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 week without weighing themselves, they gained ...
Date Posted: January 9, 2015GO
Contrary to conventional wisdom, this mental quality protects against severe mental illness.
Teens with controlling parents have trouble handling disagreements when they get older
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Daily drinkers have lower rates of depression and cognitive decline
Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, DepressionGO
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 ...
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".
Categories: Addictions, Smoking CessationGO
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 ...
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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 ...
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.
Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...GO
Regular Facebook use could contribute to depressive symptoms, according to the results of one recent study.
A molecular network that comprises many of the genes previously shown to contribute to autism spectrum disorders has been identified by researchers. The findings provide a map of some of the crucial protein interactions that contribute to autism and ...
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U.S. teens report easy access to firearms, even when they have mental health problems that put them at an increased risk of suicide, according to a new study
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When you're trying to learn, do something with your new knowledge, such as summarising it or explaining it to someone else. This deepens your memories and helps integrate what you've learned with what you already knew. A new study has tested the ...
Categories: Learning DifficultiesGO
People prone to this emotion work the hardest.
The strange influence of empathising on the capacity for logical thought.
Categories: Emotional Intelligence, OtherGO
A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical IssuesGO