Avoidant Grieving Makes People Avoid Life
December 19, 2018 | MentalHealth | A.McCarthy
A new study between published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience demonstrates that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, constantly protecting themselves from thinking about their loss.
Running Shoes With Greatest Comfort Promote Highest Injury Risk
December 14, 2018 | Prevention | K.Foster
Highly-cushioned running shoes are meant to protect against injuries, but they may actually do the opposite by changing the way we run, research suggests.
Can We Unlearn The Fear That Creates Our Reality?
December 12, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Imagination is a wonderful thing. Emotions are often a result of the mind telling us stories without our direction over the outcome. When we imagine any fear repeatedly in a safe environment, soon our phobia, and our brain's response to it, begins to subside.
Tiny Sun Sensor Warns You When Your Skin Is About To Burn
December 11, 2018 | Sunlight | J.Battaglia
A miniature wearable sensor has been designed to let you know if you've spent too much or too little time in the sun.
As Couples Age, Humor and Tenderness Towards One Another Increases
December 10, 2018 | Happiness | A.McCarthy
A new UC Berkeley study shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early and middle years of marriage mellow with age as conflicts give way to humor and acceptance.
Phone App Can Diagnose Low Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency From Photos of Your Fingernails
December 7, 2018 | Prevention | M.Torres
Developers continue to create platforms on mobile devices to assist users in assessing a myriad of health conditions. Now a new smartphone app is capable of diagnosing vitamin and mineral deficiencies simply by analysing the colour of a person's fingernails in a photograph.
Alcohol and Cigarette Industries Panicking As More Teens Choose Marijuana Above All Else
December 5, 2018 | Prevention | M.Torres
The patterns of adolescent substance use are changing, and marijuana is increasingly the first substance in the sequence of recreational drug use for adolescents, according researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Bad Bosses Teach Compassion, Create Exceptional Leaders
December 4, 2018 | Consciousness | A.McCarthy
A new University of Central Florida study suggests abuse and mistreatment by those at the top of an organization do not necessarily lead to abusive behavior by lower-level leaders. When offered leadership opportunities, prior victims of workplace abuse are more likely to treat their own subordinates better by learning from the bad behavior of their bosses.
Only 12 Percent of Adults Are Metabolically Healthy
November 30, 2018 | Metabolism | M.Chan
The prevalence of metabolic health in adults is 'alarmingly low,' in the U.S. even among people who are normal weight, a new study finds.
Our Response To Food Depends On The Time We Eat It
November 29, 2018 | Sleep | M.Chan
The timings of our meals effect our ability to lose weight so the integration of sleep rhythm data would help to build more effective personalised diet guides, experts have said.
How Emotional Suppression Affects Children
November 28, 2018 | Consciousness | K.Foster
'Not in front of the kids.' It's an age-old plea for parents to avoid showing conflict and strong negative emotions around their children. But new research from a Washington State University scientist disagrees, showing that it's better to express negative emotions in a healthy way than to tamp them down.