Archive for January, 2008

Withdrawal From Marijuana Is Difficult

January 28th, 2008
MarijuanaResearchers discover withdrawal from heavy marijuana use is similar to what is experienced by people when they quit smoking cigarettes. Abstinence from each of these drugs appears to cause several common symptoms, such as irritability, anger and trouble ...

A Moderate Level of Happiness Is Best

January 25th, 2008
Young manWhile the pursuit of happiness is a wonderful goal, an interesting research study found individuals at the uppermost end of the happiness scale (people who report that they are 10s on a 10-point life satisfaction score) are ...

Talk Therapy Effective For Child’s Pain

January 25th, 2008
childAccording to experts, the admonition that "my tummy hurts" is one of the most common complaints of childhood. And, for up to 25 percent of school-age children, ongoing abdominal pain is serious enough to interfere with school, playtime ...

Less Educated May Be Unaware of Early Cognitive Decline

January 24th, 2008
learningNew research suggests people who spend fewer years in school may experience a slight but statistically significant delay in the realization that they're having cognitive problems that could be Alzheimer's disease. Scientists at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center ...

Genes Influence Effectiveness of Antidepressant

January 24th, 2008
DNA StrandA new study discovers subtle genetic variations can influence the efficacy of two widely used antidepressant medications. Researchers found variants in a gene that influences how drugs are absorbed in the brain can compromise the effectiveness of ...

Early Alzheimer’s Ups Driving Risk

January 24th, 2008
carA new study finds people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) experience more accidents and demonstrate poorer performance on road tests than drivers without cognitive impairment. However, while the study does confirm previous reports of potentially hazardous driving in persons ...

Method To Improve Self-Control

January 24th, 2008
yes or noA new study provides suggestions on how individuals can improve self-control, be it enhancing their health or perhaps saving enough money for retirement. Northwestern University researchers discovered self-help strategies that prove most effective reflect, or "fit" ...

Experts Call for New Approach to ADHD

January 23rd, 2008
childrenNew studies of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are causing experts to question current diagnosis and treatment protocols. The challenge comes from a recent long-term study of Finnish adolescents by UCLA researchers. The study showed that only about half of ...

Marital Fights Can Be Beneficial

January 23rd, 2008
couple argueA good marital fight appears to have beneficial health effects. The finding comes from a study that discovered couples who suppress their anger when one attacks the other, die earlier than members of couples where one or ...

Music Therapy Beneficial For Depression

January 23rd, 2008
man wearing headphonesA new review of published literature suggests music therapy may help some patients fight depression and improve their health. Researchers found music can elevate mood and help an individual continue with other forms of more ...