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Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Two new studies reveal that weight again associated with leaving adolescence and moving into adulthood reflects a decrease in physical activity and changes in diet. Researchers at the University of...
How Does Cyberbullying Impact Young Psychiatric Inpatients?

How Does Cyberbullying Impact Young Psychiatric Inpatients?

Cyberbullying can magnify symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the Journal
Smoking & Drinking in Pregnancy May Multiply SIDS Risk

Smoking & Drinking in Pregnancy May Multiply SIDS Risk

Fetal exposure to both alcohol and tobacco after the first trimester is tied to a 12-fold increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a new study published...
Field Study Supports Lasting Mood Benefits of Psychedelics

Field Study Supports Lasting Mood Benefits of Psychedelics

In a new field study by Yale University, participants who had recently used psychedelic substances such as psilocybin (the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms”) reported a sustained improvement in
These Two Guys From Opposite Sides Of The World Just Created An ‘Earth Sandwich’

These Two Guys From Opposite Sides Of The World Just Created An ‘Earth Sandwich’

Image credit – Etienne NaudeWhat is a sandwich? For most of us, a sandwich is basically two slices of bread with some kind of filling in the middle, and that’s what a student in an Auckland university
Amazon Might Want To Sell Its Hand Recognition Payment System To Other Stores

Amazon Might Want To Sell Its Hand Recognition Payment System To Other Stores

When it comes to making payments for goods purchased at retail stores, there are several options for users to consider. For example there is always the option of cash, credit/debit cards, and more
Instagram Drops IGTV Button From The App

Instagram Drops IGTV Button From The App

Instagram is a great way to share photos and videos, but due to limitations, the duration of the videos uploaded to Instagram are capped. This is also why Instagram decided to launch IGTV, a spin-off
TomTom Will Be Huawei’s Alternative To Google Maps

TomTom Will Be Huawei’s Alternative To Google Maps

As some of you know, Huawei is currently on the US government’s Entity List. As such, US companies such as Google have been banned from doing business with Huawei. It also prevents Huawei from
Oxytocin Therapy May Benefit Cocaine-Addicted Men, But Not Women

Oxytocin Therapy May Benefit Cocaine-Addicted Men, But Not Women

A new study finds that oxytocin, a hormone produced naturally in the hypothalamus, has a different effect on men and women when used as a treatment for cocaine-addicted individuals with...
Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

New research from the University of Toronto provides good news to those with a history of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the most common type of psychiatric illness. Investigators reviewed
Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

A new survey of caregivers of children with autism found that families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens. Moreover, some families are sometimes ridiculed and...
Long-Term Drug Treatment for Schizophrenia Deemed Safer Than No Medication

Long-Term Drug Treatment for Schizophrenia Deemed Safer Than No Medication

In a new study, an international team of researchers investigated the safety of very long-term antipsychotic medication for patients with schizophrenia. They found that death rates were lower when
Social Support May Buffer Brain Effects of Early Life Adversity

Social Support May Buffer Brain Effects of Early Life Adversity

A new study finds that people with a history of childhood adversity may be more likely to experience brain changes in adolescence that indicate an altered response to threat. However,...
Judo Shows Promise for Kids With Autism

Judo Shows Promise for Kids With Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may benefit socially and physically from participating in judo, a martial art form that uses unarmed combat to train the mind and body, according...
Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?

Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?

A new paper suggests that fear-based messages to prevent teen sexting is the wrong approach as the strategy will fail. A better tactic, say researchers from Florida Atlantic University and...
Faking Emotions at Work May Do More Harm Than Good

Faking Emotions at Work May Do More Harm Than Good

A new analysis looks at two ways employees may try to regulate their emotions at work: surface acting and deep acting. “Surface acting is faking what you’re displaying to other...
Study: 1 in 4 Kids With Autism May Be Undiagnosed

Study: 1 in 4 Kids With Autism May Be Undiagnosed

A new study suggests that one in four children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder, most of them black or Hispanic, are undiagnosed. For the study, researchers from Rutgers...
Adding Psychedelic Drugs to Psychotherapy May Help Treat PTSD

Adding Psychedelic Drugs to Psychotherapy May Help Treat PTSD

Clinical trials suggest that adding psychedelic drugs to traditional psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than 3 million people

Björk And Microsoft Use AI To Create Music That Adapts To Changes In The Sky

We’ve seen AI used for all kinds of things, ranging from automation and to even helping doctors detect diseases and illnesses they might have otherwise missed. Now it looks like AI could soon be
Snoop Dogg Gets Behind the Counter for Beyond Meat and Dunkin’

Snoop Dogg Gets Behind the Counter for Beyond Meat and Dunkin’

Despite his famously laid-back persona, Snoop Dogg is a hard-working foot soldier for one of his pet causes, namely swapping out animal protein for the plant-based Beyond Meat. The iconic rapper, who