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Study: Social Media Does Not Increase Risk for Teen Depression
Contrary to popular belief, daily social media use is not a strong or consistent risk factor for depressive symptoms among adolescents, according to a new study by Columbia University Mailman...

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:00:55 +0000


Jealousy Can Strengthen Friendships
New research discovers that feelings of jealousy can be a useful tool in maintaining friendships. Having friends is healthy. Not having friends is associated with a greater risk of dying...

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:00:14 +0000


Restaurant Customers Often Aren’t Crazy About Automatic Gratuities
A new study suggests that an automatic gratuity is generally frowned upon by restaurant patrons because it takes away control of the tip. Surprisingly, this was especially true when the...

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:30:06 +0000


Miscarriage Risk Goes Up Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy
Each week a woman drinks any amount or type of alcohol during the first five to 10 weeks of pregnancy is linked to an incremental 8% increase in risk of...

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:00:36 +0000


Refugees in US Look for Job Opportunities, Social Networks
In their search for opportunity and community, refugees in the U.S. appear just as resourceful as other immigrants. In fact, many refugees move to other states soon upon arrival in...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:00:29 +0000


More Formal Education May Delay Initial Signs of Cognitive Decline
Staying in school for a longer period of time has been linked to better cognitive function and a reduced risk for dementia. Because of this, some experts have proposed that...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:30:12 +0000


GI Symptoms Often Tied to Behavioral Problems in Preschoolers
New research finds that common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation and bloating are linked to troubled sleep, self-harm and physical complaints in preschool children. University of California –...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:00:07 +0000


Turning Pain into Meaning: Is There an Upside to Trauma?
Events are traumatic when they are highly stressful, frightening, or distressing. Such experiences can inflict deep psychological wounds, damaging our mental health and reducing our overall sense of wellbeing. That...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:00:58 +0000


Health & Fitness Tech May Have Unexpected Downsides
Health apps and fitness watches can shed light on how our bodies are working and help promote a healthy lifestyle. But a new Danish study finds that for some, they...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:00:01 +0000


Solitary Outdoor Activities Help Kids Bond With Nature
Solitary outdoor activities like fishing, hunting or exploring outside may be key to building strong bonds between children and nature, according to a new study published in The Journal of...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:30:08 +0000


Transgender, Gender-Diverse Adults More Likely to Be Autistic
Transgender and gender-diverse adults are three to six times more likely to be diagnosed as autistic, according to a new study. The new study, conducted by scientists at the University...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:00:17 +0000


E-Mail Style May Suggest Personality Traits
A new theory suggests that the way in which we communicate online, via email and social media, reveals much about our personality and character types. Psychologists from the Universities of...

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 12:00:56 +0000


Major Depressive Episodes Far More Common Than Once Thought
A new study finds that the number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point in their lives is far higher than previously...

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 11:30:46 +0000


Placebos Can Ease Stress – Even When People Know They’re Placebos
Placebo interventions have been shown to be a cost-effective way to manage a variety of disorders and symptoms. However, an important ethical issue prevents their widespread use: The common belief...

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 11:00:10 +0000


New Protocol Reduces Post-Op Opioid Use
While opioids effectively relieve pain, for some they lead to overuse and addiction. New research suggests planning that emphasizes a person’s surgical care before, during and after surgery can reduce...

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 13:00:48 +0000


COVID-19 Creates Perfect Storm for Conspiracy Theories
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has created what the World Health Organization calls an “infodemic,” giving conspiracy groups a bigger platform than ever before. This led researchers at the Digital Media...

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:00:43 +0000


Coming to Terms with Unreality
When I was 14 years old, I entered my freshman year of high school feeling nothing but a dull sense of disquietude. I was not happy to be starting the...

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:00:30 +0000


Relief from Anxiety: Right Here and Now, in the Middle of the Pandemic
Anxiety. Everyone is feeling it during the pandemic. Anxiety about the virus, anxiety about going places and not knowing how safe it is due to the virus, anxiety about the...

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:00:27 +0000


Stopping the Cycle of Trauma: Parents Need Help for Trauma Too
When it comes to helping children cope with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) we need to get one thing straight: We cannot help children heal from trauma if we are not...

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:00:27 +0000


Complex Trauma: A Step-by-Step Description of How it Develops
Ela was happily married — or so people thought — until the day her husband came home with a DVD he had bought. Not a common practice for him. The...

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:00:20 +0000