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Sleepless Nights

Children disrupt their parents’ sleep for up to six years after birth, finds a study in Sleep. Researchers surveyed 2,541 women and 2,118 men in Germany around the time of the birth of their first, second or third child,...

The Magnetic Brain

Many species, such as migratory birds, have a geomagnetic sense that helps them navigate the world, but the same sense has never been reliably demonstrated in humans. Now, as study in eNeuro suggests that the human brain is also...

See A Show, Visit A Gallery

Older adults who regularly partake in cultural activities such as seeing films, plays and art exhibits are less likely to develop depression, finds a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers analyzed data from more than 2,000 British older adults in...

Vaping

The incidence of vaping among U.S teenagers has nearly doubled in the past year to more than one in five high school seniors, finds research in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers analyzed data from more than 13,000 participants in the...

Reading Emotions

Nonblack people have a hard time distinguishing genuine from fake smiles on black people’s faces, according to a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In six experiments with 425 total participants (mainly undergraduates), researchers asked participants to rate the happiness levels...

Political Influence

When lawmakers look for information to help them craft behavioral health policy, few of them turn to universities for the latest research, finds a study in Psychiatric Services. Researchers surveyed 475 state legislators from across the United States. They found...

Gene Similarities

Widely varying psychiatric disorders may be more genetically similar than previously thought, suggests research in Science. Researchers analyzed RNA from the cerebral cortices of more than 700 deceased patients who had had autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, alcoholism...

Benefits of Belief

Children of religious parents are less likely to consider or attempt suicide, regardless of the children’s own self-reported religiosity, finds a study in JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers analyzed data from 214 children (ages 6 to 18) from 112 families that were...