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Rowdy friends may be more dangerous than phones

April 23, 2014, CBS News
Teen drivers distracted by passengers' loud talking and fooling around are more likely to be involved in serious incidents than those distracted by technology such as cell phones.

Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep

April 22, 2014, Chicago Tribune
Research shows African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, which could play a role in their health risks.

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.