Archive for October, 2007

Exercise and Counseling For Cancer Stress

October 23rd, 2007
The fight against cancer includes managing the physical and mental fatigue associated with medical treatment for the malignancy. Often, the psychosocial aspects of the disease add insult to already lowered defense mechanisms. New research discovers regular exercise and psychological counseling help ...

Does Attitude Help Cancer Survival Rates?

October 22nd, 2007
Cancer patientAccording to a new study of just over 1,000 cancer patients, the answer may be no. Maintaining a positive outlook in one's life may not make any difference to how long a person can survive after being ...

Stress Resilience Takes Work

October 22nd, 2007
mouseResearchers discover the ability to cope or deal with stress is linked to specific differences in the way brain cells communicate with each other. In a novel research project, scientists learned that mice demonstrate the ability or ...

Improve Care for BPD

October 22nd, 2007
womanBorderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that occurs in one of 50 individuals. Despite the prevalence, experts believe people with BPD often receive inadequate care from the health system. In a new study from the ...

Care for PTSD Needs Verification

October 19th, 2007
thinking manExperts say that solid evidence-based support of the various methods currently used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder is needed. Many people, including significant proportions of active duty military personnel and veterans, suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ...

Therapy and Support for Postpartum Depression

October 19th, 2007
mother and childA new study reports that many new mothers who experience postpartum depression can receive symptom relief without medication. For the 13 percent of new mothers affected, counseling and peer support groups appear to offer symptom relief. ...

Perceived Quality of Life Influenced by Height

October 18th, 2007
2 menA new study suggests adult height influences quality of life as researchers discover short people report worse physical and mental health than people of normal height. The large peer reviewed study which shows that short people judge their ...

A First Impression of Fear

October 18th, 2007
fearful eyesAn interesting study by Vanderbilt University researchers discovers that the brain becomes aware of fearful faces more quickly than those showing other emotions. "There are reasons to believe that the brain has evolved mechanisms to detect things in ...

System Change Can Improve Dementia Care

October 18th, 2007
Doctor and WomanIn a new report, geriatric experts call for a fundamental change in the way our current medical system cares for older adults with dementia. Researchers believe the current system of care will not allow primary care ...

Medical Care Lags for Mentally Ill

October 17th, 2007
manCardiovascular disease, rather than suicide is the major factor for early death among individuals with mental illness. Sadly, although the mortality from cardiovascular disease has declined in the United States over the past several decades, patients with severe ...