Archive for April, 2009

T.V. Can Ease Loneliness and Rejection

April 23rd, 2009
T.V. Can Ease Loneliness and Rejection Watching television is often associated with a negative health connotation of couch potatoes munching on chips and drinking beer. Now a new study suggests illusionary relationships with the ...

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Parkinson’s

April 23rd, 2009
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Parkinson'sFor years, farmers have benefited from fungicides and herbicides to increase production. In the fertile environment of California's Central Valley crops like potatoes, dry beans and tomatoes have long been ...

Single-Parent Families Accepted, But Not Embraced

April 23rd, 2009
Single-Parent Families Accepted, But Not EmbracedThe somewhat surprising results from a recent study suggest Americans have an ambivalent acceptance of divorce rather than a full embrace of it. The increase in ...

Fear Of Losing Memory Is Not Productive

April 22nd, 2009
Fear Of Losing Memory Is Not Productive Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that senior ...

Emotional Health Important for Breast Cancer Survivors

April 22nd, 2009
Emotional Health Important for Breast Cancer Survivors A new study suggests breast cancer patients with greater depressive symptoms and a lower emotional quality of life are less likely to exercise as part of their ...

Child PTSD After Witnessing Violence

April 22nd, 2009
Child PTSD After Witnessing Violence School-aged children who witness violence in urban communities often show symptoms of post-traumatic stress that may not be diagnosed. They also suffer physiological effects with a disruption to their ...

Understanding How Bipolar Medications Work

April 22nd, 2009
New Understanding of Bipolar Medications Although lithium has been the gold standard treatment for bipolar mood disorders for more than 50 years, scientists have never been entirely sure of how it operates in ...

Liberals and Conservatives Hold Different Moral Foundations

April 21st, 2009
Liberals and Conservatives Hold Different Moral FoundationsFascinating new research into people's political views suggests that liberals and conservatives differ in their moral foundations (or core traits). The research, published in the May 2009 Journal ...

Brain Process Controls Emotions

April 21st, 2009
Brain Process Controls EmotionsResearchers at The University of Western Ontario have found key processes in the brain that control the emotional significance of our experiences and how we form memories ...

Anxiety Increases Pain Disability

April 21st, 2009
Anxiety Increases Pain DisabilityBritish researchers have discovered individuals with high levels of anxiety due to chronic pain exhibit more emotional distress and disability. However, the use of pain coping strategies can mediate ...