Archive for March, 2009

Getting Even Is Counterproductive

March 27th, 2009
Vindictiveness doesn't pay. At least that is what researchers from two German universities have discovered. According to the study, a person inclined to deal with inequity on a tit-for-tat basis tends to experience ...

Cardiac Care for a “Broken Heart”

March 27th, 2009
"Broken heart syndrome" is still a mystery to many in the medical community, but new research may shed some light on the clinical characteristics and outcomes of this relatively rare, life-threatening condition. Researchers created ...

Summer Jobs May Reduce Suicides

March 26th, 2009
A new study has found that when a friend of a friend attempts suicide, at-risk teens are more likely to seriously consider doing so. But at-risk teens are less likely to be suicidal ...

TV Delivers Mixed Messages About Alcohol

March 26th, 2009
A new study has found that efforts to dissuade youth consumption through negative alcohol consumption depictions can be thwarted by portrayals of positive consumption in prime-time television programming. The study, published in ...

Therapists Still Offer Therapy for Homosexuality

March 26th, 2009
Therapists Still Offer Therapy for HomosexualityA significant minority of psychiatrists and therapists are still attempting to help lesbian, gay and bisexual clients become heterosexual despite lack of evidence that such treatment is beneficial ...

Size Matters When It Comes to Intelligence

March 26th, 2009
Size Matters When It Comes to Intelligence A collaborative study has demonstrated a positive link between cognitive ability and cortical thickness in the brains of healthy 6- to 18-year-olds. The correlation is evident ...

Quality of Life Influences Breast Cancer Coping

March 25th, 2009
Numerous studies have shown a relationship between coping strategies and quality of life (QOL) among women with breast cancer. In a study published in the online edition of Journal of Behavioral Medicine, an ...

New Brain Scan for Parkinson’s

March 25th, 2009
While discovery of a biomarker for Parkinson's disease that would let physicians screen for or track its progression remains an elusive goal, scientists have discovered a noninvasive brain scanning technique that offers promise. The ...

A Drug To Block Fears?

March 25th, 2009
A receptor for glutamate, the most prominent neurotransmitter in the brain, plays a key role in the process of "unlearning." Writing in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists at ...

ADHD Associated with Poor Memory

March 25th, 2009
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show more variable or inconsistent responses during short-term memory tasks when compared with typically developing peers. “We think poor working memory is a characteristic present ...