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New Health Ed Program Reduces Dating Violence

July 11th, 2014
A new health education program significantly reduces dating violence behaviors among high school youth. Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have shown that the “It's Your Game…Keep it Real (IYG)” intervention is particularly effective in reducing dating violence ...

Neuroscience Discovery May Accelerate Brain Research

July 11th, 2014
Researchers have determined that the human brain operates much the same whether active or at rest. Experts believe this finding will provide a better understanding of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental health conditions that afflict an estimated 13.6 million Americans. Poor ...

Study of Consciousness Increasingly Focuses on Neural Basis

July 11th, 2014
New research from Northwestern University suggests that consciousness lies well within the realm of scientific inquiry -- as improbable as that may seem. Although scientists have yet to agree on an objective measure to index consciousness, progress has been made in several labs ...

Brain Uses Standard Code to Determine Subjective Feelings

July 10th, 2014
While emotions are personal and sensitive and unique, it turns out that our brain turns them into standard code and uses objective methods to determine our subjective experiences. Researchers believe the standard code objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations, and even people. “We ...

Short Smartphone Breaks May Improve Employee Mood

July 8th, 2014
Emerging research suggests employers may want to consider letting employees take short breaks to play on their smartphones. Investigators from Kansas State University found that allowing employees to take smartphone microbreaks may be a benefit rather than a disruption for businesses. Microbreaks are ...

Do Social Media Foster Self-Centeredness or Empathy?

July 7th, 2014
The growth of social networking websites is believed to have shifted the nature of our social relationships, as well as how we present and perceive ourselves. But experts disagree on whether social media, like Facebook, allows us to connect, or become more self-centered and ...

Twitter May Amplify Relationship Conflicts

July 3rd, 2014
A new study finds that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter-related conflict with their romantic partners. Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that Twitter-related conflict then leads to negative relationship outcomes, ...

Can Mobile Technology Transform Psychiatric Care?

July 2nd, 2014
A new smartphone application could potentially transform how patients with mental illnesses are monitored and treated by clinicians. Uri Nevo, Ph.D., and a team of scientists from Tel Aviv University developed a system that detects changes in patients' behavioral patterns, and then transmits them ...

St. John’s Wort Interactions Can Be Dangerous

July 1st, 2014
New research discovers that combining St. John's wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, with commonly prescribed drugs, can lead to dangerous side effects. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center investigators report that the herbal supplement can reduce ...

Workplace Double Standard on Social Media

July 1st, 2014
A new study finds that while managers have a negative view of employee use of social media for private purposes during work, top executives frequently surf the web during work hours. Experts say that every day, more than one billion people worldwide use ...
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