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Lack of facial expression leads to perceptions of unhappiness, new OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – People with facial paralysis are perceived as being less happy simply because they can’t communicate in the universal language ...

Job stress not the only cause of burnouts at work

New research from the University of Montreal and Concordia and confirms there are other factors at play ...

Alexander’s and Cushman’s Study Finds Blood Type and Memory Loss Link

People with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types, according to a study published by Kristine Alexander, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in medicine, Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and colleagues in the September 10, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... Full story

CWRU study finds caregivers with family members newly diagnosed with mental illness suffer anxiety

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing, who studied the emotional distress of caring for a family member diagnosed with a mental illness, found anxiety is high for the primary caregiver at the initial diagnosis or early in the course of the illness and decreases over time. ... Full story

Telling kids homophobia is wrong won’t stop bullying in schools

There is no doubt that homophobic bullying is a problem in Australian schools. ... Full story

Just following orders? Obedient zombies in the spotlight

One of history’s most iconic social psychology experiments may have been completely misinterpreted, according to a University of Queensland researcher. ... Full story

Delay in Age of Walking Can Herald Muscular Dystrophy in Boys With Cognitive Delays

The timing of a toddler’s first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself. ... Full story

1 in 5 men reports violence toward intimate partners

Physical symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia also associated with higher risks of intimate partner violence ... Full story

Everyday Discrimination Impacts Mental Health

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. ... Full story

Premenstrual women wrongly labelled as mentally ill

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is wrong to define premenstrual symptoms as a psychiatric disorder, an Australian National University (ANU) researcher said, labelling the decision as unethical and oppressive against women. ... Full story

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