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  • Which Countries Are Ranked Happiest in the World?
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsThe U.S. ranks number 15 among 158 countries in the World Happiness Report 2015. more...

  • Exposure to Air Pollution May Pose Risk to Brain Structures
    Source: ScienceDailyAir pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study suggests that long-term exposure can cause damage to brain structures and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults. more...

  • What Transgender People Want You to Know
    Source: CBS News - Healthwatch​Words matter, and in the transgender community, language may help clear a path to acceptance and a safer life. more...

  • Domestic Violence Victim in China Wins Death Sentence Reprieve
    Source: The GuardianWoman who killed husband benefits from China’s changing approach to domestic violence cases A woman who was sentenced to death in China for the murder of her abusive husband has received a two-year reprieve that could become a life sentence with a possibility of parole. The reprieve is part of new guidelines on domestic violence cases that include recommendations for sentencing victims who commit crimes against their abuser. Continue reading... more...

  • Most Americans Oppose "Religious Freedom" Laws That Allow Bias
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesNearly 6 in 10 Americans say that businesses that provide wedding-related services should be required to provide those services to same-sex couples in the same way they would all other customers, even if they have religious objections. more...

  • Why Beachgoers Let Sexual Assault Happen Right Before Their Eyes
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceWhy didn't one of the hundreds of bystanders step in to help the victim? Though perplexing, the phenomenon — known as the "bystander effect" — is common, experts said. "There's this kind of paradoxical relationship, where the more people [there are who] observe an incident, the less likely any single individual is to help," more...

  • Yogurt Might Not Be As Healthy As We Thought It Was
    Source: Google News - HealthYogurt is often thought of as an important part of a healthy diet, but a new study suggests it might not have as many benefits as we thought. The Spanish study looked at more than 4,000 people and determined there was no link between regular yogurt consumption and improved physical or mental health more...

  • Helping College Students Who Suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
    Source: ScienceDailyIs it possible to prevent mental health problems in higher education students? The answer is "yes" according to a team of psychologists who conducted a careful, systematic review of 103 universal interventions involving over 10,000 students. They conclude that effective programs to prevent emotional distress and promote psychosocial assets warrant more widespread use. more...

  • French Feminists Lambast Council Over Health Booklet Cover
    Source: The GuardianBacklash forces Bouches-du-Rhône council to withdraw official Carnet de Santé given to mothers of newborns and reprint them at a cost of €33,000 The health booklet showed a smiling young boy clearly anxious to grow taller. Next to him was a young girl measuring her waist and frowning. So far, so sexist. What has shocked French feminists, however, is that the picture was used as a cover for the official Carnet de Santé, the health... more...

  • Transgender Teen Gets State to Change Driver's License Policy
    Source: Reuters - US NewsSouth Carolina's motor vehicles agency will change its driver's license photo policy as part of a settlement reached with a transgender teenager who was required to remove her makeup for her picture last year, lawyers said on Wednesday. more...

  • Smartphones May Protect Elderly from Spatial Disorientation
    Source: ScienceDailyResearchers are using new network operator technologies to locate and send alerts when an old person with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suffers from episodes of spatial disorientation. Up to the 60% of cases of MCI can cause episodes of spatial disorientation that appear even in zones where the person usually carries out daily tasks such as doing the shopping, going to the health centre or visiting someone. The person goes missing and starts... more...

  • Mindfulness Therapy As Effective As Anti-Depressants, Study Finds
    Source: Google News - HealthA method of mental training for the mind and body, which helps people change the way people think and feel about their experiences, may be just as effective as antidepressants in preventing relapse, researchers in the United Kingdom have found, following... more...

  • Could Your Sweat Put You in a Good Mood?
    Source: Google News - HealthIf you're happy and you know it ... sweat? New findings published in the Association for Psychological Science show that the smell of one's sweat can actually more...

  • Indian Minister Says 2,000 Girls "Killed" Every Day
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthTwo thousand girls are "killed" every day due to a preference for sons in India with most aborted or murdered just after birth, the country's minister for women and child development said. more...

  • Vaccine Not Linked to Autism, Even in High-Risk Kids
    Source: Google News - HealthThe measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is not linked to development of autism spectrum disorders, even among children considered to be at risk, a large new study finds. Among nearly 100,000 children, receipt of the MMR vaccine... more...

  • What Can You Do to Prevent Dementia?
    Source: The GuardianIt’s a condition that could strike any one of us, and there is still no cure. But evidence suggests that changing your lifestyle can help to reduce your risk. The longer we live, the more likely we are to develop dementia . Of all the myriad conditions that accompany old age, it is the one that tends to terrify us most. One in six people over 80 have the condition, with impaired cognitive function (usually memory loss) and at least one other... more...

  • Vogue to Profile Its First Transgender Model
    Source: Sydney Morning Herald - HeadlinesTransgender model Andreja Pejic has shared her story with the world in the new issue of the US fashion magazine. more...

  • A Dog's Life: Study Reveals People's Hormonal Link with Tail-Waggers
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceOxytocin, a hormone that among other things helps reinforce bonds between parents and their babies, increases in humans and their dogs when they interact, particularly when looking into one another's eyes. more...

  • How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy: Start Veggies Early
    Source: ScienceDailyA healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional health. more...

  • Faculty More Responsive to White Male Doctoral Applicants
    Source: ScienceDailyFaced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white males than to women and minorities more...

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