Archive for November, 2008

Marijuana May Help the Aging Brain

November 20th, 2008
Marijuana May Help the Aging  BrainOhio State University researchers are discovering that specific elements of marijuana can be good for the aging brain by reducing inflammation and possibly even stimulating the formation of new brain cells. The research ...

Media Violence Linked to Aggression

November 20th, 2008
Media Violence Linked to AggressionAccording to some, you are what you watch when it comes to violence in the media and its influence on violent behavior in young people. A new paper provides additional evidence that violent media ...

Abusive Partners Predispose Chronic Pain

November 20th, 2008
Abusive Partners Predispose Chronic PainA new study finds that many women separated from abusive partners still experience high-disability chronic pain after almost two years. As background information for the study, Canadian researchers explain that despite ample evidence that chronic ...

Depression, Bipolar & Schizophrenia Linked to Suicide Attempts

November 19th, 2008
Depression, Bipolar & Schizophrenia Linked to Suicide AttemptsA new study finds that men and women who have tried to kill themselves and are suffering from major depression, bipolar disorder (sometimes known as manic depression) or ...

Brain Compound May Improve Schizophrenia

November 19th, 2008
Brain Compound May Improve SchizophreniaResearchers have discovered an elevated level of a specific compound in the brain may be important for problem-solving deficits in patients with schizophrenia. The finding suggests that drugs used to suppress the compound, called kynurenic ...

Social Support May Protect From Stroke

November 19th, 2008
Social Support May Protect From StrokeAnimal research suggests high levels of social support may provide some protection against strokes by reducing the amount of damaging inflammation in the brain. Researchers at Ohio State University found that male mice that ...

Ginko Has No Impact for Dementia

November 19th, 2008
Ginko Has No Impact for DementiaResults from a new study show that one of the most widely used herbal supplements for improving memory and cognition has no impact on the development of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The $30 million, ...

Factors That Modulate Self-Control

November 18th, 2008
Factors That Modulate Self-ControlWhy do so many of us give up on those New Year's resolutions to lose weight or curb luxury spending? A new study says it has to do with the way our goals intersect with ...

Growth Hormone Fails to Slow Alzheimer’s

November 18th, 2008
Growth Hormone Fails to Slow Alzheimer’sA new study shows that a drug that increases the release of growth hormone failed to slow the rate of progression of Alzheimer’s disease in humans. Growth hormone is naturally produced in the ...

Therapy Aids Survival in Breast Cancer Patients

November 18th, 2008
Therapy Aids Survival in Breast Cancer PatientsA new study suggests a psychological intervention program designed for breast cancer patients not only improves their health -- it actually increases their chance of survival. Researchers at Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer ...