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Design thinking can change the treatment of young people with psychological problems

Behavioural scientists are increasingly designing games that can be used preventatively or as therapy for young people with emerging or chronic psychological problems, such as anxiety or depression. Nevertheless, the development and validation of these games is still in its infancy. According to behavioural scientists Hanneke Scholten and Isabela Granic of Radboud University, a form […]

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Computers can ‘spot the difference’ between healthy brains and the brains of people with DID

Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, on the basis of their brain structure, in new research part funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers performed MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scans […]

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Older people can come to believe their own lies

What happens when older adults lie? A new study suggests that in as little as 45 minutes they can come to believe it’s the truth. Associate professor of psychology Angela Gutchess and her colleagues published the research online in the journal Brain and Cognition. Gutchess and her collaborators used electroencephalography (EEG) to monitor the brain […]

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Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) journal. Medication was not responsible for the high frequency of atrial fibrillation in depressed people. The findings are reported during Global AF Aware Week. Study author Morten […]

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What exactly are early indications of cardiovascular disease?

It is not easy to discover developing cardiovascular disease, since vascular and heart illnesses have a tendency to continue for a lengthy time with inconspicuous signs and symptoms. The attending doctors told about this and gave an image of individuals uncomfortable manifestations that indicate heart disease. Oftentimes, cardiovascular illnesses remain undetected before the start of […]

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HEALTH NOTES: App allows deaf people to ‘hear’ conversations

HEALTH NOTES: App allows deaf people to ‘hear’ conversations Deaf people will be able to ‘hear’ in group conversations by using a revolutionary new wearable device. The gadget – half the size of an iPhone – beams in nanoseconds a transcript of conversations to a paired smartphone app. A deaf person then reads the conversation […]

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‘Morning people’ less likely to get breast cancer, study finds

‘Morning people’ are 48 per cent less likely to get breast cancer than those who are sharpest in the evening, major study finds The scientists, led by the University of Bristol, shared their findings in Glagsow Research found women who slept longer increased their chance of diagnosis   Adjustments to body clock could increase the risk […]

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Changing how people perceive problems

Every day, people try to make sense of challenges in their lives. But sometimes their explanations get in the way of solving them, said Stanford psychologist Gregory Walton in a new paper in Psychological Review. Whether it is a college student feeling like he doesn’t belong at school, a partner concerned about a spat with […]