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How to use color psychology to give your business an edge

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:16:00 -0500

Studies show color greatly influences human emotion and behavior.

Study finds changes in brains of hockey players who had concussions

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:14:00 -0500

Hockey players who sustained concussions during a recent season experienced acute microstructural changes in their brains.

Heroin use, and deaths, rise

Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:15:00 -0500

Prescription pain-pill addicts have switched to heroin as pills have become more expensive and less accessible.

Racial discrimination in teen years could mean health problems later

Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:08:00 -0500

Adolescents who experienced frequent racial discrimination without emotional support from parents and peers had a greater risk for chronic disease.

Most teens aren't active enough, and it's not always their fault

Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:07:00 -0500

Parents' safety worries and school physical education cuts play a part.

Being shorter may lead to feelings of inferiority

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:10:00 -0500

Study shows people who had their height “virtually lowered” felt inferior and mistrustful.

Stress reduces when shared

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:09:00 -0500

Study suggests sharing your feelings of stress with someone having a similar emotional reaction to the same situation reduces levels of stress more than sharing them with someone who is not.

Heavy kindergartners far more likely to be obese teens

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:07:00 -0500

A child's weight in kindergarten can foreshadow a struggle with obesity later in life, and the warning signals probably start even earlier.

For vets, rehab rather than prison

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:06:00 -0500

“Veterans Courts” give former military service members a chance to get treatment rather than do time.

Eating disorder garners more attention

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:05:00 -0500

Binge eating is the most common eating disorder among men.

Teen brains are not ready for marijuana

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:04:00 -0500

The drug may affect teens' memories and ability to problem-solve.

Marijuana use during pregnancy affects baby's brain

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:54:00 -0500

Using marijuana during pregnancy could affect a baby's brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired.

Music helps young cancer patients connect and cope

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:49:00 -0500

Working with a therapist to create music videos may help young cancer patients feel better about themselves and their situation.

Senator proposes law to protect children

Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:52:00 -0500

New law would finance a program to provide optional electronic tracking devices to be worn by children with autism.

Men are more forgetful than women

Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:51:00 -0500

Rearch shows memory problems increase with age, but in all age groups, men reported more memory problems than women.

Unraveling any weight-gain links to stress, cortisol

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:55:00 -0500

The marketplace is full of products that claim to melt off pounds by relieving stress or blocking hormones, but medical experts say it isn't that simple.

New study measures out-of-control eating

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:53:00 -0500

A new study is shedding some light on women who may actually fit the profile of an addict.

State turns on its gay marriage ban

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:20:00 -0500

Virginia's attorney general announced that their gay marriage ban is unconstitutional and will not defend it against federal lawsuits.

Poll says majority of Americans support legal pot

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:20:00 -0500

For the first time, a slight majority of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana use.

Respect at school in decline

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:18:00 -0500

Study shows that Americans today believe there's a lot less respect in the hallways of the nation's schools.

Distracted driving a real danger for teens

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:15:00 -0500

Experts discuss the difficulty of trying to persuade teens not to text while behind the wheel.

Proposed Alzheimer's drugs show disappointing results

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:19:00 -0500

Two drugs designed to improve the clearance of sticky plaques from the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease failed to slow the steady loss of cognitive function.

Study finds that marriage is good for your bones

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:17:00 -0500

Women who reported having supportive spouses who truly cared about them had stronger bones.

Night work 'throws body into chaos'

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:33:00 -0500

Doing the night shift throws the body into chaos and could be causing long-term damage, warn researchers.

Happiness may slow aging, improve health

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:30:00 -0500

Being healthy can make a person happy, but happiness itself may also lead to better health, according to a new study.

Girls often continue playing soccer with concussion symptoms

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:29:00 -0500

New study shows young female soccer players may get more concussions than their high school and college counterparts, and many of them continue to play while they have symptoms.

Guns in home increase suicide, homicide risk

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:28:00 -0500

People may have heightened risks of dying from suicide and murder if they own or have access to a gun, according to a new analysis of previous research.

Too much sitting raises early death risk for women

Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:34:00 -0500

Older women who spend the most time sitting and resting have a higher risk of dying early, according to a new study.

Gene activating drug shows promise for PTSD memories

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:32:00 -0500

Exposure therapy and gene stimulation may be the best way to alter fear-provoking memories that are the persistent core of post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, a new study suggests.

What your car color says about you

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:48:00 -0500

Car color can act as a psychological shortcut that expresses how we want the world to think about us.

Comedians have psychotic personality traits

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:45:00 -0500

Having an unusual personality structure could be the secret to making other people laugh.

Teachers stepping up when school violence erupts

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:50:00 -0500

Whether teachers should be encouraged to confront gunmen is a policy question not yet decided.

Rats are nice to one another

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:50:00 -0500

Study suggests rodents are influenced by social experience.

For kids with autism, sights and sounds are disjoined

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:47:00 -0500

Research shows children with autism have trouble putting together what they see with what they hear, and that these deficits may underlie speech and communication problems.

Heavy drinking tied to faster mental decline in men

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:27:00 -0500

Study shows having two and a half drinks per day speeds up memory loss in middle-aged men.

Does having children make people happier?

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:41:00 -0500

Findings suggest that people who choose one lifestyle over another will be fairly satisfied with their decision.

A cup of joe may help hydration and memory

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:43:00 -0500

Studies show that coffee has similar hydrating qualities to water, and may enhance memory.

How sex affects intelligence, and vice versa

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:41:00 -0500

New research says sexual activity can grow brain cells, but keeping them may be another matter.

Controversy plagues school mental health screening

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:40:00 -0500

School officials are grappling with the best way to offer mental health services in a patchwork, underfunded system.

How to stop sweating the small stuff

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:40:00 -0500

Blowing up over small things takes a strong physical and emotion toll over the years.

Cognitive training aids in long-term function in older people

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:38:00 -0500

Study shows that training improves cognitive function in older adults and could reduce the number of people experiencing functional impairment.

Is sexism part of military academies' culture?

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:45:00 -0500

Pentagon report finds that students at U.s. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior.

Suicides of young veterans top those of active-duty troops

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:41:00 -0500

Young veterans are taking their own lives at a higher rate than the civilian population.

Food, beverage companies slash calories in obesity fight

Thu, 9 Jan 2014 08:44:00 -0500

A voluntary effort by food and beverage companies to remove billions of calories from their products to help combat the nation's obesity epidemic has exceeded its goal.

Racism may cause African-American men to age faster

Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:45:00 -0500

Being the victim of racism and internalizing racist beliefs may speed up the aging process, a new study suggests.

One-on-one builds language skills quickly

Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:43:00 -0500

Parents who emphasize vowels and different sounds within words, are much more likely to help their children's language development.

Hard times and headaches

Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:42:00 -0500

A recent study of Google queries suggests that the recent recession makes people feel physically ill.

Sexting common, linked to sex among high-risk youth

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:53:00 -0500

More than one in five middle-school aged children with behavioral or emotional problems has recently engaged in sexting, according to a new study.

Blood test could help diagnose concussions

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:52:00 -0500

During a concussion, the brain bounces against the skull, and researchers believe the impact can cause changes they hope can be detected in blood tests.

Court debates abortion law

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:51:00 -0500

A panel of judges ask how bad is too bad for Texas women seeking abortions.

Army takes on its own toxic leaders

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:50:00 -0500

Army researchers are wondering if toxic officers have contributed to soldiers' mental health problems.

Creationist beliefs linked to personality type in new survey of churchgoers

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:48:00 -0500

A new study suggests that a person's view on creationism may depend on whether or not they take in information by way of their senses or by intuition.

Brain rest after concussion linked to quicker recovery

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:46:00 -0500

A new study provides some of the first evidence showing "cognitive rest" does make a difference.

Bullied teens get free plastic surgery

Sun, 5 Jan 2014 22:51:00 -0500

A NYC nonprofit offers surgery for low-income teens tormented for how they look.