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October 10, 2014

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4:34 PM | What It’s Like to Live with Schizophrenia
Thirty-one years ago Elyn R. Saks was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her prognosis was grave: she wouldn’t be able to live independently, hold a job or find love. After her hospitalization at 28 years old, a doctor suggested she work as a cashier. If she could do that, they’d reassess her abilities and possibly consider a […]
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4:20 PM | ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS REPORTS DATA FROM ISIS-SMNRX PHASE 2 STUDIES IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY
NIF applauds ISIS pharmaceuticals, the press release is below. This is an event, unfortunately too rare, where neuroscience research is successfully pushed from the bench to a clinical application giving an option for treatment of babies diagnosed with this neuro-skeletal disorder. We salute the SMA foundation, which has been pushing scientists, clinicians and the public […]
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3:31 PM | Big pharma has withdrawn from antibiotics. Should research universities step in?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that […]
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3:29 PM | Scientists discover a ‘good’ fat that fights diabetes
Scientists at the Salk Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical […]
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3:17 PM | This is Why Childhood Psychological Abuse Should Be As Taboo as Sexual or Physical Abuse
Large new study reveals just how harmful psychological abuse in childhood can be. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:The Healthiest Way to Deal With Memories of a Traumatic Childhood Family Problems In Childhood Affect Brain Development Effects of Childhood Bullying Last at Least 40 Years Childhood Poverty and Stress Harms Adult Brain Function Childhood Amnesia: […]
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3:10 PM | Modified vitamin D shows promise against pancreatic cancer
A synthetic derivative of vitamin D was found by Salk […]
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3:06 PM | Leaky, Star-Forming Galaxies Help Us Better Understand the Universe
By focusing on large, star-forming galaxies in the universe, researchers […]
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2:55 PM | Examining the language of terrorist propaganda
New research out of Queen’s University could give insight into […]
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2:52 PM | Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered
A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new […]
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2:51 PM | ‘Baby rattle’ molecules show quantum properties of H2O and H2
The experiments were carried out on endofullerenes, molecules of C60 […]
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1:59 PM | 10 New Insights into Sleep: Discover What The Latest Psych Research Has Taught Us
How sleep enhances recall, why some can survive on 5 hours, a strange cure for a lack of sleep and more... Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Poor Sleep Can Lead to False Memories A Strange Cure for Lack of Sleep Offline Learning: How The Mind Learns During Sleep Why Some People Only Need Five Hours’ Sleep a Night You Can Learn a New Language While You […]
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1:51 PM | World Mental Health Day: On Stigma
Today, is World Mental Health Day. In honor of this day, I’m talking about stigma and seeking professional support. Learn more about this day, and read other pieces here. When psychologist Deborah Serani, PsyD, was diagnosed with depression, her initial relief turned into shame. As she writes in her book Living with Depression: …I felt […]
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1:35 PM | Living with Mental Illness: World Mental Health Day 2014
Living with any mental illness is never easy. Nowhere is this more true that when a person has to deal with the likes of schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder. Sometimes treatments don’t seem to work as effectively as promised. Other times we run into friends or family members just not really knowing how to act […]
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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: October 10, 2014
I bet what your struggling with isn’t your greatest challenge. It’s learning how to accept the situation for what it is. It is a simple concept, but an excruciatingly difficult one to practice. Within each of us is an ideal perspective of how life should be. We have a vision of the way our parents […]
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8:48 AM | How sharing a toilet helps students make more friends
The built environment shapes our behaviour profoundly - piazzas and park benches promote unplanned encounters between strangers whereas car-friendly streets have the opposite effect, the efficiency of speedy travel promoting "streets as corridors" over "streets as sociable space".What’s true at the level of cities also applies within buildings, including student residences. This has been investigated in the past, one famous example being Leon Festinger’s 1950 study that suggested […]
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8:40 AM | Vitamin D supplement improves autistic behaviours?
I don't want to get too ahead of myself with this post talking about the paper by Feiyong Jia and colleagues [1] (open-access) who concluded: "Vitamin D supplementation may be effective in ameliorating the autistic behavioral problems in children with autism spectrum disorders [ASDs]".The idea however that issues with vitamin D seemingly present in quite a few cases of ASD [2] (see here too) but not all [3] might actually have more direct consequences for behavioural presentation […]

贾, �. (2014). Vitamin D Supplementation Improves Autistic Symptoms in a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asian Case Reports in Pediatrics, 02 (03) 21-24. DOI: 10.12677/ACRP.2014.23005

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8:34 AM | Don’t Just Sit There–Do Something
Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something Although sitting seems to be a natural and comfortable thing to do, our bodies just aren’t designed to do it as much as we do and we do it more these days than ever before. I’ve read a number of articles recently that alluded to sitting down being […] The post Don’t Just Sit There–Do Something appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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4:24 AM | Actor Stephen Collins Accused of Sexual Assault
  Stephen Collins, film and TV actor confesses on tape in a therapy session, to sexually abusing at least three girls over a period of several years (let me clarify here, that by abusing I am referring to exposing himself and touching the children-or having them touch him). His confession was taped by his wife, unknowingly to […]
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4:01 AM | Date Night Done Right: How To Maximize the Effects of Spending Time Together
There’s a lot of evidence from research over the past 20 years that supports the conclusion that engaging in new and fun activities with one’s romantic partner enhances relationship quality. Recent work by researchers in New Zealand has identified when shared activities are most beneficial.1  Across two studies of more than 350 people in long-term romantic relationships, the researchers found that spending time doing “shared relationship activities” (for […]
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2:09 AM | Hunger Games: How the brain ‘browns’ fat to aid weight loss
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have uncovered a molecular […]
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1:54 AM | An Apple a Day May Keep the Pounds Away
If you’re looking to lose weight, add apples to your […]
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1:53 AM | Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S.
As birth rates decline in many countries that include parts […]
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1:05 AM | Mental Health & Happiness: World Mental Health Day
October 10 is World Mental Health Day and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2014 focus to be schizophrenia. The people at the William Glasser Institute – US (WGI-US) took to heart Dr. Glasser’s mandate that society treat mental health as a public health issue. When we do that, the focus is on […]

October 09, 2014

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11:57 PM | Bittersweet News for Dieters: Grapefruit Really Helps
In the pantheon of fad diet crazes, perhaps the most […]
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10:36 PM | Scientists Use Morphed Photos of Celebrities to Show How Subjective Perception Is
Images can be real or they can be an illusion. This is a widely understood idea that had sparked curiosity for ages. This topic is not about hallucinations, it is about seeing one image and filtering out the other. For instance, if two faces were superimposed over one another, you … READ MORE
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9:53 PM | Elephant ‘Radar’ Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away
They say elephants never forget – and evidently they can […]
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9:51 PM | Second Group Completes Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Risk
Second Group Completes Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Risk This week the second student group completed the Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk at ACU. The Graduate Certificate comprises four units: · An Introduction to the Social Psychology of Risk · Leadership and Risk · Understanding the Unconscious and Risk · The Social Psychology […] The post Second Group Completes Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Risk appeared first on Safety Risk […]
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9:35 PM | Do We Create Our Own Reality? Not So Fast!
A popular New Age view that rankles me is that we create our own reality — and that we become what we think or believe. A related view is that we’re responsible for everything that happens to us. If our relationships aren’t fulfilling, or if we’re struggling with financial hardship, or if caregiving for an […]
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8:07 PM | Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death
For older adults, being unable to identify scents is a […]
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8:06 PM | Harvard scientists claim giant leap against diabetes via stem cell production
Harvard stem cell researchers announced today that they have made […]
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