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Brief Meditation Can Alter Brain Activity Tied to Increased Error Recognition

Non-meditators who engage in just one 20-minute session of “open monitoring meditation” show changes in brain activity suggesting increased error recognition, according to a new EEG study at Michigan State...

Racial Discrimination Tied to Suicidal Thoughts in African-American Men

Suicide deaths among African-American men have risen dramatically during the last 20 years, with racial discrimination pinpointed as a contributing factor in many cases. A new study from researchers at...

Mouse Study: How Infections in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Psychiatric Disorders

Maternal infections during pregnancy can impair fetal brain development and lead to cognitive problems, according to a new Danish study conducted on mice. The researchers believe these impairments help explain...

Youth Suicides Shown to Rise With Poverty Levels

New research shows that U.S. children living in counties with the highest poverty rates are 37 percent more likely to die by suicide than those living in the least impoverished...

What Issues Do Americans Worry About the Most?

According to this year’s “Stress in America” survey, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, climate change, mass shootings and the upcoming...

Sleep Problems Linked to Greater Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

People with insomnia symptoms, such as having trouble falling or staying asleep, may be more likely to have a stroke, heart attack or other cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases, according to...

Only Close, Face-to-Face Relationships Tied to Greater Well-Being

A smaller number of quality face-to-face relationships — as opposed to numerous online contacts —boosts well-being among people of all ages, and may be as important to people under age...

To Optimize Learning, Fail 15 Percent of the Time

Educators have long recognized there is a “sweet spot” when it comes to learning — we learn best when we are challenged to grasp something just outside the bounds of...

Anorexia Nervosa Comes in All Sizes, Including Plus Size

A new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), finds adolescents and young adults whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and...

Even If Fake News on Facebook Is Flagged As Such, Our Bias Can Make It Skew as True

With the 2020 presidential election season moving into high gear, many people will get their political news on social media, especially Facebook. But a new study shows that most people can’t...
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