Archive for June, 2009

Stress Reduction Technique Aids Sleep

June 29th, 2009
Stress Reduction Technique Aids Sleep Stressed-out people sleep better and take sleep medication less often when they learn to let go of intrusive thoughts. The new study from researchers at Duke Integrative Medicine shows participants ...

Alcohol Linked to 1 in 25 Deaths

June 26th, 2009
Alcohol Linked to 1 in 25 DeathsDespite alcohol's beneficial effects for the body when taken in moderation, a new study claims that 1 in 25 deaths can be attributed ...

Antidepressant Elavil Impersonates Brain’s Growth Factors

June 26th, 2009
Antidepressant Elavil Impersonates Brain's Growth FactorsThe widely used antidepressant and pain medication amitriptyline (Elavil) can seemingly impersonate the brain's own growth factors, researchers have shown. Amitriptyline (Elavil), a tricyclic antidepressant first ...

The Ethics of Bloggers

June 26th, 2009
The Ethics of BloggersMost people may not realize it, but bloggers -- people who write their thoughts in public, online web logs (blogs) or journals -- have a shared but largely unspoken ...

Sleep Strengthens Long-Term Memory Building

June 26th, 2009
Sleep Strengthens Long-Term Memory BuildingExperts have long suspected that part of the process of turning fleeting short-term memories into lasting long-term memories occurs during sleep. New research shows that mice prevented ...

Older Women Still Enjoy Sex

June 26th, 2009
Older Women Still Enjoy SexThere's a common misconception that as women age, they lose interest in sex due to their own physical problems. A new University of California-San Francisco study shows ...

Abused Children Face Higher Cancer Risk

June 25th, 2009
Abused Children Face Higher Cancer RiskChildren who have suffered from physical abuse have elevated rates of cancer in adulthood, according to new research. The study shows those individuals physically abused in ...

Disney and the Power of (Heterosexual) Love

June 25th, 2009
Disney and the Power of (Heterosexual) LoveFalling in love is repeatedly portrayed as something magical and transformative in Disney movies. As long as it's heterosexual love. Impressionable young viewers ...

Men Blame Rape Victims More Than Women

June 25th, 2009
Men have less sympathy for and tend to blame a victim of rape more often than women, according to new research. A separate study has also found that promiscuous men are more likely to rape ...

Gene Variations Linked to ADHD

June 25th, 2009
Hundreds of gene variations that occur more frequently in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been identified by researchers. Many of the gene variations identified were already known to be important for learning, behavior, brain ...