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Stereotypes Undermine Math Performance in Women, But Effects Often Unrecognized

Stereotypes Undermine Math Performance in Women, But Effects Often Unrecognized

March 29th, 2015
A new study suggests that stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. In a twist, the study also found that both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women's math performance, but instead motivate them to perform ...
Military Report Finds Strong Link between PTSD and Heart Disease

Military Report Finds Strong Link between PTSD and Heart Disease

March 27th, 2015
A new study finds that veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder had a significantly greater risk of developing heart failure when compared with non-PTSD peers. For the research, Department of Veteran Affairs researchers studied more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific ...
DBT Shown to Reduce Suicide Tries in High-Risk Women

DBT Shown to Reduce Suicide Tries in High-Risk Women

March 26th, 2015
New research discovered a variety of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) interventions helped to reduce suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury acts in a group of high-risk women. As published online by JAMA Psychiatry, the randomized clinical trial was performed on women with borderline personality ...
Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

March 26th, 2015
A new research review article suggests the human brain has been designed to rebound from past romantic relationships. That is, our psyche can handle falling in and out of love, over and over again. "Our review of the literature suggests we have a ...
MDs Urged to Disclose Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

MDs Urged to Disclose Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

March 25th, 2015
A new report by the Alzheimer's Association's discovered that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor. Although physicians may be fearful of causing a patient distress, researchers found that more ...
Early Stress Management Can Aid Breast Cancer Patients Long-Term

Early Stress Management Can Aid Breast Cancer Patients Long-Term

March 24th, 2015
Breast cancer patients who are given the opportunity to learn stress management techniques early in treatment have been shown to maintain a more positive mood and have an improved quality of life many years down the road, according to a new study ...
Mobile Tablets Aid Perinatal Depression Assessments

Mobile Tablets Aid Perinatal Depression Assessments

March 20th, 2015
A new project levers the ubiquity of mobile technology to improve depression screening among pregnant and new mothers. Researchers from the University of Illinois believe the use of tablet computers will foster universal screening for perinatal depression at public health clinics. Investigators call ...
Low Vitamin D Linked with Depression in Young Women

Hostile Power Seekers May Have Increased Risk for Heart Disease

March 20th, 2015
Researchers from the University of Utah have determined that aggressive power-seekers may have a shortened life because of increased vulnerability to cardiovascular disease. The personality type, described by doing whatever it takes to climb the social ladder and gain power, is vividly represented ...
Social Media Provides Support for Medical Care

Social Media Provides Support for Medical Care

March 19th, 2015
A new study suggest people are turning to online social networks for support and advice prior to serious medical interventions. Despite the popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, scientists are only beginning to learn how they affect human interaction and influence human ...
Workplace Suicides On The Rise

Workplace Suicides On The Rise

March 18th, 2015
Suicide is the leading cause of death by injury in the U.S., with more than 36,000 deaths annually. Worldwide, death by suicide approaches an astounding one million deaths per year. Now, a new study analyzes the upward trend of suicides that take place in ...