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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 ...

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 ...

Virtual Reality Therapy May Reduce PTSD Symptoms

March 26th, 2014
Virtual Reality Therapy May Reduce PTSD Symptoms A new study evaluates the use of virtual reality (VR) treatment for relief of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Posttraumatic stress disorder is common among military veterans and is ...

Striving for Fairness Can Burn Out Managers

March 25th, 2014
 Striving for Fairness Can Burn Out ManagersNew research suggests fair bosses make their employees happier and their companies more productive, but may burn themselves out. Michigan State University investigators found the act of carefully ...

Stress Can Double Risk of Infertility

March 25th, 2014
Stress Can Double Risk of Infertility 	A new study suggests that pre-conception stress may play a major factor in infertility. This discover suggests a double bind, as having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly ...