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  • Childhood Obesity May Raise Risk of Later Depression
    Being overweight or obese in childhood may substantially increase one’s lifetime risk of major depression, according to a new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity. Researchers found that […] link to source

  • Sleep Disorders May Hit Women Harder
    New research suggests sleep disorders affect men and women differently. Investigators determined women are more likely than men to have more severe symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping at night, and […] link to source

  • Mindfulness Benefits from Home Practice
    A new study suggests that home practice is an important component of developing competency in mindfulness. Danish researchers discovered a typical student in a standard mindfulness course says they practice […] link to source

  • Study Finds ‘Sexting’ Fairly Benign, But Research Is Spotty
    A new review of existing research on “sexting” suggest the practice has little impact on sexual activity and sexual behavior. But it does highlight significant shortcomings in the research itself. “There’s […] link to source

  • Sleep Quality Can Impact Loneliness in Young Adults
    A new UK study finds a link between loneliness and poor sleep quality in a study of more than 2,000 British young adults. Researchers from King’s College London discovered lonelier […] link to source

  • Explaining Narcissism as Personality Trait and Disorder
    Narcissists can be very charming and positive, but they’re just looking for people to feed into their narcissistic supply and help build their ego, said Patricia Watson, M.D., interim head […] link to source

  • Study Shows Street Gangs Don’t Breed Extremism
    A new study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice finds that street gangs are not breeding grounds for extremism, as some have argued, and that U.S. gang members rarely […] link to source

  • Wearable Devices May Soon Monitor Emotions, Mood
    According to a prominent engineer and researcher, we can use wearable technology to learn about emotions, the brain, and behavior. Rosalind Picard, Sc.D., FIEEE and her team at the Massachusetts […] link to source

  • Email Support Can Help Smokers Quit as Well as Top Meds
    A new study by the American Cancer Society finds that smokers who received frequent, personalized emails with quitting tips, motivational messages and social support had quitting rates as high as […] link to source

  • Biomarkers in Saliva Could Lead to Early ID of Alzheimer’s
    Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health, according to new research. A new study from researchers at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, […] link to source

  • Study Finds Mindfulness Aids Weight Loss
    A new study suggests using a mindfulness approach helps weight loss. With obesity reaching epidemic proportions, mindful eating — focusing just on what we are eating, not watching television, surfing […] link to source

  • Key to Empathy May Be in Knowing Yourself
    A new study finds that when we are taught to identify and understand our own inner parts, or sub-personalities — such as the “inner manager” or the “inner child”  we become […] link to source

  • Teacher Bias Impacts Academic Performance of Students of Color
    Teachers often underestimate the academic abilities of students of color, which in turn has an impact on the students’ grades and academic expectations, according to a new study. “When teachers […] link to source

  • Obesity is in the Eye of the Beholder
    While the medical community has a specific definition of what it means to be overweight or obese, in the real world, gender, race, and generation are key factors in whether […] link to source

  • Preventing Outdoor Falls Among Older Adults
    Research shows that nearly one-third of adults aged 65 and older fall down each year. And although nearly half of these falls occur outdoors, the primary focus of most research […] link to source

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