Archive for January, 2009

OCD Insights From An Unlikely Model

January 28th, 2009
Experts believe almost three percent of all Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). However, the difference between a neurotic compulsion and mental illness is a difficult distinction. According to new Tel ...

Childhood Stress Has Lasting Effect

January 28th, 2009
Stressful experiences in early life can have a long-term impact on a child's health. The conclusion comes from a study revealing impaired immune function in adolescents who, as youngsters, experienced either physical ...

Trust Your Instincts

January 27th, 2009
New research supports the admonition that thinking too much, say before purchasing that new car or television, can in fact lead to a less accurate decision. According to a new study in ...

Restoration of Shaken Confidence

January 27th, 2009
Small or seemingly insignificant actions can help an individual recover from a momentary loss of confidence, suggests a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. For example, the purchase of a ...

Happiness in America

January 27th, 2009
New research finds the gap between the happy and the not-so-happy has narrowed significantly over the last three decades. The study, by University of Pennsylvania economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, found ...

Med Rasagiline (Azilect) May Slow Parkinson’s

January 27th, 2009
A new study offers tantalizing hope that the drug rasagiline can do what no other medication for Parkinson's disease does -- slow the progression of the devastating degenerative brain disease. ...

Video Games May Hinder Relationships

January 26th, 2009
Video Games May Hinder RelationshipsA new study connects young adults' use of video games to poorer relationships with friends and family -- and the student co-author expresses disappointment at his own findings. The research is based on information ...

Abusive Behavior Among Caregivers

January 26th, 2009
Abusive Behavior Among CaregiversHalf of family caregivers of people with dementia report some abusive behavior toward the person they are caring for and one-third report "significant" levels of abuse. Researchers believe this is unsurprising, as most people with ...

Schizophrenic Expressions Hinder Communication

January 26th, 2009
Schizophrenic Expressions Hinder CommunicationNonverbal communication, in the form of facial expressions, may be impaired in people with schizophrenia. Researchers have shown that deficits in nonverbal expressivity in schizophrenia are linked to poor social skills and an unawareness ...

Vitamin D Linked With Cognitive Impairment

January 24th, 2009
Vitamin D Linked With Cognitive ImpairmentResearchers have identified a relationship between Vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin," and cognitive impairment in a large-scale study of older people. The importance of these findings lies in the connection between cognitive ...
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