Archive for October, 2008

Stress Effect More Exaggerated In Older Adults

October 29th, 2008
manLife can be stressful, whether you're an individual watching the stock market crash or a commuter stuck in traffic. A new study, examines how stress affects decision-making and finds that older adults alter their behavior more than young ...

Hate Area of Brain Identified

October 29th, 2008
mindNew brain imaging studies show that people who view pictures of someone they hate display activity in distinct areas of the brain that, together, may be thought of as a hate circuit. The study, by Professor Semir Zeki and ...

Quality of Life With Bipolar Disorder

October 29th, 2008
manNew research evaluates the quality of life of patients suffering from bipolar disorder (BD) in comparison with the general population. In the study, University of Granada scientists analyzed 108 patients with bipolar disorder against a comparative group made ...

Red Turns Men On, Boosts Sexual Attraction

October 28th, 2008
A Woman in RedWhat attracts a man? One recent study suggests the color a woman wears might help. Researchers found that the color red can unconsciously make a man feel more attracted toward a woman. The research provides research ...

Teletherapy for Mental Health

October 28th, 2008
teletherapyClinicians are using technology to tackle the growing number of psychiatric cases in rural areas, particularly among children and adolescents. In a current application, a team of Michigan State University doctors meet each week with patients from across ...

Meth Abuse Among Teens

October 28th, 2008
teenNew research finds that children and adolescents who abuse alcohol or are sexually active are more likely to take methamphetamines (MA), also known as 'meth' or 'speed'. Research published in the open access journal BMC Pediatrics list risk factors ...

Epilepsy Drug For Alzheimer’s

October 28th, 2008
drugsA new study suggests a popular epilepsy drug may also be beneficial in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The study discusses use of the anti-seizure drug valproic acid to improve memory and reduce brain lesions in mice with an ...

Brain Alterations in Schizophrenia

October 28th, 2008
brainNew research suggests the absence of a specific chemical receptor in the brain has been linked with schizophrenia. In work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from Newcastle University found that NMDA ...

Anxiety May Be Linked to Immune System

October 28th, 2008
linkedIn a groundbreaking study scientists have genetically linked the immune system to normal behavior. Researchers from Rockefeller and Columbia Universities demonstrated that mast cells, key components of the immune system, directly influence how mice respond to stressful situations. The ...

Stress Triggers Skin Disease

October 27th, 2008
skinCurrent research suggests that stress may activate immune cells in your skin, resulting in inflammatory skin disease. Skin provides the first level of defense to infection, serving not only as a physical barrier, but also as a site ...