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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Exploring Personalized Pharmacotherapy to Treat Panic Attacks

Apr. 26, 2017 — Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, ... read more

Dyadic Coping Can Enhance the Coach Athlete Relationship

Apr. 26, 2017 — The relationship between a coach and an athlete benefits from a two-way support system, according to new ... read more

Teenagers Can Become Disruptive If Teachers Use Psychological Pressure

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new study discovered that psychological pressure from teachers can contribute to disengagement amongst young teens. Active disengagement behaviors include talking and making noise, with daydreaming ... read more

A Pilot Study of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

Apr. 25, 2017 — Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has proven its effectiveness in different types of psychiatric disorders, neuropathic pain and neurodegenerative diseases. Schizophrenia remains one of the leading causes ... read more

Religious People More Likely to Oppose Reproductive Technologies

Apr. 25, 2017 — As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies develop, people of faith are more likely to disapprove of these tools than nonreligious people, a new study ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Fluctuations in estrogen triggered atypical functioning in a key brain memory circuit in women with a common version of a gene. Brain scans revealed altered circuit activity linked to changes in the ... read more

Political Left, Right Similarly Motivated to Avoid Rival Views

Apr. 25, 2017 — People on both sides of the political aisle are similarly motivated to dismiss monetary enticements in order to distance themselves from hearing or reading opposing ideals and information, new ... read more

'Diet' Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows

Apr. 25, 2017 — High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden 'diet' foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of health benefits in humans and has even been shown to fight cancer in mice, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study now reveals ... read more

Cognitive Skills Differ Across Cultures and Generations

Apr. 25, 2017 — An innovative study of children and parents in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom reveals cultural differences in important cognitive skills among adolescents but not their ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — The ELO system, which most chess federations use today, ranks players by the results of their games. Although simple and efficient, it overlooks relevant criteria such as the quality of the moves ... read more

Facebook Can Function as Safety Net for the Bereaved

Apr. 25, 2017 — Neuroscientists have long noted that if certain brain cells are destroyed by, say, a stroke, new circuits may be laid in another location to compensate, essentially rewiring the brain. Researchers ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — The first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after trauma has been gained by a new ... read more

When Hollywood Met Neurosurgery

Apr. 25, 2017 — A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3-D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Through a combination of experiments with college students and laboratory worms, researchers have identified the first specific genes to show molecular alterations associated with short sleep ... read more

Chemotherapy Drug May Increase Vulnerability to Depression

Apr. 25, 2017 — A chemotherapy drug used to treat brain cancer may increase vulnerability to depression by stopping new brain cells from growing, according to a new ... read more

Mental Illness Does Not Affect Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Results

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new study compares bariatric surgery outcomes according to preoperative mental illness. Results indicates that the state of mental illness does not affect weight loss ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Last Friday, the first patient in the Netherlands received his click-on robotic arm. By means of a new technique, this robotic arm is clicked directly onto the bone. A unique characteristic of this ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Previous research shows that multitasking, which means performing several tasks at the same time, reduces productivity by as much as 40%. Now a group of researchers specializing in brain imaging has ... read more

Children With Reading and Spelling Difficulties Lag Behind Their Peers Despite Special Education

Apr. 25, 2017 — The reading skills of children with reading and spelling difficulties (RSD) lag far behind the age level in the first two school years, despite special education received from special education ... read more

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