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Discussing News on Social Media Increases Impact

January 17th, 2015
New research shows that people who share and discuss news on social media sites with friends tend to connect more with the story than those who casually read the news. The findings are published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. "There seems to be ...

Stress Influences Ability to Display Empathy

January 16th, 2015
New research seeks to answer the question of how people can at times be very empathetic to others while at others times present a short fuse with little compassion? Researchers believe stress is a major factor in the observational paradox. As published in ...

Subtypes of Postpartum Depression Require Specific Care

January 16th, 2015
A new study finds that postpartum depression is a disorder that actually includes three distinct subtypes of clinical presentation. Subtypes classification is determined by timing of symptom onset, severity of symptoms, history of mood disorders, and medical complication during pregnancy. Saliently, each subtype of ...

Difficult Kids May Have Challenges Later in Life

January 16th, 2015
The belief that a child will outgrow a tendency to display disruptive behavior may be the wrong tactic for a parent. While it is normal for a young child to have tantrums and be otherwise disruptive, researchers have found that ...

Behavioral Changes, Depression May Precede Alzheimer’s

January 15th, 2015
Emerging research suggests depression and behavioral changes may occur before memory declines in people who will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine said while it has been known that many people with Alzheimer's experience depression, irritability, apathy, ...

Women’s Satisfaction with Body Tied to Perception of What Men Like

January 14th, 2015
A series of studies by Southern Methodist University researchers finds that women are happier with their bodies when told that men prefer women who are not supermodel thin. "Results of three independent studies suggest a woman's body image is strongly linked to her perception of ...

OK to Be Emotional In Negotiations

January 14th, 2015
New research overturns the traditional advice that one should remain cool and calculated during a negotiation. Graduate student Bo Shao of the University of New South Wales in Australia found that trying to suppress anger about important points related to the negotiations could, ...

For Cancer Survivors, Some Problems Persist for Years

January 13th, 2015
New research concludes that many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges from their disease and treatment that can linger for years. Investigators believe the new findings could help clinicians and other experts develop helpful interventions. Experts call for programs that are tailored ...

Mounting Research Shows Gut-Brain Connection

January 12th, 2015
Over the past decade, numerous studies have linked the gut microbiome to a range of behaviors and body functions, such as appetite, cravings, mood, and emotion. The gut appears to help maintain brain function and has been increasingly proven to influence the ...

Police Work Hikes Risk of Cardiac Death

January 12th, 2015
Police officers in stressful law enforcement situations are at risk of sudden cardiac death, researchers warn. "Law enforcement is a dangerous occupation," said researchers led by Stefanos N. Kales, M.D., of Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. "The mortality rate among patrol officers in ...