Older People Become What They Think, Study Shows

All of us have beliefs — many of them subconscious, dating back to childhood — about what it means to get older. Psychologists call these “age stereotypes.” And, it turns out, they can have an important effect on seniors’ health. When ...

Dec 28

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Mount Sinai Researchers Survey Shows That Nearly Half of Children ...

Nearly half of children diagnosed with food allergies who participated in a recent study are bullied, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. One third of those bullied specifically due to their food allergy. Almost ...

Dec 28

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Increasing peer acceptance is key to preventing bullying

Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside. Kimberly ...

Dec 28

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Ah, Wilderness! Nature Hike Could Unlock Your Imagination

Want to be more creative? Drop that iPad and head to the great outdoors. That's the word from David Strayer, a cognitive neuroscientist who studies multitasking at the University of Utah. He knew that every time he went into the southern Utah ...

Dec 27

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The Eyes are now the Window to Your Mental Health

The eyes tell a lot about our physical and emotional well-being. You may have heard that the eyes are the window to the soul. Now scientists believe that the eyes can also tell if someone has schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a complicated disorder ...

Dec 27

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Autism Progress

Every year the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) updates its Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research, identifying progress and new opportunities across the range of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research. Each year this ...

Dec 27

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Depression Surpasses Asthma as Top Disability Problem among U.S. and ...

New data show an increasing contribution of mental and behavioral disorders to deterioration in the health-related quality of life among teens in the U.S. and Canada over the past two decades, and increases elsewhere around the globe. The recent ...

Dec 26

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Geniuses are getting brighter. And at genius levels of IQ, girls are ...

SCIENCE has few more controversial topics than human intelligence—in particular, whether variations in it are a result of nature or nurture, and especially whether such variations differ between the sexes. The mines in this field can blow up an ...

Dec 26

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How Expertise can Strengthen or Dilute your Credibility

Japanese television offers a wide selection of variety shows. Unlike those in the U.S., Japanese variety shows will invite a group of “talents” (although I’m still not sure what many of their talents are, other than smiling and tasting ...

Dec 24

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Neuroscientists Find Excessive Protein Synthesis Linked to ...

Autistic-like behaviors can be partially remedied by normalizing excessive levels of protein synthesis in the brain, a team of researchers has found in a study of laboratory mice. The findings, which appear in the latest issue of Nature, provide a ...

Dec 24

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Why we want to feast on food

Ah, Christmas, the season of peace, goodwill and overindulgence. If this year is like others, I’ll probably be taking up residence on the couch after a big lunch, continuing to munch my way through packets of unhealthy snacks, and promising myself ...

Dec 24

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On Facebook, Bad With the Good

Facebook, that repository of the mundane (mealtime updates, party reminders and job changes) that people have long used to show the positive sides of their lives, is increasingly also a place they go to break difficult news.

Dec 22

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Not all gamers are low scorers on friendships, relationships

"There's a common stereotype that if you play video games, then you are a loner," said Benjamin Hickerson, assistant professor of recreation, parks and tourism management. "But it may have more to do with how a person is involved in gaming that ...

Dec 22

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Science by the numbers: Researchers ask, 'How true are our findings?'

Next month, the respected British Medical Journal will no longer publish the results of clinical trials unless drug companies agree to provide detailed study data. They hope to nudge other medical journals to follow suit. The journal Psychological ...

Dec 22

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Toddlers' language skills predict less anger by preschool

Toddlers with more developed language skills are better able to manage frustration and less likely to express anger by the time they're in preschool. That's the conclusion of a new longitudinal study from researchers at the Pennsylvania State ...

Dec 21

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Communication Disorders Problems

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