Archive for November, 2010

Sports Forges Groups, Healthy Life Habits

November 26th, 2010
A new study argues that the sense of camaraderie gained while participating in sports helps to instill a willingness to participate in physical activity over a lifetime. Mark Eys, an associate professor at Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada, is studying group cohesion -- which, ...

Rewarding Students with Money for Good Grades Not Very Effective

November 25th, 2010
Rewarding Students with Money for Good Grades Not Very EffectiveGiving students money for doing well in school yields only modest results, according to a new study by the University of Toronto and the ...

Brain Rush from Coffee and Sweets

November 24th, 2010
Brain Rush from Coffee and Sweets A new research study may help explain the the longtime popularity of coffee shops, as investigators discovered snacking on a sweet morsel while drinking coffee can improve the ...

College Students Struggle with Psychological Distress

November 24th, 2010
College Students Struggle with Psychological Distress A new Australian study suggests that a majority of university students are struggling with psychological distress. Researchers discovered almost one-fifth of the students have a serious mental ...

Compulsive Gamblers at Greater Risk for Mental Disorders

November 24th, 2010
Obsessive Gamblers at Risk for Mental DisordersAccording to a new study, pathological gamblers are risking more than their money -- they are also three times more likely to commit suicide than non-bettors. And researchers linked ...

Too Easy to Be Bad

November 24th, 2010
Too Easy to be BadNew research on immoral behavior finds that “bad behavior” is linked to the effort required to perform the reprehensible deed. For example, if you are inadvertently given a ...

Light at Night Creates Changes in Brain Related to Depression

November 23rd, 2010
Light at Night Creates Changes in Brain Related to DepressionExposure to even a dim night-time light may cause physical changes in the brain linked to depression, according to an Ohio State University ...

Exhaustion Syndrome Explored

November 23rd, 2010
Exhaustion Syndrome Explored A new research paper from Sweden discusses the condition termed exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression. Investigators believe the condition leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain -- including ...

Personal Goal-Setting Strategy Affects Relationships

November 23rd, 2010
Personal Goal Setting Strategy Affects Relationships New research suggests an individual’s goal-setting strategy can have an effect on personal relationships. According to investigators, goal-setting behavior may influence whether people will be comfortable ...

Antioxidant Linked To Longer Life

November 23rd, 2010
Antioxidant Linked To Longer LifeNew medical research finds that high blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene appear to be associated with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period. Researchers have surmised that chronic diseases ...