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  • Kids’ Blood Sugar Improves with Short Walks
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthGetting off the couch to walk for as little as three minutes during TV commercial breaks or between classes can improve children's blood sugar, according to a new study. more...

  • Borderline Personality Traits Linked to Lowered Empathy
    Source: ScienceDailyThose with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, a mental illness marked by unstable moods, often experience trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships. New research indicates that this may have to do with lowered brain activity in regions important for empathy in individuals with borderline personality traits. more...

  • Settling the Back-to-School Jitters
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportMental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help. more...

  • Yale Urges Discussion on Renaming College That Honors Racist Alumnus
    Source: ABC News - US NewsYale leaders urge discussion on name change for college that honors slavery advocate Calhoun. more...

  • Fashion's Flirted with Using Disabled Models But Has Much More to Do
    Source: The GuardianModels with disabilities – Jillian Mercado, Jamie Brewer – have made the headlines, but the handful of examples is just a drop in the ocean. Reading certain sections of the media over the past few weeks you might have thought that we were living in a golden age of diversity in fashion. Modelling – so the narrative goes – is finally opening its doors to people who reflect the eclectic beauty of the world’s population, with disabled... more...

  • 3 Lessons IBM's Watson Can Teach Us About Our Brains' Biases
    Source: Yahoo News - BusinessWhat can artificial intelligence teach us about human intelligence? Quite a bit, it turns out. IBM's Watson had its crowning moment back in 2011 when the cognitive computing system famously destroyed its ... more...

  • U.N. Body Calls on Dutch to End "Black Pete" Racial Stereotype
    Source: Reuters - World NewsA U.N. body called on the Netherlands on Friday to revamp its "Black Pete" Christmas tradition, where white performers black up to entertain children, as many saw it as a "vestige of slavery". more...

  • Massive Study Reports Low Reliability of Psychology Findings
    Source: ScienceDailyA study that sought to replicate 100 findings published in three prominent psychology journals has found that, across multiple criteria, independent researchers could replicate less than half of the original findings. In some cases this may call into question the validity of some scientific findings, but it may also point to the difficulty of conducting effective replications and achieving reproducible results. more...

  • Fair Trade Logo Boosts Consumer’s Willingness to Pay
    Source: ScienceDailyProducts labeled with a Fair Trade logo cause prospective buyers to dig deeper into their pockets. Participants were willing to pay on average 30 percent more for ethically produced goods, compared to their conventionally produced counterparts. The neuroscientists analyzed the neural pathways involved in processing products with a Fair Trade emblem. They identified a potential mechanism that explains why Fair Trade products are evaluated more... more...

  • Nasal Spray Device for Mental Illness
    Source: ScienceDailyResearchers have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. This method was found to deliver medicine to the brain with few side effects. more...

  • Domestic Violence Twice As Likely in Polygamous Marriages, Report Says
    Source: Science and Development NetworkIn Kenya, women are twice as likely to suffer domestic violence if their husband has more than one wife. more...

  • Link Between Gene Variant and Aggression in Children
    Source: ScienceDailySome children react more strongly to negative experiences than others. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found a link between aggression and variants of a particular gene. more...

  • South African Black Doll Breaks the Barbie Mold in Style
    Source: The GuardianDecked out in the latest fashions and sporting an impressive afro, young South African girls are learning to love a new doll whose maker hopes to change the way black children look at themselves. more...

  • Fish Oil Pills Don't Help Memory, Study Finds
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsThe study may dispel the belief that taking omega-3 supplements can protect the brain from cognitive decline and dementia. more...

  • Aphantasia: A Life Without Mental Images
    Source: BBC News - HealthA life without any visual imagination. more...

  • After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life
    Source: ScienceDailyA new study shows that quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health. Many of these improvements became apparent as little as one month after quitting and are more pronounced after one year, according to the research. more...

  • If You Want to Lose Weight, Eat Sitting Down
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthEating on the go could be the enemy of weight loss, according to a small new study.The study, conducted at the University of Surrey and published in the Journal of Health Psychology, looked at the eating habits of 60 women. Some were trying to lose weight, while others weren't. more...

  • "What Day Is It Today?" Study Explains Why It Can Be Hard to Keep Track
    Source: Medical News TodayResearchers suggest that midweek days are frequently confused because the mental associations that people have with them are sparse and similar. more...

  • People with Autism Often Excel in Creative Thinking, Report Concludes
    Source: Google News - HealthA new study showing that people with autism display higher levels of creativity has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it helps debunk a myth about people with learning disabilities. more...

  • Physical Activity Linked to Greater Mental Flexibility in Older Adults
    Source: ScienceDailyOne day soon, doctors may determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain. Physically fit people tend to have larger brain volumes and more intact white matter than their less-fit peers. Now a new study reveals that older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity have more variable brain activity at rest than those who don't. This variability is associated with better cognitive performance,... more...

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