Archive for April, 2013

Abnormal Placenta May Reveal Autism Risk

April 28th, 2013
Abnormal Placenta May Reveal Autism RiskA relatively high number of abnormal folds and cell growths in the placenta could be a strong indicator of an infant's risk for developing autism, according to new research ...

Mouse Study Shows Why Sleep Deprivation Temporarily Relieves Depression

April 28th, 2013
Mouse Study Shows Why Sleep Deprivation Temporarily Relieves DepressionMany people have experienced relief from depression after going without a good night’s sleep -- but the mood boost typically only ...

Study Finds Global Shift in Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence

April 28th, 2013
Study Finds Global Shift in Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence  Global attitudes about domestic violence changed dramatically during the first decade of the 2000s, according to a new study. Nigeria had the largest ...

Prenatal Anxiety Affects Baby’s Immune System

April 27th, 2013
Prenatal Anxiety Affects Baby's Immune SystemBabies whose mothers experienced high anxiety while pregnant had stifled immune responses to vaccinations at 6 months old, according to a new study. However, this lowered ...

Poor Parenting Linked to Increase in Risk of Bullying

April 27th, 2013
Children who are exposed to poor parenting, whether it's abuse, neglect or overprotection, are more likely to experience childhood bullying, according to new research. A meta-analysis of 70 studies of more than 200,000 children ...

Schizophrenia Patients Often Mistake Angry Expression for Fear

April 27th, 2013
Schizophrenia Patients Often Mistake Angry Expression for FearPatients with schizophrenia have a hard time recognizing angry facial expressions, often mistaking them for fear, according to a new ...

Psychopaths Not Hardwired to be Concerned for Others

April 27th, 2013
Psychopaths Not Hardwired to be Concerned for Others  Prisoners who are psychopaths lack the basic neurophysiological "hard-wiring" that enables them to care about other people, according to a new study. "A ...

Want to Help Your Memory? Tighten Your Fist

April 26th, 2013
Want to Help Your Memory? Tighten Your Fist New research suggests making a fist with your hand is not necessarily a sign of exasperation, rather a memory recall method. Investigators also discovered a ...

Most Teens Have Viewed Sexually Explicit Material, But With Modest Impact

April 26th, 2013
Most Teens Have Viewed Sexually Explicit Material, But With Modest ImpactThe prevailing opinion and conventional wisdom has been to guard adolescents from sexually explicit material, because the content may influence a teens’ ...

School Culture Impacts Student Violence

April 26th, 2013
School Culture Predicts Violence  School violence is not an isolated American concern but a widespread  social problem that threatens the health, achievement, and well-being of ...
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