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  • Women Whose Moms Reach 90 More Likely to Also Have Long, Healthy Life
    Women whose mothers live to at least 90 years old are also more likely to reach 90, free of serious diseases and disabilities, according to a new study published in the journal Age and Ageing. The researchers discovered that women whose mothers lived into their ninth decade enjoyed 25 percent ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Poor Sleep Can Set Off Viral Loneliness & Social Rejection
    A new study finds that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact much like those with social anxiety. Worse still, that alienating vibe makes the sleep-deprived more socially unattractive to others, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-16
  • For Obese People, Health Risks Drop With Weight
    Overweight individuals who lose more than a fifth of their body weight more than double their chances of achieving good metabolic health, compared to those who only lose a relatively small amount, according to a new study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “If you’re overweight or obese, even ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-15
  • Mentors Can Help Young Female Athletes Deal with Sexism, Bullying
    When young female athletes have a strong relationship with a mentor, they are better able to handle discrimination, sexism and other problematic behaviors they may encounter in the sport, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Kansas (KU). “Mentorship and the feeling of mattering is really ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-13
  • Female Veterans with Fibromyalgia Show High Rates of Childhood Abuse
    Female veterans being treated for fibromyalgia exhibit high rates of childhood abuse, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The findings suggest that screening all female veterans with fibromyalgia for childhood abuse can yield important information that may improve treatment success. Fibromyalgia is a ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-12
  • Expecting Work Email After Hours Can Stress Employees & Families
    Monitoring work email during non-work hours is detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees, but their family members as well, according to new research. “The competing demands of work and non-work lives present a dilemma for employees, which triggers feelings of anxiety and endangers work and personal ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-12
  • Palliative Care May Reduce Suicide Risk in Veterans with Lung Cancer
    Veterans with advanced lung cancer face a significantly higher risk of suicide compared to the already high rate among veterans. But this suicide risk is greatly reduced when they receive at least one palliative care visit, according to a new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-12
  • Digital Distraction Can Leave You Feeling Distant and Drained
    Our digital lives make us more distracted, distant, and drained, according to several new studies presented at the 2018 convention of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco. For instance, even minor phone use during a meal with friends was enough to make the diners feel distracted and reduced their ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-12
  • Feeling in Control of Life May Be Key to Staying Young
    New research shows that having a greater sense of control over their lives may help older adults feel younger and that, in turn, could help improve their cognitive abilities, longevity and overall quality of life. “Research suggests that a younger subjective age, or when people feel younger than their chronological ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-12
  • When Teen Depression Eases With Treatment, So Does Parent’s
    New research shows that when a teen’s depression improves through treatment, so did depression experienced by the parent. “More young people today are reporting persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness and suicidal thoughts,” said Kelsey R. Howard, M.S., of Northwestern University, who presented the findings at the 2018 annual convention ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-11
  • Deficient Social Skills May Hamper Single Men
    New research suggests that in the modern Western world men need appropriate social skills to flirt with and impress prospective marital partners. Investigators note that in the past, forced or arranged marriages meant that socially inept, unattractive men did not have to acquire social skills in order to find a ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-11
  • Older Adults Face High Rates of Dementia After Starting Kidney Dialysis
    A new study uncovers high rates of dementia in older adults after they begin hemodialysis, a treatment purifying the blood of a patient whose kidneys are not functioning normally. The findings, published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), also show that dementia in dialysis patients ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-11
  • Can A Video Game Boost Empathy in Teens?
    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison have developed a new video game specifically designed to boost empathy in kids. The game, called “Crystals of Kaydor,” features a space-exploring robot who ends up crashing on a distant planet. In order to gather the pieces of its damaged spaceship, it needs ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-11
  • Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Anxiety, Depression, PTSD
    New findings add to the growing body of evidence suggesting that psychedelic drugs may be effective at treating a variety of psychological disorders, including depression, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and could one day be prescribed to patients. The research was presented recently at the American Psychological Association’s ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-10
  • Raising Alcohol Taxes is Least Costly Way to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms
    A new international study shows that raising alcohol taxes may be one of the most cost-effective methods of reducing the harms caused by alcohol consumption. In addition, restricting alcohol advertising and hours of sale were shown to be successful at reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol use and, as a result, ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2018-08-10

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