Settling the Debate on Serotonin's Role in Sleep

Does serotonin help you sleep, or does it make you more awake? As previous research on serotonin has provided contrasting results, scientists have conducted a study to put this debate to sleep.

Jun 28

Categories: Other, Sleep Disorders

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How We Read a Room

In social settings where numerous faces are present, how do we quickly decide with group of people to interact with?

Jun 28

Categories: Other

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Better Care Needed for People Displaying First Symptoms of Bipolar ...

Patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder often take years to receive suitable treatment due to misdiagnosis and inconsistent treatments. Not being able to get the right treatment early can have an impact on various aspects of life, including careers ...

Jun 27

Categories: Bipolar, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Skinny Self-Image, Heavy Workouts in Adolescence are Warning Signs, ...

The desire to gain weight through vigorous exercising and strict diets might be related to the development of muscularity-oriented eating disorders, rather than indicating a healthy lifestyle.

Jun 26

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Foodie Calls: Dating for a Free Meal (Rather Than a Relationship)

Are you someone’s foodie call? Studies have found that setting up dates in order to get free meals is linked to personality traits associated with manipulative and deceptive behaviours in romantic relationships.

Jun 26

Categories: Other, Personality problems, Relationships & Marriage

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Bullying among adolescents hurts both the victims and the ...

About a tenth of adolescents across the globe has been the victim of psychological or physical violence from classmates at least once in their lives. New study by researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has shown that victims ...

Jun 25

Categories: Child Development

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Decades Long Survey suggests the ‘Deleterious Effects of Smoking ...

There is increasing recognition that while our personality traits are stable enough to shape our lives profoundly, they are also partly malleable – which can be changed by our choices and experiences. Researchers says that smoking is also likely ...

Jun 25

Categories: Personality problems

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Pre-pregnancy weight affects infant growth response to breast milk

LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women’s pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in the breast milk, which can affect infants’ growth.

Jun 24

Categories: Child Development

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Breaking the code: How is a mother’s immunity transferred to her ...

Newborns arrive into the world with an immunity system with antibodies transferred to by their mothers via the placenta. The rules by which the placenta performs this essential function have been unknown but could hold the key to generating more ...

Jun 24

Categories: Child Development, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health ...

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Your nose knows when it comes to stronger memories

Researchers have found that our memories are accumulated more strongly when the original experiences are accompanied by strong (unpleasant) odours. These results demonstrate that bad smells can produce memory enhancements in both adolescents and ...

Jun 22

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

Psychologists have found strong associations between working memory and 3 health related factors; sleep, age and depressed mood. This study shows how these factors are associated with memory quality and quantity.

Jun 22

Categories: Child Development, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Sleep ...

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Memories Form 'Barrier' to Letting Go of Objects for People Who Hoard

Recent studies have found that the inability to suppress vivid and positive memories associated with objects can lead to hoarding problems for individuals.

Jun 21

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Other

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Many Parents Struggle for Years to Adjust After Learning a Child's ...

Despite knowing about their child’s sexual orientation for two years, parents of many LGB youths still find the news hard to swallow.

Jun 21

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Parenting

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Parental Support is Key When Adolescents with Autism Want to Learn to ...

Learning how to drive could be highly beneficial for adolescents with autism as it enhances their life skills and allows them to be more independent. A study seeking to expand the available information suggested that parents should give these ...

Jun 21

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Parenting

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Preliminary Evidence that Lonely People Lose the Reflex to Mimic ...

The lack of positive social interactions such as the ability to mimic the facial expressions of others spontaneously could contribute to one’s continuous social isolation and loneliness. As loneliness has been found to increase the risks of dying, ...

Jun 20

Categories: Social Isolation

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