Archive for April, 2010

Mammal Model Suggests Single Gene Linked to OCD

April 27th, 2010
Mammal Model Suggest Single Gene Linked to OCDResearchers have discovered that mice missing a single gene developed repetitive obsessive-compulsive-like behaviors. The genetically altered mice, which behaved much like people with a certain type ...

Side Effects of Depression Meds Improve Heart Health

April 27th, 2010
Side Effects of Depression Meds Improve Heart HealthA new study suggests common antidepressants help the cardiovascular system. Researchers at Loyola University Medical Center say selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) provide benefits by affecting the ...

Sleep deprivation makes teenagers and their friends more likely to do drugs

April 26th, 2010
Sleep deprivation makes teenagers and their friends more likely to do drugsAfter years of thinking drugs affect sleep, researchers suggest flipping the script. A new study shows the correlation between how a teenager’s lack ...

How People Use Facebook

April 26th, 2010
How People Use Facebook  A University of Missouri researcher has investigated the cognitive and emotional implications of social browsing versus social searching. Kevin Wise, an assistant professor of strategic communication at the University ...

Extreme Premies at Risk for Psych Disorder

April 26th, 2010
Extreme Premies at Risk for Psych Disorder Technology and advances in neonatal intensive care units have remarkably improved survival rates for extremely premature babies. The units routinely perform miraculous feats among children who ...

Dreams Are Key to Memory

April 26th, 2010
Dreams Are Key to MemoryA new study advocates dreaming as a key tool to improving memory and learning skills. Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston say the new findings suggest ...

Sports Stars Fading as Role Models

April 26th, 2010
Sports Stars Fading as Role Models The National Football League recently sanctioned a star quarterback for off-the-field behavior not befitting the “higher standards” the league expects from its players. Conceptually, one of the factors behind higher ...

Depression proven to be an asthmatic trigger for children

April 25th, 2010
If your child has asthma and is experiencing symptoms of depression, you may want to reconsider buying advanced tickets to the Twilight’s Eclipse. New research shows asthmatic children with depression are 50 percent more likely to have an attack when placed in ...

New College Addiction? Social Media, Facebook or Friends

April 23rd, 2010
New College Addiction? Social Media, Facebook or Friends A new study suggests American college students are "addicted" to the instant connections and information afforded by social media. According to researchers, students describe their feelings ...

New Approach for Opioid Addiction

April 23rd, 2010
New Approach for Opioid Addiction Experts have developed a new multifaceted treatment program for young adults addicted to opioid drugs. The approach was announced at the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) Conference in ...
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