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Prison Health Effects

People who have spent time in prison are more likely to suffer from chronic medical conditions, finds a study in Health Psychology. Researchers analyzed a nationally representative U.S. sample of more than 36,000 adults, 12.4 percent of whom reported a...

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...