Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the neural underpinnings of mind wandering

Mind wandering occurs when a person's attention shifts from things that are happening in her present environment to internal thought processes. For instance, while cooking or attending a lesson, one might start thinking about ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study identifies pathways between memory and decisions

New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified the pathways of neurons that help people retrieve information from memories and use that information to make decisions—a discovery that may aid development of future treatments ...

Cardiology

USPSTF advises hypertension screening for all adults

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all adults for hypertension with office-based blood pressure measurement (OBPM). This recommendation is included in a draft recommendation ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Humans outsource thinking from early childhood

The human tendency to make thinking a little easier by using external objects or actions—known as cognitive offloading—begins at an early age, according to research from The University of Queensland.

Attention deficit disorders

US approves first 'digital therapeutic' game for ADHD (Update)

US health officials have approved the first game-based treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, part of a trend toward "digital therapeutics" or software to address certain conditions.

Health

USPSTF urges primary care docs to ask adults about drug use

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians ask adults about drug use and connect them to services for treatment and appropriate care. These recommendations form ...

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