Archive for August, 2007

ADHD Med Does Not Reduce Smoking

August 31st, 2007
Researchers discover bupropion, a popular ADHD medication, does not reduce the risk of smoking among young people receiving treatment for ADHD. Interestingly, the medication has been found to help smoking cessation among adults. Bupropion is sold under the trade name Wellbutrin when ...

School Stress Among Children

August 31st, 2007
ClassroomAs many can remember, the first few days at school can be an anxious time as children face the challenge of a new environment and making new friends. New research suggests the stress of a new school-year may ...

Estrogen Therapy Lowers Parkinson Risk

August 31st, 2007
Researchers have found that women who had one or both ovaries removed before menopause face an increased long-term risk of Parkinson's disease compared to women who retained their ovaries. Since ovaries are responsible for estrogen production, estrogen replacement therapy may be warranted for ...

Less Educated, More Cocaine

August 30th, 2007
A new study suggests decreased use of cocaine in the United States over the last 20 years mostly occurred among the highly educated, while cocaine use among non-high school graduates remained constant. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suspect the inverse ...

Mold and Depression

August 30th, 2007
Brown University researchers have found an association between damp, moldy homes and depression. While the connection between mold and mental illness has been postulated by UK researchers for several years, this is the first and largest investigation conducted outside the United Kingdom. To ...

PTSD Among 9/11 Recovery Workers

August 30th, 2007
Rescue CrewA report shows that thousands of World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers were still suffering serious mental health effects three years after the disaster. The data comes from the World Trade Center Health Registry's initial survey of ...

Hypnosis Aids Breast Cancer Surgery

August 29th, 2007
Awareness BraceletsNew research suggests use of hypnosis prior to breast cancer surgery can be an effective means to reduce side effects and improve recovery time. The use of complimentary or alternative medicine to improve health outcomes is a ...

Why We Remember the Bad Times More Than the Good

August 29th, 2007
A new scientific study confirms and potentially explains why we remember events that result in negative emotional responses more so than recollections of the good times. Researchers suggest the findings will provide insight into the symptoms and potential treatment of posttraumatic stress ...

Origin of Anxiety and Panic Disorder

August 29th, 2007
MRIA computer game modeled on the iconic Pac Man collection is being used to learn how our brain reacts to an impending threat. Scientists believe an overreaction in the brain's protective response can lead to anxiety and panic ...

People’s Risk Taking Behavior More Complex Than Thought

August 28th, 2007
People skydivingNew research has confirmed what some scientists have long suspected -- that human risk-taking behavior is more complex than previously (and popularly) thought. People surveyed in the study were least likely to take fertility risks, and most likely ...