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The psychology of being fired

April 17, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
The emotional and physical, but still normal, side effects of losing your job.

New fathers may need help with depression

April 15, 2014, Reuters
Becoming a father may raise a young man's risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the wellbeing of entire families.

A snack might help avoid fight with a spouse

April 14, 2014, The Seattle Times
Study finds a link between blood-sugar levels and marital harmony, indicating that a sweet snack could prevent couples from getting “hangry.”

Why do we eat, and why do we gain weight?

April 10, 2014, The New Yorker
Recent studies show that our physical level of hunger does not correlate strongly with how much hunger we say that we feel or how much food we go on to consume.

How rock star overcame bullying

April 8, 2014, Forbes
KISS's Paul Stanley transcended his situation to become the front man of one of the world's longest lasting and most successful bands.

Inside the mind of a child with autism

April 7, 2014, The New York Times
Researchers have put together a clinical trial based on the idea that some children can develop social and emotional instincts through the characters they love.

The power of the earliest memories

April 6, 2014, Wall Street Journal
Studies show what you can remember from age three may help improve aspects of your life into adulthood.

Bullying happens to popular teens, too

April 1, 2014,
Research suggests a previously overlooked group of bullying victims: the kids who are popular, but not quite at the top of the school’s hierarchy.

Are you a food addict?

March 28, 2014, CNN
Experts disagree on whether food cravings rise to the level of addiction.

1 in 68 Kids Has Autism, CDC Says

March 27, 2014, ABC News
Advocacy groups say the one in 68 figure is likely an underestimate, but hope it translates into better access to services.

Study: Migraines triggered by stress relief?

March 27, 2014, Boston Globe
Those who suffer from migraines have likely heard that stress can be a powerful trigger, but new research suggests that it’s the comedown after the craziness that brings on the pain.

Coping when not entering retirement together

March 21, 2014, The New York Times
Either by choice or because they lost their jobs in the economic downturn, many couples must coexist, if only temporarily, in different phases of life.

A plunge in preschool obesity?

March 17, 2014, Fox News
Despite recent claims, scientists conclude that there have been no significant changes in obesity in youth or adults in the past decade.

Fight to let transgender soldiers serve

March 13, 2014, MSNBC
A recent report concludes that the policy banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. armed forces should be ended, arguing there is “no compelling medical reason for the ban.”

You can predict 'the marrying type'

March 13, 2014, The Atlantic
A new study looks at how attractiveness, personality, and grooming influence the likelihood that someone will get married.

High mortality from Alzheimer's disease

March 12, 2014, The New York Times
A new study has suggested that Alzheimer's disease causes six times as many deaths as the official statistics would indicate.

Light drinking 'is preterm risk'

March 11, 2014, BBC News
Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, according to researchers.

Do brain workouts work?

March 10, 2014, The New York Times
Scientists question whether an intervention that challenges the brain can really raise intelligence or stave off normal memory loss.

NICU parents suffer PTSD symptoms

February 16, 2014,
Prolonged uncertainty about their infant's survival can trigger fear, anxiety, grief, depression, changes in appetite and sleep, and social withdrawal.

What makes older people happy?

February 11, 2014, The New York Times
As people age and become more settled, ordinary experiences become central to a sense of self and therefore more valued and satisfying.

Changing women's portrayal in stock photos

February 9, 2014, The New York Times
Nonprofit organization and stock photography provider offer collection of images that represent women and families in more empowering ways.

Feds to expand gay rights

February 8, 2014, MSNBC
The Justice Department is set to extend new benefits to same-sex married couples.

Team spirit may help men lose weight

February 7, 2014, Reuters
Men who took part in a weight loss program designed specifically for male soccer fans lost an average of 12 pounds and had a good time doing it.

Heroin use, and deaths, rise

February 3, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Prescription pain-pill addicts have switched to heroin as pills have become more expensive and less accessible.

Stress reduces when shared

January 30, 2014, Medical News Today
Study suggests sharing your feelings of stress with someone having a similar emotional reaction to the same situation reduces levels of stress more than sharing them with someone who is not.

Men are more forgetful than women

January 26, 2014, Medical News Today
Rearch shows memory problems increase with age, but in all age groups, men reported more memory problems than women.

State turns on its gay marriage ban

January 23, 2014, MSNBC
Virginia's attorney general announced that their gay marriage ban is unconstitutional and will not defend it against federal lawsuits.

Respect at school in decline

January 23, 2014, USA TODAY
Study shows that Americans today believe there's a lot less respect in the hallways of the nation's schools.

Guns in home increase suicide, homicide risk

January 20, 2014, CNN
People may have heightened risks of dying from suicide and murder if they own or have access to a gun, according to a new analysis of previous research.

Gene activating drug shows promise for PTSD memories

January 17, 2014, Los Angeles Times
Exposure therapy and gene stimulation may be the best way to alter fear-provoking memories that are the persistent core of post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, a new study suggests.

One-on-one builds language skills quickly

January 8, 2014, The Christian Science Monitor
Parents who emphasize vowels and different sounds within words, are much more likely to help their children's language development.

Hard times and headaches

January 8, 2014, The New York Times
A recent study of Google queries suggests that the recent recession makes people feel physically ill.

Blood test could help diagnose concussions

January 6, 2014, CBS News
During a concussion, the brain bounces against the skull, and researchers believe the impact can cause changes they hope can be detected in blood tests.

More rational resolutions

December 31, 2013, The Wall Street Journal
To reach goals, be more logical and take a scientific view of your emotions.

Why families fight during the holidays

December 23, 2013, The Atlantic
The same minor jabs and annoying tics that are harmless coming from friends can prompt epic screaming matches when uttered by relatives.

Sex and intimacy after the baby arrives

December 16, 2013, The New York Times
New research from the University of Michigan offers a much more nuanced view of relationship dynamics in the so-called fourth trimester — and delivers a few surprises.

Data show health disparities among states

December 12, 2013, NBC News
The rate of residents gaining health coverage is greatest in the states embracing the federal health care law than in those whose leaders have resisted it.

Mice may inherit traumatic experiences

December 7, 2013, The Washington Post
Study suggests that characteristics outside of the strict genetic code may also be acquired from our parents through epigenetic inheritance.

Dementia epidemic looms

December 5, 2013, Fox News
Health experts say that many governments are unprepared for an epidemic of dementia set to more than triple by 2050.

Can you be obese and healthy?

December 3, 2013, Fox News
The idea that people can be obese and still be "healthy" is called into question by a new study.

How happy is your marriage?

December 2, 2013, The Wall Street Journal
Therapists say a numerical score can help couples talk about problems.

Immune system may play crucial role in mental health

December 1, 2013, USA TODAY
Considering inflammation has helped neuroscientists cast a broader net when searching for causes of and possible treatments for mental illness, mood disorders and neurodevelopmental conditions.

Art makes you smart

November 24, 2013, The New York Times
Research makes the correlation between art exposure and increased test scores.

ADHD diagnoses rise to 11% of kids

November 22, 2013, CNN
The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to climb, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Worldwide anti-AIDS program extended

November 19, 2013, Reuters
The U.S. Senate passed legislation to extend for another five years a successful program to combat AIDS worldwide.

Brain stimulation may treat bulimia

November 18, 2013, Fox News
Researchers say a mild electrical stimulation to a specific brain area could be an effective treatment for some patients with eating disorders.

Doctors are told to get serious about obesity

November 14, 2013, Time
The medical profession has issued guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra pounds.

Sweat your way to a healthier brain

November 11, 2013, NPR
Study shows physical exercise can ease depression, slow age-related memory loss and prevent Parkinson-like symptoms.

Long-term benefits of music lessons

November 11, 2013, The New York Times
A new study reports that older adults who took lessons at a young age can process the sounds of speech faster than those who did not.

Concussed rugby players being put at risk

November 7, 2013, Reuters
Rugby players with brain damage are regularly being sent back onto the field because the sport's governing bodies are not taking concussion seriously enough, medical experts said.

Rise in pets as therapy for mental conditions

November 5, 2013, Fox News
Animals increasingly are being used to assist patients with mental disorders, as evidence grows that they can help people with autism, PTSD and other conditions.

Are you sleeping too much?

November 5, 2013, CNN
Symptoms of to omuch sleep include anxiety, restlessness, loss of appetite and memory problems, as well as dysfunction in social settings.

Senate advances gay rights bill

November 4, 2013, USA TODAY
The Senate moved forward on a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians in a dramatic vote.

Why attractive candidates win

November 3, 2013, The New York Times
Scientists theorize that people’s preferences for good-looking politicians may be linked to ancient adaptations for avoiding disease.