Archive for October, 2009

Collateral Damage from Gambling

October 28th, 2009
Collateral Damage from GamblingGambling is often perceived as a harmless pastime that may enable an individual to retreat from the daily grind and provide a source of fun and enjoyment. However, ...

Matching Medications to Genes

October 28th, 2009
Matching Medications to Genes Why does one type of antidepressant work so well for some but is ineffective for others? How can we explain a tried and trusted medication ...

Antipsychotics Cause Weight Gain in Children, Teens

October 27th, 2009
Antipsychotics Cause Weight Gain in Children, TeensUp to one third of children and teens who took common antipsychotic drugs for the first time became overweight or obese in ...

Music as IQ Booster

October 27th, 2009
Music as IQ BoosterA leading researcher is advocating use of music in neuropsychological therapy to improve language skills, memory, or mood. In an online publication of Faculty of 1000: Biology Reports, Lutz ...

Brain Short-Circuit Triggers Schizophrenia

October 27th, 2009
Brain Short-Circuit Triggers SchizophreniaA new study suggests abnormalities in the white matter of the brain appear to influence the development of schizophrenia. The study, led by Professor Phillip McGuire and Dr. Sophia ...

Gastrointestinal Problems from High-Stress Jobs

October 27th, 2009
Gastrointestinal Problems from High-Stress JobsTwo new research studies discover a significant association between high-stress, high-exposure occupations and long-term gastrointestinal disorders. In one review, the U.S. Navy explored the relationship between ...

Child-rearing Improves Married Happiness

October 27th, 2009
Child-rearing Improves Married HappinessAlthough having children to rekindle a shaky marriage often has disastrous results, a new study finds that rearing kids makes married people happier. A UK researcher reports having children improves married ...

Brain Short-Circuit Triggers Schizophrenia

October 26th, 2009
A new study suggests abnormalities in the white matter of the brain appear to influence the development of schizophrenia. The study, led by Professor Phillip McGuire and Dr Sophia Frangou, at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London discovered young adolescents ...

Gene Mutation Significantly Ups Risk of Schizophrenia

October 26th, 2009
Gene Mutation Significantly Ups Risk of SchizophreniaA research team has found a mutation on human chromosome 16 increases risk for schizophrenia by more than eight-fold for some ...

Adolescent Gambling Linked to Conduct Disorders

October 26th, 2009
Adolescent Gambling Linked to Conduct DisordersNew research has determined that one in 10 adolescent boys have symptoms of conduct disorder, as well as a problem gambling. Scientists from the University ...