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Female bosses 'more depressed'

November 21, 2014, BBC News
Research shows that women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression.

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics

November 20, 2014, The New York Times
A government study reveals that nine out of 10 people who drink too much are not addicts, and can change their behavior with support.

Stressful relationships tied to mental decline

November 20, 2014, Fox News
Having close personal relationships in middle age that cause stress, problems or worries, may contribute to a decline in thinking ability in older age, according to a new study.

Ready to quit smoking?

November 17, 2014, USA TODAY
There are several proven methods to help people quit the habit.

Obesity in some tied to pollutants

November 17, 2014, The New York Times
A new study suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke and roadway traffic may be tied to increased body mass index in children and adolescents.

Is drinking soda the new smoking?

November 14, 2014, CBS News
Lawmakers think it's time to warn people about the detrimental health effects of drinking soda much like cigarette labeling did in the 1960's.

Researchers look at why autism cases are increasing

November 4, 2014, Fox News
It's not clear whether the rise is due to changes in how doctors diagnose autism and report cases, or if there is some factor in children's environment that is affecting autism rates.

Shift work may dull your brain

November 3, 2014, BBC News
Scientists warn that working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability.

How to talk to kids about ebola

October 24, 2014, Time
For kids, seeing alarming headlines without understanding the context of the disease, Ebola can seem like a looming and personal threat.

Majority of men want flexible work

October 21, 2014, The Washington Post
Research is showing that having a measure of control over when, where and how work gets done is something nearly everybody wants, including men.

What the dying really regret

October 17, 2014, CNN
For many patients, it's the realization that he or she will lose their body that they finally appreciate how truly wonderful it is.

How to tame a wandering mind

October 16, 2014, BBC News
Evidence suggests that mind-wandering and procrastination can lead to stress, illness and relationship problems.

Can shopping help anxiety?

October 13, 2014, Huffington Post
The shopping process may allow for the feeling of more control over a situation, which in turn eases anxiety.

Why exercise boosts IQ

October 10, 2014, BBC News
Research shows exercising the body is one of the best ways to boost intelligence and preserve it through old age.

Prejudices about money

October 8, 2014, Time
Financial planners need to understand that their feelings about wealth are in fact their feelings — not necessarily their clients'.

Countering negative self-talk

October 7, 2014, PsychCentral
Negative self-talk can sabotage and undermine our efforts in any part of our lives.

Cannabis is as addictive as heroin

October 7, 2014, Telegraph
British study shows cannabis can be as addictive as heroin or alcohol, and may cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use.

Why saying is believing

October 7, 2014, NPR
The science of self-talk shows that the internal sense of oneself is a powerful thing.

Why saying is believing

October 7, 2014, NPR
The science of self-talk shows that the internal sense of oneself is a powerful thing.

Ways to deal with a toxic co-worker

October 2, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
A co-worker who is unhappy at work and shows it in a negative way can foster an emotionally draining situation for everyone else.

Are we hard-wired to doodle?

September 30, 2014, BBC News
One study shows doodling can prevent our minds from wandering into daydreams about the past or future, boosting concentration and memory.

How disappointment works in the brain

September 29, 2014, Fox News
Researchers believe that competing neurotransmitters in the brain might be an avenue that leads to the discovery of a new generation of antidepressants.

Curry spice 'helps brain self-heal'

September 25, 2014, BBC News
An early study in rats suggests the spice turmeric may help boost the brain's ability to repair and regenerate itself.

Keeping your dignity at the hospital

September 23, 2014, Fox News
Doctors are looking into how patients' experiences while in the hospital could be improved if they were simply allowed or even encouraged to wear pants.

Are Americans ready for another war?

September 23, 2014, CNN
The United States appears to have one of the highest rates of veterans and soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome in the world.

Former addicts may be at lower risk of new addictions

September 18, 2014, Fox News
Research shows people who get clean after being addicted to drugs are at lower risk of becoming addicted to something else than people who never overcame the first substance use disorder.

PTSD is linked to food addiction in women

September 18, 2014, Time
Study shows that women who suffer from the worst symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are twice as likely to be addicted to food than those who do not.

Boys struggle with body image, too

September 17, 2014, Huffington Post
Body image issues often go unreported or undiagnosed for boys, which may explain varying statistics.

Study questions Alzheimer's treatments

September 15, 2014, The Boston Globe
Research shows that more than half of patients with advanced dementia who are in the end stages of Alzheimer’s disease continue to receive drugs that have questionable benefits.

A texting driver's education

September 13, 2014, The New York Times
Technology distraction is an issue that scientists say is playing out in many aspects of life — not just behind the wheel, but also at work and at home.

Brain trauma to affect one in three NFL players

September 12, 2014, The New York Times
Data shows nearly a third of retired football players will develop long-term cognitive problems which are likely to emerge at much younger ages than in the general population.

Happy wife, happy life?

September 9, 2014, Fox News
New research shows that for married couples, when the wife is happy with the marriage, the husband has a higher life satisfaction.

How trauma can help you grow

September 8, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Survivors of traumatic events can learn to cope with their pain through a phenomenon called “post-traumatic growth.”

CDC: Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped

September 5, 2014, The Washington Post
Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that it is very likely that their results actually underestimate the prevalence of sexual violence in American society.

Weight loss may not improve mood, study says

September 5, 2014, Fox News
Advertisements for weight-loss programs usually show cheery dieters, but a new study finds that in the real world, weight loss may be linked with worsening mood.

Lack of sleep may shrink your brain

September 4, 2014, CNN
Researchers found that individuals with sleep problems had a more rapid decline in brain volume or size over the course of their study than those who slept well.

Childhood diet habits set in infancy

September 2, 2014, The New York Times
Research indicates that efforts to improve what children eat should begin before they even learn to walk.