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Archive for August, 2010

Marriage Does Not Foster Similarity

August 26th, 2010
Marriage Does Not Foster SimilarityContrary to popular opinion, couples do not become more similar over the course of a marriage. The similarities actually begin upfront as people typically select a spouse based on shared ...

Brain Scans Aid Early Detection of Brain Disease

August 26th, 2010
Brain Scans Aid Early Detection of Brain DiseaseNew technology may provide physicians with a rapid and noninvasive method of diagnosing degenerative disorders early in the disease process. The research, published in The ...

Laughter Is Key for Social Dynamics

August 25th, 2010
Laughter Is Key for Social Dynamics For years we have heard that laughter is the best medicine, a premise supported by research documenting the activity’s ability to lower stress and promote ...

Abuse Has Prolonged Effect on Mothers

August 25th, 2010
Abuse Has Prolonged Effect on Mothers Leaving a violent or controlling relationship does not provide immediate refuge for a mother’s mental health. In fact, a woman’s mental health may actually get worse before ...

Effects of Oxytocin Clarified

August 25th, 2010
Effects of Oxytocin ClarifiedIn recent years, the hormone oxytocin has gained notoriety as an influence on various aspects of social behavior. A new study attempts to dispel myths and scientifically document the beneficial ...

Stress Triggers College Eating Disorders

August 25th, 2010
Stress Triggers College Eating DisordersBeginning college is a landmark event for many young people and a key step toward adulthood. However, for some, it also can be an episode that pushes ...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Beats Relaxation for ADHD

August 24th, 2010
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Beats Relaxation for ADHDA new study suggests that the most common form of psychotherapy -- cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) -- is more effective than relaxation therapy and ...

Eat Berries for Brain Health

August 24th, 2010
Eat Berries for Brain HealthA new report suggests eating blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging brain stay healthy in a crucial but previously unrecognized way. The study, presented at the 240th ...

Researchers Develop Drug To Reset Body Clock

August 24th, 2010
Researchers Develop Drug to Reset Body ClockScientists have developed a drug that successfully resets and restarts the natural 24-hour body clock of lab mice. The ability to do this in a mammal opens ...

Teens Bond with Online Communities

August 24th, 2010
Teens Bond with Online CommunitiesA new international study finds teenagers identify with an online community in a manner almost as powerful as their family relationships. Researchers studied users of teenage online community ...