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Archive for April, 2009

Sleep Deficits Could Trigger ADHD

April 28th, 2009
A provocative new Finnish study suggests that children's short sleep duration even without sleeping difficulties increases the risk for behavioral symptoms of ADHD. During the recent decades, sleep duration has decreased in many countries; in ...

Mental Issues Among Kids Who Perceive Racial Discrimination

April 28th, 2009
A new multicenter study has found that perceived racial or ethnic discrimination is not an uncommon experience among fifth-grade students and that it may have a negative effect on their mental health. The UCLA and ...

Personal Approach to Bipolar

April 27th, 2009
A new UK report suggests clinicians are a step closer to personalizing treatment and prevention for manic-depressive illness - also known as bipolar disorder. Their research has shown why some people are more at ...

Alzheimer’s Trail Runs Hot and Cold

April 27th, 2009
Brain imaging and cognitive tests may be the gold standards for tracking Alzheimer disease progression, but clinical trials using these procedures are expensive, risky, and time-consuming. As a result, making the development of reliable go-betweens ...

Eliminate Memories To Reduce Drug Use

April 27th, 2009
Getting high is an experience that is difficult to erase. Addicts, even those who have been abstinent for long periods of time, are often still vulnerable to their own memories of prior drug use. ...

Why Relationships Change After Marriage

April 24th, 2009
Why Relationships Change After MarriageDating couples whose dreams include marriage would do well to step back and reflect upon the type of support they'll need from their partners when they cross the threshold. Will the partner ...

Lower Dementia Drug Dosage May Be Better

April 24th, 2009
Lower Dementia Drug Dosage May Be Better Sometimes less is better than more. In a new study, lower doses of an Alzheimer’s drug delivered via skin patches improve cognition with fewer serious ...

Relationship With Parents Influences Teen Drinking

April 24th, 2009
Relationship With Parents Influences Teen Drinking  Teenagers who have a strong relationship with their parents may start drinking at a later age -- which may, in turn, lessen their risk of developing ...

Teens Self-Medicate With Cannabis

April 24th, 2009
Teens Self-Medicate With Cannabis When legal therapies let them down, some teens apparently turn to cannabis. A new study, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention and Policy suggests that ...

How Much Would You Pay To Avoid Pain?

April 23rd, 2009
How Much Would You Pay To Avoid Pain?During these trying financial times, the cost of health care and how much we are willing to pay for it is at the top of our ...