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Mice Study Suggests Exposure to Smoke Can Lead to Weight Gain

November 5th, 2014
While many people smoke as a means to control their weight, provoking new research suggests the effects of smoking can actually cause weight gain. The finding comes with a caveat as the potential to gain weight comes from exposure to secondhand smoke. “For people ...

Youth Pastors Challenged by Adolescent Mental Health Issues

November 5th, 2014
Adolescence is a time in life when mental health issues often lead youth to seek counsel from college and youth pastors. The pastors can either provide assistance or steer youths elsewhere to obtain help. However, new research discovers many of those pastors feel ...

Conflict Stalemates Can Stem from Misreading Motivations

November 5th, 2014
A new study suggests intractable conflicts are often the result of misunderstanding what is motivating each side. Researchers believe the setting, be it politics in the United States or violent conflict in the Mideast, can be corrected by a better understanding of motivations ...

Should Individual Happiness Be a Political Goal?

November 5th, 2014
A new study examines the benefit of developing a unit of measurement that could serve as a proxy for individual happiness and psychological well-being. The measure could reflect societal conditions and the effectiveness of social policies. The metric could then be used in ...

Canadian Study: Rates of Mental Illness Steady in Children and Teens

November 4th, 2014
A large study of Canadian youth discovers symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents do not appear to be increasing. The finding, as published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), suggests a different mental health trajectory compared to some media reports. "Popular media ...

Meditation, Support Groups Shown to Impact Cell Biology in Cancer Survivors

November 4th, 2014
Canadian researchers say they have proof that practicing mindfulness meditation or being involved in a support group has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors. Investigators from the Alberta Health Services' Tom Baker Cancer Centre discovered that telomeres ...

Insomnia Linked to Increased Risk of Motor Vehicle Deaths

November 2nd, 2014
New research shows that insomnia is a major contributor to deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries. A new study shows that the risk of unintentional fatal injury increased with the number of insomnia symptoms present. People with three ...

Sad Feelings Persist Much Longer than other Emotions

October 31st, 2014
As humans we all have emotional responses to change and transition. New research helps to explain the emotion of sadness and why sadness seems to last longer than other emotions. In the study, investigators discovered a person can feel sad up to 240 ...

Brain Response to Repulsive Images Predicts Political Affiliation

October 31st, 2014
A new study suggests the way a person's brain responds to a single disgusting image can be used to predict whether he or she identifies as a liberal or conservative. Still, investigators say that while a particular reaction or leaning may be ...

Brain Study Suggests Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

October 30th, 2014
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a perplexing condition characterized by extreme fatigue that can worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest. While the cause remains unknown, a new imaging study has found distinct differences between the brains of CFS patients ...