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Early Puberty in Girls Tied to Greater Risk for Migraine

Adolescent girls who reach puberty at an earlier age may be at greater risk of developing migraine headaches, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati (UC) College...

Preterm Babies Less Likely to Have Romantic Relationships in Adulthood

A new study has found that adults who were born pre-term — under 37 weeks gestation — are less likely to form romantic relationships, have sexual relations, or experience parenthood...

Exercise May Improve Mood, Anxiety in Older Adults Getting Chemotherapy

Older chemotherapy patients who engage in low- to moderate-intensity exercise at home may experience improved anxiety, mood and social and emotional well-being, according to a new study published in the...

Just Seeing Green Space May Ease Cravings for Alcohol, Cigarettes, Junk Food

A new study shows a link between being able to see green spaces from your home and reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes, and harmful foods. The study is the first...

Study: Mentally Stimulating Activities Lower Risk/Delay Memory Loss

A new study suggests mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory...

School Suspensions Tied to More Offenses Later, Not Less

A new study finds that, rather than decreasing criminal behavior, school suspensions are linked to an increase in subsequent offending. The research, published in the Justice Quarterly, took a longitudinal...

Imagination May Be Key to Altruistic Behavior

New research shows that when we see people in trouble, we imagine how we can help before we act. According to researchers at Boston College and the University of Albany,...

Why Sex Becomes Less Satisfying as Women Age

A new study has identified several psychosocial contributors to why women have less sex as they age. Previous research has focused largely on biological causes, such as hot flashes, sleep...

LGBTQ Asian-Americans Seen as More ‘American’

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States but one that is consistently perceived as “foreign” by other Americans. Now a new study from the University of...

Combat Veterans at Increased Risk of Mental Health Concerns

New research suggests military veterans exposed to combat have an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety in later life than veterans who had not seen combat. Oregon State University...
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