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Increasing Attachment in Grandfamilies and Kinship Care
While working as a family therapist with kinship families, also known as grandparents raising their grandchildren, I came across families who were struggling with the ability to rebuild broken trust....

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:00:01 +0000


Connection with Nature Important for Health
Emerging research suggests reconnecting with nature could be key to improving individual health. Investigators report that individuals who visit natural spaces weekly and feel psychologically connected to them report better...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:30:45 +0000


Bilingualism Can Delay Early Dementia Symptoms, But May Mean Faster Decline After Diagnosis
A new study provides new evidence that bilingualism can delay early symptoms of dementia. However, researchers at York University in Canada also found that once diagnosed, the decline to full-blown...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:30:08 +0000


New Study: Non-invasive Test Predicts Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
New research suggests advances in technology now allow software to predict a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias from information obtained during routine physician visits. The discovery...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:00:15 +0000


Women Living in Greener Neighborhoods Tend to Have Later Menopause
Older women living in greener neighborhoods may experience a later onset of menopause, according to a new study published in the journal Environment International. Previous research has established a link...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:30:40 +0000


Stress in Young Kids Separated From Parents May Alter Genes
Research has shown that babies and toddlers who are separated from their parents for long periods of the day, particularly those in poor quality care and for 30 hours or...

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:00:53 +0000


Psychological Tests Used In Court Are Often ‘Junk Science’
New research suggests courts often admit psychological tests as evidence that are not scientifically valid. Yet they can play a role in determining parental fitness for child custody, assessing the...

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:00:34 +0000


Finding Hope & Meaning at the End of Life
The following is an excerpt from the book Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End by Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD and Carine Mardorossian, PhD. (Avery,...

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:00:04 +0000


Early PTSD Therapy After Natural Disaster Shows Long-Term Benefits
A long-term study of survivors of a 1988 earthquake in Armenia shows that children who received psychotherapy soon after the disaster were still experiencing health benefits well into adulthood. The...

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:49 +0000


Kids’ Fingertip Injuries Could Signal Abuse in Some Cases
Children with a documented history of abuse or neglect are 23 percent more likely to suffer a fingertip injury before age 12, according to new research published in the Journal...

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:30:46 +0000


“Winner-Takes-All” Pay Structure May Be Biggest Driver of Innovation
A new study reveals that a competitive “winner-takes-all” pay structure is most effective in empowering workers to come up with novel ideas and solutions. Innovation is a major force behind...

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:00:47 +0000


New Research Suggests We Shouldn’t Trust Facial Expressions
New research has found that facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion. In fact, researchers at Ohio State University warn that it might be more accurate to say...

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:30:40 +0000


Why Would Taller Young Men Have Less Risk of Dementia?
Young men who are taller than average may have a lower risk of dementia in old age, according to a new Danish study published in eLife. The findings suggest the...

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:00:53 +0000


Breaking Up Can Be Even Harder In the Age of Social Media
Getting over a breakup is even harder in the age of social media, according to a new study. “Before social media, breakups still sucked, but it was much easier to...

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:00:17 +0000


Nature Play Can Boosts Kids’ Creativity, Complex Thinking and Social Skills
A new Australian study finds that nature play can improve children’s complex thinking skills, social skills and creativity. Researchers from the University of South Australia (UniSA) conducted a systematic review...

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 14:31:18 +0000


Digital Dating Abuse May Affect 1 in 4 Teens – And Mostly Boys
A new study shows that more than a quarter of teens are victims of digital dating abuse. Digital dating abuse uses technology to repetitively harass a romantic partner with the...

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:00:44 +0000


Brain Inflammation Found in Veterans With Gulf War Illness
In a new study, researchers detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness (GWI). GWI is a chronic, multi-symptom condition affecting about 30% of military...

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 12:00:39 +0000


Telling Your Child to Sit Up Straight Doesn’t Work: Why Criticism Doesn’t Foster Change
Childhood can be the sweetest of times, especially when enriched by loving family and friends and strong support systems. However, even with the best circumstances, children rarely come out unscathed,...

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:00:34 +0000


Blinders for Coping with Schizophrenia
When horses pull a carriage, sometimes they are wearing blinders over their eyes so they cannot look to the right or left. They can only look forward without any distractions...

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:00:37 +0000


Projective Identification — Have You Been Used as an Emotional Sponge?
Were You a Highly Sensitive and Empathic Child? Some children are born with a neurological make up that can make them more emotionally or intellectually intense, sensitive, and more open...

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 15:00:44 +0000