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Research shows only a small fraction of domestic violence perpetrators are convicted

Research shows only a small fraction of domestic violence perpetrators are convicted

A nationwide study of children who have witnessed domestic violence found that parents or caregivers were physically injured in more than a third of the cases, yet only a small fraction of offenders went to jail and just one in four incidents resulted in police reports, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. [More]
Alcohol/sex frequency may cause resistance to HIV-prevention counseling

Alcohol/sex frequency may cause resistance to HIV-prevention counseling

‚ÄčThe cartoon character Homer J. Simpson once said "Alcohol: The source of, and solution to, all of life's problems." [More]
Taking care of grandkids one day a week helps keep grandmothers mentally sharp, shows study

Taking care of grandkids one day a week helps keep grandmothers mentally sharp, shows study

Taking care of grandkids one day a week helps keep grandmothers mentally sharp, finds a study from the Women's Healthy Aging Project study in Australia, published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). [More]
Novartis Institute researcher receives second annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences

Novartis Institute researcher receives second annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University will award the second annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Ricardo Dolmetsch, global head of neuroscience at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research. [More]
Dream team aims to turn pancreatic cancer into treatable disease

Dream team aims to turn pancreatic cancer into treatable disease

UC San Francisco has been selected to join a national "dream team" on pancreatic cancer, part of a project designed to accelerate treatment and discoveries for one of the most deadly forms of cancer. [More]
Exposure to arsenic in drinking water negatively associated with child intelligence, shows study

Exposure to arsenic in drinking water negatively associated with child intelligence, shows study

A study by researchers at Columbia University reports that schoolchildren from three school districts in Maine exposed to arsenic in drinking water experienced declines in child intelligence. [More]
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to establish 5 new Research Units

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to establish 5 new Research Units

Topics Range from Composite Structures to Personnel Decisions to Metastatic Cancer Progression / About Eleven Million Euros in Funding for Three Years [More]

Nearly six in ten don't get enough sleep, says online survey

New online research, conducted to coincide with the publication of Professor Richard Wiseman's latest book Night School, suggests that nearly six in ten (59%) of adults in Britain - over 28 million people - are now sleep deprived and getting seven hours or less sleep each night. [More]
Study sheds light on brain mechanisms that make schizophrenia patients misinterpret what they see

Study sheds light on brain mechanisms that make schizophrenia patients misinterpret what they see

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. [More]

Infants show unique physiological, behavioral responses to pleasant touch, says study

Infants show unique physiological and behavioral responses to pleasant touch, which may help to cement the bonds between child and parent and promote early social and physiological development, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. [More]

FDA clears QbTest for unbiased evaluation of ADHD treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the neuropsychological test - QbTest - developed by the Swedish company Qbtech to aid in the evaluation of treatment interventions in patients with ADHD. [More]
Oxytocin promotes group-serving dishonesty, says study

Oxytocin promotes group-serving dishonesty, says study

According to a new study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Amsterdam, oxytocin caused participants to lie more to benefit their groups, and to do so more quickly and without expectation of reciprocal dishonesty from their group. [More]

Educational intervention program for children reduces aggressive behavior later in life

An educational intervention program for children between kindergarten and 10th grade, known as Fast Track, reduces aggressive behavior later in life, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. [More]

Hearing loss linked to personality changes in older adults

The researchers studied 400 individuals 80-98 years old over a six-year period. Every two years, the subjects were assessed in terms of physical and mental measures as well as personality aspects such as extraversion, which reflects the inclination to be outgoing, and emotional stability. [More]

Spouses who express emotions have better sexual, psychological and relational well-being

Spouses who regulate their emotions together in a satisfactory manner are more fulfilled sexually, psychologically, and relationally, among couples in which the woman has provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), also known as "vulvar vestibulitis". [More]
Religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary influences on health

Religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary influences on health

Religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary influences on health, new research from Oregon State University indicates. [More]

New research reveals how good sleep can help chronic pain sufferers

Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. [More]

Researchers discover new way of giving people sweet dreams

Today psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire announces the results of a two-year study into dream control. The experiment shows that it is now possible for people to create their perfect dream, and so wake up feeling especially happy and refreshed. [More]
Study seeks to adapt multi-family group treatment approach for people with spinal cord injury

Study seeks to adapt multi-family group treatment approach for people with spinal cord injury

Every year, more than 12,000 Americans-mostly young men-suffer spinal cord injuries in car crashes, falls, sports and acts of violence. Those dealing with this life-changing condition may soon have a better way to cope, thanks to a new collaborative research project by Washington State University Spokane and St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute. [More]
Personalis and Inova team up to advance genomic medicine

Personalis and Inova team up to advance genomic medicine

Inova Translational Medicine Institute and Personalis, Inc. today announced a partnership to advance genomic medicine for Inova's patient population. [More]