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May 22, 2015

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Subconscious Learning Shapes Pain Responses

May 22, 2015 — People can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses – such as improved tolerance to pain – even when they are not consciously aware of the images, research ... read more

New Mechanism for Alzheimer's Disease Confirmed

May 22, 2015 — Decreased removal of toxic peptides in the brain causes the onset and first clinical signs of Alzheimer's disease, research suggests, rather than overproduction as has previously been assumed. ... read more

May 22, 2015 — School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other ethnicities enrolled in the state's public education ... read more

How We Judge Decisions After the Event

May 20, 2015 — People’s evaluation of the International Olympic Commission’s decision to award London the 2012 Olympic Games depended on two potentially problematic reasons - how big a success people felt the ... read more

Growing Up With Smokers Doubles Risk for Adult Smoking Among Hispanics

May 20, 2015 — For Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States, growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubled their chances of becoming an adult smoker. The findings are based on data from the ... read more

Preparing Foster Kids for School Lessens Impact of Moves

May 19, 2015 — A new study clarifies the impact of school moves experienced by children in foster care but also points to how to limit the damage, say researchers. Foster children in the study were 3.28 times more ... read more

Dignity in Care: Improving Nutrition in People With Dementia

May 19, 2015 — Ensuring dignity in the care and wellbeing of those with dementia is a critical issue. New research has been investigating how to improve nutrition in people with dementia. New training and ... read more

Emoticons May Signal Better Customer Service ;)

May 21, 2015 — Online customer service agents who use emoticons and who are fast typists may have a better chance of putting smiles on their customers' faces during business-related text chats, according to ... read more

Advertising: Most People Feel Alienated When Viewing Ultra-Thin Models

May 21, 2015 — Marketers and advertisers who default to the "thin ideal" -- the belief that thinner is better -- could be alienating up to 70 percent of their ... read more

California Suicide Prevention Program Demonstrates Promise, Studies Find

May 18, 2015 — California has undertaken an unprecedented public education effort intended to reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness, prevent suicides and improve the mental health of students ... read more

Gender-Science Stereotypes Persist Across the World

May 18, 2015 — The Netherlands had the strongest stereotypes associating science with men more than women, according to a new study that included data from nearly 350,000 people in 66 nations. These stereotypes are ... read more

Adolescents, Drugs and Dancing

May 18, 2015 — A new study is the first to examine the sociodemographic correlates of rave attendance and relationships between rave attendance and recent (12-month) use of various drugs in a representative US ... read more

fMRI: New Window Into the Brain

May 18, 2015 — Neuroscientists have made an important advance in studying the human brain with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This imaging technique is used in research to investigate the ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A method known as navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) has been gaining importance in neurosurgery for some time now. Among other applications, it is used to map brain tumors before an ... read more

Odds Are That Chronic Gamblers Are Often Also Depressed

May 21, 2015 — If a young man is a chronic gambler, the chances are extremely high that he also suffers from depression, finds a study that is is the first to investigate the extent to which gambling and depression ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Face perception plays an important role in social communication. There have been many studies of face perception in human using non-invasive neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods, but studies ... read more

May 21, 2015 — New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels ... read more

Boosting College and Career Readiness Among Black and Latino Male Students

May 21, 2015 — A new report on New York City's Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, finds that the schools involved ... read more

Personality Does Matter, Researchers Say

May 21, 2015 — Why do people behave the way they do? Why do people feel the way they do? In one of the largest studies to employ experience sampling methods to measure the effects of situations on human behavior in ... read more

New Study Challenges Claims on Aldehyde Content of Third Generation E-Cigarettes

May 21, 2015 — In January 2015 a report found that a third generation e-cigarette -- an e-cigarette with variable power settings -- set to the maximum power and long puff duration generated levels of formaldehyde ... read more

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