Psychology & Psychiatry

Dancing 'in the zone' lasts a lifetime for professionals

Dancers often report achieving transcendent states of consciousness during peak performance, and a University of Queensland study has shown these 'in the zone' states continue into later life.

Overweight & Obesity

Good motor skills may enhance reading skills in obese children

Excess body weight has been linked to poor academic performance in children in several previous studies. A new Finnish study now shows that a high body fat percentage is associated with poor reading skills in 6–8-year-old ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teenagers gamble away their education

The odds are stacked against teenagers who regularly gamble. A new study in Springer's Journal of Gambling Studies shows that a 14-year-old who gambles is more likely to struggle at school. The study was led by Frank Vitaro ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Academic performance predicts risk of suicide attempt

In a recent Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica study, poor academic performance, measured as grade point average (GPA) at age 16, was a robust and strong predictor of suicide attempt up to middle age.

Attention deficit disorders

Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life

Researchers studied children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and found that inattentiveness was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later, regardless of ADHD, even when they ...

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