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Brain Waves May Predict Who Gets Insomnia Under Stress

March 16th, 2015
Stress can trigger insomnia, but a new study reveals that some stressed-out people are more vulnerable to sleepless nights than others. This vulnerability can be detected through a person’s brain waves -- those who show lower levels of brain waves known as “sleep spindles” ...
Revising Work Schedules Can Ease Social Jet Lag

Revising Work Schedules Can Ease Social Jet Lag

March 14th, 2015
A new study posits that employees’ sleep and general well-being could be improved if work schedules took the employees’ biological clocks into account. Researchers note that many of us are walking around in a fog caused by “social jet lag,” which happens when ...
Depression Influences Perception of Time

Depression Influences Perception of Time

March 13th, 2015
A new review finds that people suffering from depression appear to experience time differently than healthy individuals. Although the perception of time is subjective and usually depends on the relevant situation, the discovery that time appears to pass more slowly for depressed individuals ...
Scientific Examination of Loneliness

Scientific Examination of Loneliness

March 13th, 2015
Emerging research scrutinizes loneliness through a scientific lens as investigators review its causes, consequences, and potential remedies. Experts say that while loneliness is a fundamental part of the human condition, the topic has been under investigated. Now, a series of articles explores the ...
Loneliness Epidemic Threatens Longevity

Loneliness Epidemic Threatens Longevity

March 12th, 2015
Most are aware that regular exercise, a healthy diet, and appropriate medical care are key factors toward living a long life. Now research from Brigham Young University shows that loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to ...
New Perspective for Psychosis and Schizophrenia

New Perspective for Psychosis and Schizophrenia

March 12th, 2015
A potentially groundbreaking report challenges conventional wisdom about the nature of mental illness and the manner in which psychosis and schizophrenia are treated. The U.K. report dispels the notion that schizophrenia is a frightening brain disease that makes people unpredictable and potentially violent, ...
Work-Life Stress Can Lead to Verbal Abuse

Work-Life Stress Can Lead to Verbal Abuse

March 11th, 2015
New research suggests that some people become verbally abusive when their family life interferes with job performance on a consistent basis. The verbal abuse may be directed at co-workers or loved ones, say researchers from Michigan State University. A supportive boss, however, can mitigate ...
Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

March 10th, 2015
While many associate stress and tension with living in a big city, the rate of suicides among young people is significantly higher in rural communities. A new review discovers that the adolescent and young-adult suicide rate in the U.S. was almost twice as high ...
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Ups Quality of Life in Obese Women

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Ups Quality of Life in Obese Women

March 9th, 2015
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) has been found to improve the quality of life in overweight and obese women, and even reduce their fasting glucose levels, according to new research. MBSR, a secular mindfulness meditation program, involves paying attention to one's thoughts, feelings, and ...
Men in UK Tend to Drink More Often With Age

Men in UK Tend to Drink More Often With Age

March 9th, 2015
In a new U.K. study, researchers look at the way drinking behavior changes over the course of one’s life. As reported in the open access journal BMC Medicine, frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially among men. Researchers found that ...