Archive for September, 2009

ADHD on the College Campus

September 28th, 2009
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common disorders of youth. As such, the condition is often viewed as only a childhood condition. However, clinicians warn that symptoms of ADHD often continue as youth mature into adulthood. According to background ...

Social Class Influences Teen Diet

September 28th, 2009
New research from the UK suggests teenagers' perception about diet and weight reflects their family's social class. The study by the Economic & Social Research Council is the first to show how everyday practices and perceptions of different social classes ...

Learn Human Behavior from Correspondence Patterns

September 28th, 2009
A new study of human behavior discovers famous letter writers such as Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin communicated with letters in a similar pattern to how we use e-mail. Northwestern University researchers examined extensive letter correspondence records of 16 famous writers, performers, ...

Spanked Children Have Lower IQ

September 27th, 2009
Spanked Children Have Lower IQNo matter where you live, if you spank your child, you risk lowering his or her intelligence (or IQ). That's according to new research presented on Friday at an international ...

Fear of Back Pain May Cause Pain

September 25th, 2009
Fear of Back Pain May Cause PainCaregivers of the sick or elderly have a difficult task from both a physical and emotional standpoint. On occasion, the necessity to twist or bend accompanied by a ...

America Turns to CAM

September 25th, 2009
America Turns to CAM Results from the recently-released National Health Interview Survey show that Americans are using complementary and alternative medicine with increasing frequency. According to the survey, Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on ...

Beware of Emotions When Assessing Risk

September 25th, 2009
Beware of Emotions When Assessing RiskUnfortunately, humans are irrational creatures. This characteristic can place an individual at risk because people tend to view their immediate emotions, such as their perceptions of threats or risks, ...

Staying Positive Helps in Job Search

September 25th, 2009
Positivism Helps in Job SearchLooking for a job is a demanding task. Unfortunately, the current economic climate has forced many to be job seekers. The process can be tiring and, in such a ...

Emotional Fatigue Limits Physical Performance

September 25th, 2009
Emotional Fatigue Limits Physical PerformanceA common reason for not exercising is work-related fatigue -- a rationale that has puzzled exercise physiologists and health professionals because of the generally low caloric demands of many job ...

Is it a Lie or Do You Really Believe It?

September 24th, 2009
Is it a Lie, or Do You Really Believe It?While American folklore tells us that George Washington never told a lie, the topic of lying on Capitol Hill, at work, or at home is ...