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Autistic Brain Networks are Connected Differently

February 28th, 2013
Autistic Brain Networks are Connected DifferentlyEmerging research shows that children with autism spectrum disorder have a structural difference in brain connections from children without ASD. Investigators from Boston Children's ...

Health Disparity for Unmarried Same-Sex Couples

February 28th, 2013
Health Disparity for Unmarried Same-Sex Couples A new national study discovers that same-sex couples report worse health than people of the same socioeconomic status who are in heterosexual ...

Childhood Deprivation Can Lead to Pain, Adult Depression

February 28th, 2013
Childhood Deprivation Can Lead to Pain, Adult DepressionInvestigators from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln find that missed meals and detrimental conditions in childhood can be linked to pain and depression in adulthood. In the ...

Is Pessimism Healthy for Seniors?

February 28th, 2013
Is Pessimism Healthy for Seniors?Surprising new research finds that for seniors, having low expectations of the future may foster a longer, healthier life. The finding that a healthy dose of pessimism ...

Romantic Trust Can Make You Delusional — In a Good Way

February 28th, 2013
Romantic Trust Can Make You Delusional – In a Good WayRomantic trust can cause you to remember that your partner was more considerate and less ...

ICU Survivors May Develop PTSD Symptoms

February 27th, 2013
ICU Survivors May Develop PTSD SymptomsA new study suggests aggressive intervention in an intensive care unit (ICU) may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. A new Johns Hopkins University study ...

Countering Negativity So Phobias Can be Resolved

February 27th, 2013
Countering Negativity So Phobias Can be Resolved Emerging research suggests management of negativity and fear are critical first steps in the elimination of phobias. Experts have learned that confronting ...

Pain Can Turn to Pleasure If Less Intense Than Expected

February 27th, 2013
Pain Can Turn to Pleasure If Less Intense Than ExpectedA new study suggests that when something causes less pain than expected, it is possible for ...

Trauma Can Up Risk of Mental Disorders in First Responders

February 27th, 2013
Trauma Can Up Risk of Mental Disorders in First RespondersA new study suggests repeated exposure to traumatic events increase the risk of developing a ...

Unexplained Psychological Illness Linked to Brain Abnormalities

February 27th, 2013
Unexplained Psychological Illness Linked to Brain AbnormalitiesPhysical pain and illness from emotional or mental distress can perplex health care providers as the symptoms, while real, cannot be explained by traditional medical logic. The condition, formerly known ...
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