Archive for June, 2010

Parenting Style Influences Teen Binge Drinking

June 28th, 2010
Parenting Style Influences Teen Binge Drinking To many parents' chagrin, researchers have found the mentoring they provide to their children does not influence whether their teen chooses to drink alcohol. However, researchers have discovered ...

Relationships Grow, Improve with Age

June 28th, 2010
Relationships Grow and Improve with AgeAlthough aging is often accompanied by physical limitations, new research discovers aging is associated with what really matters -- improved relationships. Purdue University researchers say that part ...

Psychiatric Medication Risk in Children

June 27th, 2010
Psychiatric Medication Risk in ChildrenPsychiatric medicines can have serious side effects in children, including birth defects resulting from their mother's use of the medication during pregnancy. A new study of adverse drug reactions in children showed that ...

New Software Can Detect Depression in Blog Posts

June 25th, 2010
New Software Can Detect Depression in Blog PostsA new software program can tell whether a blogger is depressed. The program scans online text and blogs, identifying not only obvious keywords, but even subtle clues ...

High Testosterone May Worsen Depression During Menopause

June 25th, 2010
High Testosterone May Worsen Depression During MenopauseHigher levels of the hormone testosterone appear to be associated with increased risk of depression in menopausal women. New research from the University of Pittsburgh shows that women who ...

Botox Limits Emotional Experience

June 25th, 2010
Botox Limits Emotional ExperienceBotox injections may not just limit facial expressions, but they may also decrease a person's ability to feel emotions. Many people undergo Botox injections to paralyze facial muscles in order to decrease the appearance ...

Brain Slowdown is the Source of Elderly Wisdom

June 25th, 2010
Brain Slowdown is the Source of Elderly WisdomA slower brain may be a wiser brain. New research proves that wisdom develops with aging, and that wisdom is the result of the brain slowing down and ...

Cheering Improves Chance of Winning a Shootout

June 25th, 2010
Cheering Improves Chance of Winning a Shoot OutAccording to a Dutch sports scientist, the more convincingly a team celebrates success with teammates, the greater the chance that the team will win. Researchers base their ...

Attention from Parent Linked to Later Depressive Symptoms

June 25th, 2010
Attention from Parent Linked to Depressive Symptoms in AdulthoodNew research suggests siblings who received more attention from mom during youth are at higher risk of depressive symptoms during middle age. Interestingly, the heightened attention ...

Touch Influences Behavior

June 25th, 2010
Touch Influences BehaviorA new report suggests tactile feedback can unconsciously influence our perception and judgment. For example, resumes reviewed on a heavy clipboard are judged to be more substantive, while a negotiator seated in a ...