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Texts Rather than Apps for Mental Health Care

January 30th, 2015
Emerging research suggests that while cell phones are an emerging channel to communicate mental health information to a provider, texting is the preferred method for communication, rather than an app. This is the key finding of a new study led by researchers ...

Social Networks Can Help Dieters Lose Weight

January 29th, 2015
A recent study has found that online dieters with a high social presence lost more weight than those who did not connect with anyone. Northwestern University researchers found that those who logged in regularly to an online weight management program and "friended" other ...

Economic Benefits from Team Hospital Care for Violence

January 28th, 2015
A new model of clinical care incorporates a team-based public health approach to care for and manage violent injuries. The innovative strategy which empowers health care professionals to prevent violent events, not just treat them, is used in more than 25 hospitals across ...

Reducing Work-Family Conflicts Improves Employees’ Sleep

January 27th, 2015
Workers who took part in an intervention designed to reduce conflicts between their work schedules and their family lives got an extra hour of sleep each week and reported greater sleep satisfaction than workers who did not participate, according to a new ...

Religiosity Impacts Finishing College

January 26th, 2015
A new study by Louisiana State University (LSU) researchers finds that a person’s religious interpretations are associated with college graduation rates. Although prior research has studied the influence of religion on various social groups, the new study examines the association between individual and congregational ...

Cyberstalking Worse Than Stalking?

January 25th, 2015
In a new study, researchers explored and compared the experiences of people who had been victims of stalking or cyberstalking (harassing or threatening via the Internet). They found that victims of cyberstalking had to engage in more 'self-protective' behaviors, pay higher out-of-pocket ...

Meditation Shown to Alter Gray Matter in Brain

January 24th, 2015
Meditating for just eight weeks has been shown to alter the brain’s gray matter, which may be at least part of the reason why practitioners experience significant improvements in memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress, according to a new study led ...

Email Pfishing Schemes Lure with Personal Information

January 23rd, 2015
New research finds that email phishing scams contain personal information presented in a manner that provokes a response. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found evidence that the incredible spread of email schemes is ...

Walnuts May Improve Memory

January 22nd, 2015
New research suggest the simple act of eating a handful of walnuts a day may improve your memory. Dr. Lenore Arab from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that eating walnuts may improve performance on ...

Young Adults Prefer Shared Work-Family Life

January 21st, 2015
It appears that 21st century young adults desire a life in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners. Thus, if the circumstances permit, women want to work and raise a family. The desire for an egalitarian relationship was discovered in ...