Abuse, Lack of Parental Warmth in Childhood Linked to Multiple Health ...

The effects of childhood abuse and lack of parental affection can last a lifetime, taking a toll both emotionally and physically. There are many reports assessing the psychological damage resulting from childhood abuse, and the effects on physical ...

Sep 28

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

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More awareness on preventing suicide

Malaysia - The recent increase in suicides may actually point to an improved awareness, Befrienders Malaysia president Ganga Dara said. “Previously, suicides were often reported as accidental deaths but the awareness for the need to intervene is ...

Sep 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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New Study Links Heavy Texting, Sleep Problems in College Freshmen

Sleep deprivation has long been considered a significant problem for college freshmen during their transition to campus life. Now, a new study by a Washington and Lee University psychology professor identifies another culprit when it comes to ...

Sep 28

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Scientists identify brain circuitry that triggers overeating

Sixty years ago scientists could electrically stimulate a region of a mouse’s brain causing the mouse to eat, whether hungry or not. Now researchers from UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed the precise cellular connections responsible for ...

Sep 27

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Quitting smoking easier for social media users

Smoking is a major public health problem, killing approximately 443,000 people every year in the United States. Quitting smoking can have a profound effect on a person's health, but it is also one of the hardest addictions to kick. A recent paper ...

Sep 27

Categories: Addictions

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Caging mentally disabled man ‘unpardonable’

Malaysia - Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Datuk Dr N.K.S Tharmaseelan is “embarrassed, distressed and pained” over the caging of a mentally-disabled person in Kuala Pilah. Commenting on a statement by Senaling Welfare Department ...

Sep 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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A shot of anxiety and the world stinks

In evolutionary terms, smell is among the oldest of the senses. In animals ranging from invertebrates to humans, olfaction exerts a primal influence as the brain continuously and subconsciously processes the steady stream of scent molecules that ...

Sep 27

Categories: Anxiety

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When the work day never ends

Spring is upon us, Australia's collective well-being is booming, and our economy is the envy of the world. Yet far from enjoying the fruits of their labours, many workers – even those in well-paying professional jobs – are living in fear that ...

Sep 26

Categories: Workplace Issues

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A neurological basis for the lack of empathy in psychopaths

When individuals with psychopathy imagine others in pain, brain areas necessary for feeling empathy and concern for others fail to become active and be connected to other important regions involved in affective processing and decision-making, ...

Sep 26

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Mental health boost with fewer jobless

Hong Kong - The mental health of citizens has improved this year probably due to a lower unemployment rate, the Equal Opportunities Commission believes. The commission carried out a mental health index survey on 1,000 respondents from July to ...

Sep 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Sibling bullying: What's the big deal?

Sibling bullying is a type of violence that is prevalent in the lives of most children, but little is known about it, researchers say. Clemson University psychology professor Robin Kowalski said the phenomenon has been overlooked. Kowalski and and ...

Sep 25

Categories: Bullying

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Yawning Not Contagious for Children with Autism

Boredom, tiredness, hunger and stress can all set off a yawn. People can even 'catch' a bout of yawning when they see or hear another person in the throes of the involuntary gesture, a phenomenon known as social yawning. Researchers speculate that ...

Sep 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Older Is Wiser, At Least Economically

The brains of older people are slowing but experience more than makes up for the decline, a University of California, Riverside assistant professor of management and several colleagues found when asking the participants a series of financially ...

Sep 25

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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The city that can't sleep

Up to 2.8 million people in Hong Kong suffer from some kind of insomnia. Anna Cummins takes a look at this exhausting problem and considers if our work-obsessed culture is slowly pushing us all towards a mental health crisis How did you sleep last ...

Sep 25

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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10 Magical Effects Music Has On the Mind

Music can improve verbal IQ, aid in heart disease treatment, evoke colours in the mind and even help you see happy faces all around. Every fan of music knows the tremendous power it can have over both thoughts and emotions.

Sep 24

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