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50% of Irish people seek online health advice, research finds

50% of Irish people seek online health advice, research finds

Caregivers of people with dementia experience accumulation of sleep loss

Caregivers of people with dementia experience accumulation of sleep loss

Critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy enhance brain imaging

Critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy enhance brain imaging

BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes

BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes

Integrated approach unifies psychology and neurophysiology of chronic pain

Integrated approach unifies psychology and neurophysiology of chronic pain

Study shows link between family history of diabetes and increased bone mineral density

Study shows link between family history of diabetes and increased bone mineral density

Specialized psychological offense treatments linked to reductions in recidivism

Specialized psychological offense treatments linked to reductions in recidivism

Traumatic childhood experiences change perception of social stimuli in adulthood

Traumatic childhood experiences change perception of social stimuli in adulthood

Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates

Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates

Women with diabetes at greater risk for sleep disturbances

Women with diabetes at greater risk for sleep disturbances

'Conversation-based' activities reduce stigma related to mental illness among college students

'Conversation-based' activities reduce stigma related to mental illness among college students

Children born moderate-to-late premature may face setbacks in education

Children born moderate-to-late premature may face setbacks in education

Standardization of PARCA-R tool to assess cognitive, language development in two year olds

Standardization of PARCA-R tool to assess cognitive, language development in two year olds

Effects of edible marijuana studied in mice

Effects of edible marijuana studied in mice

Poor fit between reasoning abilities and job demands linked to health conditions

Poor fit between reasoning abilities and job demands linked to health conditions

Adults who combine opioids and cannabis have more mental health issues

Adults who combine opioids and cannabis have more mental health issues

People who work with animals may be at increased risk of mental health issues

People who work with animals may be at increased risk of mental health issues

Stress and anxiety often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives

Stress and anxiety often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives

Psychologists can help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps

Psychologists can help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps

New study looks at health effects of eating marijuana

New study looks at health effects of eating marijuana