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Virtual Reality Game From iThrive & Deep Games Lab Tackles Anxiety, Wins Audience Choice Award From Stanford University School of MedicineSoteria VR, A Video Game About Facing Anxiety, Receives...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iThrive Games — a nonprofit that partners with game developers, researchers and youth organizations to facilitate the use of video games to enhance social and emotional skills — is proud to announce today that its executive director, Dr. Susan …

Emotions

For Older Women, Every Movement Counts Toward Health

For women over 65, every bit of light physical activity — even as minor as making the bed or walking to the car — may carry a reduced risk of …

Wellness

What if Consciousness is Not What Drives the Human Mind?

<i>Summary: Researchers provide new insight into human consciousness, reporting we don’t consciously choose our feelings or thoughts; we simply become</i> …

Consciousness

The Worst Times for Holiday Traffic, According to Google

Using data from Google Maps, Google News Lab has figured out where we're going, what we're looking for and when we're getting there around …

Google Maps

Video games might help autistic children in improving their balance

Children who suffer from autism often have difficulty in maintaining a normal posture and position. But <b>video games</b> might help these children and …

Autism

Tips for Managing Employees With Autism in the Workplace

Additionally, it can sometimes be difficult to explain what is and what is not appropriate workplace behavior. Imaginary lines exist about what …

Autism

The Internet's on The Verge of Changing Forever, Here's Why You Need to Be Really, Really Worried

The Federal Communications Commission took aim at a signature Obama-era regulation Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would give Internet providers broad …

Net Neutrality

11 Habits That Can Cause People To Misunderstand You For The Worse

Do you go through life feeling totally misunderstood? If the answer is yes, you're not alone. This is a problem a lot of people have, and it can be …

Body Language

33 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Patient Should Know)

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Pick a teaching hospital<p>For complex surgical procedures, you’re generally better off at teaching hospitals, which usually stay at …

Health Care

12 Amazing Gifts For Kids With Autism

Before the holiday celebrations can really begin, I have the ask myself the one question all moms face every year: "What do the kids want or need?" To be clear, I'm not complaining. I'm very lucky to have a family that wants to spoil my children, especially around the holidays, but it can be really …

Kids

A Brief History of Why The Flash is Faster Than Superman

Is Superman actually faster than The Flash? It’s a question that has been asked for nearly as long as the two characters have existed. They’ve raced …

Comics

11 little-known symptoms of depression

Depression isn't one-size-fits-all. Here's what to look for if you think you — or a loved one — might be depressed.<p>Sometimes it's obvious that you, …

Depression

Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed

Using extremely powerful cutting-edge technology, a new study shows in great detail how dementia with Lewy bodies affects synapses, the important …

Neuroscience

People With Loads of Facebook Friends Share an Interesting Trait, Says Study

They treat friends as possessions.<p>If you don't have a lot of friends on social media, it may mean that you are just a little less concerned with …

Social Media

Google Glass returns as tool to help kids with autism

Those who declared Google Glass a failure perhaps spoke too soon as it is now resurfacing as a tool to help children with autism improve their social …

Autism

9 Best Gifts For Introverts That Seem Small, But Mean The Absolute World To Them

Introverts are a special breed, and they're probably some of the best friends you'll ever have. They're the boys and girls growing up who didn’t snub …

Introverts

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Cover Up Data Breach Affecting 57 Million Accounts

Hackers accessed data belonging to 57 million Uber riders and drivers in late 2016, including email addresses, phone numbers, and drivers license …

Uber

Virtual Reality Will Change Medtech—Once It Clears These Hurdles

<b>Virtual and augmented reality will lead to new medical technologies and change the way medical device designers work. But first, these technologies</b> …

Augmented Reality

Humanity's Fertility Decline Could Be Driven by Poor Air Quality

Pollution is making sperm weird.<p>We just aren't making babies like we used to. For many it's a choice, but fertility problems – particularly among men …

Environment

Google caught receiving location data from Android phones

Google admits Android phones have been sending it location data for the past year—but Android users shouldn’t go out an buy a new iPhone just …

Android Phones

Tattoo Removal Is So Good Now You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Get One

It'll hurt less than the sight of your old tattoo.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Chemistry, Health, Instagram & Medicine<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>…

Tattoos

The best gifts for 3-year-olds, according to child development experts

Age 3 can be a time of transition as little ones say goodbye to toddlerhood and hello to more imaginative play.<p>Many are entering school for the first time and interacting with friends. And they’re becoming increasingly verbal and able to answer questions and follow directions. (Or not: There’s a …

Kids

The Sad, All Too Timely Story of Mistreated Hollywood Bombshell Hedy Lamarr

A new film tells the story of actress Hedy Lamarr, an inventor dismissed as a sex object.<p>One of the underlying truths of the wave of #MeToo stories is that when human beings are reduced to sex objects—whether they’re directly preyed upon or merely undermined—it doesn’t just cause them personal …

Feminism

The 7 tourist scams to watch out for in New York City

by William Begeny<p>While there's almost too much to love about New York City, the insidious ways it can siphon off your hard-earned cash is not one of …

Manhattan

Just a handful of Facebook likes can tell if you are gay or straight, study says

Just a few Facebook likes can identify users' sexual orientation or political and religious beliefs, a study has shown.<p>US researchers found that as few as three likes on the social network can be the difference between advertisers being able to identify users as gay or not for targeting purposes. …

Facebook

Japanese Fans Choose Anime's Biggest Tearjerkers

Interest<p>posted on <b>2016-11-21</b> 13:45 EST by Eric Stimson<p>Major Ghibli downer oddly missing<p>Some anime fans are emotionally vulnerable and sob whenever …

Manga

If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal

• <b>The Federal Communications Commission is planning to ditch net neutrality, which requires internet providers to treat all data online equally.</b>• <b><br>A Portuguese internet provider shows what the American internet could look like if net neutrality is scrapped.</b>• <b><br>One company charges people more for additional</b> …

Net Neutrality

Families: Learn How to Find Autism-Friendly Colleges

During his first experience with college, Alex Birdsong faced some challenges he wasn't sure how to handle. He also didn’t know that he had autism …

Autism

Study shows how gut bacteria may trigger MS

Alterations in gut bacteria at a young age could help to trigger and progress multiple sclerosis in people who are genetically predisposed to the …

Microbiome