Archive for June, 2010

Work-related Illness as Grievance

June 25th, 2010
Work-related Illness as GrievanceA UK expert claims that taking time off work because of stress is a tactic used by disgruntled employees who feel powerless in the workplace. Dr. Maurice Lipsedge, ...

Diagnosing Bipolar with Brain Imaging

June 25th, 2010
Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder with Brain Imaging?A leading researcher believes a single MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan may soon provide individuals and health professionals with a faster and more accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Professor Mary ...

Bipolar Patients Twice as Likely To Have Metabolic Syndrome

June 24th, 2010
Bipolar Patients Twice as Likely To Have Metabolic SyndromeIndividuals with bipolar disorder are twice as likely as the general population to have metabolic syndrome but are often not diagnosed. Metabolic syndrome is ...

Childhood Abuse Linked to Headaches in Adulthood

June 24th, 2010
Childhood Abuse Linked to Headaches in AdulthoodResearchers have discovered a correlation between adverse childhood experiences and headaches in adulthood. According to experts, children who experience maltreatment such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse ...

Abnormal Side Effects from Parkinson Meds Explained

June 24th, 2010
Abnormal Side Effects from Parkinson Meds ExplainedFor years, a small set of Parkinson patients have experienced a bizarre side effect from medications that changes personality and provokes risky behavior. Now, scientists at UCL (University ...

Brain Images Show Actions Associated with Courage

June 24th, 2010
Brain Images Show Brain Actions Associated with CourageA fascinating new study uses ophidiophobia, a fear of snakes, to explain how individuals develop the mental power to overcome fear. Researchers used brain imaging ...

Stress Can Derail Recovery

June 24th, 2010
Stress Can Derail RecoveryA new study demonstrates the importance of mastering stress reduction strategies when recovering from substance abuse. Researchers discovered recovering addicts who avoid coping with stress succumb easily to ...

Caring for Chronically Ill Spouse May Have Psychological Benefits

June 23rd, 2010
Caring for Chronically Ill Spouse May Have Psychological BenefitsNew research suggests that there may be some benefit in caring for a spouse with health problems. Chronically ill and disabled patients are most often cared ...

Alcohol Use Linked to Sleep Problems in Young Teens

June 23rd, 2010
Use of alcohol is linked to sleep problems in young teens. Earlier pubertal development is associated with earlier sleep problems and earlier and greater use of alcohol.

Omega-3 Supplements Help Treat Depression

June 23rd, 2010
Omega-3 Supplements Help Treat DepressionOmega-3 fatty acid supplements may be useful in treating major depression. New research shows that when patients with major depression and no concurrent anxiety disorder were treated with ...
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