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New research sheds light on how many doctors attend their patient’s funerals

New research sheds light on how many doctors attend their patient’s funerals

New research at the University of Adelaide has shed light on how many doctors are attending the funerals of their patients and the reasons behind their choice. The researchers say more needs to be done within the medical profession to openly discuss the issue. [More]
Researchers use computer-based game to find how punishment affects behaviour of children with ADHD

Researchers use computer-based game to find how punishment affects behaviour of children with ADHD

Behavioral experiment on reward and punishment highlights the cumulative effect of punishment in children with ADHD. [More]
Scientists create new scale to measure beliefs about sleep and pain in long-term pain patients

Scientists create new scale to measure beliefs about sleep and pain in long-term pain patients

'I won't be able to cope with my pain if I don't sleep well' - research from the University of Warwick reveals that the way chronic pain patients think about pain and sleep leads to insomnia and poor management of pain. [More]
SINAPSE network enhances strengths to develop world-class future in medical imaging for Scotland

SINAPSE network enhances strengths to develop world-class future in medical imaging for Scotland

Scotland has a strong legacy as one of the pioneers of medical imaging. In the late 70s, Aberdeen University became the first institution to develop a full body MRI scanner; the system named the Mark I prototype was an enormous step forward for healthcare. [More]
Stressful event appears to erase benefits linked to healthy fat choices

Stressful event appears to erase benefits linked to healthy fat choices

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture. [More]
High occupational levels may be risk factor for poor response to depression treatment

High occupational levels may be risk factor for poor response to depression treatment

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression. [More]
Study finds sleep habits during late childhood predict alcohol and cannabis use in adolescence

Study finds sleep habits during late childhood predict alcohol and cannabis use in adolescence

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. [More]
Study finds 60% of children with ADHD show persistence of symptoms into adulthood

Study finds 60% of children with ADHD show persistence of symptoms into adulthood

Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. [More]
New study reveals prevalence of mental disorders among elders higher than previously thought

New study reveals prevalence of mental disorders among elders higher than previously thought

Previous studies have largely assumed that the prevalence of mental disorders declines with old age. [More]
Researchers explore ways to enhance autism therapy sessions using AISOY robot

Researchers explore ways to enhance autism therapy sessions using AISOY robot

Researchers at the Universidad Miguel Hernández and AISOY Robotics are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). [More]
Performance-enhancing drug may improve cognition in patients with bipolar disorder or depression

Performance-enhancing drug may improve cognition in patients with bipolar disorder or depression

A study has found that EPO (erythropoietin) - best known as a performance-enhancing drug in sport - may improve cognitive functioning in patients suffering from bipolar disorder or depression. [More]
Wayne State receives NIH funding to advance brain aging research

Wayne State receives NIH funding to advance brain aging research

Wayne State University has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for a project that will advance knowledge of brain aging, its relation to cognitive performance and the role of common vascular and metabolic risk factors in shaping the trajectories of aging. [More]

Controlled drinking more difficult to achieve than total abstinence from alcohol, study shows

People who are seeking treatment for alcohol dependence and whose goal is to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence. [More]
Supplement of polyunsaturated fatty acids may improve reading skills in children

Supplement of polyunsaturated fatty acids may improve reading skills in children

Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study from Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. [More]
Children lack understanding of problems from approaching frightened dogs

Children lack understanding of problems from approaching frightened dogs

Children understand the risks of approaching an angry dog but they are unaware that they should show the same caution around frightened dogs. [More]
New approach could help tackle behavior change challenges across the globe

New approach could help tackle behavior change challenges across the globe

A new approach to behavior change which has been shown to successfully change hygiene, nutrition and exercise-related behaviors is described in a paper published in Health Psychology Review. [More]
Building blocks improve spatial abilities in children to greater level than board games

Building blocks improve spatial abilities in children to greater level than board games

Research from Indiana University has found that structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board games. [More]
Discrimination experienced by overweight adolescents can lead to increased emotional problems

Discrimination experienced by overweight adolescents can lead to increased emotional problems

Discrimination and bullying experienced by sixth graders who are overweight leads to increased emotional problems by the end of eighth grade, according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, a journal of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. [More]
Men worried about body fat more likely to undertake unplanned work-outs, research shows

Men worried about body fat more likely to undertake unplanned work-outs, research shows

Men's hidden fears about body fat are fuelling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown. [More]
Community characteristics play vital role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters

Community characteristics play vital role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters

Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study by sociologists at the University of Chicago and University of Memphis who examined clusters in a single town. [More]
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