Archive for November, 2008

Work Harassment Lowers Job Performance

November 24th, 2008
Work Harassment Lowers Job PerformanceA new study examined the effects of workplace sexual harassment and found that employees who were harassed report lower levels of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and job performance. Employees also experienced higher levels of ...

Tough to Quit If ADHD

November 24th, 2008
Tough to Quit If ADHDA new study finds tobacco use is more prevalent and smoking cessation less likely among persons with attention deficit disorder (ADHD). Researchers discovered smokers with attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms, those who exhibited elevated ...

Genetic Map of Bipolar

November 24th, 2008
Genetic Map of BipolarFor the first time, a comprehensive map of genes likely to be involved in bipolar disorder has been created. Neuroscientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine combined international data with information from their ...

Personality Influenced By Brain Connections

November 24th, 2008
Personality Influenced By Brain ConnectionsResearchers posit that an individual's personality may be based upon how their brain is wired. Studies by University of Bonn scientists suggest the neural connection between areas of the brain is particularly well-developed among innovative ...

Popular Radio Host Goodwin Tied to Drug Companies

November 21st, 2008
Popular Radio Host Goodwin Tied to Drug CompaniesDr. Fred Goodwin, longtime radio host of the NPR program, The Infinite Mind, has reportedly received over $1.3 million in the past seven years from pharmaceutical companies for promotional talks and ...

Stress May Impair Decision-Making

November 21st, 2008
Although the premise seems intuitive, new research proves that a little bit of stress goes a long way and can have far-reaching effects. Neuroscientists from the University of Washington (UW) have found that a single exposure to uncontrollable stress ...

Negative Feedback Less Stressful Than Ambiguity

November 21st, 2008
Negative Feedback Less Stressful Than AmbiguityA new study suggests some individuals would rather receive clear negative information than deal with ambiguity or uncertainty. In the study, published in Psychological Science, University of Toronto ...

Attendance of Religious Services Reduces Death

November 21st, 2008
Attendance of Religious Services Reduces DeathA new study strongly suggests that regular attendance at religious services reduces the risk of death by approximately 20 percent in post-menopausal women. The findings, published in Psychology and ...

Online Time Important to Teen Development

November 20th, 2008
Online Time Important to Teen DevelopmentThe largest U.S. study on teenagers and their use of digital media show that America’s youth are developing important social and technical skills online, skills that adults do not always understand or value. "It ...

ADHD Meds Do Not Cause Genetic Damage

November 20th, 2008
ADHD Meds Do Not Cause Genetic DamageAccording to a new study, two of the most common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to cause genetic damage in children who take them ...
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