Archive for February, 2009

Physicians with Substance Abuse Issues

February 25th, 2009
With apologies to Dr. Gregory House of the hit television series House, M.D., doctors who become addicted to alcohol and other drugs can be treated successfully and returned to medical practice. However, the intervention ...

Mixed Findings on Internet Addiction and Violence

February 25th, 2009
Teens who appear to be addicted to the Internet seem more prone to aggression than other adolescents, according to new findings from Taiwanese researchers. However, Americans who study violence are not ready to ...

Your Gender May Affect Generosity

February 24th, 2009
An interesting new study focuses on moral identity and gender, and how these characteristics may influence how people choose among charities. With so many worthy charities soliciting donations, the researchers wanted to understand how ...

Emotional Choice May Be Best

February 24th, 2009
When choosing a flavor of ice cream, an item of clothing, or even a home, you might be better off letting your emotions guide you, finds a new study. "Our current research supports theories ...

Grandparents Help Single Parents With Teens

February 24th, 2009
Grandparents Help Single Parents With Teens Spending time with a grandparent is linked with better social skills and fewer behavior problems among adolescents, especially those living in single-parent or stepfamily households. This study in ...

Manage Anger for Heart Health

February 24th, 2009
Manage Anger for Heart HealthNew research finds that anger-induced electrical changes in the heart can predict future arrhythmias in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). While previous studies have demonstrated an increased incidence of sudden ...

Brain Center Links Music, Memory and Emotion

February 24th, 2009
Brain Center Links Music, Memory and EmotionHave you ever wondered why an old familiar song can take you back to memories of days gone by? What is it about music that can ...

Steroid Use Damages Health Later in Life

February 23rd, 2009
Steroid Use Damages Health Later in LifeUsing anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) increases the risk of specific types of musculoskeletal injuries, depression and alcohol use later in life. The findings emanate from an unprecedented survey of ...

How We Make Sense of Sentences

February 23rd, 2009
How We Make Sense of Sentences Have you ever wondered about our ability to communicate? We engage in numerous discussions throughout the day, about a variety of topics, from work assignments to ...

Treatment for PTSD and Another Mental Illness

February 23rd, 2009
Treatment for PTSD and Another Mental Illness Dartmouth Medical School researchers have adapted cognitive-behavioral therapy for people with serious mental illness and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sufferers diagnosed with both post-traumatic stress disorder ...