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PTSD sufferers are among those more likely to attempt suicide. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  A team of researchers from Brazil has developed a new, “highly accurate” algorithm that is able to predict suicide attempts in the general population — including identifying psychological disorders or life crises that may put people at greater risk Read more…


There may be a painless way to help patients deal with compulsive behaviors. (Pixabay/Pete Linforth)

  Compulsive behaviors are prevalent worldwide, with millions of people coping with them even without a formal diagnosis. Despite how common these behaviors are, the mechanisms that drive them are still poorly understood. But a new study out of Boston Read more…


Behavior observation is one traditional way to diagnose ADHD. Now there may be a better way. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

  Introducing computer programs to a clinical setting may provide clinicians with faster, more accurate diagnoses for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study out of The Ohio State University suggests. The research, published in the December issue of the Psychological Read more…


A doctor performs a surgical procedure, one of many jobs computerization has not significantly changed. (Artur Tumasjan, Unsplash)

  Native-born U.S. workers experience an economy-wide boost in productivity and welfare as a result of immigration when it occurs in combination with technological progress, according to new research. The study, published in the Canadian Journal of Economics, runs counter to Read more…


A man uses his computer while sitting on a building roof. (Avi Richards, Unsplash)

  Countries with better digital infrastructure may be able to counteract some of the negative economic effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics, according to new research, creating increased urgency for investment in places where internet access is not equitably distributed. Read more…

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