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Research shows how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers

Research shows how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers

Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers. [More]
VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

More data analysis about hot flashes from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation has been published today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
Researcher receives $1.9 million grant to study development of memory networks in children

Researcher receives $1.9 million grant to study development of memory networks in children

Noa Ofen, Ph.D., a Wayne State University researcher in lifespan cognitive neuroscience, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to study the development of memory networks in children. [More]
Hungry parents may serve large portions of food for their young children, study shows

Hungry parents may serve large portions of food for their young children, study shows

The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity. [More]
New research explains why many diet plans do not work

New research explains why many diet plans do not work

Many diet plans are doomed from the start. The reason? Dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, often planning to ditch their favorite foods and replace them with less-desirable options, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. [More]
Machine learning can improve autism screening and diagnostics

Machine learning can improve autism screening and diagnostics

Approximately one in 68 people are on the autism spectrum. Experts are unanimous on this: early intervention is critical for improving communication skills and addressing behavioral issues. [More]
Western-style diet impairs memory inhibition leading to dietary excess

Western-style diet impairs memory inhibition leading to dietary excess

Obesity may ultimately be a disease of the brain, involving a progressive deterioration of various cognitive processes that influence eating. [More]
Obese individuals may be more sensitive to overeating when presented with food cues

Obese individuals may be more sensitive to overeating when presented with food cues

Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new study by a Michigan State University neuroscientist. [More]

Study shows women fake orgasm to end troubling sexual encounters

When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner's orgasm and ultimately end sex. [More]
Negative illness perceptions influence coping and health outcomes in CKD patients

Negative illness perceptions influence coping and health outcomes in CKD patients

Research involving the University of Leicester has shown people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) form pre-conceived beliefs about their illness which can impact their health. [More]
Early attention problems in children can have lasting impact on academic outcomes

Early attention problems in children can have lasting impact on academic outcomes

Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a new study from Duke University that examines how early childhood characteristics affect academic performance. [More]
Regular marijuana use impacts the brain's natural response to rewards

Regular marijuana use impacts the brain's natural response to rewards

Most people would get a little 'rush' out of the idea that they're about to win some money. [More]
New approach for testing safety in older adult drivers at risk of dementia

New approach for testing safety in older adult drivers at risk of dementia

Driving is possibly one of the most complex procedures humans engage in on a regular basis. [More]
Light physical activity during work or study has positive benefits, reveals Clemson professor

Light physical activity during work or study has positive benefits, reveals Clemson professor

A Clemson University psychology professor has published research revealing a positive link between mood, motivation and physical activity during work and study. [More]
Religious attendance can help decrease pornography viewing in adolescents

Religious attendance can help decrease pornography viewing in adolescents

A new study authored by University of Calgary researchers in the Journal of Adolescence examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance significantly tempers such actions. [More]
New risk calculator can assess individual's risk of developing psychosis

New risk calculator can assess individual's risk of developing psychosis

A new risk calculator can predict an individual's risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a new study published today in The American Journal of Psychiatry. [More]
Changes in neural circuit involved in emotional resilience may help youngsters adapt to childhood adversity

Changes in neural circuit involved in emotional resilience may help youngsters adapt to childhood adversity

A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports a neural signature of emotional adaptation that could help researchers understand how the brain adapts to childhood adversity and predict which kids may be vulnerable to developing later psychopathology. [More]
Researchers identify factors influencing timing of ASD diagnosis in Australian children

Researchers identify factors influencing timing of ASD diagnosis in Australian children

A new study has found many Australian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not be diagnosed until long after initial signs appear, prompting calls for improvements to the diagnostic process. [More]
Body image-related problems growing among male individuals

Body image-related problems growing among male individuals

It’s referred to as the opposite of anorexia – muscle dysmorphia – but men with body-building and other body image issues are up to four times more likely than females to be undiagnosed and it is a growing public health problem. [More]
Stimulating the brain with mild electric current can improve vision

Stimulating the brain with mild electric current can improve vision

Stimulating the visual cortex of the brain for 20 minutes with a mild electrical current can improve vision for about two hours, and those with worse vision see the most improvement, according to a Vanderbilt University study published this week in Current Biology. [More]
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