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Many Mental Health Workers Fail to See Own Burnout

January 11th, 2015
Many mental health workers fail to recognize their own burnout, and when they do, they struggle to admit it to others for fear of being judged, according to a new study conducted by Ph.D. student Marieke Ledingham. In fact, many of the study ...

Circumcision Linked to Increased Risk of Autism

January 10th, 2015
New research has found that circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before the age of 10. The risk is particularly high for infantile autism before the age of five, according to researchers in Copenhagen. The study, ...

Racial Discriminaton During Pregnancy Harms Baby

January 10th, 2015
Women who experience racial discrimination during pregnancy are likely to suffer significant health effects that will negatively impact their infants, according to new research from by the University of Colorado, Denver. The study, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, may be the ...

iPhone Separation Linked to Anxiety, Poor Cognitive Performance

January 10th, 2015
New research has found that cell phone separation can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users, including poor performance on cognitive tests. Researchers at the University of Missouri say their findings suggest that iPhone users should avoid parting with their phones ...

Withdrawal or Expecting Lover to Read Your Mind Harms Relationship

January 9th, 2015
A new study finds that when we expect our partner to be a mind reader about what they have done to upset us; or when we withdraw during a conflict, the disengagement can negatively affect the relationship. Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of ...

Substance Abuse in the Elderly

January 8th, 2015
Substance abuse issues among the elderly represent a growing public health concern. Researchers say that close to three million Americans aged 55 and older suffer from alcohol abuse -- and this figure is expected to reach nearly six million by 2020. Moreover, the rate ...

‘Sensitive’ Gene Plus Early Stress May Lead to Mental Health Disorders

January 8th, 2015
Researchers from Duke University have identified a gene variant linked to extreme sensitivity in children. They found that children with this gene who also live in high-risk environments are far more likely to develop mental health disorders and substance abuse problems as ...

Depressed Thoughts Hinder Memory/Concentration

January 8th, 2015
A new study provides empirical proof that a depressive mood accompanied by depressive thoughts can impede concentration and memory. Although it is accepted that the day-to-day burden from depression greatly affects job performance and personal relationships, the new research is the first to ...

Strong Personality Traits Protect Police from PTSD

January 7th, 2015
A new study suggests personal traits such as resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition may help safeguard police officers from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although exposure to traumatic events has been found to trigger PTSD, the personal traits appear to ...

Mom’s Prenatal Exercise Can Improve Child’s Health

January 6th, 2015
Emerging research suggests the exercise habits of expecting mothers can possibly lower a child's chances of high blood pressure. The Michigan State University study is the first to suggest that the exercise habits of expecting moms could possibly lower a child's chances of ...