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Perfectionists may be at increased risk of suicide, says York University psychology professor

Perfectionists may be at increased risk of suicide, says York University psychology professor

Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor in suicide than we may think, says York University Psychology Professor Gordon Flett, calling for closer attention to its potential destructiveness, adding that clinical guidelines should include perfectionism as a separate factor for suicide risk assessment and intervention. [More]
Understanding how neurons encode information

Understanding how neurons encode information

Nathan Urban, interim provost and the Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences, and Robert Kass, professor of statistics and machine learning, have received a $930,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to apply biological and statistical neuroscience approaches in order to create a better overall understanding of how neurons encode information. [More]
Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti of Kessler Foundation receives Alumni Achievement in Science award

Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti of Kessler Foundation receives Alumni Achievement in Science award

Nancy (Donofrio) Chiaravalloti, PhD, of Kessler Foundation received the Alumni Achievement in Science award from her alma mater, Muhlenberg College at the Alumni Association luncheon on September 13th. [More]

Research shows gender differences in age preferences regarding sexual partners

New evolutionary psychology research shows gender differences in age preferences regarding sexual partners. [More]
UI study offers good news for care givers, health care providers

UI study offers good news for care givers, health care providers

A new University of Iowa study further supports an inescapable message: caregivers have a profound influence-good or bad-on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Innovative partnership provides effective intervention program for substance-exposed babies, toddlers

Innovative partnership provides effective intervention program for substance-exposed babies, toddlers

Two decades after its initiation, the University of Miami Linda Ray Intervention Program for substance-exposed babies and toddlers demonstrates long-term success. [More]
Consistent walking in nature lowers depression, enhances mental health

Consistent walking in nature lowers depression, enhances mental health

They are common suggestions to remedy stress: You just need a breath of fresh air. Walk it off. Get out and see people. [More]
MU study reinforces importance of early hearing interventions

MU study reinforces importance of early hearing interventions

Infants' vocalizations throughout the first year follow a set of predictable steps from crying and cooing to forming syllables and first words. However, previous research had not addressed how the amount of vocalizations may differ between hearing and deaf infants. [More]
People drink more alcohol when physically active

People drink more alcohol when physically active

A new Northwestern Medicine- study finds that on days when people exercise more -- typically Thursdays to Sundays -- they drink more alcohol, too. [More]
Experts to study how improved support for dementia carers can enhance quality of life

Experts to study how improved support for dementia carers can enhance quality of life

Experts will explore how improved support and powers for people caring for loved-ones with dementia can improve quality of life for both patients and carers around the UK. [More]
Highlights: Hawaii public hospital cuts; La. struggles with state worker health program costs; aging in Ky.

Highlights: Hawaii public hospital cuts; La. struggles with state worker health program costs; aging in Ky.

Public hospitals across Hawaii are finding ways to reduce staff and cut services because they don't have enough money to make ends meet. Executives from the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. told lawmakers Friday that even after layoffs they are facing a $30 million deficit in 2015. One hospital on Maui chose to close its adolescent psychology unit because it couldn't sustain the appropriate staffing levels to provide the services. It's also considering cuts to oncology and dialysis services if the situation doesn't improve (9/20). [More]
Brandeis researchers explore relationship between weight and stress-induced inflammation

Brandeis researchers explore relationship between weight and stress-induced inflammation

If you're overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study by Brandeis University. [More]
Extra stress in same-sex couples may raise risk of domestic abuse

Extra stress in same-sex couples may raise risk of domestic abuse

Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently, and likely even more so, between same-sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples, according to a review of literature by Northwestern Medicine scientists. [More]
Study links slowed processing speed with executive deficits in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Study links slowed processing speed with executive deficits in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Kessler Foundation researchers have published a study supporting the role of slowed processing speed in the executive deficits found in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). [More]
Brain stimulation increases cravings for high-calorie foods, shows study

Brain stimulation increases cravings for high-calorie foods, shows study

Magnetic stimulation of a brain area involved in "executive function" affects cravings for and consumption of calorie-dense snack foods, reports a study in the September issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. [More]
UC San Francisco researchers use brain scans to predict reading difficulties in young children

UC San Francisco researchers use brain scans to predict reading difficulties in young children

UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges. [More]
Kids who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from nightmares by age 12

Kids who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from nightmares by age 12

Children who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from sleep walking, night terrors or nightmares by the time they are 12 years old. [More]
Study to understand how brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events

Study to understand how brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding how the brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events. [More]
Different regions of brain help to visually locate objects relative to one's own body

Different regions of brain help to visually locate objects relative to one's own body

Serena Williams won her third consecutive US Open title a few days ago, thanks to reasons including obvious ones like physical strength and endurance. But how much did her brain and its egocentric and allocentric functions help the American tennis star retain the cup? [More]
Pollution in many cities threatens brain development in children

Pollution in many cities threatens brain development in children

Pollution in many cities threatens the brain development in children. Findings by University of Montana Professor Dr. Lilian Calder-n-Garcidue-as, MA, MD, Ph.D., and her team of researchers reveal that children living in megacities are at increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. [More]