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  • Eating Green Leafy Vegetables Keeps Mental Abilities Sharp
    Source: ScienceDailySomething as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time. more...

  • Hector: A Robot Prepared for Self-Awareness
    Source: ScienceDailyA year ago, researchers showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step further: they have now developed a software architecture that could enable Hector to see himself as others see him. “With this, he would have reflexive consciousness,” explains an expert. The architecture is based on artificial neural networks. more...

  • Tokyo's Shibuya Ward Is First in Japan to Recognise Same-Sex Marriage
    Source: The GuardianOfficials in popular shopping and entertainment district will give certificates to same-sex couples and are planning educational campaign on LGBT issues Gay people in Japan are celebrating a breakthrough in their quest for equal rights after a district in Tokyo became the first municipality in the country to recognise same-sex partnerships. The vote by Shibuya ward to issue certificates recognising same-sex unions as “equivalent to marriage”... more...

  • Mental Health Therapy Through Social Networking Could Soon Be a Reality
    Source: Time MagazineWhile still in the development stage, the peer-to-peer technology had "significant benefits". more...

  • Clues to "Brain Fog" in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid
    Source: Google News - HealthNews-Medical.net Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid Doctors Lounge TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic fatigue syndrome show a distinct pattern of immune system proteins in their spinal fluid -- a finding that could shed light on the "brain fog" that marks the condition, researchers say. The new ... Clues into cognitive dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome... more...

  • Sexism in Silicon Valley and Beyond: Tech Wake-Up Call
    Source: BBC News - Business"What happens if you get pregnant?" That was the first question an investor asked Martha Lane-Fox after she and her business partner pitched him their idea for a dot-com company in a plush office in central London in the late 1990s. more...

  • Research Links Child Poverty to Brain Development
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthChildren of richer, better-educated parents have bigger brains and more cognitive skills than their less-fortunate peers, but social help and teaching can help to overcome the differences, a study published on Monday said. more...

  • Altering Brain Chemistry Makes Us More Sensitive to Inequality
    Source: ScienceDailyWhat if there were a pill that made you more compassionate? A new study finds that giving a drug that changes the neurochemical balance in the brain causes a greater willingness to engage in prosocial behaviors, such as ensuring that resources are divided more equally. more...

  • Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?
    Source: Google News - HealthAir pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest. In one, researchers confirmed a long-studied connection between air pollution and more...

  • Puerto Rico Ends Its Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    Source: Reuters - World NewsThe Puerto Rican government will no longer defend a law that bans same-sex couples from marrying and does not recognize the validity of such marriages performed in other jurisdictions, the U.S. commonwealth's attorney general announced on Friday. more...

  • Brains of Those with Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportStudy also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control. more...

  • Airlines Largely Rely on Pilot's "Self-Monitoring" Mental Health
    Source: USA Today - U.S. NewsAviation experts say psychological screening is minimal for pilots. But after a French prosecutor said Thursday that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 apparently locked the pilot out of the cockpit and crashed the passenger plane into a mountain, pilot testing is under higher scrutiny. more...

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Reduces Suicide Risk
    Source: ScienceDailyA variety of dialectical behavior therapy interventions helped to reduce suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury acts in a randomized clinical trial of women with borderline personality disorder who were highly suicidal. more...

  • Sweden Adds Gender-Neutral Pronoun to Dictionary
    Source: The GuardianThe official dictionary of the Swedish language will introduce a gender-neutral pronoun in April, editors at the Swedish Academy have announced. “Hen” will be added to “han” (he) and “hon” (she) as one of 13,000 new words in the latest edition of the Swedish Academy’s SAOL. more...

  • Investigation Finds That Slavery Taints Global Supply of Seafood
    Source: ABC News - World NewsAP investigation: Men forced to work as slaves to catch seafood for global supply. more...

  • Alaska State Lawmakers Seek Pet Protection in Domestic Violence Cases
    Source: Reuters - US NewsThe well-being of pets would be considered in divorce, domestic violence and other types of cases under a bill introduced in the Alaska legislature, lawmakers said on Tuesday. more...

  • Suggestions for Nudging Children Toward Healthier Food Choices
    Source: ScienceDailyStrategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals’ rational taste preferences and apply insights from behavioral economics to design choice architecture that increases their likelihood of success, say two physician-scientists. more...

  • Antipsychotics Pose Lethal Risk for Dementia Patients
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe medications are widely used to treat the delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression that occur in many people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antipsychotic drugs have a significant risk of side effects, the study authors pointed out. more...

  • Kids Confront Sexism As India Grapples with Abuse of Women
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthStanding before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality. As India grapples to stem rising violence against women, activists say classes like these - which confront traditional gender roles and challenge sexism amongst the youth – are key to changing attitudes and curbing... more...

  • Years Later, Stress Training Pays Off for Cancer Patients, Say Reseachers
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthEleven years later, women who took a stress management course after being diagnosed with breast cancer were still reaping the benefits of the training. Depression is common during cancer treatment and afterward, said senior author Michael H. Antoni of the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida. Cognitive behavioral stress management techniques “such as progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing... more...

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