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Trending Stories Report for 10 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Astronomy, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neutrinos, oil spills, Toxicology, Cancer, and Nutrition

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New Study Challenges Current Thinking on How Attention Changes with Social Context

A new Bournemouth University study, in collaboration with University of Portsmouth, has challenged conventional thinking that people’s attention is readily captured by other people’s faces above all other objects.

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Rowan University Prof Helps Marathoners Get “Psyched”

Dr. Douglas Mann is coordinating the first "psyching team" for the New Jersey Marathon & Half-Marathon and providing tips for runners dealing with race-related anxiety.

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Trending Stories Report for 9 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Cancer treatment, meditation, careers in engineering, astronomy, marine conservation, effective dieting, internet marketing, Ebola treatments, and exercise as preventive health for seniors.

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Researchers Probing Potential Power of Meditation as Therapy

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Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are examining the effectiveness of meditation as a therapy for mild cognitive impairment and migraine headaches and as a way to reduce pain.

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Dartmouth Investigators Push for Substantive Study of Body-Mind Therapy Approaches

Dartmouth investigators note the lack of hypothesized scientific models for the mechanisms of action responsible for outcomes in Somatic Experiencing(SE) trauma therapy and other body-mind therapies.

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Time-Based Training Can Decrease Impulsivity, Research Finds

Kansas State University researchers conduct first study demonstrating increases in both self-control and timing precision as a result of a time-based intervention.

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Keep Your Enemies Close? Study Finds Greater Proximity to Opponents Leads to More Polarization

Encouraging adversaries to have more interpersonal contact to find common ground may work on occasion, but not necessarily in the U.S. Senate, according to new research.

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‘Kindness Curriculum’ Boosts School Success in Preschoolers

Prekindergarten students in the Madison Metropolitan School District took part in a study assessing a new curriculum meant to promote social, emotional and academic skills, conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the Waisman Center. Researchers found that kids who had participated in the curriculum earned higher marks in academic performance measures and showed greater improvements in areas that predict future success than kids who had not. The results were recently published in the journal Developmental Psychology.

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Classic Psychedelic Use Found to Be Protective with Regard to Psychological Distress and Suicidality, Study Finds

Classic psychedelic drugs include LSD, psilocybin and mescaline. This new School of Public Health research is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.