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COVID-19 Survey: How NYC Residents Are Holding Up

Nearly 3 in 10 New York City residents (29%) report that either they or someone in their household has lost their job as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) over the...

Aging Associated with Emotional Stability

New research suggests one benefit of growing older is improved emotional stability. Duke and Vanderbilt university investigators also found that older people are also better able to resist temptations in...

For Mental Well-Being, Live in Moment But Plan For Future

People who manage to balance living in the moment with planning for the future are best able to weather daily stress without succumbing to negative moods, according to a new...

CDC Report: Autism Rates Continue to Increase

In 2016, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected 1 in 54 (or 1.85 percent) 8-year-olds, according to the newest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. This is a...

Study: Say ‘Thank You’ Instead of ‘Sorry’ to Unhappy Customers

A new study suggests that showing appreciation (saying “thank you”) may be a more effective strategy than apologizing (saying “I’m sorry”) when it comes to restoring customer satisfaction. For the...

Fake Facebook Ads Adeptly Used Fear and Anger To Divide Americans

Facebook users scrolling through their feeds in fall 2016 faced a minefield of targeted advertisements pitting blacks against police, southern whites against immigrants, gun owners against Obama supporters, and the...

Study: Lower Income Associated with Higher Autism Rates

Emerging research suggests that over the past two decades, the prevalence of autism has fallen among wealthy and white populations yet risen in communities of poor whites and minorities. Experts...

Study IDs Psychosis Risk Factors During and After Pregnancy

U.K. researchers have discovered several pregnancy-related risk factors linked to the development of psychotic disorders in offspring. These prenatal and perinatal risks, including the age of the parents, nutritional deficiencies...

Researchers ID Substance That May Ease Side Effects of Tricyclic Antidepressants

Danish researchers have discovered a new substance that may help relieve some of the more severe side effects of tricyclic antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants, such clomipramine (Anafranil) and amoxapine (Ascendin), are...

Is a ‘Sense of Obligation’ Good or Bad for a Relationship?

We are in an unprecedented time as authorities ask individuals to practice social distancing. A timely new study looks at the obligations that may come along with staying connected, yet...
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