Pandemic Effects on Relationships

Expert commentary from Paula Pietromonaco, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, whose primary research focus is to understand the processes through which interactions in […]

7 Tips of healthy eating for the body and mind during stay-at-home orders

Stay-at-home orders from government officials due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to quickly adapt to a new normal, especially when it comes to […]

COVID-19 and the power of music

Music can help regulate emotion, make us feel connected COLUMBUS, Ohio – In Italy, people isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic stood on apartment balconies, singing “Bella […]

4 tips for business survival … but I put 5

While CEOs and executives are struggling to cope with the fallout of Covid-19, an expert on business internationally renowned growth, Jana Matthews Professor of UniSA […]

Love Notes…

In these days of world suffering, a touch of love notes to cheer the heart.Published by Hoffmann & Hoffmann with the contribution of Blurb, a […]

COVID-19 Causes: Exploring the Unanswered Questions

Newswise Live Expert Panel discussion of unique angles to the COVID-19 outbreak of interest to the public and the media, including public health, testing, business […]

Mental Well-being During Social Distancing

Managing mental well being is critical in times of uncertainty and unpredictability. One common coping mechanism is to connect in-person with friends or family because […]

LJI scientists identify potential targets for immune responses to novel coronavirus

LA JOLLA, CA—Within two months, SARS-CoV-2, a previously unknown coronavirus, has raced around globe, infecting over a 100,000 people with numbers continuing to rise quickly. […]

Equal parenting rights for same-sex couples

Same-sex marriage may have been given the green (or rainbow) light in many countries around the world, but it appears there are still some entrenched […]

What does self-quarantine mean?

As people wrestle with spring travel, many may choose – or be asked – to self-quarantine for a period of time to help deter the spread of COVID-19.

Endangered species on supermarket shelves

Lab reveals the surprising prevalence of European Eel in Hong Kong’s food supply Imagine purchasing products from your local grocer, only to find out that […]

Autistic Children and BORDERLINE MOTHER, ANY CONNECTION?

“Borderline” condition is to be considered a form of female autism .

Children in the Holocaust

The new issue of I’M Italian magazine available from March 10, dedicated to the children of the Holocaust. the testimony of the few survivors remind […]

The running factor

Millions of runners around the world lace up they’re running shoes, spurred on by the psychological, health and social benefits that running delivers. The birth […]

Does smoking increase your risk for dementia and cognitive decline?

Scientists from the Uniformed Services University (USU), Emory University and the University of Vermont have found that cigarette smoking is linked to increased lesions in […]

When chronic pain leads to depression in children

When chronic pain keeps children from being active and social, it’s no surprise that anxiety and depression can become unwelcome playmates. Unfortunately, this scenario can […]

How to prepare in the event of a pandemic

As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, becomes more prevalent around the world, University of Alabama at Birmingham experts share tips to help you prepare yourself, your family […]

Spending time in nature reduces stress

ITHACA, N.Y. – New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students […]

January Science Snapshots

In order to take these mesmerizing microscopy images, the team carefully demineralized small bits of T. rex bone to liberate the preserved vessel tissue inside. […]

Allergists Encourage Parents of Food Allergic Kids to Recognize Their Own Anxiety

Transferring knowledge of food allergies, not fear, to children is crucial A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of […]

Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019

Top10 studies from MIND explore early interventions and new school transitions for children with autism On Jan. 27, Autism Speaks announced its annual selection of […]

Pretrial publicity for high profile cases like Harvey Weinstein

If you see something in the news, can you unsee it or forget it? When it comes to pretrial publicity, conventional wisdom says “no.” That […]

Music May Be an Effective Guide For Understanding Human Brain Activity

NSF grant supports research to develop new models to better understand the brain TROY, N.Y. — When Sergio Pequito thinks about the brain, he visualizes […]

Borderline Personality Disorder Research and Treatment

Borderline personality disorder (BPD), characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior, afflicts approximately 2 percent of the general population and is […]

Saving Mother and Child

Multidisciplinary teams of UCI oncologists and maternal-fetal specialists utilize scientific advances to treat patients with high-risk pregnancies Five-year-old Emlee jumps high, runs fast and likes […]

Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness

In a new discovery, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness (GWI). […]

Teens spend too much time gaming?

Nearly 9 in 10 parents say teens spend too much time gaming but many mistaken about child’s video game behavior Eighty-six percent of parents agree […]

Exercise Improve Video Game Performance?

Time spent playing video games is often seen as time stolen from physical activities. Research has shown that exercise has many physical and cognitive benefits. […]

The “Firewalkers” of Karoo: Dinosaurs and Other Animals Left Tracks in a “Land of Fire”

Several groups of reptiles persisted in Jurassic Africa even as volcanism ruined their habitat In southern Africa, dinosaurs and synapsids, a group of animals that […]

Sleep Problems in Children

Teens with Autism Are Focus of New AAN Guideline It is not uncommon for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder to struggle with sleep. […]

Mutations in Sperm May Reveal Risk for Autism

Researchers Use SDSC’s ‘Comet’ Supercomputer to Analyze Genome Sequences While the causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not fully understood, researchers believe both genetics […]

How much is too much caffeine🕉

A video of Dr. Ayala discussing caffeine’s impact on the heart is available here: https://www.wbaltv.com/article/the-woman-s-doctor-how-much-is-too-much-caffeine/30824815 Tomas H. Ayala, M.D., FACC, is a general cardiologist in […]

Predicting Autism Risk

New research study will analyze dried blood spots recorded from California newborns for 1,000 different molecules and chemicals; their tell-tale presence might predict autism risk […]

‘How I Fell for My Field’

For Valentine’s Day, we asked faculty and staff at nine CSU campuses to tell us how their lifelong love affair with their discipline began. As […]

Will “Parasite” Open the Door for More Asian American Representation in Hollywood?

It was a historic night at the Oscars for “Parasite.” Yet while “Parasite” walked away with four awards including  Best Picture, none of the actors […]

The Four Types of Love (Some Are Healthy, Some Are Not)💖

As Valentine’s Day approaches, think about how you use the word “love” in your life. You love your significant other, your kids, your friends and […]

Happy wife, Happy life

A happy partner leads to a healthier future Science now supports the saying, “happy wife, happy life.” Michigan State University research found that those who […]

Synchronization of Memory Cells Critical For Learning and Forming Memories

On the left is an enlarged image showing many hippocampal neurons, most of which are silent and only a few are active. On the right […]

Six questions about Coronavirus

A Texas State clinical microbiology expert answers the most common questions he has been fielding from journalists and health officials in the US As an […]

Hollywood’s dirtiest secret?😗

With the Academy Awards around the corner, moviegoers and critics are busy scrutinizing the costumes, sets and performances of this year’s cinematic stand-outs.  When film scholar […]

Pregnant Women with Very High Blood Pressure Face Greater Heart Disease Risk😔

Women with preeclampsia are four times more likely to suffer a heart attack or cardiovascular death, Rutgers study finds Women with high blood pressure in […]

The Hidden History of Valentine’s Day🥰

UNLV history professor Elizabeth Nelson separates facts about the effects of marketing, consumerism, and social media on the holiday’s evolution from fiction about love’s golden […]

Half-Quantum Step Toward Quantum Advantage🤔

A famous metaphor for a qubit is Schrodinger’s hypothetical cat that can be both dead and alive. A flux qubit, a ring made of superconducting […]

Experimental fingerprint test can distinguish between those who have taken or handled cocaine😌😮

An experimental fingerprint detection approach can identify traces of cocaine on human skin, even after someone has washed their hands An experimental fingerprint detection approach […]

What’s your brand?

A new algorithm analyzes social media data to help brands improve their marketing Researchers created an algorithm that successfully predicted consumer purchases. The algorithm made […]

Astronomers discover unusual monster galaxy in the very early universe

An international team of astronomers led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found an unusual monster galaxy that existed about 12 billion […]

Schizophrenia Is A Disease, Not An Extreme of Normal Variation

“Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and many other types of mental illness, are diseases of the brain and should be treated and studied as such,” say […]

Nine Truths about Weight and Eating Disorders

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has released a new document titled Nine Truths about Weight and Eating Disorders in order to increase awareness of eating […]

Too Much of a Good Thing? 😜

That Italian restaurant with the excellent linguini that you’ve indulged in so often you can no longer face a meal there. The conference with brilliant […]

What Is An Endangered Species?

Gray wolves, like this pair on Isle Royale, are listed as endangered in the United States. By John Vucetich, professor, College of Forest Resources and […]

Saving the Planet, One Drop at a Time

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, have identified highly absorbent materials that can extract drinkable water out of thin air — which could potentially lead to technologies that supply potable water in the driest areas on the planet.

Coronavirus

Two New Rapid Tests Could Play Key Role in Efforts to Contain Growing Epidemic WASHINGTON – Breaking research in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal shows that […]

Want to change your personality?

Most people have an aspect of their personality they’d like to change, but without help it may be difficult to do so, according to a […]

Social Interaction Difficulties in Autism

Study Challenges Assumptions About Social Interaction Difficulties in Autism Autism is characterized in part by an individual’s challenges communicating and interacting socially with others. These […]

Borderline Personality Disorder Potentially at Higher Risk for Heart Attacks

Mental health professionals should recommend screening patients for cardiovascular risks Middle-aged adults who show symptoms of borderline personality disorder may be at greater risk for […]

Autism Diagnosis Test Needs Improvement

Study finds inconsistencies in a broadly used autism test Rutgers researchers have found that a test widely used to diagnose whether children have autism is […]

Help with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

In women with uterine fibroids, the drug elagolix suppresses ovarian hormone production and prevents heavy menstrual bleeding About 50 % of women with uterine fibroids—non-cancerous […]

Sleep-Deprived Due to the Super Bowl? 40% of U.S. Adults Usually Are

Fun on Super Bowl Sunday can lead to a tired Monday for many. In a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), […]

Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of breast cancer

Devastating genetic disorder

Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devastating genetic disorder Fragile X syndrome may be a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, […]

Signs of Autism

Talks With Kris Godinez

Covert Narcissists/Hermit BPD/ Passive Aggressiveness

Three Key Factors to assist Children Avoid Social Rejection Identified

Neurobehavioral researchers at Rush University center have found three key factors during a child’s behavior which will cause social rejection. The studies are an important […]

System Detects & Translates Sarcasm on Social Media

Technion student develops system that interprets sarcasm on Twitter, and translates it into sarcasm-free language Researchers in the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Industrial […]

Few Effective Treatments

Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi No single treatment stands out as especially effective for borderline personality disorder, a mental illness that can involve self-harm and suicide […]

No Empathy!

Research Links Borderline Personality Traits with Lowered Empathy Photo by Abigail Keenan Those with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, a mental illness marked by unstable […]

New Policy Reduces Anti-Psychotic Medications in Foster Children

Texas strategy reduces prescriptions without compromising care, Rutgers study finds Rutgers researchers have found that a Texas strategy to reduce anti-psychotic medication for children can […]

Borderline Personality Disorder—as Scientific Understanding Increases, Improved Clinical Management Needed

Even as researchers gain new insights into the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD), there’s a pressing need to improve diagnosis and management of this devastating psychiatric condition.

Young girls with autism

UC Davis research suggests a predictive role to support earlier intervention Preschool-age girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face greater challenges with emotional and behavioral […]

Letter to my best friend

I am so proud of you I know you since you were a child, I saw you getting bigger and I noticed the sadness in […]

Human Brain Protein Associated with Autism

The human dopamine transporter protein is missing a single amino acid.

Why We Make (and Break) New Year’s Resolutions?

The psychology behind New Year’s resolutions, why we often give up, and how to increase the chances of success.

A Calming Space

Children’s of Alabama Expands Sensory Pathway For Patients With Sensory Sensitivities

‘Financial infidelity’

What defines it, who is at risk, and what are the consequences?

New dog, old tricks?

A new study shows that untrained stray dogs respond to gestures from people, suggesting that understanding between humans and dogs transcends training

Early Intervention in Autism Improves Language, IQ and Social Skills

Breakthrough research demonstrating that children with autism as young as 18 months can vastly improve their language, cognition and social skills with an early intervention […]

It’s 2020: Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting

Preaching sexual abstinence to youth was popular for a number of decades, but research repeatedly found that such educational messages fell short in their intended […]

Supporting Individuals With Autism in the Workplace

In recent days there has been significant coverage surrounding the Boca Raton native becoming the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida […]

Rethinking interactions with mental health patients

New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist, and are able to work together […]

HPV Vaccine: 7 Myths and Facts You Need to Know

Nuvance Health physician dispels common misconceptions about the HPV vaccine and discusses its role in protecting against HPV-related diseases By Dr. Linus Chuang, Chair of […]

How Healthy is Chicken Noodle Soup?

You may remember a loved one making you a bowl of chicken noodle soup whenever you were feeling under the weather as a child. Just […]

Black Children Tend to be Diagnosed with Autism Later than White Children

The rate of diagnosis for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is the same among all racial groups — one in 110, according to current estimates. However, […]

“Could My Child Have Autism?”

Ten Signs of Possible Autism-Related Delays in 6- to 12-Month-Old Children Though autism is often not diagnosed until the age of three, some children begin […]

Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain

Anyone who has desperately searched their kitchen cabinets for a piece of forgotten chocolate knows that the desire for palatable food can be hard to […]

The 69 genes that increase the risk for autism

UCLA-led team compares DNA of children with the disorder to that of their siblings and parents A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, […]

Higher rates of post-natal depression among autistic mothers

Autistic mothers are more likely to report post-natal depression compared to non-autistic mothers, according to a new study of mothers of autistic children carried out […]

When should a young girl visit a gynecologist?

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist, girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 and 15 years old. […]

Dinosaur Embryos

Eggs Took 3 to 6 Months to Hatch Research on the teeth of fossilized dinosaur embryos indicates that the eggs of non-avian dinosaurs took a […]

Fire-Ravaged Kangaroo Island?

“The bushfire crisis on Kangaroo Island is heart-breaking,” Professor Higgins-Desbiolles says, “and for a holiday destination that relies on tourism, the summer-holiday fires could not […]

The Columbus’ cannibal claims

Study puts the ‘Carib’ in ‘Caribbean,’ boosting credibility of Columbus’ cannibal claims Christopher Columbus’ accounts of the Caribbean include harrowing descriptions of fierce raiders who […]

Exercise and Anxiety Reduction in Children with Autism

An Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health grant supports the research The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders will begin a research study using […]

Tyrannosaurus rex

Researchers learn more about teen-age T.Rex Without a doubt, Tyrannosaurus rex is the most famous dinosaur in the world. The 40-foot-long predator with bone crushing teeth inside […]

Facebook deepfake ban

Notre Dame Expert: Host of problems with Facebook deepfake ban Tim Weninger, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University […]

Asperger’s Syndrome

Paula Ong will chat away about her childhood, dropping out of college and the 13 jobs she has held in the past two decades. But […]

Autism Effects May Be Reversible

A new study by researchers at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology highlights a mechanism […]

One-Fourth of Children with Autism Are Undiagnosed

Black and Hispanic children are most at risk for missed autism diagnosis, according to a Rutgers researcher One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism […]

Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Autism by 87%

Ground breaking study published in JAMA Pediatrics looks at outcomes of 145,456 pregnancies after antidepressant use Using antidepressants during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of […]

Minute Movements of Autistic Children and Their Parents Provide Clue to Severity of Disorder

Imperceptible variations in movement patterns among individuals with autism spectrum disorder are important indicators of the severity of the disorder in children and adults, according […]

Trump’s Threat to Iranian Cultural Sites

In the aftermath of Qasem Soleimani’s killing, President Trump on Twitter threatened to attack 52 Iranian sites that are important to “the Iranian culture,” a […]

Marijuana Detector

Forensic Chemist Detects Marijuana-Use Based on Sweat Test Forensic chemist Jan Halámek is proving that our own perspiration not only gives away how drunk we […]

IRANIAN CULTURAL SITES

Cultural heritage expert available to discuss threats against Iranian cultural sites Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, assistant professor of community and regional planning at Iowa State University, is […]

Families of Children With Autism Face Physical, Mental and Social Burdens

Caregivers face increased social isolation and emotional burnout . Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and […]

Song for our times: War is Hell.

Charly Chiarelli futured on “I’M Italian Magazine

One Step Closer to Newborn Screening for Autism

Simple blood test would identify key biomarkers Because early detection of autism is linked to significantly improved outcomes, the discovery of early predictors could make […]

Bravest woman that ever lived

Erica Armstrong Dunbar enlists students’ help to tell untold stories of the “bravest woman that ever lived” In an iconic image, Harriet Tubman stands calmly […]

Unattainable Standards of Beauty for Today’s Woman

Victoria Secret models shrink while average US women’s dress size increases While the average American woman’s waist circumference and dress size has increased over the […]

Brain Enlargement in Autism

Brain Enlargement in Autism Due to Brain Changes Occurring Before Age 2 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In 2005, researchers from the University of North Carolina […]

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