Archive for March, 2008

Sexual Satisfaction in Postmenopausal Women

March 31st, 2008
womanNew research discovers decreased sexual satisfaction in postmenopausal women is not clearly associated with cardiovascular disease. In men, erectile dysfunction is strongly linked to the development of CVD. The study by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston ...

Delayed Marriage and Parenting Not Always Best

March 31st, 2008
familyThe traditional advice for young people to complete their education before marriage and children is questioned in a new study. Penn State researchers found that for some young adults, getting married or living together and having ...

Genetic Disturbance Linked to Schizophrenia

March 31st, 2008
GeneticEmerging evidence suggests many people with schizophrenia have small genetic abnormalities that affected their brain in childhood and adolescence. In a series of new studies on adult onset schizophrenia, NIH scientists discovered individuals possessed high rates of rare ...

PTSD Influences Healthcare Utilization

March 28th, 2008
Doctor visitResearchers discover individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to be hospitalized, stay in the hospital longer, and have greater mental healthcare utilization than urban primary care patients. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) ...

Big Belly Could Up Risk of Dementia

March 28th, 2008
big bellyAdd another warning for individuals who struggle with their weight and carry the extra pounds around their belly. According to a new study, individuals with a large stomach during their forties are more likely to have dementia ...

Learn to be Compassionate

March 28th, 2008
brainCompassion and kindness are personality traits that many believe are innate -- a reflection of who we are. A new research study investigates if we can train ourselves to be more compassionate and, in effect, change our personality. ...

Brain Challenges for Compulsive Gamblers

March 27th, 2008
manA new research study finds that gambling addicts do not learn from their mistakes. The finding suggests differences in the prefrontal cortex of the brain may explain the development of impulsive or compulsive behavior that can lead to ...

Usefulness of Anger

March 27th, 2008
angerCommon sense suggests people typically prefer to feel emotions that are pleasant, like excitement, and avoid those that are unpleasant, like anger. However, does the emotion of anger provide a benefit in some situations? A new study in the ...

Youth Social Skills Linked to Mood Disorders

March 27th, 2008
socialResearchers have known that children with problems such as anxiety and depression tend to have difficulties forming relationships and being accepted by friends. Determination if the anxiety and depression lead to the social problems, or if the social ...

Pharmaceutical Options for Depression

March 26th, 2008
pillsMany researchers believe the best method to treat depression involves a combination of pharmacy with cognitive behavioral therapy. As such, the preferred drug choice is use of a class of medication called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). ...
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