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Archive for September, 2009

Meditation Helps Physicians Cope and Communicate

September 24th, 2009
Meditation Helps Physicians Cope and CommunicateA new report suggests training in mindfulness meditation and communication can improve the way physicians relate to patients and help reduce a doctor’s psychological distress. The study, found in the ...

Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Teens

September 24th, 2009
Depression and Anxiety Disorders in TeensAmong adults, depression and anxiety are closely linked yet distinct entities. Historically, the association has been generally applied to teens and adolescents. This distinction may be modified to be ...

Researchers Study OTC Med That May Slow Parkinson’s

September 23rd, 2009
Researchers Study OTC Med That May Slow Parkinson'sA new clinical trial in the U.S. and Canada hopes to determine whether a vitamin-like substance, in high doses, can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. “At present, ...

When Money Skills Deteriorate, Watch for Alzheimer’s

September 23rd, 2009
When Money Skills Deteriorate, Watch for Alzheimer's As baby boomers age, so do their parents. New research suggests it may be time to think about assistance when mom or dad begins to have problems ...

Fatigue and Distress Linked to Young Physician Errors

September 23rd, 2009
Another study has confirmed that the hours new physicians work during residency training contribute to medical errors. Mayo Clinic researchers also discovered distress, that is, burnout, depression, financial issues, family concerns or other emotional stress is also a factor toward self-perceived medical errors. ...

Emotional and Physical Health Linked in Young Adult Women

September 23rd, 2009
Emotional and Physical Health Linked in Young Adult Women New research suggests common health problems such as depression, obesity and alcohol abuse appear to be interrelated conditions among young women. However, the conditions do ...

Researching Creativity and Problem Solving

September 22nd, 2009
Models for Creativity and Problem Solving Scientific investigation frequently involves a detailed study of ill-defined events with little preliminary data. Researchers confront this challenge by building real-world models to help them make predictions. The ...

Does Mood Cloud Memory?

September 22nd, 2009
Does Mood Cloud Memory ?Many decisions are based on our memory of past events. A new study examines the role of mood on the memory-based decisions. "Suppose that last week you went to a restaurant ...

Pregnant and Depressed

September 22nd, 2009
Pregnant and DepressedDepression accompanying pregnancy is a topic that receives less discussion than the well-documented postpartum depression. Depression is not uncommon in pregnant women. Between 14 and 23 percent of pregnant women will experience ...

Rural Bars Linked to Suicide

September 22nd, 2009
Rural 'Beer-Joints' Linked to SuicideAlcohol consumption is strongly related to taking one's own life. According to epidemiological data for alcohol and suicide, rural communities -- especially communities with greater bar densities -- are associated ...
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