Archive for January, 2009

Apple Juice to Slow Alzheimer’s?

January 24th, 2009
Apple Juice to Slow Alzheimer’s?A growing body of evidence suggests we can take steps to delay age-related cognitive decline, including in some cases that which accompanies Alzheimer's disease. In a new study, Thomas B. Shea, Ph.D, and his ...

Improve Balance, Relieve Childhood Anxiety

January 24th, 2009
Improve Balance, Relieve Childhood AnxietyMany of the 40 million American adults who suffer from anxiety disorders also have problems with balance. As increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with anxiety, researchers have discovered that the link between ...

Therapy Beneficial for Dysmorphic Disorder

January 24th, 2009
Therapy Beneficial for Dysmorphic DisorderWe all have problems in worrying about the "small stuff" from time to time. A bad hair day or idly wishing for a more-perfect profile are common concerns. However, people suffering from ...

Migraines Often Linked to Mood Disorders

January 24th, 2009
Migraines Often Linked to Mood DisordersEmerging evidence suggests migraine headaches can precede the onset of mental disorders. "Together, migraine and mental disorders cause more impairment than alone," said lead study author Gregory Ratcliffe. "Patients who have one condition ...

Rejection Can Trigger Aggression

January 22nd, 2009
Rejection Can Trigger AggressionPeople who feel socially rejected are more likely to see others' actions as hostile and are more likely to behave in hurtful ways toward people they have never even met. The findings stem from ...

Sometimes Less Attention Improves Behavior

January 22nd, 2009
A new study shows that in confabulating patients, memory accuracy improves when attention is withdrawn. Confabulation is a devastating memory disorder consisting of uncontrolled production of "false memories." Patients often act upon their false memories, with dramatic consequences. The research published ...

Popular Songs May Recall Memories of the Past

January 22nd, 2009
Popular Songs May Recall Memories of the PastWhether the soundtrack of your youth was Lynyrd Skynyrd, Frank Sinatra, new wave or Nirvana, new research shows that even just thinking about a particular song can evoke vivid memories of ...

Low Sex Drive Linked to Lower Quality of Life Among Women

January 22nd, 2009
Low Sex Drive Linked to Lower Quality of Life Among WomenWomen with low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of menopause, are more likely to be depressed and to suffer physical symptoms such as back pain ...

Opioid Abuse Less Than Imagined Among Pain Clients

January 21st, 2009
Opioid Abuse Less Than Imagined Among Pain ClientsOver the years a large body of attention has been directed to the prescription of opioid analgesics for patients with chronic pain. Many have voiced concern over risk for addiction. ...

Potential Link between Osteoporosis and Depression

January 21st, 2009
Potential Link between Osteoporosis and DepressionA new review article analyzes the relationship between depression and bone metabolism, including the association between other psychiatric illnesses and osteoporosis. Although a direct linkage has not been established, study authors report ...
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