Archive for April, 2010

Program To Reduce Child Anxiety

April 29th, 2010
Program To Reduce Child AnxietyAn innovative research program offered by a Vancouver university is helping socially vulnerable children, ages 8 to 12, to reduce anxiety and change misperceptions. Andrew R. Eisen, Ph.D., ...

Self-Regulation Studies Provide Hope for Disadvantaged Kids

April 28th, 2010
“Simon says touch your head,” an instructor (coined Simon for game’s sake) will announce to a group of giggling kids. At once they will reach their tiny fingers to the tops of their heads. Simon will then trigger off a round of commands ...

Movie Restrictions May Slow Teen Drinking

April 28th, 2010
Movie Restrictions May Slow Teen Drinking  Not allowing your middle school-aged child to view R-rated movies appears to slow the initiation of alcohol consumption as compared to their peers who were allowed ...

Cell Phones As Exercise Monitors

April 28th, 2010
Cell Phones As Exercise MonitorsIf you're wondering just what else cell phones can do that they don't already, the Mayo Clinic has announced it's developing a device to help motivate people to become more ...

Risk for Prescription Drug Abuse Varies by Gender

April 28th, 2010
Risk for Rx Abuse Varies by GenderA new study finds that gender plays a role in the risk for abuse of prescription pain medications. Harvard researchers studied 662 chronic non-cancer pain patients ...

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Brain Power

April 28th, 2010
Mediterranean Diet Boosts Brain PowerAlthough the benefits of a particular form of diet often play out as hype, ongoing studies of the Mediterranean diet appear to show results that are the real deal. A ...

New Insight on Psychopathic Behavior

April 28th, 2010
New Insight on Psychopathic BehaviorPsychopaths are not nice people. They are characterized by callousness, diminished capacity for remorse, and lack of empathy. Historically, the cause for this behavior has been an area ...

Chocolate Consumption May Cause Depression

April 27th, 2010
Chocolate has been blamed for love and lust, but now the sweet treat may soon get a bad wrap. Recent studies have found a possible link between chocolate consumption and depression. Researchers, led by Natalie Rose, M.D., of University of California, ...

Baby Boomers Are Secure with Aging

April 27th, 2010
Baby Boomers Are Secure With AgingA new study by a Montreal demographer suggests baby boomers are retiring healthy, financially secure and with a desire to travel. The finding is in contrast to anecdotal stories ...

Health Costs Associated with Domestic Violence

April 27th, 2010
Health Costs Associated with Domestic ViolenceIn addition to the mental trauma associated with domestic violence, researchers find abuse victims experience significantly higher health costs than other women. “Women may continue to experience ...