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Good Stories May Strengthen Weak Facts But Weaken Strong Facts
A new study finds that a good story can increase the persuasiveness of weak facts, but it may actually decrease the persuasiveness of strong facts. Previous psychological research on this...

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:00:21 +0000


Traumatized Adults May Find Touch, Closeness Less Appealing
Adults who were traumatized as children may be more likely to keep a greater physical distance between themselves and strangers, and may also find touch stimuli less comforting than people...

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:30:27 +0000


IBD in Childhood May Up Risk of Mental Health Issues
A new Swedish study suggests children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a greater risk for psychiatric disorders. Researchers believe that more psychological support and longer follow-up is needed for...

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:00:13 +0000


Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Can Alter Genes in Newborns, Mothers
Pregnant women who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol may be altering their babies’ DNA, according to a new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research....

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:00:14 +0000


Educational Setbacks for Some Summer-Born Preemies
Children born just a few weeks prematurely, who consequently fall into an earlier school year, are more likely to experience significant setbacks in their education after their first year of...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:00:26 +0000


Good Heart Health at 50 May Mean Lower Dementia Risk Later
Good cardiovascular health at age 50 is linked to a reduced risk of dementia later in life, according to a new study of British adults published in The BMJ journal....

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 01:04:11 +0000


Parental Stress During Pregnancy May Impact Kids’ Behavior as Toddlers
Expectant parents’ emotional struggles are linked to emotional and behavioral issues in toddlers, according to a new study led by the University of Cambridge in the UK. The researchers say...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 01:00:43 +0000


Where You Live May Factor Into Premature Death
A new Canadian study finds that people living in neighborhoods with unhealthy environments (such as fewer trees and more pollution), reduced access to cancer screening and lower total income levels...

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:25:24 +0000


Can You Feel Your Fear But Take the Risks Anyway?
“There is no illusion greater than fear.” – Lao Tzu I was introduced to the book penned by Susan Jeffers back in the 1980s, called Feel the Fear and Do...

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:00:54 +0000


Effects of Testosterone On Moral Reasoning: It’s Complicated
Although some studies have linked high levels of testosterone to immoral behavior, a new study has found that testosterone supplements actually made people more sensitive to moral norms. This suggests...

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:00:01 +0000


Elder Financial Abuse Committed More Often by Family Than Strangers
A new study finds that the elderly are more likely to be financially abused by relatives than by strangers, despite the large number of Internet, mail and telephone scams directed...

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:30:45 +0000


Study: Trans College Students Far More Likely to Have Mental Health Issues
A new study has found that gender minority students, whose gender identity differs from the sex assigned them at birth, are between two and four times more likely to experience...

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:30:44 +0000


Marijuana Can Boost Risks of Drinking Alcohol
A new study has discovered that people who use alcohol and marijuana simultaneously were more likely to drink heavier and more often. They were also more likely to experience alcohol-related...

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:00:29 +0000


New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse
Researchers have developed a new tool to systematically and effectively detect online abuse and then take remedial action to protect victims. Working with the New York City Mayor’s Office to...

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:25:08 +0000


Bullying Linked To More Suicide Attempts By Young Adolescents
Being bullied may increase the risk of suicide attempts among young adolescents by approximately three times worldwide, according to a new study. “Globally, approximately 67,000 adolescents die of suicide each...

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:00:20 +0000


Frailty Called a Medical Condition, Not an Inevitable Result of Aging
Frailty — the feeling of being weak, fragile, and having low energy — is not an inevitable part of aging; it is a medical condition all on its own, according...

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:28:01 +0000


What Parents Can Do When Their Child Is Anxious
When anxiety and avoidance behavior interfere with life activities in the family, school, or the community, a child may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental...

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:00:59 +0000


How Empaths Can Recover from the Summer
Empaths, or highly sensitive people, feel everything all around them deeply. They pick up on energy, subtle or not, from environmental cues and daily surroundings at all times. One of...

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:00:42 +0000


Why Go On Vacation? Practical Health Benefits from Getting Away
“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben The summer vacation season is well underway, yet there’s still time to plan...

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:12:14 +0000


Mother Teresa with a Blackbelt: An Interview with a Thriver Whose Own Trauma Helps Others Heal
Although I have not met Theresa Byrne face to face yet (my intention is certainly to do so), I feel a kinship with this conscious communicator whose musings inspire her...

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 15:01:08 +0000