Archive for May, 2009

Barriers Limit Treatment for Teen Depression

May 27th, 2009
Barriers Limit Treatment for Teen Depression Although teen depression poses a widespread problem for which proven treatments exist, few depressed teens receive any care. Why don’t they undergo treatment? The answer depends whether you ...

Exploration of Healthy Aging

May 27th, 2009
Exploration of Healthy AgingA new multi-university study aims to improve the understanding of common health problems affecting seniors. Researchers from Dalhousie, McMaster, and McGill universities in Canada are coordinating one of the most comprehensive studies ...

Vitamin D Deficiency and Alzheimer’s

May 27th, 2009
Vitamin D Deficiency and Alzheimer'sWhile experts agree that there are several risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, an intriguing new hypothesis explores a vitamin D relationship. An article ...

Second Life Delivers Health Information

May 26th, 2009
Second Life Delivers Health InformationResearchers at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network's Centre for Innovation in Complex Care (CICC) have found that a wide array of health-related activity occurs in the ...

Menopause Can Slow Cognition

May 26th, 2009
Menopause Can Slow Cognition In the largest study of its kind to date, new research shows that women may not be able to learn as well shortly before menopause compared to other stages in ...

Brain Disconnect in Cocaine Addiction

May 26th, 2009
Brain Disconnect in Cocaine AddictionParts of the brain involved in monitoring behaviors and emotions show different levels of activity in cocaine users relative to non-drug users, even when both groups perform equally well on ...

Go Online To Kick the Cigarette Habit

May 26th, 2009
Go Online To Kick the HabitNew evidence supports the use of online or other computer-based smoking cessation programs for helping adults quit smoking. The finding, a product of a statistical technique called meta-analysis, combines previously ...

Does A Good’s Night Sleep Really Help?

May 25th, 2009
"You'll feel better after a good night's sleep." We've all heard those words, but have we ever stopped to wonder about the mental health of people who just aren't able to sleep well? Rachel Manber has, and the Stanford University School of ...

High IQ Offers No Protection from ADHD Effects

May 25th, 2009
Superior intelligence is no defense against the effects of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Yale researchers discovered about three of four ADHD individuals with an IQ of more than 120 - a score that ranks them in the top nine percent of the ...

Borderline Personality Disorder Difficult To Diagnose

May 25th, 2009
According to a report presented at the American Psychiatric Association meeting, borderline personality disorder may be underdiagnosed -- at least initially. In the presentation, David Meyerson of DePaul University in Chicago reported on an evaluation of lifetime diagnostic and treatment histories in ...
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