Teens taught that personality traits change cope with depression better

08 October 2014
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Extraordinary experiences could hurt your relationships

08 October 2014
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 (Copyright (c) 2009 by ROBERTO CAUCINO – www.caucino.it. All rights reserved.) If you’ve just returned from an exotic getaway, gushing about it may harm your relationships, suggests a study published in the journal Psychological Science.   “Extraordinary experiences are pleasurable in the moment but can leave us socially worse off in the long run,” study author Gus Cooney, a psychologist at Harvard University, said in a news release. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Cooney said the study was prompted by personal experiences. His inspiration isn’t uncommon: Imagine a situation when an...

HIV treatment, awareness lacking among US gay, bisexual men

03 October 2014
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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding from cultured lymphocyte. The multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions. (CDC.gov) More than half of gay and bisexual men in the U.S. are not personally concerned about being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus and less than half of men with the virus are being properly treated, according to two new reports. The data show that significant barriers still exist in the fight against the still-growing epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, among gay and bisexual...

Helping kids take criticism constructively

03 October 2014
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Brain structures differ among media multitaskers

30 September 2014
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Multitaskers who report using a variety of media devices at one time have significantly different brain structures than those who report using only one device at a time, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Sussex in England performed fMRI brain scans on 75 adults to look at their gray matter. The participants also answered a questionnaire on their media use including cellphones, computers, and television. Continue reading below Those who said they multitask with more than one media had less dense gray matter in the region of the brain that controls executive function compared to...

Ways to be a happier person

30 September 2014
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Getty Images Billboard-worthy news: It’s possible to amp up your bliss every single day with these simple, unexpected strategies Sometime this morning, during your shower or at breakfast, you probably did a mental run-through of your day. You decided when you’d tackle various tasks and errands. Perhaps you vowed to hit the gym at lunchtime. Maybe you even plotted to get out of something. The one thing you forgot to plan for: happiness. With all the books on bliss and the mood-boosting technology that does everything for us but laugh, we expect happiness to show up on our doorstep, like...

Why some men develop signs of pregnancy

30 September 2014
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Harry Ashby, the 29-year-old security guard who was signed off work with morning sickness, cravings, a growing stomach and breasts during his girlfriend’s pregnancy, was told he had Couvade syndrome. (Bigstockphoto) Couvade is an involuntary manifestation of pregnancy in men with a partner who is expecting a baby – sometimes called “sympathetic pregnancy”. It isn’t a medically recognized physical or mental disorder, and it isn’t explained by injury or illness. A range of “pregnancy-related” physical and psychological symptoms include abdominal pain and bloating, back pain, pseudocyesis...

Curry spice ‘helps brain self-heal’

30 September 2014
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25 September 2014 Last updated at 19:07 ET By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Previous studies have suggested turmeric may have cancer-fighting properties A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain’s ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy. The German study suggests a compound found in turmeric could encourage the growth of nerve cells thought to be part of the brain’s repair kit. Scientists say...

$10.1 million allocated to counter gender bias in studies

24 September 2014
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Tourism to Switzerland for assisted suicide is growing, often for nonfatal diseases

24 September 2014
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It’s a tourism boom, but not one to crow about: The number of people traveling to Switzerland to end their lives is growing. And it seems that more and more people with a nonfatal disease are making the trip. An ongoing study of assisted suicide in the Zurich area has found that the number of foreign people coming to the country for the purpose is rising. For example, 123 people came in 2008 and 172 in 2012. In total, 611 people came over that period from 31 countries, mostly from Germany and Britain: 44 percent and 21 percent of the total, respectively. Twenty-one people came from the United...

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