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New scale for measuring addiction to work

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Researchers from the Jaume I University have proven the usefulness of DUWAS, a new scale for measuring addiction to work, a disorder that affects around 12% of all working people...

Failed college dreams don't spell depression, study finds

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High school seniors, take note: A wise person once said, 'It is better to shoot for the stars and miss than aim at the gutter and hit it.'...

The mathematics behind a good night's sleep

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Why can't I fall asleep? Will this new medication keep me up all night? Can I sleep off this cold? Despite decades of research, answers to these basic questions about...

Online daters behave similarly to those who meet face-to-face

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People who lie on online dating services likely are people-pleasers who want to present themselves in the most favourable light to get someone to like them - just as they...

Discovery gives insight into brain 'replay' process

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The hippocampus, a part of the brain essential for memory, has long been known to 'replay' recently experienced events. Previously, replay was believed to be a simple process of reviewing...

A possible early glimpse of autism's impact on older siblings

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A new study suggests a trend toward developing hyperactivity among typically developing elementary-school-aged siblings of autistic preschoolers and supports the notion that mothers of young, autistic children experience more depression...

Job Loss Takes a Toll on Mental Health

8 years ago from Live Science

Unemployment is linked with higher rates of depression and other mental health problems.

Sleep deprivation influences drug use in teens' social networks

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Recent studies have shown that behaviours such as happiness, obesity, smoking and altruism are 'contagious' within adult social networks. In other words, your behaviour not only influences your friends, but...

Why surprises temporarily blind us

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Reading this story requires you to willfully pay attention to the sentences and to tune out nearby conversations, the radio and other distractions. But if a fire alarm sounded, your...

Arizona state employee fired over jaguar capture

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Arizona Game and Fish Department has fired an employee based on results of an internal investigation into the capture and death of what was the only...

Camel No. 9 ads appeal to teen girls

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

If you think teenagers today are less susceptible to smoking advertisements than those of yesterday — remember all those Virginia Slims "You've come a long way, baby" ads? — you'd...

White House Memo: One Subject Pushes Talk of Any Other to the Margins

8 years ago from NY Times Health

For several weeks the issue of health care has overshadowed every other issue, foreign and domestic, faced by President Obama.

Suspect in teen murder had run-ins with police

8 years ago from AP Science

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A convicted sex offender charged with murdering a 17-year-old California girl was repeatedly fined for drug and driving offenses following his 2005...

Brain Waves and Mediation

8 years ago from Science Daily

We all know that mediation helps relax people, but what exactly happens in the brain during mediation? A new study suggests that nondirective meditation yields more marked changes in electrical...

First Person: Asperger’s is a label worth keeping

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

Plans by the American Psychiatric Assn. to drop it in favor of a more generic autism diagnosis ignores the differences between the condition and its more problematic counterpart. If current plans hold, my...

The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalised Medicine | Book review

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Peter Forbes on a book that decodes the futureFrancis Collins was appointed director of the National Institutes of Health (equivalent of the Medical Research Council) by President Obama in August 2009. He is...

What I'm really thinking: The defence barrister

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

'How can you defend someone if you know they're guilty? The answer is, you never know'People imagine being a criminal defence barrister involves dealing with the devious, dishonest and depraved, that every day...

Prince Charles health charity accused of vendetta against critic

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Foundation for Integrated Health could face Charity Commission investigation after complaint by Republic campaign groupPrince Charles's health charity, which campaigns for the wider use of homeopathic and herbal remedies, is facing possible investigation by...

New Web Generation Of China Activists

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Internet, Twitter Helping To Create New Generation Of Human Rights Activists In China

Science in fiction and fact, John Burnside on Waking Up In Toytown

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Two dispatches from the far frontiers of science send our panellists into orbit around such issues as "how many years will it be before we all carry our personal genomes around with...

Crushed Dreams Don't Cause Depression, Sociologists Say

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Despite several social psychological theories that suggest otherwise, failing to meet educational goals does not result in depression, say sociologists from Floria and Kansas State Universities. Their study in American Sociological...

Outreach program brings relief to traumatised London bombing survivors

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A new mental health outreach programme set up after the 2005 London bombings has successfully identified and treated hundreds of survivors...

How can policymakers cope with ambiguity?

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How might policymakers make reasonable decisions when they have limited information? That's the question Northwestern University's Charles F. Manski explores in his new paper, 'Vaccination With Partial Knowledge of External...

Behavioural problems in childhood doubles the risk of chronic widespread pain in adult life

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Bad behaviour in childhood is associated with long-term, chronic widespread pain in adult life, according to the findings of a study following nearly 20,000 people from birth in 1958 to...

Patient Money: Stressful but Vital: Choosing a Nursing Home

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Finding a good one takes research and perseverance, but unfortunately, the typical search is made under duress and with little time available.

Celebrate science every week | Claire McWhirter

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Until Britain values science and maths like it values literacy, we're going to be stuck with our anti-scientific societyThis week is National Science and Engineering Week – a good a time to...

The Ethical Dog

8 years ago from Science Blog

Every dog owner knows a pooch can learn the house rules--and when she breaks one, her subsequent groveling is usually ingratiating enough to ensure quick forgiveness. But few people have...

New Delhi calls for IPI talks

8 years ago from UPI

NEW DELHI, March 19 (UPI) -- India called on Pakistan and Iran to sit down for trilateral talks in Tehran in May to hammer out lingering issues on a...