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How Depression Impacts Men

How Depression Impacts Men

By Barbara Odozi Believing that only women and weak men are victims of depression does not really hold true as the number of male patients being diagnosed with the mental…

Alcohol Affects Women Differently Than Men

Alcohol Affects Women Differently Than Men

By Barbara Odozi Alcohol abuse can harm one’s body and mind immensely. But when it comes to women, heavy drinking can leave a stronger impact than men, making…

‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

Jennifer Harman, Colorado State University Parental alienation – defined as when one parent’s relationship with his or her child is harmed by the other parent – can have devastating consequences. Many…

Loving Yourself As An Introvert in Groups

Loving Yourself As An Introvert in Groups

By Margaret Paul, Ph.D. “She’s very shy,” my parents used to say to people when I was quiet. From their tone, I thought it wasn…

Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

David Green, Monash University Ants are simple creatures. They live by simple rules: if you see a scrap of food, pick it up; if you see a pile of food…

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

By Michelle Andrews Since Republicans have plans to repeal the federal health law, should consumers still sign up for next year’s coverage? And if the health law marketplaces disappear…

Leading the Way? Northern California Cities To Embark On Soda Tax Spending

Leading the Way? Northern California Cities To Embark On Soda Tax Spending

By Ana B. Ibarra Asian Health Services, a community health center in Oakland’s buzzing Chinatown, sees about 6,000 dental patients a year. Hundreds of others are on a…

Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

By Julie Rovner Prospective Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, currently the chairman of the House Budget Committee, brings a distinctive to-do list to the agency.  And, if…

How much do we actually know about the psychology of violence?

How much do we actually know about the psychology of violence?

Paul Salkovskis, University of Bath Violence is one of society’s biggest, most tragic problems. The human cost of violent crime is all too obvious: victims, perpetrators and witnesses all…

How learning a new language improves tolerance

How learning a new language improves tolerance

Amy Thompson, University of South Florida There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one…