Brains work in sync during music therapy

Researchers have been able to demonstrate that the brains of a patient and therapist become synchronised during a music therapy session, a breakthrough that could improve future interactions between patients and therapists.

Jul 31

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Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring

New research suggests that a single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime. It has been found that female rats born to mothers exposed to an allergen during pregnancy ...

Jul 31

Categories: Child Development

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New cause of cell aging discovered

Scientists have began studying the reasons why cells age in hopes to design treatments for better aging.

Jul 30

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Taxing sweet snacks may bring greater health benefits than taxing ...

Taxing sweet snacks could lead to broader reductions in the amount of sugar purchased than similar increases in the price of sugar-sweetened drinks. The research team from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University of Cambridge ...

Jul 29

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Too much caffeine during pregnancy may damage baby’s liver

Studies have indicated that prenatal caffeine intake of 300mg/day or more in women, which is approximately 2 to 3 cups of coffee per day, can result in lower birth weights of their children.

Jul 29

Categories: Child Development

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Maternal secrets of our earliest ancestors unlocked

Extended parental care is considered one of the hallmarks of human evolution. Analysis of more than two-million-year-old teeth from Australopithecus africanus fossils found in South Africa have revealed that infants were breastfed continuously from ...

Jul 27

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Five or more hours of smartphone usage per day may increase obesity.

With smartphones being an inherent part of our lives and a primary source of entertainment for all ages, this leads to a decrease in physical activity.

Jul 27

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Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

A new study at Ohio State University has found that there is potential for hair, most importantly the cortisol levels in the hair, to be a method of diagnosis of depression in teens. The cortisol levels in the hair is further suggested to aid in ...

Jul 26

Categories: Depression

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Compensatory Strategies to Disguise Autism Spectrum Disorder May ...

Compensatory strategies that enable people to hide the fact that they have autism has its pros and cons. While such strategies enable individuals with autism to have a better social life and increase their employability, it may also delay their ...

Jul 26

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Decades After a Good-Behavior Program in Grade School, Adults Report ...

When children grow up in a supportive and engaging environment, they are able to build strong relationships and develop life skills that have lasting effects.

Jul 26

Categories: Parenting

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment ...

While many patients with depression may not seem to have obstructive sleep apnea, it is still important to evaluate individuals for this condition. A new study has found that having obstructive sleep apnea might be the reason why depression ...

Jul 25

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders

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Teens Who Struggle To Differentiate Their Negative Emotions Are More ...

When we experience negative emotions and have difficulties identifying them, we are less able to deal with our feelings effectively. Individuals who are less adept in figuring out exactly what kind of negative emotion they are currently feeling ...

Jul 25

Categories: Depression, Stress Management

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Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

It has been known that people who suffer major concussion may lose their sense of smell temporarily and develop affective problems, like anxiety and depression. Scientists found that this is true even for people who get minor concussion.

Jul 24

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Children with Autism More Likely to be Bullied at Home and at School, ...

Children with autism often experience difficulties integrating with the people around them due, causing them to become victims of bullying in school and even at home.

Jul 23

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Bullying

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Warning to Those Wanting to Spice Up Their Lives

If you’re a chili lover, you might want to cut down on some of that spicy goodness for the sake of your cognitive functioning. Recent studies have found that eating more than 50 grams of chili a day might be associated with dementia.

Jul 23

Categories: Dementia

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