Ann Bachmann

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An Attitude of Gratitude: What This One Little Emotion Can Do for Your Life

It's the holiday season, and everyone talks about being grateful. For those among us who find it easy to feel grateful, here's research to back up your natural inclination. For anyone who might need a little prodding, just keep reading, you may decide that gratitude isn't just a word, but a …

The Gift of Presence: How to Be Here Now

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>The rush, the anxiety, the hectic pre-holiday mental storm has passed. And while it's nearly impossible to relax in the days leading up to the holiday, you need to give it your best effort now. Why? Because relaxation doesn't just happen -- it takes practice.<p>Your sympathetic nervous …

Meditation

5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>iStock/Thinkstock<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're …

Nutrition

Eating Fish During Pregnancy: Low Levels Of Mercury Not Linked To Autism

By: By Denise Chow, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/01/2013 10:10 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Children who are exposed in utero to low levels of mercury, such as from fish consumed during pregnancy, are not at an increased risk of developing autismlike behaviors, a new study finds.<p>Researchers pored through more …

Autism

Asperger's And Autism: Researchers Find Brain Differences

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/05/2013 08:21 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Children with Asperger's syndrome show patterns of brain connectivity distinct from those of children with autism, according to a new study. The findings suggest the two conditions, which are now in one category in the …

Girls With Anorexia Show Characteristics Of Autism, Study Finds

By Kate Kelland<p>LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Scientists studying girls with the eating disorder anorexia have found they show a mild echo of the characteristics of autism - a finding which could point to new ways of helping anorexics overcome their illness.<p>A study by the leading autism expert Simon …

Apps for autism

UC Irvine informatics professor develops apps, other tools to help people affected by autism.<p>Last December, Gillian Hayes hosted an autism technology showcase, believing that only a few dozen people would show up on a chilly Saturday morning to review the latest research.<p>But at a time when most …

Brains of women with autism show masculine traits

Do women who are on the autism spectrum have brains that are more “masculine”?<p>A team of researchers at Cambridge University's Autism Research Center has found striking similarities between the structural anomalies found in the brains of women with autism spectrum disorder and neurobiological …

Stroke 'emotional impact often overlooked'

<b>The emotional impact of a stroke is too often overlooked and should be given the same priority as physical rehabilitation, campaigners say.</b><p>A survey of more than 2,700 survivors and their carers in the UK found many had experienced emotional suffering.<p>More than half of the stroke survivors surveyed …

Neurology

Mental Health Researchers Reject Psychiatry’s New Diagnostic ‘Bible’

Just weeks before psychiatry’s new diagnostic “bible”—the DSM 5— is set to be released, the world’s major funder of mental health research has …

ADHD or Sleep Disorder: Are We Getting It Wrong?

Millions of children and adults struggle with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition marked by problems with concentration, impulse control, organization, and memory. It can be a frustrating and difficult condition, stigmatizing and often isolating for those who …

Sleep

Could Stress Actually Be Damaging Your Brain? 6 Tips to Build Resilience

These days, we all live under tremendous stress -- economic challenges, job demands, family tension, always-on technology and the 24-hour news cycle all contribute to ceaseless worry, many times over things that are completely beyond our personal control. While many have learned to simply "live …

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 years ago, children used to play outside all day, riding bikes, playing sports and building forts. Masters of imaginary games, …

The 3 Keys to a Healthy Brain

<i>by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer</i><p>We all have those moments--a forgotten appointment, a name we can't recall, a word that's on the tip of our tongue. For the most part, these incidents don't worry us. However, as we age, they seem to increase in significance. We …

Wellness

3 Ways Mindfulness Can Help the Parents of Children With Special Needs

I am the mother of a child with special needs. My daughter is 11 and was born with her brain's prefrontal lobe not fully developed. The condition is called pachygyria. If you Google it (which is the first thing I did when we were given our official diagnosis), you will be presented with a stifling …

Mindfulness

Iris Halmshaw, 3-Year-Old With Autism, Can't Talk; But Her Beautiful Paintings Sell For Hundreds

Three-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw loves water, trees, wind, dancing on tiptoes and holding things in her left hand. The British toddler cannot talk yet due to her autism, but she is able to express herself through beautiful paintings that have been sold to collectors for hundreds of dollars.<p>Iris …

Mindful Anger Management and the 6 Rs of Intentional Responsiveness

We live in a violent, strife-filled era. Even Buddhist monks are prey to intolerance, nationalism and violence. Terror and fear surround us. This provokes all kinds of difficult feelings and emotions, especially anger and hatred. Yet it's not what happens to us but what we make of it that actually …

Mindfulness

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Pet therapy at the University of Minnesota Law School

Study break with dogs at Rice University

I Need Help - Movie Clip from Ray

When a young, blind Ray Charles falls and asks his mother to help him up, she decides to let him figure it out on his own.