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  • Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportReview of 9 studies suggests it helps patients better cope with troubling thoughts and emotions. more...

  • Tennessee Governor: Therapists Don't Have to Treat LGBT Folks
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesTennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday signed a bill into law that allows therapists and counselors with "sincerely held principles" to reject gay, lesbian, transgender and other clients. more...

  • Alabama City Criminalizes Bathroom Use by Non-Birth Gender
    Source: Reuters - US NewsAn Alabama city appears to be the first in the country to specify criminal penalties for violators of an ordinance requiring people to use bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates, civil rights groups said on Wednesday. more...

  • New Brain Map Reveals a World of Meaning
    Source: Globe and Mail - NationalBy monitoring the neural activity of human subjects while listening to hour after hour of stories, researchers have captured the way the meaning of language is organized across the entire brain. more...

  • Group Seeks Records Tied to Eisenhower Antigay Order
    Source: CBS News - U.S. NewsGay rights group sues DOJ for documents related to 1953 order that let federal agencies investigate and fire employees thought to be gay. more...

  • Nagging Kids About Weight May Backfire
    Source: Google News - HealthWhen parents believe their children are overweight -- regardless of whether they are or not -- those kids are likely to gain weight, a new study suggests. "Parental perceptions may be something of a self-fulfilling prophecy," said study co-author... more...

  • Is Frequent Sex Linked to Happier Relationships? Depends How You Ask
    Source: ScienceDailyNewlywed couples who have a lot of sex don't report being any more satisfied with their relationships than those who have sex less often, but their automatic behavioral responses tell a different story, according to new research. more...

  • Five Decades of Research Suggest Harm from Spanking
    Source: ScienceDailyThe more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking. more...

  • Video Sheds Light on Harassment Women Face Online
    Source: CBS News - Science and Technology"More Than Mean" features men reading vile tweets received by female sportscasters, which include sexism, racism and threats. more...

  • Emotional Problems Persist When Preemies Reach School Age
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthChildren who were born prematurely tend to have emotional and behavioral problems that are likely to still be present when they enter school, and to persist for at least a year, researchers say. more...

  • Do Bystanders Help Black People Less Often in Medical Emergencies?
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthStrangers rarely try to help in medical emergencies, and assistance may be especially rare when patients happen to be black, a U.S. study suggests. more...

  • Being Gender Stereotyped May Start As Young As Three Months
    Source: ScienceDailyGender stereotyping may start as young as three months, according to a study of babies' cries. Despite no actual difference in pitch between the voices of girls and boys before puberty, the study found that adults make gender assumptions about babies based on their cries. more...

  • Large Study Links Loneliness to Risk of Heart Disease
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesLoneliness and social isolation can impact a person's health, causing problems ranging from high blood pressure and being overweight to cognitive decline and even an increased risk of dying at a young age. more...

  • Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Earliest Sign of Alzheimer's
    Source: Google News - HealthLong before Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed clinically, increasing difficulties building cognitive maps of new surroundings may herald the eventual clinical onset of the disorder, finds new research from Washington University in St. Louis. more...

  • This Look Makes Candidates More Electable
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceResearchers found that Americans preferred to vote for candidates who appeared more competent, according to the study, published on April 21 in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Chinese participants, on the other hand, valued candidates who appeared to have better social skills, the researchers found. more...

  • Student Comes Out to Obama in London As "Non-Binary"
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportA student who came out as "non-binary" in an emotional address to Barack Obama about transgender issues is being praised by the president for her bravery. more...

  • Fear Over Eating Disorder Care in Japan
    Source: BBC News - Asia-PacificMost people suffering with eating disorders in Japan are not receiving any medical or psychological support, according to doctors. more...

  • Researchers Identify New Functional Biomarker for Autism in Boys
    Source: ScienceDailyResearchers have developed a new method to map and track the function of brain circuits affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in boys using brain imaging. The technique will provide clinicians and therapists with a physical measure of the progress patients are making with behavioral and/or drug treatments. For the first time, doctors would be able to quantify how that brain circuit is working in their patients and assess the effectiveness... more...

  • Mental Health Challenges of Pregnancy Go Beyond Postpartum Depression
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportIt's not just postpartum depression that women can face, but mental health issues during pregnancy. more...

  • A Winning Face Depends on the Culture of the Voter
    Source: ScienceDailyA recent social psychology study shines a light on how cultural differences affect what voters judge and value most in the facial appearance of potential leaders. more...

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