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Weed users found to have poorer verbal memory in middle age

February 10, 2016, CNN
A recent study found current marijuana use was associated with poorer verbal memory and processing speed.

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Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm

February 10, 2016, Fox News
Agencies are increasingly asking refugees about their emotional state as part of initial health screenings which is something not done in years past.

Why contemplating death changes how you think

February 9, 2016, BBC News
Dozens of studies show that being reminded of death strengthens our ties to the groups we belong to, to the detriment of those who are different from us.

New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

February 6, 2016, The Washington Post
New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people’s sexual orientation, joining a number of states that have acted against what’s known as gay conversion therapy.

Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teens

February 5, 2016, Fox News
Social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, but emotional distress and substance abuse appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike.

'Suicide prevention app' trial

February 4, 2016, BBC News
An NHS mental health trust is working with US researchers to develop an app that may stop people from killing themselves.

The health benefits of hugging

February 3, 2016, U.S. News & World Report
Besides helping you feel close and connected to people you care about, it turns out that hugs can bring a host of health benefits to your body and mind.

End prejudice by watching a sitcom

February 2, 2016, CNN
Science has shown that exposure to certain programs can make a huge impression, especially if you've had limited exposure to a particular group in the past.

The science of getting kids organized

February 2, 2016, NPR
Research shows there is a connection between executive function skills and academic success, but the studies did not show that working on those skills leads to achievement.

The psychology of fresh starts

February 1, 2016, U.S. News & World Report
Research suggests those who adopt intrinsic as opposed to external motivators better maintain and adhere to goals.