Archive for August, 2008

Sleep Apnea Can Influence Child Behavior

August 27th, 2008
childAccording to some experts, although it’s often labeled attention deficit disorder, the real problem behind thousands of children’s behavior problems could actually be sleep apnea. Ear, nose and throat physicians report enlarged tonsils can cause obstructive sleep apnea ...

Brain’s Hidden Potential Explored

August 27th, 2008
brainAlthough previous research has found that the brain has the capacity to compensate for a loss in one area of sensory capacity, the mechanism by which this occurs has been obscure. As an example of brain adaptability consider ...

Male Definition of Masculinity Is a Surprise

August 27th, 2008
manA new study finds that men defy stereotypes in defining masculinity. Contrary to stereotypes about sexual performance and masculinity, men interviewed in a large international study reported that being seen as honorable, self-reliant and respected was more important ...

How Antipsychotic Drugs Work

August 27th, 2008
brainAntipsychotic drugs that are widely used to treat schizophrenia and other problems may not work as scientists have assumed, according to a new study. Duke University Medical Center researchers believe the findings could lead to changes in how these ...

Brain Scans Show Depression’s Link to Guilt

August 26th, 2008
MRIScientists report new findings that will improve the understanding of why some people may be more prone to depression than others. Dr Roland Zahn, a clinical neuroscientist in The University of Manchester's School of Psychological Sciences, and his colleagues ...

Adolescent Protective Response to Depression

August 26th, 2008
friendsA new study on adolescent depression following terror attacks, confirms long-held beliefs that show social support is an excellent tonic for depression. The research paper by Professor Golan Shahar of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, ...

Ginkgo’s Protection Mechanism Studied

August 26th, 2008
GinkoScientists have known for more than 10 years that a certain extract from leaves of the ancient eastern tree, Ginkgo biloba, can somewhat ease symptoms of memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Now, researchers at the University ...

America’s Elderly Face Abuse

August 25th, 2008
womanA new study suggests that nearly 13 percent of America's aged citizens suffer some form of abuse. Specifically, nine percent of adults reported they have suffered from verbal mistreatment, 3.5 percent suffer financial mistreatment, and 0.2 percent suffer ...

The Allure of Enhancement Drugs

August 25th, 2008
pillsA new study finds people's willingness to take a pill or drug depends on whether the trait the drug promises to enhance is one they consider fundamental. Interestingly, healthy people are more willing to take drugs to enhance traits ...

First Generation Meds Are Risky for Seniors

August 25th, 2008
elderly personA new federal study has found second-generation or atypical antipsychotic medications are safer for elderly patients. Conventional, or first-generation, antipsychotic medication were found to increase risk of death from cardiovascular or respiratory diseases according to a study ...