Archive for August, 2008

Medication Management For College Students

August 25th, 2008
MedicationA growing number of students are arriving on campus with medications for conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder. And once on campus, experiencing new freedom from supervision by mom, dad and hometown mental health ...

Hormone Therapy Aids Quality of Life

August 22nd, 2008
womanA new international study has shown HRT use can significantly improve well-being in women with menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats. HRT use was associated with improvements in sleep, sexuality and joint pain. The results ...

Positive Mindset Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer

August 22nd, 2008
womanResearchers have found evidence that staying positive has a protective role against breast cancer. Conversely, adverse life events such as the loss of a parent or close relative, divorce or the loss of a spouse can increase a ...

Lower Stress by Saving A Little From Each Paycheck

August 22nd, 2008
moneyA new study finds that Americans are better at saving money when they set goals in the near future -- such as next month -- rather than the more distant future. “While many Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, to effectively ...

False Memories Can Influence Future Behavior

August 22nd, 2008
memoryDo you know someone who claims to remember their first day of kindergarten? Or a trip they took as a toddler? While some people may be able to recall trivial details from the past, laboratory research shows that ...

Good Leadership at Work Aids Mental Health

August 22nd, 2008
workNew research finds evidence that good leadership has positive effects on employee health and well-being, including lower rates of anxiety, depression, and job stress as well as decreased sick leave and disability. Finnish researchers searched for studies of ...

Spanking Linked to Physical Abuse

August 21st, 2008
mom and sonSpanking has been, and still is, a common method of child discipline used by American parents. However, a new study discovered mothers who report that they or their partner spanked their child in the past year are ...

Stress During Pregnancy May Predispose Schizophrenia

August 21st, 2008
womanA new study discovered pregnant women who endure the psychological stress of being in a war zone are more likely to give birth to a child who develops schizophrenia. The research supports a growing body of literature that ...

The Pill for Severe Premenstrual Symptoms

August 21st, 2008
pillsA new clinical trial using a popular low-dose contraceptive could uncover a more effective treatment for the 5 to 10 percent of women who suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is much more severe than premenstrual syndrome, ...

Parental Expectations Affect College Students Identity

August 21st, 2008
StudentParents typically desire for their children to succeed in life as measured by academic then professional success. However, a new study finds that student anxieties over a perceived failure to perform up to parental expectations can ...