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New Training App Shown to Aid Concentration

A new research study at the University of Cambridge shows training on a computer application can improve attention and concentration. Scientists say the new “brain training” game could help individuals...

Utah Study Finds Suicide Increase Among Those With Autism

Based on a 20-year population study in Utah, researchers have discovered that among individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), suicides, though rare, have increased over time compared to the general...

Long Uninterrupted Sleep in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Stillbirth Risk

Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be linked to late-term stillbirth (on or after 28 weeks of pregnancy), according to a new study published in the journal Birth....

Fighting Food Cravings With Your Nose

Just catching the scent of french fries may lead you to order the fattening food. But new research shows that if you breathe it in for longer than two minutes,...

Why Outrage Usually Doesn’t Result in Action

If you’re angry about the political feud that drove the federal government to partially shut down, or about a golden parachute for a CEO who ran a business into the...

Youth Suicide Breakdown May Pose Screening Opportunity for Medicaid

Nearly four in 10 of all youth who died by suicide in 16 states between 2009 and 2013 were Medicaid enrollees, according to a new study. “Almost 40 percent of...

Ready Or Not, Most US Parents Believe Intensive Approach is Best

A nationally representative survey of parents finds that most believe parenting is a hands-on, time-intensive process. Researchers found this belief among a strong majority of parents, regardless of their education,...

Mindfulness Tied to Fewer Menopausal Symptoms

Mindfulness may be linked to fewer menopausal symptoms, particularly in women struggling with irritability, anxiety and depression, according to a new study published in Climacteric: The Journal of the International...

Dads Postnatal Depression Linked to Depression in their Teenage Daughters

Emerging research finds that fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal depression. Moreover, the condition can be linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters. A new study from...

Missing Doctor Appointments Linked to Increased Risk of Death – Especially for Those With Mental Health Conditions

A new study finds that missing doctor appointments is associated with early death, with people who have long-term mental health conditions at particular risk. For the study, led by Dr....
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