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Study Finds Delay in Initial Dementia Diagnosis

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:45:37 +0000

A new study has found that dementia patients are not undergoing evaluation at the onset of the dementia process, a delay that prevents early, beneficial treatment. The study, conducted by […]

Age-Related Focusing Issues Harnessed to Recall Strangers’ Names

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:00:36 +0000

As we age, our brains become less efficient at ignoring distraction, and we tend to pick up unnecessary information from our surroundings. In a new Canadian study, researchers tapped into […]

Many OCD Patients Tend to Use Poor Coping Strategies

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:15:21 +0000

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) tend to fall back on maladaptive coping strategies such as rumination and thought suppression, according to new research; this even though adaptive coping skills such as […]

New Clues on Why Sense of Direction Fades With Age

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:30:03 +0000

A new study has found a possible explanation for the difficulty in spatial orientation sometimes experienced by elderly people. During the study, researchers detected unstable activity in the brains of […]

Childhood Aggression Linked to Deficits in Executive Function

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:00:55 +0000

A new study has found that elementary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to show increased aggression in middle childhood. Children with lower […]

AI Can Determine Gender by Smile Motion

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:00:01 +0000

The difference between how men and women form their mouths to smile has allowed artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically determine gender by analyzing the underlying muscle movements alone, according to […]

Ketamine Nasal Spray for Depression Runs Into Problems

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:00:57 +0000

Many studies have shown ketamine to be a promising treatment for those suffering from severe depression, but figuring out how to safely administer the drug has been a challenge for […]

Very Fit Middle-Aged Women May Reduce Risk of Later Dementia

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:00:35 +0000

Women with a high level of physical fitness at middle age were 88 percent less likely to develop dementia decades later, compared to women who were moderately fit, according to […]

Structural Brain Differences for Transgender People

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:45:36 +0000

A new study reveals that transgender people have variations in the size or volume of certain brain areas. Researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil […]

Educational Achievements Overcome Effects of Child Abuse

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:10 +0000

When youth experience emotional or child abuse they have an elevated risk to commit crimes later in life. New research discovers education and academic achievement can lessen this risk of […]

Nightmares Relatively Common Among Military Personnel

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:15:41 +0000

New research reveals that a high percentage of military personnel with sleep disturbances met the criteria for nightmare disorder. However, few of them reported nightmares as a reason for sleep […]

Teens More Likely to Plead Guilty to Crimes They Didn’t Commit

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:30:53 +0000

Experts are calling for major changes to the juvenile justice system after finding that teenagers are far more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit compared to […]

ADHD Meds May Improve Mood in Healthy Humans

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:07 +0000

New research finds that when healthy people take attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs, the medication stimulates the release of a chemical in the brain associated with positive emotion. ADHD medications […]

Study Finds No Link Between Teen Suicide Risk and Flu Drug

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:15:35 +0000

In a new study, researchers did not find an increased risk of suicide among adolescent patients taking the drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the only commercially available medication approved by the U.S. […]

Study: Violent Video Games Do Not Up Adult Aggression

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:30:54 +0000

German researchers have discovered that playing violent action adventure games for prolonged periods does not make adults more aggressive. The finding challenges prior research endorsed by prominent organizations including the […]