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Computer System Can Spot Fakers Better Than People

March 22nd, 2014
Computer System Can Spot Fakers Better Than PeopleA new study has found that a computer system can spot real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people. “The computer system managed to detect distinctive ...

Tooth Loss Linked with Anxiety, Depression

March 21st, 2014
Tooth Loss Linked with Anxiety and DepressionA new study suggests dental problems are often associated with a variety of biosocial conditions including depression and anxiety. The study was presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the ...

Are Painkillers Overused in the ER?

March 17th, 2014
Are Painkillers Overused in the ER? New research suggests a dramatic increase in the prescription of opioid analgesics during U.S. emergency department visits from 2001 to 2010. George Washington University (GW) researchers discovered the prescription ...

Intimate Partner Violence More Common Among Non-Heterosexual Partners

March 5th, 2014
Intimate Partner Violence More Common Among Non-Heterosexual Partners Two new studies examine issues of sexual orientation and intimate partner violence (IPV). Researchers traced the issues as related to substance abuse and physical and mental health as ...

Oxytocin Boosts Placebo Effect

March 5th, 2014
Oxytocin Boosts Placebo EffectNew findings from trials of pain medication suggest that the hormone oxytocin can boost the so-called "placebo effect." A team led by Dr. Simon Kessner of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, investigated ...

Many College Jocks Pay A Price in Later Life

March 4th, 2014
Many College Jocks Pay A Price in Later Life A new study finds the first act of a sad drama on college campuses as many elite college athletes face physical and sometimes mental limitations ...

Racial Bias in Perception of Others’ Pain Appears In Children

March 1st, 2014
Racial Bias in Perception of Others' Pain Appears In ChildrenIn a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia, a sample of elementary school children (mostly white) reported that black children feel ...

Study Links More Headaches to More Stress

February 21st, 2014
Study Links More Headaches to More StressA new German study provides scientific evidence for what many people have suspected for years -- that more stress in your life leads to more headaches. Researchers surveyed 5,159 ...

Therapy Often More Important Than Meds for Chronic Pain

February 20th, 2014
Therapy Often More Important Than Meds in Fighting Chronic Pain It may come as a surprise to learn that more than a third of all Americans have some form of chronic pain, and that the ...

Home + School Programs Modestly Slow Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

February 19th, 2014
Home + School Programs Modestly Slow Teen Prescription Drug AbuseTeen prescription drug abuse programs have experienced mixed levels of effectiveness, ranging from big drops in drug abuse to no measurable effect. The finding comes from ...
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