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  • A Dog's Life: Study Reveals People's Hormonal Link with Tail-Waggers
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceOxytocin, a hormone that among other things helps reinforce bonds between parents and their babies, increases in humans and their dogs when they interact, particularly when looking into one another's eyes. link to source

  • How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy: Start Veggies Early
    Source: ScienceDailyA healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional health. link to source

  • Faculty More Responsive to White Male Doctoral Applicants
    Source: ScienceDailyFaced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white males than to women and minorities link to source

  • 1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportTeen boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide. Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male. link to source

  • How Mental Illness Is Misrepresented in the Media
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportInsidious portrayals on TV shape perceptions about real-life people with psychological disorders. link to source

  • Transgender Man Leads the Men’s Health Cover Contest
    Source: Time MagazineAt first glance, Aydian Dowling looks like the average reader of Men’s Health magazine—and an excellent contender for the title’s annual cover contest. Besides his handsome, bearded face, he’s got a solid six-pack and plenty of cool tattoos. But Dowling is actually on the cusp of marking a historic first for the magazine and for men like him. The 27-year-old proud transgender man is currently destroying the field of candidates in the... link to source

  • Cognitive Problems Are Common After Cardiac Arrest
    Source: ScienceDailyHalf of all patients who survive a cardiac arrest experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention, a major international study shows. Surprisingly, however, a control group comprising heart attack patients had largely the same level of problems. This suggests that it is not only the cardiac arrest and the consequent lack of oxygen to the brain that is the cause of the patients’ difficulties. link to source

  • Tylenol Numbs Emotions, New Study Finds
    Source: Google News - HealthA new study is stating that painkillers are doing a lot more than dulling physical pain, they're numbing your emotions as well. The study, that was published in Psychological Science, included Tylenol as well as other over-the-counter acetaminophen... link to source

  • Fatal Brain Disease in U.S. Man Likely Came from British Beef
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceA U.S. man who developed a rare and fatal brain disease likely got the disease from eating beef while living abroad more than a decade earlier, according to a new report of the case. Because the condition, known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, is so rare, the man was misdiagnosed and even hospitalized for psychiatric symptoms multiple times before doctors suspected the true cause of his symptoms, according to the report from researchers at... link to source

  • Eight Nutrients to Protect the Aging Brain
    Source: ScienceDailyBrain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers write about eight nutrients that may help keep your brain in good shape. link to source

  • Complex Cognition Shaped the Stone Age Hand Axe
    Source: ScienceDailyThe ability to make a Lower Paleolithic hand axe depends on complex cognitive control by the prefrontal cortex, including the 'central executive' function of working memory, a new study finds. The results knock another chip off theories that Stone Age hand axes are simple tools that don't involve higher-order executive function of the brain. link to source

  • A Sniff of Happiness: Chemicals in Sweat May Convey Positive Emotion
    Source: ScienceDailyHumans may be able to communicate positive emotions like happiness through the smell of our sweat, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research indicates that we produce chemical compounds, or chemosignals, when we experience happiness that are detectable by others who smell our sweat. link to source

  • War, Poverty Deprive 21 Million Children of Education in Middle East
    Source: Reuters - World NewsWorsening conflicts, poverty and gender discrimination in the Middle East and North Africa are driving 21 million children and young adolescents out of school, two United Nations agencies said on Wednesday. link to source

  • A Grateful Heart Is a Healthier Heart
    Source: ScienceDailyRecognizing and giving thanks for the positive aspects of life can result in improved mental, and ultimately physical, health in patients with asymptomatic heart failure, link to source

  • Why Gay Conversion Therapy Is Harmful
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceThe Obama administration recently declared its support of a ban on minors receiving a controversial form of psychotherapy known as gay conversion therapy (also called LGBTQ conversion therapy). "The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm," Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President... link to source

  • Cold, Callous and Untreatable? Not All Psychopaths Fit the Stereotype
    Source: ScienceDailyA new study shows that a subset of pre-psychopathic youth, who appear callous and unemotional to others, are actually masking an unmanageable surplus of feeling and can be treated using approaches like cognitive or dialectical behavioral therapy. link to source

  • Subtle Discrimination Is Easier to Admit When Self-Esteem Is High
    Source: ScienceDailyIdentifying discrimination is a necessary first step toward confronting and ultimately eliminating the stain of prejudice, yet victims may be unlikely to recognize some types of discrimination unless they have higher self-esteem, according to the results of a new study. link to source

  • Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse and How to Help Prevent It
    Source: ScienceDailyEvery 10 seconds a report is made concerning a child being abused. Child abuse can lead to life-long physical, emotional and psychological conditions. Each year in the U.S., more than 1,600 children die from abuse or neglect. April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and experts are working to help bring awareness to this preventable childhood danger. link to source

  • Children Take More Risks Crossing Streets Than Parents Think
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthChildren may cut things closer than their parents realize when it comes to guessing how far cars are from an intersection or how long it takes to safely reach the other side, a small study suggests. link to source

  • Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportStudy finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes. link to source


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