Archive for March, 2008

Depression Ups Risk of Diabetes

March 26th, 2008
DiabetesA retrospective review of a health database discovered people with a history of depression had a 30 per cent increased risk of type 2 Diabetes. The review involved a study of 2,400 residents of Saskatchewan who were diagnosed with ...

Keep Track of Your Teenager with GPS

March 26th, 2008
teenA new research study uses cell phones to track where teens go when not in or near home or school. The objective of the investigation is to see if this movement has an impact on health-related behavior such ...

The Stress of Cancer

March 25th, 2008
stress of cancerWhen a couple is dealing with cancer, the partner without the malignancy may, as a function of their distress, suppress the well-being of either person. A study of 168 married couples uncovered the relationship. “Whether it is ...

Warning Signs for College Suicides

March 25th, 2008
personFor parents and friends the unthinkable nightmare is the intentional taking of life by a loved one. According to a new report, suicide is the second leading cause of death in college students, only surpassed by car accidents. ...

How Women Choose Partners

March 24th, 2008
man womanAlthough a women's preference for a partner is believed to be influenced by the kind of relationship they are seeking, a new study finds another factor may actually determine the choice. Researchers from The University of Texas ...

Money Spent for Happiness

March 24th, 2008
moneyNew research suggests that it is possible to buy happiness after all: when you spend money on others. In a series of studies, University of British Columbia Professor Elizabeth Dunn found that individuals report significantly greater happiness if ...

Parkinson’s Familial Link

March 21st, 2008
dnaResearchers have discovered a gene that could hold the key to developing new treatments for Parkinson's disease. Parkinson’s is a progressive and often debilitating movement disorder that affects as many as one million Americans. According to the findings of ...

New Method to Detect Alzheimer’s

March 21st, 2008
brainA team of researchers are using near-infrared light to detect Alzheimer's disease in the early stages. The technique could be revolutionary as current methods to diagnose the disease require post-mortem examination. Accurate, early detection of Alzheimer's could ...

Health Benefits of A Happy Marriage

March 20th, 2008
coupleThe relationship between what happens in one’s life and the development of illness is well documented. Stressors that rank high for increasing the probability of illness include the death of a spouse and divorce. Conversely, a new research ...

Depression May Influence Interaction with Children

March 20th, 2008
mom childRaising children is a challenging task regardless of the surroundings. The duty expands when a child is ill, the family has little money and the mother is depressed. A new study elaborates on these issues finding that ...