired them. Bias in ...
You might have felt it -- the feeling that you've experienced something before, but, in reality, the experience is brand new. ...
Poor diet during pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of mental health problems in children, Australian research shows. And new mums cannot relax after they give birth with the study also showing a link between unhealthy early childhood diets ...
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Last winter, I was declined by five health insurance companies. I am 26, do my preventative screenings like clockwork, and have no physical health problems. As my boss told me when I started working at a small start-up a few months ago that has no ...
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Poverty and all its related concerns require so much mental energy that the poor have less remaining brainpower to devote to other areas of life, according to research based at Princeton University. As a result, people of limited means are more ...
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Mental illness and substance abuse are the leading causes of non-fatal illness in the world, according to the latest part of major research into the global burden of disease. And the issues are second only to musculoskeletal diseases as causes of ...
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