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After-Hours Work Email & Texts Bug Employees

March 1st, 2015
Employees who receive work-related emails and texts after hours become angry more often than not, which can interfere with their personal lives, according to a new study. For their study, researchers surveyed 341 working adults over a seven-day period to track their feelings ...

Great Recession Tied to More Older Adult Suicides

February 28th, 2015
Suicide rates for adults in the United States between the ages of 40 and 64 have risen about 40 percent since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007, according to a new study. A possible explanation for the jump could be the detrimental ...

Rejection Seems to Hurt Depressed People Longer

February 28th, 2015
The pain of social rejection lasts longer for people with untreated depression, according to a new study. That’s because the brain cells of depressed people release less of a natural pain and stress-reducing chemical called natural opioids, researchers report in the journal Molecular ...

Things Not to Try for Autism

February 27th, 2015
When a child has communication challenges related to an autism spectrum disorder, parents and educators will often try a variety of remedies -- many of which lack scientific evidence. Often, the interventions or “therapies” may actually do more harm than good. It ...

Emotional Conflicts Fuel Concern About Not Having Enough Time

February 26th, 2015
A new study suggests that while many of us constantly feel pressed for time, the stress really has very little to do with time itself. "Beyond the number of activities actually competing for their time, emotional conflict between activities makes consumers feel that ...

Intense Anger Can Spark a Heart Attack

February 25th, 2015
So angry you could explode? If so, be aware of chest pains that may develop in the next few hours. New research discovers the risk of heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than ...

LGBT Teens Who Come Out Early Have Less Depression as Young Adults

February 23rd, 2015
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens who disclose their orientation at school have higher self-esteem and lower levels of depression as young adults, compared to LGBT youth who keep their identity a secret, according to new research at the University of ...

Lower IQ Linked to Heavier Drinking in Young Men

February 21st, 2015
A new study has found that a lower IQ is clearly associated with greater and riskier drinking among young men. However, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, note that the men’s poor performance on the IQ test may also be linked ...

How We Cope With Illness Depends on Personality and Gender

February 20th, 2015
A new study has found that gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness. The study, by researchers at Washington State University and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, found that men are less affected by ...

Unemployment Changes Personality — And Not For the Better

February 19th, 2015
A new study has found that unemployment can change peoples' core personalities, making some less conscientious, agreeable, and open, which may make it difficult for them to find new jobs. "The results challenge the idea that our personalities are 'fixed' and show that ...