Marriage may prolong cancer survival, but why?

Cancer patients may live longer if they are married, with the effect varying by place of birth and race/ethnicity. However, better economic resources are unlikely to be a key driver for this association.

Apr 12

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Relationships ...

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How Traumatic Childbirth Affecs Obstetricians

A new study found that feelings of blame and guilt dominate when midwives and obstetricians struggle to cope with the aftermath of a traumatic childbirth.

Apr 12

Categories: Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes: Is There a Link?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests.

Apr 11

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia, Health / Illness / ...

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Wisdom influenced by heart rate variability

A new study suggests the heart could have a large influence on the wisdom of the head, after finding people with greater heart rate variability may have wiser judgement.

Apr 9

Categories: Other

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Spending that fits personality can boost well-being

Money could buy happiness if your purchases fit your personality, according to a new study.

Apr 9

Categories: Happiness

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Is a popular painkiller hampering our ability to notice errors?

According to a new study acetaminophen could be impeding error-detection in the brain.

Apr 9

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Threat of climate change found to be key psychological and emotional ...

Climate change is a significant threat to the health of Americans, creating unprecedented health problems in areas where they might not have previously occurred, according to a report released April 4 by the White House.

Apr 8

Categories: Other

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Blueberries may offer benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder

In a series of studies conducted in rats, researchers have found that eating blueberries could help to reduce the genetic and biochemical drivers behind depression and suicidal tendencies associated with PTSD.

Apr 8

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Parent Is Depressed

Recently, a large Swedish study showed that grades may decline, too, when a parent is depressed.

Apr 8

Categories: Depression, Family Problems, Parenting

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Are narcissists more likely to post selfies and care about the ...

Korean researchers studied how narcissism relates to a person's selfie-posting behavior on Social Networking Sites and interest in the comments they receive back.

Apr 7

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For young people with schizophrenia, physical and mental exercises ...

Workouts appear to trigger 'Miracle-Gro for the brain' that restores connections between neurons, researchers find.

Apr 7

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Irregular heartbeat risk increases for 1 year after death of a partner

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of life's toughest challenges. It can cause severe psychological stress, which studies have shown can raise the risk of acute cardiovascular problems.

Apr 7

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Relationships ...

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Mindfulness-based eating awareness helps adolescents eat healthier ...

A pilot study showed that mindfulness-based eating awareness training encouraged adolescents to eat healthier and exercise more and marginalized their tendency to gain weight.

Apr 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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Objective predictors of suicidality in women identified

Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers and developed questionnaire-based apps that may help clinicians identify which of their female patients being treated for psychiatric disorders are at greatest risk of suicidal ideation or behavior.

Apr 6

Categories: Suicide Prevention, Women's Issues

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Insomnia linked to damage in brain communication networks

Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain's white matter tracts in patients with insomnia, according to a new study.

Apr 6

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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