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May 28, 2015

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May 27, 2015 — Schubert’s music sounds played today much differently than it did 200 years ago. To find out why, the body language of pianists is now being ... read more

Girls Receive Conflicting Career Messages from Media, New Research Shows

May 27, 2015 — Teenage girls like and feel more similar to women in appearance-focused jobs such as models and actresses, though they find female CEOs and military pilots to be better role models, according to a ... read more

Challenging Students Benefit from Limit Setting

May 27, 2015 — The teacher’s interaction style can either foster or slow down the development of math skills among children with challenging temperaments, Finnish researchers have ... read more

Differences in RORA Levels in Brain May Contribute to Autism Sex Bias

May 27, 2015 — An important sex-dependent difference in the level of RORA protein in brain tissues of males and females has been found by scientists. Specifically, females without autism have a slightly higher ... read more

Millennials: The Least Religious Generation

May 27, 2015 — In what may be the largest study ever conducted on changes in Americans' religious involvement, researchers have found that millennials are the least religious generation of the last six ... read more

Study Identifies Brain Regions Activated When Pain Intensity Doesn't Match Expectation

May 27, 2015 — Picture yourself in a medical office, anxiously awaiting your annual flu shot. The nurse casually states, "This won't hurt a bit." But when the needle pierces your skin it hurts, and ... read more

Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the 'Digital Divide'

May 27, 2015 — One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of ... read more

Zebrafish Model Gives New Insight on Autism Spectrum Disorder

May 27, 2015 — Researchers are utilizing animal models to understand how dysfunction of either of two genes associated with autism spectrum disorder, SYNGAP1 and SHANK 3, contributes to risk in ASD. The new ... read more

Are Antidepressants More Effective Than Usually Assumed?

May 27, 2015 — Many have recently questioned the efficacy of the most common antidepressant medications, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The conclusion that these drugs are ineffective is however ... read more

Autism and Rare Childhood Speech Disorder Often Coincide

May 27, 2015 — Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for apraxia, a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand, according to researchers. It's ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new ... read more

Homely Men Who Misbehave Can't Win for Losing: Attractiveness Influences Online Daters, Jurors

May 27, 2015 — Women tolerate an unattractive man up to a point, but beware if he misbehaves. Then they'll easily shun him, researchers report, after finding that a woman's view of a man is influenced by ... read more

Strength-Based Parenting Improves Children's Resilience and Stress Levels

May 27, 2015 — Children are more likely to use their strengths to effectively cope with minor stress in their life if they have parents who adopt a strength-based approach to parenting. Strength-based parenting is ... read more

Flood Aftermath Linked to Post-Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

May 27, 2015 — Brisbane flood victims suffered more psychological distress during the rebuilding phase than as waters inundated their homes and businesses, a study has found. The lead researcher notes that while ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Teens in the U.S. have more availability of mental health care than they did two years ago, but access is not equal in all communities, new research suggests. A five year study gauged opportunities ... read more

May 26, 2015 — New evidence to confirm the link between newer contraceptive pills and higher risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE) has been provided by a new study. About 9% of women ... read more

Cocaine Addiction, Craving and Relapse

May 26, 2015 — One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdrawal and abstinence. But new research reveals that changes in our DNA during drug withdrawal may ... read more

Psychedelic Drugs Should Be Legally Reclassified as They May Benefit Patients, Experts Say

May 26, 2015 — Legal restrictions imposed on medical use of psychedelic drugs, such as LSD and psilocybin (the compound found in 'magic' mushrooms), are making trials almost impossible and authorities ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Moderate to heavy alcohol intake later in life may be associated with subtle changes in the structure and efficiency of the heart. Women may be particularly vulnerable to negative cardiac effects of ... read more

Study Identifies Possible Role for Carbon Monoxide in Treating Hemorrhagic Stroke

May 26, 2015 — Carbon monoxide is typically associated with brain injury and neurological symptoms. But a new study suggests that when administered in small, carefully controlled amounts, CO may actually protect ... read more

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