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May 27, 2017

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May 27, 2017

IVF Babies Do Not Have Lower Cognitive Skills Than Naturally Conceived Children

May 25, 2017 — Researchers analysed data of hundreds of UK children who had been born through IVF or ICSI (when the man has a low sperm count), testing the same groups of children every few years up to the age of ... read more

The 'Ideal' Teacher? It's All in Your Mind

May 25, 2017 — A study leverages the unvarnished opinions of Redditors to further our understanding of what makes a good ... read more

May 25, 2017 — As children age into adolescence and on into young adulthood, they show dramatic improvements in their ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions. Those 'executive ... read more

Tai Chi Significantly Reduces Depression Symptoms in Chinese-Americans

May 25, 2017 — A new study finds that a 12-week program of instruction and practice of the Chinese martial art tai chi led to significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese-Americans not receiving any ... read more

Fathers' Brains Respond Differently to Daughters Than Sons

May 25, 2017 — Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters' needs than fathers with toddler sons are to the needs of those sons, according to brain scans and recordings ... read more

Safe Space for Illegal Drug Consumption in Baltimore Would Save $6 Million a Year

May 25, 2017 — $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single 'safe consumption' space for illicit drug users were opened in Baltimore, a new cost-benefit analysis ... read more

No Evidence That Brain-Stimulation Technique Boosts Cognitive Training

May 25, 2017 — Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) -- a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain -- may be growing in popularity, but new research suggests that it ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural readings than existing tools ... read more

Range of Challenging Meditation Experiences

May 24, 2017 — Though it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new ... read more

Cost-Effective Ways to Combat HIV Risk Among Intravenous Drug Users Identified

May 24, 2017 — With the abuse of opioids on the rise in the United States, researchers are concerned that increased HIV transmission from shared needles won't be far ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Reading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists have found that learning to read as an adult reconfigures evolutionarily ancient ... read more

Oxytocin Administered to the Nose Increases Emotion Perception in Autism

May 24, 2017 — Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study has demonstrated. This is an important first step for a potential pharmacological treatment of ... read more

Program Helps Reduce Risk of Delirium, Hospital Length of Stay for Older Patients Undergoing Surgery

May 24, 2017 — Older patients who underwent major abdominal surgery and received an intervention that included nutritional assistance and early mobilization were less likely to experience delirium and had a shorter ... read more

Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Epilepsy Examined

May 24, 2017 — Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical ... read more

Mindfulness-Focused Childbirth Education Leads to Less Depression

May 24, 2017 — A new study shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women's childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Researchers have found evidence of specific neurochemical changes associated with lower neuronal health in these brain regions. Further, they report that some of these changes in the brain may ... read more

Change at Work Linked to Employee Stress, Distrust and Intent to Quit, New Survey Finds

May 24, 2017 — At a time of change and uncertainty across the country, American adults who have been affected by change at work are more likely to report chronic work stress, less likely to trust their employer and ... read more

How Listening to Music in a Group Influences Depression

May 24, 2017 — New research takes a closer look at how music influences the mood in people suffering from depression, and examines what factors might affect whether listening to sad music in group settings provides ... read more

May 24, 2017 — About half of parents reported that technology interrupted time with their children three or more times on a typical day. Even in low amounts, interruptions to parent-child time caused by digital ... read more

Emotional Toll from Mass Trauma Can Disrupt Children's Sense of Competence

May 24, 2017 — Traumatic events, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, can effect children's perceptions of competence. According to a new study, children with higher levels of competence were more ... read more

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