Archive for June, 2009

Depressed Dads Linked to Baby’s Crying

June 30th, 2009
Depressed Dads Linked to Baby's CryingA crying, colicky baby might not just be hungry or need a diaper changed. Instead, it might be due to a depressed dad, according to ...

Do Antidepressant Drugs Increase Risk of Obesity?

June 30th, 2009
Do Antidepressant Drugs Increase Risk of Obesity?Previous research has shown an association between people who have had clinical depression and obesity. But does having a major clinical ...

Slow Recovery From Methamphetamine Use

June 30th, 2009
Slow Recovery From Methamphetamine Use A new study suggests that it takes at least a year for former methamphetamine users to regain impulse control. In the report published online by the Journal of Substance Abuse ...

Aerobic Activity for the Brain

June 30th, 2009
Aerobic Activity for the BrainNew research finds that aerobic activity may keep the brain young as scientists discover physically active elderly people showed healthier cerebral blood vessels. The University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

Brain Stimulation for Hard to Treat Mental Conditions

June 30th, 2009
Brain Stimulation for Hard to Treat Mental Conditions 
Clinical trials to investigate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in hard-to-treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome are underway at multiple medical centers ...

Perception of ADHD Behavior May Be Placebo-Induced

June 30th, 2009
Medications such as Ritalin and Adderall are the accepted treatment to stem hyperactivity in children with attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and improve their behavior. A recent review of research by University at Buffalo ...

1 in 7 Teens Think They’ll Die Young

June 29th, 2009
Nearly 15 percent of teens surveyed believe they have a 50/50 chance or less of living to age 35. Teenagers who held this belief were also more likely to engage in risky behaviors. "While conventional wisdom says that ...

Gender Disagreement On Attractiveness

June 29th, 2009
Gender Disagreement On AttractivenessA new study suggests there is much more consensus among men about whom they find attractive than there is among women. The study, by Wake Forest University psychologist Dustin Wood and co-authored ...

Spouse Acts As Buffer Against Stress

June 29th, 2009
Spouse Acts As Buffer Against StressA new survey suggests the benefits of a positive romantic relationship in our lives, and how it can help buffer us against the stress of our jobs. Of the approximately ...

Enzyme Slows Parkinson’s

June 29th, 2009
Enzyme Slows Parkinson's p;A naturally-occurring brain enzyme helps destroy the mutated protein that is the most common cause of inherited Parkinson’s disease, say researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Their study, using human cells, provides ...