Social Media Stress Can Lead to Social Media Addiction

With the myriad of entertainment made available on social media platforms, social networking applications serve as both stress-inducing entities as well as a distraction from stressful content. As such, individuals hop from one site to another, ...

Aug 29

Categories: Other, Stress Management

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Mindfulness for middle school students: Focusing awareness on the ...

There are two new studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that indicate that practicing mindfulness from a young age, in particular, in middle schoolers, helps their mental health and academics. The research shows that mindfulness ...

Aug 28

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

Mothers undergo steps to protect the new-born’s brain, mitigating risk before birth is critical. Some new-borns, such as those with intrauterine growth restriction, are at heightened risk. Intervening before birth to aid in protecting the new born ...

Aug 28

Categories: Child Development

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How memories form and fade

Caltech researchers have now determined that strong, stable memories are encoded with ‘teams’ of neurons all firing in synchrony, providing redundancy that enables these memories to last for a period. This research can help to understand how ...

Aug 28

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Study Suggests Weight Loss Regardless of Psychiatric Medication Use

Many psychiatric medications cause patients to gain weight, which could be especially problematic for individuals who are dealing with both mental disorders and weight-related comorbidities. A research conducted recently has found that while ...

Aug 27

Categories: Other

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Mindfulness for Middle School Students

Based on two new studies regarding mindfulness, it was found that students benefit from mindfulness training. Individuals who were taught to practice mindfulness felt lesser stress, did better for standardized academic tests and had better conduct ...

Aug 27

Categories: Child Development, Mindfulness

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Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch

Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, like picking up a glass a playing a musical instrument. This sensation is an essential part of the body’s protective defence system, alerting us to objects in our environment that could cause us ...

Aug 26

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Australian men’s life expectancy tops other men’s

This study introduces a new way of measuring life expectancy, accounting for the historical mortality conditions that today’s older generations lived through. By this measure, Australian men, on average, live to 74.1.

Aug 24

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Traumas Change Perception in the Long-Term

Adults who have had traumatic experiences in the past are less likely to enjoy physical touches and perceive certain social gestures differently from individuals who were not subjected to trauma when they were younger.

Aug 23

Categories: Adult psychological development, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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“Callous” Children No More Likely To Display Psychopathy As ...

Children who are consistently rated highly on interpersonal callousness through childhood might be more likely to show aggression and behave violently as they enter adolescence and adulthood.

Aug 23

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas

Improving your mood might be just a walk in the park.

Aug 22

Categories: Other

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Trauma Begets Trauma: Bullying Associated with Increased Suicide ...

Young adolescents who are victims of bullying are more likely to attempt suicide, especially when they are bullied frequently. As such, specialized interventions need to be invented to cater to the needs of such adolescents in order to help them ...

Aug 22

Categories: Bullying, Suicide Prevention

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Type of brain cell involved in stuttering identified

Researchers believe that stuttering – a potentially lifelong and debilitating speech disorder – stems from problems with the circuits in the brain that control speech, but the precise way of how and where these problems occur is unknown. Using a ...

Aug 21

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Parent-Targeted Interventions in Primary Care Improve Parent-Teen ...

By helping parents learn to talk about certain topics such as sex and alcohol with their children, the awareness that adolescents have towards these issues will improve. This enables them to make wiser choices and engage in healthy behaviors which ...

Aug 20

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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Optimistic People Sleep Better, Longer, Study Finds

People who adopt a positive mindset and engage in adaptive coping might find themselves less worrisome and experience lesser stress. As such, they often experience better sleep quality, where they are able to sleep sufficiently and peacefully.

Aug 20

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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