Archive for February, 2007

Memories of Love Help Childhood Trauma

February 19th, 2007
Development of resilience or the ability to bounce back and fully recover from change and stressful situations is a skill-set most adults desire to improve. Sadly, the skill must be utilized by infants and children when they live in daily circumstances of ...

Talented Most Affected by Stress

February 19th, 2007
Does stress affect some people more than others? The answer is affirmative says a University of Chicago researcher who believes stress diminishes the performance of talented people more so than those less gifted. According to the researcher, stress consumes the working memory ...

New Genetic Links for Autism

February 19th, 2007
Research points to two new genetic links that may predispose people to the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to form normal social relationships. Autism has recently been implicated as a national public health crisis as one in 150 American children is ...

Group Exercise Aids Quality of Life for Breast Cancer

February 16th, 2007
Exercise performed in a group setting improves both the physical and mental wellbeing of people diagnosed with breast cancer, finds a new study. The performance of physical exercise in addition to traditional psychotherapy or social support groups appears to add to the ...

Sex and Intimacy for Cancer Caregivers

February 16th, 2007
Attention to the mental and physical needs of cancer caregivers has, until recently, often been ignored. A new study looks at the lives of the caregivers and how they negotiate issues surrounding sexuality and intimacy in the context of caring for a ...

Bad Night of Sleep Affects Performance

February 15th, 2007
Researchers have found that even adolescents are affected by a night of bad sleep. Although the association between sleep disturbance and an adult's performance at work the next day are well known, a new study finds that adolescents who experience sleep disturbances ...

Male Birth Control Linked to Dementia?

February 15th, 2007
Research on potential risk factors for Alzheimer's disease has revealed a surprising association – the development of an unusual form of dementia is much more common among men who have experienced a vasectomy. Although the finding is recognition of an association, not ...

Wartime Stress Among Military Offspring

February 15th, 2007
Researchers have discovered children with parents in the military have higher blood pressure, heart rates and general stress levels than their peers. The finding that wartime stress affects the blood pressure and heart rates of dependent children suggests attention and perhaps intervention ...

Why We Want to do the Opposite of Our Spouses’ Wishes

February 14th, 2007
Researchers have an answer to the question wives have been asking their husbands since their first day of marriage, "Why do you always seem to disagree with me or want to do the opposite of what I want?" The answer is: reactance, ...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Not Helpful for Depression

February 14th, 2007
Although Omega-3 fatty acids were once hailed as a means to reduce heart disease, improve cognitive processing and better mental health, new research suggests supplemental intake of omega-3 fatty acids does not alleviate depression. Researchers report in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) ...