Archive for October, 2010

Heavy Drinkers Need Help To Reduce Consumption

October 28th, 2010
Heavy Drinkers Need Help to Reduce Consumption New research finds that problem drinkers may reduce the amount of alcohol they consume over a period of years -- but not to the level of the ...

Phone Reinforcement Improves Depression Care

October 27th, 2010
Phone Reinforcement Improves Depression CareResearchers have discovered that simple followup interventions can greatly improve the treatment of depression by family doctors. In the study, researchers at the University of Michigan Health System learned ...

Anxiety Sensitivity Influences Cardiac Treatment Approach

October 27th, 2010
Anxiety Sensitivity Influences Cardiac Treatment Approach  New research suggests consideration of an individual's anxiety sensitivity is an important factor when choosing medical treatment for some heart disorders. Specifically, Montreal Heart Institute researchers believe levels ...

Tolerance of Sleep Deficits Linked to Genetics

October 27th, 2010
Tolerance of Sleep Deficits Linked to Genetics We all know the type of person who can get by on four hours of sleep without a loss of function. However, for many, four hours ...

Postpartum Depression Can Be Serious

October 27th, 2010
Postpartum Depression Can Be Serious  A new clinical report encourages physicians to screen for postpartum depression as the disorder can have grave consequences for both mother and child. According to researchers, ...

Poor Grades Linked to Higher Risk of Suicide

October 27th, 2010
Poor Grades Linked to Higher Risk of SuicideReceiving poor grades in school is associated with an increased risk of suicide at a young age, according to a new study from the ...

Childhood ADHD Symptoms Linked to Future Obesity

October 26th, 2010
Childhood ADHD Symptoms Linked to Future ObesityChildren who exhibit the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of being obese adults, according to a study by researchers ...

Does Political Activity on Facebook Translate Into the Real World?

October 26th, 2010
People believe that social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, can help promote real political change. But do people actually do anything political outside of Facebook? A team of researchers from Michigan State University ...

Willpower is Just a State of Mind

October 26th, 2010
Willpower is Just a State of MindChallenging the long-held theory that willpower is a limited resource, a new study by Stanford psychologists shows that it is actually a person’s beliefs about willpower ...

Studies Demonstrate Effective Weight Loss Strategies

October 26th, 2010
Studies Demonstrate Effective Weight Loss StrategiesIf you want to lose weight, you may consider engaging in regular physical exercise as well as a structured weight loss program, such as Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers. Two ...