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Archive for August, 2007

Senior Sex Tied to Health

August 23rd, 2007
holding handsSexuality is an important part of life for older adults, according to responses garnered by the first comprehensive national survey of sexual attitudes, behaviors and problems among older adults in the United States. Researchers found that most people ...

Screen for Borderline Personality Disorder

August 23rd, 2007
A new study suggests excessive emotional reactions can characterize adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD). NIMH-funded researchers discovered adults with borderline personality disorder displayed extreme reactions when looking at words with unpleasant meanings compared to healthy people during an emotionally stimulating task. They ...

Genetic Link for OCD

August 23rd, 2007
DNA modelGovernment researchers have made inroads into understanding obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as lab advancements on mice demonstrates a strong genetic component. NIH scientists were able to reverse the mice behaviors with antidepressants and genetic targeting of a key ...

1 in 3 World of Warcraft Players Attracted to One Another

August 22nd, 2007
Video game playingNew research suggests that online interactive game-playing, such as World of Warcraft, is not only "highly socially interactive" for most players, but on average, 1 in 3 players have found themselves to be attracted to another ...

APA Bans Psychologists from Torture Interrogations

August 22nd, 2007
On Sunday, the governing council of the American Psychological Association (APA) approved a resolution that prohibits psychologists from participating in interrogations where torture is being used. The approved resolution condemns and absolutely prohibits psychologists from planning, designing, assisting in or participating in any activities ...

Alzheimer’s Vaccine Effective

August 22nd, 2007
SyringeResearchers have proved for the first time that the immune system can combat the pathological form of tau protein, a key protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease. The protein accumulates into harmful tangles in the memory center of the ...

Treat ADHD Without Meds

August 22nd, 2007
Child at schoolA recently published study suggests non-medicinal interventions are highly effective in preventing the behavioral and academic problems associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study, titled “Project Achieve”, was the largest of its kind focusing on ...

Quick Test for Brain Disease

August 22nd, 2007
Is modern medicine poised to replicate devices used by Dr. McCoy on the Starship Enterprise? Researchers from the Institute of Physics believe we will soon be able to diagnose the onset of many brain diseases with a 45-60 second test that analyzes ...

Quiet Women in Marital Arguments at Higher Risk of Death

August 21st, 2007
Couple arguingWomen who keep quiet during a marital argument are four times more likely to die earlier than women who express themselves freely during such arguments, according to recently published research. The researchers refer to this behavior as "self-silencing," ...

Recovery After Relationship Ends

August 21st, 2007
Woman thinkingAccording to new research, lovers, especially those madly in love, do much better -- almost immediately -- following a breakup than they imagined they would. In other words, participants who forecast how badly they would feel over ...
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