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Male Soldiers More Distressed by Sexual Harassment

March 30th, 2014
Male Soldiers More Distressed by Sexual HarassmentSexual harassment in the military is harmful for both men and women, but men may be less able to cope, according to a new study. The study found that military ...

Are Teens Taking On Adult Stress Habits?

March 30th, 2014
Are Teens Taking On Adult Stress Habits?Teens experience stress in a way that is similar to adults, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). In fact, teens reported a higher ...

Clusters of ‘Broken Hearts’ Linked to Natural Disasters

March 29th, 2014
Clusters of 'Broken Hearts' Linked to Natural DisastersNew research has discovered dramatic spikes in cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called broken heart syndrome, in Vermont and Missouri after major natural disasters. The researchers say that ...

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Tied to Preterm Birth

March 28th, 2014
Antidepressants During Pregnancy Tied to Preterm BirthA new systematic review of published literature discovers use of antidepressant medications during pregnancy can increase the risk of preterm birth. This finding solidifies the recommendation to avoid antidepressants ...

Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future Hurdles

March 28th, 2014
Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future HurdlesA somber new study of some 14,000 U.S. children finds that 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds with parents and are more likely to face educational and behavioral problems ...

Risk for Bipolar Disorder Linked with Creativity

March 28th, 2014
Risk for Bipolar Disorder Linked with Creativity A new study suggests that inspiration, or the idea to spawn creative works, is associated with people at higher risk of developing bipolar disorder. Researchers from Lancaster University ...

Can Online Gaming Improve Your Social Life?

March 28th, 2014
Can Online Gaming Improve Your Social Life? A new research study suggests that online gaming may actually broaden players’ social lives. “Gamers aren’t the antisocial basement-dwellers we see in pop culture stereotypes, they’re highly social people,” ...

Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing Depression

March 27th, 2014
Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing DepressionA new research finding may one day may lead to the development of a new class of antidepressant medications. European researchers discovered, for the first time, that a chemical in the ...

Alcohol, Drug Abuse by Parents Linked to Arthritis in Offspring

March 27th, 2014
Alcohol, Drug Abuse by Parents Linked to Arthritis in OffspringNew research suggests a person is significantly more likely to develop adult arthritis if a parent was addicted to alcohol or drugs. University of Toronto researchers examined ...

Instinctual Detection of Deceit Beats Conscious Effort

March 27th, 2014
Instinctual Detection of Deceit better than Conscious EffortsNewly published research explains that a person’s automatic associations may be more accurate than purposeful efforts when detecting between a truth and a lie. The finding, as published in ...