Archive for September, 2007

Victimization of College Students Up Suicide Risk

September 25th, 2007
Young ManNew research indicates that being victimized because of sexual orientation is a chief risk factor for suicidal behavior among gay, lesbian and bisexual college students. The study is the first to explore the link between victimization and ...

Medication May Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia

September 24th, 2007
MedicationA new study suggests a modified treatment approach may improve attention, memory and problem-solving abilities for those diagnosed with schizophrenia. Researchers believe a treatment strategy of blocking the glutamate system, a brain chemical transmitter, can normalize abnormalities in ...

Brain Imaging of Sexual Predators

September 24th, 2007
MRI BrainPedophilia is viewed by many as the most despicable or contemptible of all sexual assaults. New research uses modern imaging techniques to view the brain circuits of adults who are sexually attracted to children. The new study, ...

Treat Depression With Exercise

September 24th, 2007
Running personDepression often accompanies the diagnosis of coronary heart disease with the mood disorder impairing prognosis and quality of life. A new research review finds that one of the 'oldest' forms of medicine, may be the best bet ...

Unintentional Behaviors May Accompany Aging

September 21st, 2007
Older manBrain changes that occur as a normal part of the aging process may predispose certain individuals to unintended racism, depression and problem gambling. The finding is reported in the October issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. University ...

A Season For Mood Disorders

September 21st, 2007
Person in winter/fall sunExperts are cautioning that a decline in mood, energy level and motivation may occur during November only to return to normal in April. The condition, called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is often overlooked say Loyola University ...

Cancer Stress Similar For Patient and Spouse

September 21st, 2007
Stressed WomanReceiving a diagnosis of cancer is a devastating blow for an individual and, according to new research, an equally traumatic time for the significant other. University of Michigan researchers discovered spouses report similar physical and emotional quality ...

Haldol May Lead to Heart Problems

September 20th, 2007
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an alert related to people who have been prescribed haloperidol (marketed as Haldol, Haldol Decanoate and Haldol Lactate). A specific type of problem related to the heart's rhythms may be associated with Haldol ...

Friendship Groups Help Date Safety

September 20th, 2007
Group TeensUnfortunately, compared to other industrialized nations, the United States has the highest incidence of teenage pregnancy by a considerable margin. Research on this disturbing trend finds that a teenage girl's friends may help to keep her from ...

Overweight Not Linked With Memory Problems

September 20th, 2007
Woman on ScalesNew research finds memory loss in seniors is not caused by being overweight, unlike the increased risk for high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease that are known to accompany weight gain. The study is published ...