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Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health Problems

April 15th, 2014
Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health ProblemsEmerging research links domestic abuse to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mothers. Investigators also found that specific types of abuse ...

Not Just Man’s Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids Too

April 15th, 2014
Not Just Man's Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids TooThe decision to adopt a dog into the family is rarely routine as one must consider expense, time commitment, and overall responsibility. For families of children with ...

TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children

April 15th, 2014
TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children A new study confirms previous findings that both television viewing and sleeping in a room with a TV can decrease total sleep time for kids. The decline in sleep, ...

Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning

April 14th, 2014
Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning Green tea is known to contain antioxidants and nutrients that many believe enhance health and lower the risk of cancer. New research now finds that green tea ...

Perception of Distance Impacts Judgment

April 14th, 2014
Perception of Distance Impacts JudgmentNew research suggests that a person’s orientation can change the way we think of something. For example, why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first? Sam ...

Mathematical App Speeds Jet-Lag Recovery

April 14th, 2014
Mathematical App Speeds Jet-Lag RecoveryA new mobile app takes a mathematical approach to help jet-lagged travelers align circadian rhythms and expedite recovery from time zone challenges. University of Michigan (UM) mathematicians say the app uses ...

For Minorities, Pride in Owning Home May Be Mitigated by Neighborhood Ills

April 13th, 2014
For Minorities, Pride in Owning a Home May Be Mitigated By NeighborhoodOwning a home can evoke feelings of happiness and pride in people of every race, but it's especially meaningful for minorities, according to ...

Brain Proteins in Schizophrenia Active in Rats on PCP

April 13th, 2014
Brain Proteins in Schizophrenia Active in Rats on PCP In a new study involving rats on PCP (angel dust), researchers have identified particular proteins that may be physiological markers of schizophrenia. Understanding these proteins and comparing ...

Breaking Down Brain’s Workings in Complex Attention Tasks

April 13th, 2014
Breaking Down Brain's Workings in Complex Attention TasksSay you are trying to pick a face out of a crowd. It’s a complicated task for your brain -- it has to retrieve the memory of ...

Finnish Study Shows Emotions Affect Financial Risk

April 13th, 2014
Finnish Study Shows Emotions Affect Financial RiskA new study confirms that the willingness to take financial risks in games of chance is influenced by emotional reactions. The study led by Aalto University neurofinance researcher Dr. ...