New tool can trace and spatially map ‘mosaic’ mutations in the ...

A technique developed at Boston Children’s Hospital allows these subtle mutation patterns to be traced and mapped spatially for the first time. This capability is a significant advance for genetics research and provides a new way to study both the ...

Jan 12

Categories: Other

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Successful People Have Conscientious Partners

Behind every successful person is a conscientious partner. So, is it true that successful people get significant help from their partners? And is the form of this quote accurate? Is it that successful men are helped by women, but not the other way ...

Jan 12

Categories: Workplace Issues

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The Power of Empathy

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that ...

Jan 10

Categories: Empathy

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To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy?

You’re feeling down, and your doctor or therapist has confirmed it: You have depression. Now what? Until recently, many experts thought that your clinician could literally pick any antidepressant or type of psychotherapy at random because, with a ...

Jan 10

Categories: Depression

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Fathers-to-Be May Have Hormonal Changes Too

Men waiting to become fathers for the first time experienced hormonal changes before their babies were born, and levels of some hormones appeared linked to those of the men's wives, according to a new study.

Jan 9

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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Weigh-in once a week or you'll gain weight

Stepping on the scale is common among dieters but how does the frequency of weigh-ins impact weight? A new study in PLOS ONE showed that the more frequently dieters weighed themselves the more weight they lost, and if participants went more than a ...

Jan 9

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The Mental Quality Which Helps Protect Against Schizophrenia

Contrary to conventional wisdom, this mental quality protects against severe mental illness.

Jan 8

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Pushy Parents Could Harm Kids’ Social Skills

Teens with controlling parents have trouble handling disagreements when they get older

Jan 8

Categories: Child Development

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Coffee and Tea May Protect the Brain

Daily drinkers have lower rates of depression and cognitive decline

Jan 8

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Depression

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MRI Scan reveals the Bipolar Brain

Sometimes, a new way of looking at something can bring to light an entirely new perspective. Using a different type of MRI imaging, researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of patients ...

Jan 7

Categories: Bipolar

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Psychologists explore a new reason why quitting smoking is so ...

When a cigarette smoker attempts to quit, not only do they crave their usual nicotine hit, they also experience an unpleasant inability to enjoy other pleasures in life - a state known as "anhedonia".

Jan 7

Categories: Addictions, Smoking Cessation

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When professionalism means betraying a friend

have to let several staff members go. I feel awful about it, but it is part of a company-wide redundancy plan. I am not supposed to reveal these layoffs for another few weeks. But I know one person I must let go is about to go under contract for a ...

Jan 7

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Mind over Matter: Can You Think Your Way to Strength?

Anyone who has worn a cast knows that rebuilding muscle strength once the cast is removed can be difficult. Now researchers at the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) at Ohio University have found that the mind is critical in ...

Jan 6

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Psychological first-aid important to Malaysia flood victims too

The devastating floods in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia have not only cause destruction to property, but also emotional stress and trauma to the victims, as well as health staff and volunteers involved in the relief efforts.

Jan 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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The Link between Facebook and Depression

Regular Facebook use could contribute to depressive symptoms, according to the results of one recent study.

Jan 5

Categories: Depression

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