Archive for November, 2010

Depression and Diabetes: A Two-Way Relationship

November 23rd, 2010
Depression and Diabetes: Two-Way Relationship A recently published study suggests diabetes is associated with the risk of depression and depression is linked to diabetes. The finding is salient as an estimated 23.5 million ...

Upper-Class Low on Emotional Intelligence

November 23rd, 2010
Upper-Class Low on Emotional Intelligence New research discovers upper-class people have trouble reading the emotions of others. The social deficit presents despite the increased educational opportunities, greater financial security, and better job prospects the ...

Genetic Link to Anorexia?

November 22nd, 2010
Genetic Link to Anorexia?Researchers have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, scientists from the Children's Hospital ...

Targeting Social Skills in Teaching Autistic Kids

November 22nd, 2010
New Approach for Teaching Autistic YouthOver the past decade, the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders has swelled among children. While authorities are uncertain as to the etiology or cause behind the increased ...

Exercise Vital for Individuals at High Risk for Alzheimer’s

November 22nd, 2010
Exercise Vital for Individuals at High Risk for Alzheimer'sNew research finds that physical activity promotes changes in the brain that may protect high-risk individuals against cognitive decline, including development of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. J. Carson ...

Overactive Gene May Be Target for Antidepressant Research

November 20th, 2010
Researchers from Yale University have found that the activity of a particular gene is increased more than two times over in the brains of depressed individuals.  That could make the gene, called MKP-1, a new target for antidepressant research. “This could be a primary ...

Tweaking Estrogen Holds Promise for Some Mental Disorders

November 19th, 2010
Tweaking Estrogen Holds Promise for Some Mental DisordersAs many people know, estrogen hormones express a yin and yang effect for women. New research suggests a method by which the beneficial characteristics may ...

Does Male Bias Sway Autism Diagnosis?

November 19th, 2010
Does Male Bias Sway Autism Diagnosis?A provocative new study finds that social factors can play a key role in whether or not a child is diagnosed as autistic. Boys were more likely to receive ...

Video Games Can Improve Visual Attention

November 19th, 2010
Video Games Can Improve Visual Attention Rather than being a distraction, new research suggests action-packed video games can enhance visual attention. That is, the games can help an individual learn to focus on relevant ...

When Not Taking Drugs Is a Problem

November 19th, 2010
When Not Taking Drugs Becomes a ProblemAlthough Americans have been pegged as a drug-taking society, non-adherence to medications is a serious problem. Experts believe the failure to take prescribed medications costs thousands of ...