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Older Adults Challenged by Memory Distractions

July 15th, 2014
The aging process is often associated with wisdom although some capabilities, such as memory, can be a challenge. New research finds that environmental factors -- such as an irrelevant speck or written words -- are twice as likely to impair the memory of ...

Humans Use Forgiveness to Reduce Anger and Move Forward

July 15th, 2014
When an offending party apologies for their transgressions, a victim’s recovery is accelerated and the victim is more inclined to forgive and forget. New research from the University of Miami investigates the psychological process that makes forgiveness happen. Investigators discovered peacemaking efforts such as ...

Expressive Therapy Helps Women with HIV Avoid Isolation

July 14th, 2014
Emerging research suggest a group intervention technique can help women living with HIV disclose their health status and improve their social support. In turn, women gain self-efficacy and improve the safety and quality of their relationships. "Medication alone is totally insufficient," said the study's ...

Critical Illness Brings Risk of Psychiatric Problems

July 14th, 2014
Recent findings indicate that the risk of a psychiatric diagnosis increases after a person suffers a critical illness. More patients than ever are surviving critical illness due to advances in medical care, but critically ill patients are exposed to a great deal ...

Study IDs Teens Prone to Emotional Problems After Concussion

July 13th, 2014
A new study has found that after a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to have emotional symptoms such as anxiety. "While most people recover from a concussion within a week, a number of factors affect ...

Interrupted Sleep Can Be As Harmful As No Sleep

July 9th, 2014
New parents often have a low quality of life as they tend to necessities such as a feeding, a diaper change, or just a fussy baby, for every hour on the hour. Parents often report feeling more exhausted in the morning than when ...

Childhood Abuse Tied To Dyslexia

July 4th, 2014
New research discovers that adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia. Researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in ...

Cyberbullying Creates Fear in Students

July 2nd, 2014
Cyberbullying, like traditional bullying, creates fear among students about being victimized at school. While traditional bullying still creates the most fear among students, cyberbullying is a significant factor for fear of school victimization. The fear is especially pronounced among students who have experienced bullying at ...

Chronic Childhood Stress Leaves Lasting Impact on Brain

June 29th, 2014
Extreme stress experienced during childhood, such as poverty, neglect, and physical abuse, might alter the parts of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and the processing of stress and emotion. These changes may be linked to negative effects on behavior, health, employment, and ...

Waking Up During Surgery Not Tied to PTSD

June 23rd, 2014
Finnish researchers confirm in a study in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia that patients who remain aware during anesthesia and surgery do not seem to be at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other problems with psychosocial well-being. "We found no ...