Archive for November, 2011

Study Finds Ignorance Is Bliss, and Then Some

November 22nd, 2011
Study Finds Ignorance Is Bliss, and Then SomeTroubling new research suggests that the less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the ...

Should We Pay People To Be Healthy?

November 22nd, 2011
Should We Pay People To Be Healthy?A provocative new study out of Australia investigates the novel approach of providing financial incentives to individuals if they change their health behavior. Investigators note ...

Adding 2nd Antidepressant May Not Worsen Side Effects

November 21st, 2011
Adding 2nd Antidepressant May Not Worsen Side EffectsA new study reviews the frequency and severity of side effects associated with a change, or addition of, an antidepressant medication. Investigators embarked on the ...

Environmental Boundaries Can Affect Memory

November 21st, 2011
Environmental Boundaries Can Affect MemoryWho has not gotten up to go to a different room, only to forget what you were going to do? Or get. Or find. A new research ...

Sex Tied to Happiness, At Least In Married Seniors

November 21st, 2011
Sex Tied to Happiness, At Least In Married SeniorsA new report finds that among married seniors, marital happiness is often associated with intimacy. Researchers determined sexual frequency is linked to a couple’s ...

Pilot Study Finds Deep Brain Stimulation Eases Depression

November 20th, 2011
Pilot Study Finds Deep Brain Stimulation Eases DepressionA recently published multi-center pilot study supports use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for major depressive disorder for people who have not responded to more ...

Increased Physical, Emotional Problems in Children with a Homeless Experience

November 20th, 2011
Increased Physical, Emotional Problems in Children with a Homeless ExperienceIn low-income families, about 10 percent of children have experienced at least one homeless episode, and an additional 24 percent have lived “doubled up” with ...

New Intervention Program Benefits Preschoolers with Depression

November 19th, 2011
New Intervention Program Benefits Preschoolers with DepressionPreschoolers who display symptoms of depression are better able to function and regulate their emotions when taught through a new psychosocial approach, according to a study funded by ...

How Mutations May Lead to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

November 19th, 2011
How Mutations May Lead to Schizophrenia, Bipolar DisorderIn recent years, scientists have discovered several genetic mutations associated with greater risks of psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. One such mutation, known as DISC1 -- ...

Alcoholics’ Brains Must Work Harder

November 18th, 2011
Alcoholics Brains Must Work Harder Alcoholics can perform a simple finger-tapping exercise as well as their sober counterparts, but their brains must work a lot harder to do it, according ...