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Apathy in older adults linked to increased brain shrinkage Older people who have apathy - a lack of interest or emotion - are more likely to have less white and gray brain matter than those without apathy, a new study suggests.
Medical News Today | Apr 17, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syncopated rhythm may influence our desire to dance to music Rhythmic drum patterns with a balance of rhythmic predictability and complexity may influence our desire to dance and enjoy the music, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS...
Medical News Today | Apr 16, 2014 9:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Social media: how does it really affect our mental health and well-being? Numerous studies have suggested that using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter can affect mental health and well-being. We look at the evidence.
Medical News Today | Apr 16, 2014 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Family negotiation in the supermarket - so who really makes the decisions? Shopping behaviour and food habits are closely related - but only a limited number of studies have examined the behaviour and the strategies of children and parents during shopping.
Medical News Today | Apr 16, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fairness preferred by babies, but only if it benefits them A couple of years ago a University of Washington researcher who studies how children develop social behaviors like kindness and generosity noticed something odd.
Medical News Today | Apr 16, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Incidence of rape in Kenya greatly decreased by empowerment program A low-cost empowerment program for adolescent girls in Kenyan slums sharply curtails rape and sexual harassment of these girls, who live in an environment where women have low status and are...
Medical News Today | Apr 16, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Casual marijuana use: does it change the brain? A study comparing the brains of marijuana smokers with non-users reveals even low intake of the drug can result in changes to brain areas involved in emotion and reward processing.
Medical News Today | Apr 16, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Study: When depression does not respond to treatment Notwithstanding numerous advances in the pharmacological treatment of depression, approximately 70% of patients do not remit after first-line antidepressant treatment.
Medical News Today | Apr 15, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Is binge eating related to personality traits? Obesity and binge eating disorder (BED) are prevalent conditions that severely affect the quality of life of many people in developed countries, but an effective treatment remains elusive.
Medical News Today | Apr 15, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A new intervention to improve well-being in people with psychiatric disorders The benefits of incorporating approaches from positive psychology into existing understandings of mental health problems have recently been promoted by several policy development in UK.
Medical News Today | Apr 15, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend