Psychology

Self-care

Is Self-care Selfish?

Self-care is not a selfish act for it helps us deal with the different situations we experience. This is about knowing what we need to do for us to take care of ourselves and eventually be able to take care of others.

Are You Only As Risky As Your Friends?

Scientists have found that neurological evidence in the form of brain scans that show birds of a feather do flock together. The team says that neural and social signals in the mind align in terms of how we perceive both safety and risk. This means that trends happen for a reason, and now scientists have a better understanding of why-no matter how awful, embarrassing, or just plain weird the trend is.

Clearing the Questions Around PTSD—Why New Research Revealing Genetic Markers is the Discovery of a Lifetime

It’s a story not too unfamiliar in the line of duty for those in the armed forces. When faced with the traumatic experiences, dangers and death of warring nations, often those on the front line are scathed to say the least. A new study revealing the origins and genetic markers for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may provide a glimmer of hope for soldiers suffering with the condition, but with the stigma and disbelief the general public has regarding the disorder, the battle is far from over.

Research Discovers Biological Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

For many years physicians believed chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to be a complicated psychological disorder and not an actual biological one. However, researchers have now found evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is a result of immunological dysfunction, meaning that it is, in fact, a biological illness after all.
Chick

The Chicks With All of the Tricks—Spatial Strategies & Number Mapping

When it comes to cognition, there are few answers on the origins of many behaviors. Neurobiology and social anthropology help researchers understand the development of speech, the correlation of objects or words with physical entities, and even the emergence of faiths. However, when it comes to something as simple as a number line, which is virtually a universal means of discerning small numbers from larger numbers, researchers are stumped. And looking to nature for the answer, a new study published this week in the journal Science, discovered just how universal these number lines are.
Baby Sleeping

Napping Babies Have Better Memory and Learn Faster

A daytime nap or two is an essential part of every baby's daily routine. These naps allow newborns and toddlers the needed downtime to help them cope with crucial physical and mental developments that happen at this stage in a child's development. But researchers now believe that a daily nap will do much more than just help infants cope with the stresses of development. New research reveals that a daytime nap is vital in helping boost a baby's memory, as well.
Teeenagers At Risk of Suicide

Suicide Risk Greater for Children of Parents Who Attempted Suicide

New research published online in the journal JAMA Psychiatry has revealed that a child is more likely to attempt suicide if his or her parents have attempted suicide in the past. In fact, children with parents who have attempted suicide are five times more likely to attempt it themselves, compared to children with parents who haven't attempted suicide.
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