Health

Pump "down" the volume to address noise and hearing loss

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has tapped Lehman Professor Sandra Levey (Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences) to serve on the department's Noise Committee, which will recommend campaigns to address ...

Health

Poll explores sleep differences among six countries

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) released its first international poll today, the 2013 International Bedroom Poll, comparing sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the United States, Canada, Mexico, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mapping the brain to understand cultural differences

A University of Maryland-led research team is working to help diplomats, military personnel, global managers and others who operate abroad to peer inside the minds of people from very different cultures.

Attention deficit disorders

Minority kids less likely to be diagnosed, treated for ADHD

(HealthDay)—Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows.

Health

Study shows how children relate to their pets

In a study of more than 1,000 school children, scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that the bond between a child and their pet is a significant part of growing up in families from a variety of social and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rebuffing racial insults: How culture shapes our behavior

The color of our skin or where we come does matter when it comes to how we react to a racist insult. A new study has found that African American women are more likely than Asian American women to directly rebuff racist comments, ...

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