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May 26, 2016 — The rise and fall of alcohol-related mortality in Scotland is partly due to changes in affordability, according to recent ... read more

Confidence: How Has It Achieved ‘cult’ Status in the 21st Century?

May 20, 2016 — How has the notion of ‘confidence’ infiltrated consumer body culture and discussions about gender and work? Researchers pitch the idea that there is a new "cult(ure) of confidence" in ... read more

Assistive Tech to Tackle Dementia Isolation

May 19, 2016 — Moblie and wearable technology used to support independent living for people with dementia could hold the key to cutting social ... read more

People With ADHD Don't Receive Enough Support, Finnish Research Suggests

May 19, 2016 — The aim of a new study was to collect and describe the experiences of Finnish families in which the symptoms of ADHD such as attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsiveness are strongly present. ... read more

Colors of Autism Spectrum Described by Researchers

May 18, 2016 — Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills. Now researchers have developed an autism ... read more

May 16, 2016 — It's happened to many of us: While looking at someone you know very well, you blurt out the wrong name. The name you blurt is not just any old name, though, says new research from Duke ... read more

May 16, 2016 — A far wider swath of brain areas is activated when children hear their mothers than when they hear other voices, and this brain response predicts a child's social communication ability, a new ... read more

Police More Likely Than Others to Say They Are Blind to Racial Differences, Study Finds

May 16, 2016 — A new study reveals that police recruits and experienced officers are more likely than others to subscribe to colorblind racial beliefs -- the notion that they -- and people in general -- see no ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Learning two languages from the start helps children master the rules of each language faster, new research ... read more

Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression in Short Term

May 13, 2016 — Consuming omega-3 initially improves a child's aggressive behavior, according to researchers but the effects eventually ... read more

Evaluating Animal Threats and Human Intentions Uses Common Brain Network

May 13, 2016 — Assessing whether a fluffy bunny or a giant spider poses a threat to our safety happens automatically. New research suggests the same brain areas may be involved in both detecting threats posed by ... read more

Girls from Progressive Societies Do Better at Math, Study Finds

May 13, 2016 — New research shows that the performance gap between girls and boys is far less pronounced in societies that hold progressive and egalitarian views about the role of ... read more

Prenatal Stress Could Enhance Protective Mechanisms of Babies

May 13, 2016 — Maternal stress and depression during pregnancy may activate certain protective mechanisms in babies. Psychologists report that certain epigenetic adaptations in newborns suggest this ... read more

Women's Preference for Smaller Competition May Account for Inequality

May 12, 2016 — When applying for a job or to college, women seek positions with fewer applicants than men, according to a new study. The researchers found that the size of a competition--such as the number of ... read more

Loneliness in Midlife: Risk of Becoming Lonely Is Not Limited to Old Age

May 12, 2016 — Investigators have been able to find out in which phases of our lives we are most at risk of becoming lonely. Their findings show that loneliness most often affects people in old age, beginning at ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Lower social cohesion among neighbors and higher crime rates contribute to higher rates of psychotic symptoms in children, a new study finds. The study is the first to look at what features of urban ... read more

Do You See What I See? Study Shows Development of Gaze Following in Monkeys Is Similar to Humans

May 11, 2016 — Gaze following in monkeys develops in a way that's nearly identical to humans, suggesting that the behavior has deep evolutionary roots, new research ... read more

Young Women's Body Image Critical for Good Mental, Physical Health

May 11, 2016 — American culture, as depicted in movies, magazines and advertising, places great emphasis on how women look, with the ideal often being unrealistic and unachievable for most women. One researcher ... read more

New Challenge for Caregivers: The Internet

May 11, 2016 — What should caregivers do when their loved one is checking in on social media at the bank, essentially announcing their whereabouts? What if they are posting too often or don’t remember making ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Researchers have identified 74 areas of the human genome associated with educational attainment. It is well known that social and other environmental factors influence education, but these findings ... read more

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