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  • Fallout from 9/11 May Include Early Dementia
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportWorld Trade Center first-responders who developed PTSD seem at greater risk of mental decline, a new study finds. more...

  • Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow, Study Finds
    Source: ScienceDailyResearchers examined cerebral blood flow in master athletes (ages 50-80 years) before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. Using MRI brain imaging techniques, they found a significant decrease in blood flow to several brain regions important for cognitive health, including the hippocampus, after they stopped their exercise routines. more...

  • "Racist School Hair Rules" Suspended at South African High School
    Source: BBC News - AfricaRules over how female students wear their hair at a South African school are suspended after anti-racism protest from pupils, a local minister says. more...

  • Brain's Internal Compass Also Navigates During Imagination
    Source: ScienceDailyWhen you try to find your way in a new place, your brain creates a spatial map that represents that environment. Neuroscientists now show that the brain’s ‘navigation system’ is not only active during actual or virtual movement, but also when imagining view directions. This suggests that the brain’s spatial navigation system might also be important for cognitive functions such as imagination and memory. more...

  • Hillary Clinton: Put Mental Health on Par with Physical Health
    Source: USA Today - Top StoriesU.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan Monday to better integrate mental health services into general health care settings in an effort to increase access to treatment. Her proposal calls for a White House conference on mental health during her first year as president, according to a statement from the campaign, which also notes that nearly a fifth of all U.S. adults are coping with a mental health problem. more...

  • Slavery and the U.S. National Anthem: A History of Protest
    Source: CNN - Top Stories"I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know that I am a black man in a white world." That's not Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose refusal to stand during the national anthem has invited criticism from all corners of the sports world. more...

  • Do Cheaters Usually Cheat Again? The Case of Anthony Weiner
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceIn the wake of the news that former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner was caught (once again) sexting with a woman who is not his wife, the country let out a collective sigh. But Weiner's case is unusual, because his behavior looks more like a sexual compulsion or addiction, said Pepper Schwartz, a sociologist at the University of Washington and co-author of "The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples," (Harmony, 2013). "It's about this... more...

  • U.S. Justice Department Investigates Police Treatment of Mentally Ill
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesJustice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill. more...

  • Women Bare Breasts for Gender Equality on GoTopless Day
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportWomen around the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public. more...

  • Ex-Obama Aide Says Trump Meets Clinical Definition of "Psychopath"
    Source: MSNBC - Top News'I mean, basically, we have a psychopath running for president. I mean, he meets the clinical definition, okay,' David Plouffe said Sunday. more...

  • Graying But Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier
    Source: ScienceDailyWhile even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: they seem to consistently get better over time. more...

  • After Reader Outrage, Stanford Pulls "Female Bodies and Alcohol" Page
    Source: USA Today - U.S. NewsStanford University wiped a webpage titled Female Bodies and Alcohol Wednesday after readers expressed outrage. The webpage, which can be seen as an archived version on the Wayback Machine, went into detail about why women get drunk faster than men, how women behave under the influence of alcohol and “women and alcohol emergencies.” more...

  • Virtual Peer Pressure May Work Just As Well As the Real Thing
    Source: ScienceDailyPeer pressure is a proven social motivator. Researchers probed this decidedly human attribute and found that not only is virtual pressure from a computer-simulated peer just as motivating as the real thing, but that 'fake' competition is effective as well. Researchers formulated a mathematical model of human behavior that successfully predicted group responses across conditions. more...

  • Teachers May Be Failing Students with Excessive Homework
    Source: CBS News - HealthwatchPsychologist Lisa Damour explains that more homework does not necessarily mean more achievement, and what parents can do to alleviate their children's stress. more...

  • In Turkey, Protests Against Transgender Activist's Rape, Murder
    Source: USA Today - World NewsHer name was Hande Kader. Hundreds stood in Istanbul on Sunday, holding photographs of the 23-year-old transgender woman, who was found dead Aug. 12. Kader, a sex worker and an LGBT rights activist, was raped and burned beyond recognition, according to local reports. more...

  • To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health Not Weight
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportWhen teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than worry about the number on the bathroom scale, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. In new guidelines that address both teen obesity and eating disorders, the AAP says adults should move away from "weight talk," and instead help kids have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. more...

  • How Smart Are You? Patterns of Brain Activity Might Hold Clues
    Source: CBS News - Science and TechnologyHow the brain looks while resting could shed light on much bigger questions of cognitive ability, a new study finds. more...

  • Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportCompetition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook. more...

  • Which Would You Rather Win: A Silver or Bronze Olympic Medal?
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesChinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui's memorable stunned-yet-thrilled reaction to winning the bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke final at the Olympic Games in Rio last week made the Internet love her even more. more...

  • "They Kill with So Much Hate": Anti-LGBT Violence Soars in Brazil
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsDespite its pink reputation for hosting the world's largest Pride festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil has seen an alarming spike in violent homophobic and transphobic assaults over the last decade, according to human-rights groups. more...

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