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New multi-disciplinary project to examine what works best for abused children

University of York researchers are launching a new multi-disciplinary project to examine what works best for abused or neglected children - going into care or staying at home with support. [More]
Researchers develop effective behavioral economic approach that offers women financial incentives to quit smoking

Researchers develop effective behavioral economic approach that offers women financial incentives to quit smoking

Smoking during pregnancy - particularly among economically-disadvantaged women - leads to a host of poor pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and additional adverse effects later in life. Without a formal treatment intervention, women in this population continue to smoke, and their babies suffer. [More]
Self-expanding activities may help you quit smoking

Self-expanding activities may help you quit smoking

If you are trying to quit smoking one method to incorporate is to do new, exciting "self-expanding" activities that can help with nicotine craving. This is the take-home message from a new study published online in PLOS ONE by a team of researchers including Arthur Aron, PhD, a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. [More]
Scientists find new information in study on depression in Parkinson's disease

Scientists find new information in study on depression in Parkinson's disease

A group of scientists from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found interesting new information in a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease (PD). [More]
New study suggests easy, effective way to alleviate negative effects of bad memories

New study suggests easy, effective way to alleviate negative effects of bad memories

What's one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how sad you were or how embarrassed you felt, can lead to emotional distress, especially when you can't stop thinking about it. [More]

Brain-related discovery could revolutionize treatment for attention-deficit disorders

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. [More]
Dopamine replacement therapy liked with decline in depressed Parkinson patients' cognitive function

Dopamine replacement therapy liked with decline in depressed Parkinson patients' cognitive function

A group of scientists from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found interesting new information in a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease (PD). [More]

Structural changes in hippocampus region improve memory function in children

Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the hippocampus and its connections with prefrontal and parietal cortices. [More]

Study shows infants' language comprehension abilities are surprisingly sophisticated

A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with accents the toddlers have never heard before. [More]
Parabon launches Compute Against Alzheimer's Disease research initiative

Parabon launches Compute Against Alzheimer's Disease research initiative

Parabon Computation announced today the launch of the Compute Against Alzheimer's Disease (CAAD) research initiative, which will accelerate investigations into the causes and risks of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) through the application of large-scale computational capacity donated by concerned citizens and organizations. [More]

Study: Feeling stress about finances leads some Black adults to rate health more poorly

Feeling stress about finances leads some Black adults to rate their health more poorly, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior. While lower income and education among minorities have been linked to poor health for decades, this study focused just on the connection between financial worries and poor health. [More]
WHI study shows no significant link between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms

WHI study shows no significant link between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms

A new study from the Women's Health Initiative shows no significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms. The study was published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
Psychological support for diabetes patients: an interview with Katharine Barnard, University of Southampton

Psychological support for diabetes patients: an interview with Katharine Barnard, University of Southampton

It’s been over a decade since the first Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs (DAWN) study showed that psychosocial aspects of diabetes pose specific challenges and barriers to optimal glycaemic control for people living with diabetes. [More]
Research may provide insight into identifying, helping children with emotional behavior issues

Research may provide insight into identifying, helping children with emotional behavior issues

Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions. [More]
Study: Domestic abuse closely linked to postpartum mental health problems in mothers

Study: Domestic abuse closely linked to postpartum mental health problems in mothers

A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. The research also found that specific types of abuse are associated with specific mental health problems. [More]
Irrational health beliefs associated with lower adherence to prescribed cardiac rehab program, says study

Irrational health beliefs associated with lower adherence to prescribed cardiac rehab program, says study

​Heart patients with beliefs about health that aren't based on medical evidence are more likely to skip sessions of cardiac rehabilitation, new research suggests. [More]

Florida State University professor receives $4.5M grant to conduct project on Philosophy and Science of Self-Control

Self-control is one of the most fundamental keys to success in life. But how does self-control work and how can it be improved? [More]
Researchers examine mental health toll exacted on civilians who work with military in war zones

Researchers examine mental health toll exacted on civilians who work with military in war zones

The punishing psychological toll endured by military personnel in war zones has been extensively documented for years by researchers, perhaps more than ever in the wake of recent military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. [More]

Men and women are equally perceptive of their partners' levels of sexual satisfaction

There is no point faking it in bed because chances are your sexual partner will be able to tell. A study by researchers at the University of Waterloo found that men and women are equally perceptive of their partners' levels of sexual satisfaction. [More]
Researchers study the impact of "animal interventions" in healthcare settings for children

Researchers study the impact of "animal interventions" in healthcare settings for children

While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients and the animals themselves? [More]