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Skin-to-Skin Touch Boosts Baby's Brain Development

SKIN-TO-SKIN TOUCH BOOSTS BABY'S BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

As the world prioritizes social distancing to stop or slow down the spread of COVID-19, a new study demonstrates that mother-infant...

Heavy Drinking Into Older Age Linked to Greater Risk of Stroke, Larger Waistline

HEAVY DRINKING INTO OLDER AGE LINKED TO GREATER RISK OF STROKE, LARGER WAISTLINE

More than half of drinkers ages 59 and older had been heavy drinkers at some point in their lifetime, and this is linked to significantly...

 
 
 
Mindfulness Improves as We Age

MINDFULNESS IMPROVES AS WE AGE

New research may provide an answer for why many people say life gets better with age. A new study by Australian investigators suggests...

What Happens When Men Outnumber Women in a Population?

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MEN OUTNUMBER WOMEN IN A POPULATION?

What happens when the number of men is greater than the number of women in a population? Do the men in that population become more...

 
 
 
Creative Improvisation in Jazz Can Draw On Either Side of the Brain

CREATIVE IMPROVISATION IN JAZZ CAN DRAW ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BRAIN

In a study of jazz musicians, researchers found that the left hemisphere of the brain was the primary source of creativity in performers...

Finland Study: Seclusion, Restraint Still Common in Psychiatric Care

FINLAND STUDY: SECLUSION, RESTRAINT STILL COMMON IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE

While the use of coercive measures in psychiatric care such as seclusion, restraint and involuntary medication has declined over the...

 
 
 
Gender, Ethnicity May Shape How Emotional Neglect and Abuse Impact Teen Depression

GENDER, ETHNICITY MAY SHAPE HOW EMOTIONAL NEGLECT AND ABUSE IMPACT TEEN DEPRESSION

Physical and sexual abuse are known risk factors for depression in adolescents. But less is known about the role of emotional abuse...

Study: Parents Should Limit All Screen Media for Pre-K Kids

STUDY: PARENTS SHOULD LIMIT ALL SCREEN MEDIA FOR PRE-K KIDS

A new study suggests that parents should delay introducing their young children to any screen media, and should limit preschoolers'...

 
 
 
Attachment Style May Affect Willingness to Share Food

ATTACHMENT STYLE MAY AFFECT WILLINGNESS TO SHARE FOOD

In a new study, University of Kansas researchers examined the link between food-sharing and styles of attachment. They found that people...

Daily Aspirin May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

DAILY ASPIRIN MAY NOT REDUCE DEMENTIA RISK

A new Australian study finds that, contrary to popular belief, taking low-dose aspirin once a day does not appear to lower the risk...

 
 
 
Women More Likely to Feel Unsafe on Public Transport

WOMEN MORE LIKELY TO FEEL UNSAFE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

A new international study shows that, on average, women are 10 percent more likely than men to feel unsafe on metro trains and 6 percent...

Targeting Unhealthy Lifestyles May Increase Longevity in Those With Severe Mental Illness

TARGETING UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLES MAY INCREASE LONGEVITY IN THOSE WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS

Addressing unhealthy lifestyle factors among people with severe mental illness could potentially provide the greatest benefit in increasing...

 
 
 
For Mental Well-Being, Live in Moment But Plan For Future

FOR MENTAL WELL-BEING, LIVE IN MOMENT BUT PLAN FOR FUTURE

People who manage to balance living in the moment with planning for the future are best able to weather daily stress without succumbing...

CDC Report: Autism Rates Continue to Increase

CDC REPORT: AUTISM RATES CONTINUE TO INCREASE

In 2016, autism spectrum disorder affected 1 in 54 8-year-olds, according to the newest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

 
 
 
Fake Facebook Ads Adeptly Used Fear and Anger To Divide Americans

FAKE FACEBOOK ADS ADEPTLY USED FEAR AND ANGER TO DIVIDE AMERICANS

Facebook users scrolling through their feeds in fall 2016 faced a minefield of targeted advertisements pitting blacks against police,...

Study: Lower Income Associated with Higher Autism Rates

STUDY: LOWER INCOME ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHER AUTISM RATES

Emerging research suggests that over the past two decades, the prevalence of autism has fallen among wealthy and white populations...

 
 
 
Inconsistent Bedtimes Can Hike Risk for Illness

INCONSISTENT BEDTIMES CAN HIKE RISK FOR ILLNESS

New research suggests that going to bed at inconsistent times can elevate resting heart rate and, subsequently, the risk for cardiovascular...

Anxious About COVID-19? Prolonged Stress Can Impact Male Fertility, Offspring

ANXIOUS ABOUT COVID-19? PROLONGED STRESS CAN IMPACT MALE FERTILITY, OFFSPRING

Prolonged stress and fear driven by trying situations, such as the coronavirus pandemic, not only take a toll on mental health, but...

 
 
 
ADHD Drugs Cause Brain to Focus on Benefits of Work, Not the Costs

ADHD DRUGS CAUSE BRAIN TO FOCUS ON BENEFITS OF WORK, NOT THE COSTS

It has long been assumed that stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin and Adderall, work by helping people focus. Now a new study, published...

Ohio Study IDs Those at Highest Risk for Opioid Addiction

OHIO STUDY IDS THOSE AT HIGHEST RISK FOR OPIOID ADDICTION

A research team, led by the University of Cincinnati, looked at Ohio Health Department records from 2010 to 2017 to help identify the...

 
 
 



‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died. Read more ...

Nursing home that was an early epicenter of coronavirus cases could face...

Nursing home that was an early epicenter of coronavirus cases could face federal fine of $600,000

At least 35 coronavirus deaths are associated with the Washington state facility, according to officials. The virus infected two-thirds of residents and dozens of staff members. Read more ...

Corona beer stops production

Corona beer stops production

Production of Corona beer is being temporarily suspended in Mexico because of the coronavirus outbreak. Read more ...

National coronavirus updates: Officials urging stronger response as death...

National coronavirus updates: Officials urging stronger response as death toll passes 6,000

To keep the numbers from rising, the nation's top experts say aggressive social distancing measures are now more important than ever. Read more ...

'Throwing the commanding officer overboard': Democrats want investigation...

'Throwing the commanding officer overboard': Democrats want investigation after Navy fires aircraft carrier captain

House lawmakers want answers about the Navy's abrupt dismissal of Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, after his letter pleading for... Read more ...

Slammed By Trump, 3M Says N95 Mask Exports From U.S. Should Continue

Slammed By Trump, 3M Says N95 Mask Exports From U.S. Should Continue

The president and others have criticized 3M, with some officials alleging profiteering during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the company says cutting exports would be a mistake... Read more ...

NFL fans want Rex Ryan to apologize for inexplicably calling Amari Cooper a...

NFL fans want Rex Ryan to apologize for inexplicably calling Amari Cooper a 'turd'

Rex Ryan said he wasn't a fan of Amari Cooper's new deal with the Cowboys, but the former coach took things a bit too far. Read more ...

100,000 New Yorkers have coronavirus, death toll nears 3,000

100,000 New Yorkers have coronavirus, death toll nears 3,000

ALBANY - The horrific toll the coronavirus pandemic is taking on the Empire State continued to climb Friday as the number of cases soared past 100,000 and officials reported... Read more ...

Dow slides after the US economy loses far more jobs than expected in March

Dow slides after the US economy loses far more jobs than expected in March

US stocks fell Friday after the March jobs report disappointed by a wider margin than expected, ending a record 113-month streak of job growth. The declines reversed gains from... Read more ...

Bill Withers, singer of ‘Lean on Me' and ‘Just the Two of Us,' dies at 81

Bill Withers, singer of ‘Lean on Me' and ‘Just the Two of Us,' dies at 81

Bill Withers, the soulful voice behind R&B classics such as “Lean On Me,” “Ain't No Sunshine,” “Lovely Day” and “Just the Two of Us,” died Monday from heart complications in... Read more ...