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Like Aerobic Exercise, Yoga May Enhance the Brain
A scientific review finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise. The review, published in the journal Brain Plasticity, focused...

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:00:10 +0000


Emotionally Intelligent Students May Do Better in School
Students who understand and manage their emotions, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school, as shown by grades and standardized test scores, according to new research. “Although...

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 12:30:48 +0000


Skipping One Night of Sleep Can Leave Insomniacs Twice as Impaired
A new study finds that people with sleep-onset insomnia who stay up all night perform up to twice as poorly on a reaction time test as healthy normal sleepers. Poor...

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 12:00:14 +0000


Playing Card and Board Games Helps Keep People Mentally Sharp as They Age
Playing card and board games may help protect thinking skills in old age, according to new research. A new study found that people who regularly played non-digital games scored better...

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0000


Early Childhood Teachers Play Vital Role in Helping Kids Cope With Disaster
A new Australian study reveals that early childhood teachers play a vital role in supporting children during environmental disasters. The findings have significant implications as catastrophic bushfires continue to rage...

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:30:15 +0000


More To Developing Alzheimer’s Than Genetic Code
New Canadian research suggests the development of Alzheimer’s disease isn’t exclusively linked to genetics. Increasingly, research suggests our genes can modify over time so that our genes in older age...

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:00:29 +0000


Are You a Natural Cat Whisperer?
For most people, discerning a cat’s mood is somewhat difficult, but a new Canadian study has found that some people are natural “cat whisperers” who excel at recognizing cats’ moods...

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 11:30:41 +0000


Partner’s Sexual Issues Can Factor Into Low Libido in Older Women
A new study has discovered several reasons for a lack of libido in women in their 60s, including sexual dysfunction in their partners. “If a woman is having sexual problems,...

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:02:38 +0000


Loneliness ‘Epidemic’ May Reflect Population Demographics
Two new studies rebut claims that Americans are in the midst of a “loneliness epidemic,” with scientists finding older people today may not be any lonelier than their counterparts from...

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:00:33 +0000


Narcissistic Traits Tend to Decline With Age
A new study from Michigan State University (MSU) suggests that narcissistic traits may decline with age. “There’s a narrative in our culture that generations are getting more and more narcissistic,...

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:00:59 +0000


The Need for Group Support After Major Surgery
I am one-year post op from a life altering spine surgery — actually three of them. Prior to surgery, my doctor told me that this would be life-altering and he...

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:20:37 +0000


Playing Sports Can Tune The Brain to Pick Up External Sounds Better
New research finds that college athletes have an enhanced ability to filter out background electrical “noise” in the brain to better process external sounds. Northwestern University investigators say their findings...

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:30:17 +0000


Structural Differences Found in Brains of Kids With Depressed Parents
The largest brain imaging study of children ever conducted in the United States has revealed structural differences in the brains of those whose parents have depression. For the study, researchers...

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:53:55 +0000


Ex-Prisoners Who Face Barriers to Re-Entry Prone to Poor Mental, Physical Health
Formerly incarcerated individuals who face barriers to reintegration within the first year of release are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, according to new research from Rutgers...

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:50:11 +0000


Key Brain Region Smaller in Birth Control Pill Users
Women taking oral contraceptives have significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to those not taking the pill, according to new research. The hypothalamus is located at the base of the brain...

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:00:58 +0000


Brain Injury Among Homeless May Be At Least 4 Times That of General Population
The homeless population has a disproportionately high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new study led by the University of British Columbia (UBC). TBI can range...

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:00:56 +0000


On Mental Health Stigma
One thing I shared with my wife Rachel about a year into our relationship was the time I suffered a nervous breakdown in graduate school. It would be an important...

Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:00:45 +0000


This Under-Utilized Drug Is Actually Critical for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Many people with clinical depression have tried an array of medication and still feel sick. Maybe they’ve tried different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)....

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:00:42 +0000


Remembering Loved Ones Lost to Suicide: Give Yourself Permission to Heal
My sister, Amber, died by suicide on New Year’s Eve 2013. I’d last seen her just a few days prior at Christmas. She seemed “off” — depressed and over-apologetic —...

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 14:00:22 +0000


Intimacy Without Intoxication: Is Sober Sex Better?
The sun is streaming through the curtains of a room that you have never seen before. You squint and rub your bloodshot eyes, as your hand reaches out to feel...

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 19:55:04 +0000