An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake "reprograms" the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.
Date Posted: January 26, 2015
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical IssuesGO
Could there be a ‘dimmer switch’ for depression?
The effects of a stressful early childhood on critical biological processes.
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child DevelopmentGO
When you are faced with the small things, rather than ignoring them, ask yourself these questions. (Make sure you aren’t judging or analyzing your answers. Just notice what floats up as you pay attention. This may take 10 minutes or days!)
Categories: Other, Self-ConfidenceGO
Babies of parents who completed lessons on whow to work with their infants were moderately more engaged with other people and showed more social behaviors
Categories: Autism spectrum disordersGO
Study in Nature May Lead to New Therapies for PTSD, Phobias and Anxieties
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Women rate emotional images as more emotionally stimulating than men do and are more likely to remember them. However, there are no gender-related differences in emotional appraisal as far as neutral images are concerned. These were the findings of ...
Todd Pedersen, chief executive of home-automation company Vivint Inc., says there's a connection between the state of his employees' relationships and their productivity levels. "When my wife's sad, I am not coming to work with a bounce in my ...
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The LGBT community is facing an increased burden of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety and substance abuse.
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Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth. Prior research has shown that poor sleep can predict alcohol-related problems and illicit drug use among adolescents and young adults in high-risk samples. A new study has ...
Categories: Addictions, Child Development, Sleep DisordersGO
Self-control, curiosity, "grit" - these qualities may seem more personal than academic, but at some schools, they’re now part of the regular curriculum. Some researchers say personality could be even more important than intelligence when it comes ...
Categories: Child Development, Personality problemsGO
With over a billion users, Facebook is changing the social life of our species. Cultural commentators ponder the effects. Is it bringing us together or tearing us apart?
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For individuals who drink before sleeping, alcohol initially acts as a sedative - marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) - but is later associated with sleep disruption.
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Connecting yourself to a computer is now apparently all you need to do to get high. That is according to some users and promoters of a phenomenon known as "digital drugs". These consist of specially designed audio tracks easily found on the internet ...
By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat.
More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a ...
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