How Important are Dads to their Children?

Even with today’s technology, it still takes both a male and a female to make a baby. But is it important for both parents to raise that child? Many studies have outlined the value of a mother, but few have clearly defined the importance of a ...

Dec 6

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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More needs to be done to address Youth Mental Health Issues in ...

While a majority of children in Singapore have better material comforts than their counterparts elsewhere, studies on their mental health are not so encouraging. When some international surveys [read Gallup] proclaim that Singapore is the least ...

Dec 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Ten Good Reasons Why You Should Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is an evolutionary paradox. In pre-historic times, periods of sleep would have been windows of opportunity for predators and periods of susceptibility to dangerous natural calamities. The chances of losing life for early humans during sleep ...

Dec 5

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Fear of being single leads people to settle for less in relationships

Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto study has found. The results are published in the December edition of the Journal of Personality and Social ...

Dec 5

Categories: Fear, Relationships & Marriage

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Is there really a Left Brian/Right Brian divide?

You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers — those who are logical and analytical vs. those who are intuitive and creative. For years, an industry of books, tests ...

Dec 5

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Why Gamers Can’t Stop Playing First-Person Shooters

In the fall of 1992, a twentysomething college dropout and former juvenile offender named John Carmack was hard at work in Mesquite, Texas, on a new concept for a video game. It would merge the first-person perspective of a game like Myst with the ...

Dec 4

Categories: Addictions

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Kids whose bond with mother was disrupted early in life show changes ...

Children who experience profound neglect have been found to be more prone to a behavior known as "indiscriminate friendliness," characterized by an inappropriate willingness to approach adults, including strangers.

Dec 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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First mental health Info system launched in the Philippines

The country’s first integrated mental health information system was launched Monday in a bid to address effectively the needs of patients suffering from mental illness. The creation of an information system was prompted by a campaign of Janssen ...

Dec 4

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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A single spray of oxytocin improves brain function in children with ...

A single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, has been shown to enhance brain activity while processing social information in children with autism spectrum disorders, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study ...

Dec 3

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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How evolution explains our spending habits

Watch this interesting animation on how we start quantifying objects from 5 months and the way it affects our spending habits as ...

Dec 3

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Can Long Distance Relationships Work?

Contrary to the received wisdom, long distance relationships can work, according to new research published in the Journal of Communication. The study, which contradicts much standard dating advice, was inspired by the increasing numbers of people ...

Dec 3

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Fearful Memories Passed Down to Mouse Descendants

Certain fears can be inherited through the generations, a provocative study of mice reports. The authors suggest that a similar phenomenon could influence anxiety and addiction in humans. But some researchers are sceptical of the findings because a ...

Dec 2

Categories: Fear

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Economic development can only buy happiness up to a ‘sweet spot’ ...

Economists have shed light on the vexed question of whether economic development can buy happiness – and it seems that life satisfaction actually dips among people living in the wealthiest countries. Politicians are intensely interested in the ...

Dec 2

Categories: Happiness

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Researchers Find Gene Responsible For Susceptibility To Panic Disorder

A study published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience points, for the first time, to the gene trkC as a factor in susceptibility to the disease. The researchers define the specific mechanism for the formation of fear memories which will help in ...

Dec 2

Categories: Panic issues

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Should you follow your gut when walking down the aisle?

Although newlyweds may not be completely aware of it, they may know whether their march down the aisle will result in wedded bliss or an unhappy marriage, according to new study led by a Florida State University researcher. Associate Professor of ...

Nov 30

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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