Are young adults who harm themselves more at risk for suicide? New research suggests there could be a connection under specific conditions associated with negative emotions. Kenneth J.D. Allen, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and colleagues at Ohio State University have discovered that allergic reactions trigger changes in brain behavior development in unborn males and females. This latest brain development discovery will ultimately help researchers better understand how neurological conditions can differ between men and women. It is the first […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Queen’s have found that spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK. This amounts to more than £0.7bn per year in costs to the NHS for treating the health consequences. A large proportion of the UK population have […]Continue Reading ...
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among those aged 15 to 34 years and yet, despite years of mental health research, our ability to predict suicidal behavior is only slightly better than chance. Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides a new approach to tackling the problem, […]Continue Reading ...
Disruptive behaviors in childhood are among the most prevalent and costly mental health problems in industrialized countries and are associated with significant negative long-term outcomes for individuals and society. Recent evidence suggests that disruptive behavioral problems in the first years of life are an important early predictor of lower employment earnings in adulthood. A new […]Continue Reading ...
Feeding behavior and social stimulation activate intermingled but distinct brain circuits, and activating one circuit can inhibit the other, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University. The researchers demonstrated in mice that direct stimulation of fewer than two dozen nerve cells, or neurons, linked to social interaction was enough to suppress the […]Continue Reading ...
It may seem like one of the cruelest aspects of the natural world, but research has shown that infanticide is actually an instinctive behavior in many animals – and Catherine Dulac has begun deciphering the chemical and other sensory cues that drive the behavior. The Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Lee […]Continue Reading ...
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviors towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviors, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate parents. However, virgin males often engage in infanticide as a strategy to propagate their own genes. How are these conflicting social behaviors controlled? Research published […]Continue Reading ...
Sedentary behavior such as sitting or lying down for long periods not only increase the risk for various diseases and premature death; they also cost the NHS at least £700m per year, according to new research from Queen’s University Belfast. Flotsam | Shutterstock Leonie Heron and colleagues say that as well as sedentary behavior causing […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among those aged 15 to 34 years and yet, despite years of mental health research, our ability to predict suicidal behavior is only slightly better than chance. Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides a new approach […]Continue Reading ...
To what extent is our personality an adaptation to our appearance or even our physique? A team of scientists at the University of Göttingen has investigated this question. Their results: it depends – on our gender and on which behavior. The study was published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. Previous theories of a […]Continue Reading ...
Atlas Award-winning study in Journal of Affective Disorders shows link between depression and sedentary behavior is strongest in cities Getting people involved in community activities like playing games and social events could be a low-cost way to tackle depression in the developing world, according to a study in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Sedentary behavior […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — You’ve probably seen movies where a veteran returns home from the horrors of war and wakes in the middle of the night yelling, punching or flailing so much that they harm themselves or a sleep partner. This isn’t just Hollywood drama. New research has identified who’s most at risk for […]Continue Reading ...
Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm. Different species of Spironucleus infect other species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, though this parasite family is not a threat to human health. One notorious member of […]Continue Reading ...
Call it instinct, but something compels some animals to behave in certain ways, perhaps programs in their genes. Researchers have directly connected activities of genes with instinctive behavior in little male fish that make patterns in the sand to attract their mates. Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Stanford University who led the […]Continue Reading ...
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