Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has baffled scientists and doctors alike, for quite some time now. The syndrome had to be diagnosed by elimination of other neurological and psychological maladies rather than be recognized by its own unique symptoms. ...

Nov 3

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Singapore: New counselling options for parents of special needs kids

Since July, a pilot programme in 14 primary schools has provided parents with post-diagnosis services from Students Care Service and Touch Family Services. Its success means the initiative will be rolled out to all primary schools, Senior ...

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How Memory Works: 10 Things Most People Get Wrong

It's often said that a person is the sum of their memories. Your experience is what makes you who you are. Memory, then, shapes the very core of human experience. Despite this, memory is generally poorly understood, which is why many people say ...

Nov 2

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Regular physical activity reduces risk of dementia in older people

In a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, older, non-disabled people who regularly engaged in physical activity reduced their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40 percent and cognitive impairment of any etiology ...

Nov 2

Categories: Dementia

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Social Rejection Could Affect Body's Immune System, Study Suggests

We all know that rejection seriously hurts -- and now a new study shows how it could actually be bad for our health. Scientists from the University of British Columbia, Brandeis University and the University of California, Los Angeles have found ...

Nov 2

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Scientists Dissect the Psychology of 'Truthiness"

Research finds that a statement in the presence of images or other additional information enhances people’s feelings of truthiness, even when they don’t provide any evidence the statement is true. This is especially important in the context of ...

Nov 1

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Distinct developmental PATTERNS identified in children with autism ...

In the largest prospective study to date of children with early and later manifestation of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) compared to children without ASD, researchers found two distinct patterns of language, social and motor development in the ...

Nov 1

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Tone deaf people less able to read emotions in others

The importance of pitch in music is obvious. In speech too, communication of emotion depends on changing pitch, known as 'speech prosody'. "We all know people who have difficulty perceiving tone of voice. They just don't get it when we're being ...

Nov 1

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ADHD and Me

Children’s voices come to life in animation as they describe symptoms of ADHD and what it’s like to have treatment.

Oct 31

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Pay satisfaction key driver of work-family conflict

Employees who are more satisfied with their pay report lower levels of work-family conflict, a study by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows. A worker’s actual salary is as important as pay satisfaction in ...

Oct 31

Categories: Career Development and Change, Family Problems

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Alcoholism and Social Exclusion

Treating alcoholism is incredibly difficult on many levels. One of the most difficult areas to deal with is social interaction, how people with alcoholism can interact with others. Alcoholics can have many problems with social exclusion. This is ...

Oct 31

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The Island Where People Forget to Die

I met Moraitis on Ikaria this past July during one of my visits to explore the extraordinary longevity of the island’s residents. For a decade, with support from the National Geographic Society, I’ve been organizing a study of the places where ...

Oct 30

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Researchers Identify Area of the Brain That Processes Empathy

An international team led by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York has for the first time shown that one area of the brain, called the anterior insular cortex, is the activity center of human empathy, whereas other areas of the ...

Oct 30

Categories: Empathy

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Parents Tend to Downplay Kids’ Worries

A new study implies that parents, perhaps naturally so, are positively biased toward their child’s abilities and emotions. Psychologists at the Center for Mind and Brain, at the University of California, Davis, discovered parents consistently ...

Oct 30

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Autism early intervention found to normalize brain activity in ...

An intensive early intervention therapy that is effective for improving cognition and language skills among very young children with autism also normalizes their brain activity, decreases their autism symptoms and improves their social skills, a ...

Oct 29

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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