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New Study Traces Abnormal Brain Development in Schizophrenia

September 16th, 2014
A new international study has determined that parts of the cerebral cortex develop differently in people with schizophrenia. The discovery stems from an assessment of brain development during childhood and adolescence in people with and without schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is generally considered to be a ...

Web-Training Reduces Campus Sexual Assaults

September 16th, 2014
A new study discovers a web-based intervention targeting college-aged men is an effective tool for reducing the number of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses. Researcher in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University assessed the effectiveness of the RealConsent program to ...

Mentored Youth Find Rewarding Jobs

September 12th, 2014
Emerging research suggests youth mentoring can help young people find work early in their careers. Although mentoring is known to improve mental health and help kids stay in school, until now, relatively little was known about youth mentoring and career opportunities. Investigators found that after ...

Collective Pain Can Have a Benefit

September 12th, 2014
The anniversary of 9/11 reminds us that even the most horrific circumstances can have a positive effect, in some cases by bringing together a community, a city, or an entire nation. New research suggests that, despite its unpleasantness, pain may actually have positive social ...

Stress Can Hasten Death in Older Men

September 11th, 2014
New research suggests that high stress is associated with an earlier death than average for older men. Investigators determined the stress could come from chronic everyday hassles or a series of significant life events. “We’re looking at long-term patterns of stress -- if your stress ...

Family Income, Kids’ Age Moderate Effects of Parental Separation

September 11th, 2014
Children of separated parents in high- as opposed to low-income families are more likely to experience problems, according to a new study in the journal Child Development. And going from a single-parent family into a stepparent family improved children’s behavior in higher-income families, but ...

Depression Best Managed by Staying On Job

September 11th, 2014
When depressed, going to work has more therapeutic value than staying home and taking sick leave. The findings stem from an Australian study that found attending work while suffering a depressive illness could help employees better manage their depression more than taking a ...

Believing Hard Work Can Trump Genetics Makes a Difference

September 4th, 2014
Telling someone that hard work can improve or overcome God-given talent appears to be a winning formula, even if the original message may be a least partly incorrect. Michigan State University researchers discovered when a person is told that hard work can override ...