Archive for July, 2009

Cancer Survivors Face Mental Health Risk

July 29th, 2009
Cancer Survivors Face Mental Health RiskSurviving cancer is more than surmounting the physical assault of a malignant disease. A new study reveals that long-term survivors of adult cancer are at increased risk of experiencing ...

Cloudy Days Slow Mental Abilities in Depressed Individuals

July 29th, 2009
Cloudy Days Slow Mental Abilities in Depressed IndividualsA new research effort links a lack of sunlight with reduced cognitive function among depressed individuals. Researchers used weather data ...

Adjust to the Empty Nest

July 28th, 2009
Adjust to the Empty Nest Life transitions are major events that accent the fluidity of our daily existence. Accordingly, life alterations can be significant imparting stress and emotional burden. While the new-bound college students ...

Divorce Takes Toll on Health

July 28th, 2009
Divorce Takes Toll on HealthNew research suggests divorce and widowhood can have a lasting impact on an individual’s health -- even after a person remarries. "Among the currently married, those who have ever been ...

Diabetic Side-Effects From Antipsychotic Meds

July 28th, 2009
A new study discovers older persons with diabetes are at risk for elevated blood sugars if they are taking an antipsychotic medication. The risk is most pronounced soon after beginning treatment, according to a ...

Weight Loss Reduces Depression and Heart Disease Risk

July 28th, 2009
Weight Loss Reduces Depression/Heart Disease Risk Results from a recent study suggest a behavioral weight loss program can convey both physical and psychological benefits. A 6-month program among depressed participants resulted in a loss of ...

Imagery Training To Reduce Knee Injuries

July 27th, 2009
Imagery Training To Reduce Knee InjuriesTraditionally, athletes perform mental imagery or visualization techniques to improve their physical prowess by enhancing neuromuscular coordination. Now, new research shows that training your brain may improve cerebral neurologic ...

Human Rationality Questioned

July 27th, 2009
Human Rationality Questioned For decades, health educators have bemoaned a flaw of humanity – that despite our sophistication, humans make irrational decisions, especially when it comes to their own health and wellbeing. A new ...

Web-Based Happiness Tool

July 27th, 2009
Web-Based Happiness Tool In a psychological study of web users, scientists have devised a system of measuring collective happiness by monitoring bloggers' (and other online writers') reports of how they're feeling. According to background information ...

Watch for Preschool Depression

July 27th, 2009
Watch for Preschool Depression As health professionals learn more about depression, knowledge of the far-reaching prevalence or spread of the mental disorder is finally emerging. Significant focus has been placed on mood disorders and ...