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Compassion Helps Promote Better Health in Older Adults

April 19th, 2014
Compassion Helps Promote Better Health in Older AdultsOlder women, individuals who have initiative and those who have suffered a recent loss are more likely to be compassionate to strangers, according to new research from ...

Effects of Childhood Bullying Still Evident 40 Years Later

April 19th, 2014
Effects of Childhood Bullying Still Evident 40 Years LaterThe negative effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new findings by researchers at King’s College London. The study, published in ...

Apathy Could Be Indicator of Brain Disease in Older People

April 19th, 2014
Apathy Could Be Indicator of Brain Disease in Older PeopleOlder people who are apathetic, but not depressed, may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study. "Just as signs of ...

Scientists Find a Better Way to Deal With Bad Memories

April 19th, 2014
Scientists Find a Better Way to Deal With Bad MemoriesInstead of dwelling on the emotions you felt during a bad experience, researchers suggest you think about the context -- who was with you at ...

Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes

April 18th, 2014
Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes A new study suggests that casual marijuana use during youth and young adulthood is associated with structural changes in specific brain areas. Specifically, researchers found that ...

Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital Conflict

April 17th, 2014
Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital ConflictNew research finds lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and increase the chance of hostility and conflict. In the study, ...

Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

April 17th, 2014
Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide RiskEmerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied, ...

1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism Risk

April 16th, 2014
1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism RiskA new Johns Hopkins study discovers an association between prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and developmental delays (DD) in boys. Researchers from the Bloomberg School ...

Extroverted Behavior Reaps Happiness in Many Cultures

April 16th, 2014
Extroverted Behavior Reaps Happiness in Many Cultures A new study suggests that behavior can drive emotion -- at least in the case of displaying extroversion which is associated with being happy. So, happy is as ...

Concrete Acts to Help Others Can Boost Our Own Happiness

April 16th, 2014
Concrete Acts to Help Others Can Boost Our Own Happiness A new study by Stanford University researchers suggests that, paradoxically, happiness may actually make us less happy. But researchers also found that concrete, specific goals of ...
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