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Newly Identified Genes Linking Environment to Risk of Anxiety Disorders

Madison, Wisconsin - A genome-wide study in young primates with anxious temperament has yielded two candidate genes that may convey the effects ...

Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings – Pap ...

Stress Hormone Linked to cognitive impairment

Neuherberg - Lower morning to evening cortisol ratio is associated with cognitive impairment in men and not women, according to new research by scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) published in ‘Psychoneuroendocrinology’. ... Full story

Small Cues Can Activate Gambling Desire: Study

Even a relatively subtle emotional cue can spark the urge to gamble among regular gamblers, according to a study from the University of Guelph and Dalhousie University. ... Full story

Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit

A UCL-led experiment on 80 pairs of adults found that people were willing to sacrifice on average twice as much money to spare a stranger pain than to spare themselves, despite the decision being secret. ... Full story

Facial motion a clue to difficulties in social interaction among autistic adults

The motion acquisition process illustrated difficulties autistic adults have in recognising facial motion ... Full story

Musicians show advantages in long-term memory, UT Arlington research says

A peek inside the brains of professional musicians has given University of Texas at Arlington psychology researchers what may be the first links between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory. ... Full story

With rewards, we remember more than we should

To prevent confusion between facts we’ve made a point of learning and closely related facts we haven’t, the brain employs “retrieval-induced forgetting.” In a new experiment, Brown University brain scientists show that reward during learning can undo that helpful mechanism. ... Full story

Psychotropic drug prescriptions: therapeutic advances or fads?

Why are psychotropic drugs such as antidepressants, psychostimulants, anxiolytics, and antipsychotics are increasingly prescribed in North America? ... Full story

Spice up your memory

Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment. ... Full story

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