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Cleaning up Internet bullying

August 15, 2014, USA TODAY
The death of actor Robin Williams brought the subject of Internet bullying to the forefront.

To know suicide

August 15, 2014, The New York Times
The most important risk factor for suicide may be mental illness, especially depression or bipolar disorder.

Vitamin D tied to Alzheimer's risk

August 14, 2014, The New York Times
Low vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

What American parents fear most

August 12, 2014, MSNBC
School violence and gun-related injuries ranked among American families’ top worries, along with child obesity, teen pregnancy and drug abuse.

The benefits of lucid dreaming

August 12, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Researchers decipher clues from those with greater awareness and control of behavior in dreams.

Tactic in Alzheimer's fight may be safe

August 11, 2014, The New York Times
Study finds that missing a gene, when present in one form, greatly increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

How virtual therapy could help the military fight PTSD

July 31, 2014, NBC News
A recent study found that patients were more willing to open up to a virtual therapist than to a human therapist, mostly because they felt like they were not being judged by the computer program.

Blood test could predict risk of suicide

July 30, 2014, The Washington Post
A simple blood test could determine a person’s risk of suicide and provide a future tool of prevention to stem suicide rates.

Study finds humble bosses are best

July 30, 2014, USA TODAY
The best bosses are humble bosses, those who empower and appreciate their employees, are open to feedback and care about the greater good.

Sleep disorders may raise the risk of Alzheimer's

July 14, 2014, The Washington Post
Studies suggest that sleep plays a critical role in the aging brain’s health, perhaps by allowing the body to cleanse itself of Alzheimer's-related compounds during down time.

When you fall in love with your therapist

July 10, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Telling your therapist about your affection for him or her may feel awkward, but you should be able to say anything in therapy.

Vets fight to overcome PTSD

July 10, 2014, Fox News
The increasing number of those in the military suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is raising concern.

Alcohol remains a leading killer

July 7, 2014, The New York Times
Excessive drinking is the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the United States, after smoking, poor nutrition and physical inactivity.

Why teenagers act crazy

June 28, 2014, The New York Times
Because of a quirk of brain development, adolescents, on average, experience more anxiety and fear and have a harder time learning how not to be afraid than either children or adults.

It's time to get your brain in shape

June 24, 2014, CNN
In honor of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, learn how exercising your neurons can improve memory and stave off dementia.

How new grads can cope with depression

June 20, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Many young people experience panic or depression following college graduation, especially if they don’t have set employment plans.

When a stressful hospital stay makes you sick

June 12, 2014, The New York Times
Beeping machines, frequent needle sticks, unpredictable waits and sleep deprivation are among the barrage of stressors that some doctors say contribute to post-hospital syndrome.

Red wine compound may improve memory

June 9, 2014, Fox News
Study shows a substance found in red wine and dark chocolate that has been touted for its supposed anti-aging effects may also improve people's memory.

Patients' end-of-life wishes granted

June 9, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Study finds that patients who document their end-of-life wishes using a special medical form get the specific care they want in their final days.

RU ready to quit smoking? Texting can help

June 6, 2014, NPR
Getting counseling through text messages doubled the odds of kicking the habit compared with those who relied on Internet searches and basic information brochures.

Losing weight may require some serious fun

June 3, 2014, The New York Times
Study suggests that people’s attitudes toward physical activity can influence what they eat afterward and, ultimately, whether they drop pounds.

Little children and already acting mean

May 26, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Special programs in elementary schools teach empathy as a means of stemming relational aggression, a psychological term to describe using the threat of removing friendship as a tactical weapon.

Study gives e-cigarettes edge in helping smokers quit

May 20, 2014, The New York Times
A large study in England found that smokers trying to quit were more likely to succeed if they used electronic cigarettes than over-the-counter therapies such as nicotine patches or gum.

Austism is growing up

May 20, 2014, CNN
Scientist highlights how adults are underrepresented in autism research.

Obesity may affect cancer patients' outcomes

May 16, 2014, CNN
Study shows being obese may increase the chance that some patients' cancers will come back, and may increase the likelihood that those patients will die from cancer.

Exercising the mind to treat attention deficits

May 12, 2014, The New York Times
Research shows that strengthening cognitive control, usually with exercises in mindfulness, may help children and adults cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder.

Bullying linked to increased inflammation

May 12, 2014, Reuters
According to a new study, the physical consequences of being bullied might be explained by an increase in low-grade inflammation throughout the body.

Rams draft pick could impact Missouri law

May 12, 2014, USA TODAY
Many in Missouri are hopeful The choice of Michael Sam will lead to law changes regarding those who are openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual.

Medications cut violence among mentally ill

May 7, 2014, Wall Street Journal
Mentally ill people are substantially less likely to commit a violent crime if they are taking psychiatric medication, according to a large new study of the mentally ill in Sweden.

What not to do when you're angry

May 5, 2014, Huffington Post
Anger can compromise your ability to perform everyday tasks in ways that could be dangerous for you or the people around you.

Twitter selfies may reveal our moods

April 28, 2014, NBC News
Researchers plan to measure the "moods" of some American cities by analyzing one million photos tweeted over a period of a year.

How to be happier with your reflection

April 28, 2014, Today.com
Women, in particular, are constantly looking for what they can change to make themselves look prettier, thinner or more perfect.

Walking may spark creative thinking

April 28, 2014, Fox News
Researchers say studies will eventually find the complex pathway from the physical act of walking to the cognitive changes in the brain.

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.

Women and stress

April 23, 2014, CNN
Women's brains are more wired to worry than men's.

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, Today.com
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.