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Exposure to allergens during pregnancy alters the brain makeup of fetuses and newborn rats

Exposure to allergens during pregnancy alters the brain makeup of fetuses and newborn rats

A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism in children. [More]
Painless tDCS technique could improve life for people with major depression

Painless tDCS technique could improve life for people with major depression

Small amounts of electricity similar to the output of a common 9-volt battery could improve life for people living with major depression, the most common mood disorder. [More]
Young adults with ADHD may display unique physiological signs that could lead to accurate diagnosis

Young adults with ADHD may display unique physiological signs that could lead to accurate diagnosis

Young adults diagnosed with ADHD may display subtle physiological signs that could lead to a more precise diagnosis, according to Penn State researchers. [More]
How toxic is your stress?

How toxic is your stress?

The term “stress” originates not in our minds or bodies, but from physics. It is the internal forces generated in an object in response to an external load. In the 1950s, Hans Selye adopted the term to characterize how living organisms change... [More]
Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found. [More]
Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

Environmental factors such as education and leisure activities have a greater influence on the development of short-sightedness or myopia than the ability to think logically and solve problems. [More]
Aggressive children with high anxiety levels show better resilience when exposed to tornadoes

Aggressive children with high anxiety levels show better resilience when exposed to tornadoes

When a large group of children with aggressive behavior experienced devastating tornadoes, many of those with higher anxiety showed greater resilience, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, published by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. [More]
Experts' ability to predict suicidal thoughts and behaviors has not improved, review reveals

Experts' ability to predict suicidal thoughts and behaviors has not improved, review reveals

Experts' ability to predict if someone will attempt to take his or her own life is no better than chance and has not significantly improved over the last 50 years, according to a comprehensive review of suicide research published by the American Psychological Association. [More]

Consuming violent and sexual media before sleep may highly influence dreams at night

The violent and sexual media you consume during the day may infiltrate your dreams at night, new research suggests. [More]
Preventive interventions for adolescent alcohol and drug use may need to begin in early childhood

Preventive interventions for adolescent alcohol and drug use may need to begin in early childhood

Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions suggests the approach to preventing alcohol and drug use by some adolescents should begin in early childhood. [More]
New research examines emotional and practical experiences of new mothers in infant feeding

New research examines emotional and practical experiences of new mothers in infant feeding

New research conducted by the University of Liverpool shows that mothers can experience negative emotions such as guilt, stigma and the need to defend their feeding choices regardless of how they feed their baby. [More]

Long-term relationships may impact sexual functions of women

Recent study shows that women who were in the same relationship over a seven-year time period showed greater decrease in sexual desire. [More]
Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts in the fields of music, education, neurology, psychiatry and psychology will gather at a conference at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Monday 28 November to examine the current evidence for the value and impact of music interventions, especially live music, on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities. [More]
Brain training could help improve memory and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment

Brain training could help improve memory and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment

Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that engaging in computer-based brain training can improve memory and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment - but training is no longer effective once a dementia diagnosis has been made. [More]

Group emotional intelligence, peer attachment may help predict psychological well-being of adolescents

The UPV/EHU’s Qualiker research group has proposed a combination of variables never proposed before to study the psychological well-being of adolescent students. [More]
Intensive multidisciplinary intervention holds benefit for children with pediatric feeding disorders

Intensive multidisciplinary intervention holds benefit for children with pediatric feeding disorders

A new study finds positive outcomes associated with intensive multidisciplinary treatment for children with pediatric feeding disorder who may require a feeding tube to support growth and development. [More]
Bullied children nearly twice as likely to be overweight as young adults

Bullied children nearly twice as likely to be overweight as young adults

Children who are bullied in primary and secondary school are nearly twice as likely to be overweight at the age of 18 than non-bullied children, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London. [More]
Sunshine matters most for mental and emotional health, BYU study reveals

Sunshine matters most for mental and emotional health, BYU study reveals

Sunshine matters. A lot. The idea isn't exactly new, but according to a recent BYU study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most. [More]
Study examines conflict behavior among military couples with and without PTSD

Study examines conflict behavior among military couples with and without PTSD

Research conducted at The Family Institute at Northwestern University detected clear interpersonal behavior differences between couples with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). [More]
New smartphone app may detect early signs of autism in children by tracking eye movements

New smartphone app may detect early signs of autism in children by tracking eye movements

What if someone invented a smartphone app that could help detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children as young as 2 years old? Could it lead to earlier detection and therefore better treatment? [More]
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