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Women Whose Moms Reach 90 More Likely to Also Have Long, Healthy Life

Women Whose Moms Reach 90 More Likely to Also Have Long, Healthy Life

Women whose mothers live to at least 90 years old are also more likely to reach 90, free of serious diseases and disabilities, according to a new study published in...
Poor Sleep Can Set Off Viral Loneliness & Social Rejection

Poor Sleep Can Set Off Viral Loneliness & Social Rejection

A new study finds that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact much like those with social anxiety. Worse still, that alienating vibe...
For Obese People, Health Risks Drop With Weight

For Obese People, Health Risks Drop With Weight

Overweight individuals who lose more than a fifth of their body weight more than double their chances of achieving good metabolic health, compared to those who only lose a relatively...
Mentors Can Help Young Female Athletes Deal with Sexism, Bullying

Mentors Can Help Young Female Athletes Deal with Sexism, Bullying

When young female athletes have a strong relationship with a mentor, they are better able to handle discrimination, sexism and other problematic behaviors they may encounter in the sport, according...
Female Veterans with Fibromyalgia Show High Rates of Childhood Abuse

Female Veterans with Fibromyalgia Show High Rates of Childhood Abuse

Female veterans being treated for fibromyalgia exhibit high rates of childhood abuse, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The findings suggest that
Expecting Work Email After Hours Can Stress Employees & Families

Expecting Work Email After Hours Can Stress Employees & Families

Monitoring work email during non-work hours is detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees, but their family members as well, according to new research. “The competing demands...
Palliative Care May Reduce Suicide Risk in Veterans with Lung Cancer

Palliative Care May Reduce Suicide Risk in Veterans with Lung Cancer

Veterans with advanced lung cancer face a significantly higher risk of suicide compared to the already high rate among veterans. But this suicide risk is greatly reduced when they receive...
Digital Distraction Can Leave You Feeling Distant and Drained

Digital Distraction Can Leave You Feeling Distant and Drained

Our digital lives make us more distracted, distant, and drained, according to several new studies presented at the 2018 convention of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco. For
Feeling in Control of Life May Be Key to Staying Young

Feeling in Control of Life May Be Key to Staying Young

New research shows that having a greater sense of control over their lives may help older adults feel younger and that, in turn, could help improve their cognitive abilities, longevity...
When Teen Depression Eases With Treatment, So Does Parent’s

When Teen Depression Eases With Treatment, So Does Parent’s

New research shows that when a teen’s depression improves through treatment, so did depression experienced by the parent. “More young people today are reporting persistent feelings of sadness and
Deficient Social Skills May Hamper Single Men

Deficient Social Skills May Hamper Single Men

New research suggests that in the modern Western world men need appropriate social skills to flirt with and impress prospective marital partners. Investigators note that in the past, forced or...
Older Adults Face High Rates of Dementia After Starting Kidney Dialysis

Older Adults Face High Rates of Dementia After Starting Kidney Dialysis

A new study uncovers high rates of dementia in older adults after they begin hemodialysis, a treatment purifying the blood of a patient whose kidneys are not functioning normally. The...
Can A Video Game Boost Empathy in Teens?

Can A Video Game Boost Empathy in Teens?

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison have developed a new video game specifically designed to boost empathy in kids. The game, called “Crystals of Kaydor,” features a
Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Anxiety, Depression, PTSD

Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Anxiety, Depression, PTSD

New findings add to the growing body of evidence suggesting that psychedelic drugs may be effective at treating a variety of psychological disorders, including depression, social anxiety and

Raising Alcohol Taxes is Least Costly Way to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms

A new international study shows that raising alcohol taxes may be one of the most cost-effective methods of reducing the harms caused by alcohol consumption. In addition, restricting alcohol
Using AI to Better Diagnose Disorders And Target Drug Treatment

Using AI to Better Diagnose Disorders And Target Drug Treatment

New research suggests machine learning can improve the diagnosis of complex mental health disorders and aid the selection of pharmacological therapy. Experts welcome the new finding as mood disorders
For Some, Probiotics May be Linked to Bloating, Brain Fogginess

For Some, Probiotics May be Linked to Bloating, Brain Fogginess

As several studies have revealed the importance of having a thriving gut microbiome, many people have begun taking probiotic supplements as a way to enhance their mental and physical health....
Most Online Daters Seek Partners Who Are Out of Their League

Most Online Daters Seek Partners Who Are Out of Their League

Most online daters tend to seek out partners who are “out of their league,” or essentially more desirable than themselves, according to a new study published in the journal Science...

Pride May Have Some Evolutionary Benefits

Counted among the seven deadly sins (along with greed, lust and envy), pride is considered by some to be the worst of the lot. Moreover, some believe pride is the...
Tuning Home Robotics to Kids’ Frequency

Tuning Home Robotics to Kids’ Frequency

The use of home robotics is on a roll as nearly 40 million U.S. homes have a voice-activated assistant like an Amazon Echo or Google Home, and it’s estimated that...