Archive for February, 2009

Treat Stroke Victims for PTSD

February 27th, 2009
A provocative new study suggests the recovery of some stroke victims, those who suffer brain hemorrhage, could be vastly improved if they were tested and treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. A study of over ...

Natural Estrogen Lowers Risk of Parkinson’s

February 27th, 2009
Fertility may offer protection from developing Parkinson’s disease, suggests a study of 74,000 women. Researchers discovered women who have more years of fertility (the time from first menstruation to menopause) have a lower risk ...

Doodling Can Aid Memory

February 27th, 2009
According to a new study, doodling while listening can help with remembering details. The finding is contrary to the common perception that doodling is an activity individuals perform when the mind is wandering. ...

Yoga Helps Women With Breast Cancer Regain Control

February 27th, 2009
Women undertaking a ten-week program of restorative yoga classes have demonstrated positive differences in aspects of mental health such as depression, positive emotions, and spirituality (feeling calm/peaceful). The new study involved a 75 minute ...

Song Lyrics Influence Sexual Behavior

February 26th, 2009
A new research study discovers teenagers who preferred popular songs with degrading sexual references were more likely to engage in intercourse or in precoital activities. The issue is important as 700,000 teenage pregnancies occur ...

Transcendental Meditation Relieves College Stress

February 26th, 2009
Transcendental Meditation may be an effective nonmedicinal tool for students to buffer themselves against the intense stresses of college life, according to a new study. "Effects of Transcendental Meditation practice on brain functioning and ...

Biopsy Anxiety May Cause Additional Health Concerns

February 26th, 2009
Women who've had a breast biopsy know the anxiety of waiting for the results, but that stress may cause adverse health effects, finds a new study. "When women express how taxing it is to ...

Diabetic Moms at Risk for Depression

February 26th, 2009
A new JAMA study finds that low-income pregnant women and new mothers with diabetes have nearly twice the risk of experiencing depression during and after pregnancy than women without diabetes. Depression during the perinatal ...

Mental and Physical Fatigue Linked

February 25th, 2009
What goes on between the ears can affect how the rest of the body performs, suggests a new study on fatigue. Researchers found performance of a mentally fatiguing task prior to a difficult ...

Physical Fitness Improves Brain Size and Function

February 25th, 2009
Scientists have known that the size of the brain region called the hippocampus is linked to better performance on memory challenges. Now, researchers discover elderly adults who are more physically fit tend to have ...