Archive for March, 2008

Girls With ADHD Face Risks As Adults

March 20th, 2008
girlA new study suggests hyperactive young girls are more likely to get hooked on smoking, under-perform in school or jobs and gravitate towards mentally abusive relationships as adults. The report, issued as a joint study by researchers from the ...

Natural Method Improves Health of Postmenopausal Women

March 19th, 2008
womenA new study supports an old tonic finding that aerobic exercise significantly decreases the chemical imbalances that can lead to heart disease and stroke in postmenopausal women. The study is found in the Spring issue of the Journal of ...

Link Between Stroke and Alzheimer’s

March 19th, 2008
PathwayAlthough scientists have known that the risk of Alzheimer's disease is nearly doubled among people who have had a stroke, the source of the relationship has been obscure. Now researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found a process ...

Baby Boomer Risk for Alzheimer’s

March 19th, 2008
peopleA new report finds one in six women are at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) in their lifetime, while the risk for men is one in ten. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) released their findings ...

Can Stress Damage the Brain?

March 18th, 2008
brainSadly, a growing field of scientific inquiry includes individuals who experience extreme stress while serving the military. The combat exposure leaves many diagnosed with the psychiatric condition of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. From prior investigations, researchers have ...

How We Connect to Others

March 18th, 2008
MRINew research provides insights on our attempt to understand the experiences or thoughts of other individuals. Apparently we use our past experiences to relate to the experiences of others when we believe the other individual is similar to ...

Genes May Increase Risk for PTSD

March 18th, 2008
DNAA new study finds a particular genetic profile appears to increase the risk of posttraumatic stress disorder among adults who were abused in their youth. Emory University researchers hope the discovery will lend insights into why the disorder, ...

Meditation Can Help Control BP

March 17th, 2008
BPA new research analysis concludes that Transcendental Meditation is an effective treatment for controlling high blood pressure. The University of Kentucky meta-analysis is significant as lowered blood pressure is achieved with the added benefit of bypassing possible side effects ...

Signs of Childhood Depression May Surprise

March 17th, 2008
depressedNew research suggests the symptoms of depression among children are often different from those displayed by adults. German scientists discovered children may not display signs of dejection or a lack of pleasure, two cardinal signs of mood disorders ...

Help for Couples When a Partner has OCD

March 14th, 2008
While many Americans laugh at the lifestyle displayed by detective Adrian Monk, obsessive-compulsive disorder is a pervasive illness affecting as many as 5 million Americans. While attention to the disorder has expanded in recent years, research is ongoing to target intervention to ...
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