Archive for August, 2007

College Men Choose Sex Over Success

August 28th, 2007
Young CoupleA new study suggests men may be more willing than women to sacrifice achievement goals for a romantic relationship. The findings by Catherine Mosher of Duke Medical Center and Sharon Danoff-Burg from the University of Albany contradict the ...

More Risks for Alcoholics

August 28th, 2007
The effects of alcohol abuse on cognition and learning have been well documented. Now, a new study finds that among alcoholics, the ability to perceive dangerous situations is also compromised. Researchers used functional magnetic imaging (fMRI) to examine the emotional processing ability ...

Statins for Alzheimer’s

August 28th, 2007
PillsStatins, the class of drug often prescribed to help lower cholesterol may also help reduce the risk of developing brain changes associated with Alzheimer's. Previous research had suggested that people who received statins might be less likely to ...

Bullying and Being Bullied Results in Greater Risk of Adult Disorders

August 27th, 2007
Children FightingFinnish researchers have recently discovered that bullying could result in serious mental disorders -- mainly an anxiety disorder or antisocial personality disorder -- among both the bullies and those being bullied. While victims of bullying were more likely ...

Virtual Out-of-Body Experiences

August 27th, 2007
Scientists are using virtual reality goggles to induce out-of-body-like experiences in healthy people. The research validates the phenomena, an occurrence that individuals with neurological disorders sometime experience, and gives insights on how we perceive our own bodies. The task of suggesting a scientific ...

Confusion After Surgery

August 27th, 2007
operating RoomAs America ages, baby boomers turn to orthopedic surgeons to replace arthritic joints so that they can continue an active life-style. However, a new study finds individuals who carry a gene associated with an increased risk of ...

Behavioral Change For Huge Weight Loss

August 27th, 2007
Weight Scales Tape AppleLosing weight is a difficult task especially when an individual is obese. Bariatric surgery, while popular, remains dangerous with unknown long-term effects. A new study from the University of Kentucky followed 118 individuals as they ...

Risperdal Gets FDA’s Approval for Children and Teens

August 24th, 2007
pillsOn Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the antipsychotic drug Risperdal to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in children ages 13 to 17. The FDA approved Risperdal to be used to treat schizophrenia ...

Weight Loss As Warning Sign for Dementia

August 24th, 2007
Woman eating appleIn a new study, researchers report women who have dementia start losing weight at least 10 years before the disease is diagnosed, while men who later developed dementia did not lose weight in the years before ...

New Program Drops Bipolar Relapse

August 24th, 2007
Australian researchers announce dramatic success using an innovative interdisciplinary group program to provide individuals with bipolar disorder the right tools and strategies to better self-manage their disease. A supportive group environment can substantially reduce the burden on individuals, their families and the ...