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Donald Trump says video games, movies may cause violence - CNET

Commentary: In a meeting with state and local officials in Florida, the president cites violent video games and movies as "shaping young people's thoughts."

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Self-compassion may protect people from the harmful effects of perfectionism

Relating to oneself in a healthy way can help weaken the association between perfectionism and depression, according to a study published February 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Can surgery and anaesthesia affect memory?

Findings from a new Anaesthesia study suggest that patients may score slightly lower on certain memory tests after having surgery and anaesthesia.

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Infants are able to learn abstract rules visually

Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent Northwestern University ...

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Asian elephants have different personality traits just like humans

Researchers of the University of Turku, Finland, have studied a timber elephant population in Myanmar and discovered that Asian elephant personality manifests through three factors. The personality ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study finds language, achievement benefits of universal early childhood education

Universal child care that starts as early as age one improves language skills for young children, especially those from low-income families, according to a study of Norway's child care system ...

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Antidepressant response within hours? Experts weigh evidence on ketamine as fast-acting treatment for depression

Recent studies suggest that ketamine, a widely used anesthetic agent, could offer a wholly new approach to treating severe depression—producing an antidepressant response in hours rather than ...

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Color of judo uniform has no effect on winning

New research on competitive judo data finds a winning bias for the athlete who is first called, regardless of the colour of their uniform. This unique study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, ...

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Age matters behind the wheel—but not how you might expect

A UCLA researcher explored the relationship between new drivers' skills and four factors.

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The good and bad health news about your exercise posts on social media

We all have that Facebook friend—or 10—who regularly posts photos of his or her fitness pursuits: on the elliptical at the gym, hiking through the wilderness, crossing a 10K finish line.

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