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Archive for November, 2010

Diagnosis Uncertainty Increases Stress

November 30th, 2010
Diagnosis Uncertainty Increases Stress According to a new study, not knowing can be more stressful than knowing, when it comes to awaiting a physician's diagnosis. In fact, the feeling of anxious uncertainty can ...

Memory Quantity, Not Quality, Linked with IQ

November 30th, 2010
Memory Quantity not Quality Linked with IQ Researchers have discovered that how much a person can remember, rather than the detail of the memories, is best associated with how we typically rate intelligence. For ...

New Target for Depression Medications?

November 30th, 2010
New Target for Depression Medications? Canadian neuroscientists may have identified a new approach for depression treatment. Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) believe a treatment strategy that uses a protein ...

Recession Strategies to Maintain Workplace Morale

November 30th, 2010
Recession Strategies to Maintain Workplace Morale   In difficult economic times, many people become increasingly anxious about job security and potential financial worries, and less engaged with work. Researchers have now ...

Eating Disorders Rise Sharply in Children

November 29th, 2010
Eating Disorders On the Rise in ChildrenA new report reviewing data from 200 recent studies suggests that for children younger than age 12, eating disorders are on the rise, with hospitalizations more than doubling  from 1999 ...

Brain Proteins Linked to Early Dementia

November 29th, 2010
New research suggest two brain proteins are linked to the development of a form of dementia that affects the brain areas associated with personality, behavior, and language. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida believe the discovery of a link between the ...

Do Search Engines Create Knowledge?

November 29th, 2010
Do Search Engines Create Knowledge?Scholars say that data creates information and that knowledge is a product of well-structured information. As such, scientists are now investigating if search engines like Google are a source of knowledge. Undoubtedly, ...

Short Writing Project Helps Women Overcome Stereotypes

November 29th, 2010
Short Writing Project Helps Women Overcome StereotypesNew research finds a brief writing exercise can help women in college physics classes improve self-confidence and overcome negative stereotypes. Scientists discovered the assignment improves female academic performance and can ...

Mammal Study Suggests Jet Lag Impairs Memory

November 26th, 2010
Researchers believe chronic jet lag alters the brain in ways that cause memory and learning problems. And the impairment lasts long after one's return to a regular 24-hour schedule. Jet lag is a result of crossing several time zones in a short period of ...

Retirement Can Invigorate and Improve Mood

November 26th, 2010
A new study suggests retirement leads to a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms. However, the research also concludes that retirement does not change the risk of major chronic illnesses such as respiratory disease, diabetes and heart disease. The authors, ...