Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise. Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just eat too much.
Date Posted: November 21, 2014GO
New Study looks at the effects of cocaine and exposure to fear.
Categories: Drug AddictionGO
When it comes to helping with homework, education and psychology research suggests that it all depends on how parents become involved. What is essential is that parents focus on supporting students' motivation. Parent help can backfire when it ...
Categories: Child DevelopmentGO
It's no secret there's a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that other people are compassionate and sympathetic toward them. It's a shameful statistic when one in ...
By carefully analyzing what genes were active in infant rat brains when the mother was present or not present, the NYU researchers found that several hundred genes were more, or less, active in rat infants experiencing pain than in those that were ...
Categories: Pain management, ParentingGO
Contrary to the popular stereotype of a distracted teenager lost in Halo or Call of Duty video games, new evidence suggests playing such high-action video games may help students learn and react faster-but not more impulsively.
Categories: Child DevelopmentGO
A credit score doesn't just reduce a person's entire financial history down to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness. A latest study appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found a strong ...
Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)GO
Conscientiousness is not really up there among the sexiest qualities a person can have, but maybe it should be. New research in Psychological Science found that people who have careful, reliable partners tend to do better at work; they make more ...
Categories: Relationships & MarriageGO
Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are zeroing in on brain factors and behaviors that put teens at risk of alcohol use and abuse even before they start drinking.
Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child DevelopmentGO
When we look at our lives, we tend to break them up into chapters, rather like the seasons of a TV box set. Potential dividers come in many forms, including the dawn of a new year, or the start of a new job. But if those events act as a marker ...
Cognitive therapy, commonly known as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), aims to help people to identify and change negative, self-destructive thought patterns. And although it does not work for everyone with depression, data have been accumulating ...
Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DepressionGO
Learning to pay attention to your emotions is a more powerful weight-loss strategy than greater nutritional knowledge, a new study finds.
Categories: Eating DisordersGO
Frightening experiences do not quickly fade from memory. A team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn Hospital has now been able to demonstrate in a study that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the fear center in the brain ...
If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve the most medical attention, then depression would be near the top of the list. More than 350 million people are affected by depression, making it one of the most common ...
A neighborhood’s “walkability” can be a key factor for maintaining physical and cognitive health among older adults.
New research finds that when adolescents believe they are better than their peers, the belief will probably cause relationship difficulties.