Archive for December, 2009

Are Alzheimer’s and Cancer Mutually Exclusive?

December 28th, 2009
An interesting new study suggests people who have Alzheimer's disease may be less likely to develop cancer, and people who have cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. The research is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal ...

GPA Not Affected by Social Networking

December 28th, 2009
Parents can breathe a sigh of relief as researchers discover online social networking does not appear to be associated with a decline in grades. New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that students who heavily engage in social networking ...

Why People Continue Eating When Full

December 28th, 2009
They say never to go grocery shopping or a restaurant while on an empty stomach. You'll buy more than you intended, and you'll buy more unhealthy food too. New research now helps explain why hunger makes food look more tempting. Prior research studies ...

Exploring the Effects of Virtual Behavior

December 25th, 2009
As the Internet eases into a mature stage, the communication medium has undeniably launched a new wave of entertainment and psychosocial interaction. Last week, the new cinema blockbuster, Avatar, leapt to the top of box office charts as soon as it ...

Magnetic Brain Stimulation for Depression

December 25th, 2009
Magnetic Brain Stimulation for Depression The current issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter provides an option to treat depression when medication and therapy have failed -- magnetic stimulation therapy. The therapy, called ...

Modernizing Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunction

December 24th, 2009
For decades, treatment of male sexual dysfunction focused on the purely physical aspects of the problem. Now, experts suggest an approach that incorporates modern, couple-oriented therapy to address and highlight the psychosocial aspects of sex. The importance of this biopsychosocial ...

Long-Term Thinkers Make Better Health Decisions

December 24th, 2009
In our fast-paced world, the easy choice is to go with flow, a decision that often provides immediate gratification. However, that perspective is often counter-productive to overall health and well-being. A pair of Kansas State University researchers found that people who tend ...

Teens Use Violence To Fit In

December 24th, 2009
Teens Use Violence To Fit InIn a new study, Spanish researchers discovered that young people who want to be better appreciated and respected within their group are the most likely to be violent. The ...

Is Obesity An Addiction?

December 23rd, 2009
Is Obesity An Addiction? Researchers agree that a myriad set of factors typically accompany the development of obesity. Still, it is clear that chronic overeating plays a fundamental role. When food consumption becomes ...

Harnessing the Beneficial Effects of Placebo

December 23rd, 2009
Harnessing the Beneficial Effects of PlaceboInvestigators are exploring methods to incorporate the placebo effect into normal treatment regimens. Benefits of a new placebo protocol include less medication, lower cost and fewer dangerous side effects ...