Archive for January, 2010

Digital World Tampers Romance

January 25th, 2010
An expert in the field of emotions and romantic love believes today's world of television and Internet test romantic relationships. Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev defines romantic love by "both the romantic desire and the personality traits that underly a long-lasting friendship." According to Ben-Ze'ev, ...

How Stress Attacks the Body

January 22nd, 2010
How Stress Attacks the BodyUndeniably, psychological stress can lead to a variety of conditions with psychological, medical and sociological implications. However, despite the known effects of stress, the cellular method by ...

Midlife Crisis Now Midlife Opportunity

January 22nd, 2010
Midlife Crisis Now Midlife OpportunityThe term "midlife crisis" arose 40 years ago, when the average lifespan was 70 and "midlife" came at age 35. At the time, individuals believed their quality of ...

Computer Game Development Boosts Skills

January 22nd, 2010
Computer Game Development Boosts SkillsPeople of all ages, cultures and socioeconomic status play computer games. Over the past 20 years programmers have created software that challenges individuals and provides entertainment. ...

HIV Infection Ages Brain

January 22nd, 2010
HIV Infection Ages BrainEmerging research suggests HIV infection or the treatments used to control it can prematurely age the brain. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of ...

Video-Game Skills Predicted by Brain Scan

January 21st, 2010
Video-Game Prowess Predicted by Brain ScanProvocative new research suggests video game aptitude can be predicted by measuring the volume of specific structures in the brain. The study, in the journal Cerebral Cortex, found ...

Estrogen May Prevent Psychosis

January 21st, 2010
Estrogen May Prevent PsychosisNew laboratory evidence on an animal model suggests hormone replacement therapy may protect women from schizophrenia. Estrogen is widely used to mitigate negative effects of menopause including bone ...

Older Brains Link Information Better

January 21st, 2010
Older Brains Link Information Better A new study has found older adults have the ability to assimilate information threads better than younger counterparts. Researchers have known that older brains do not filter irrelevant information as ...

Biomarker for PTSD Discovered

January 21st, 2010
Biomarker for PTSD DiscoveredResearchers believe they have made a landmark discovery toward an objective diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA Medical Center scientists studied a group of ...

Free-Choice Not Tied to Mental Well-Being

January 20th, 2010
Free-Choice Not Tied to Mental Well-BeingWestern culture and American mores venerate the ability to make decisions based on free will. An underlying assumption is that this freedom will convey happiness and well-being. ...