Archive for December, 2011

The Trouble with Small Psychological Studies

December 29th, 2011
The Trouble with Small Psychological StudiesIf your research result isn't interesting, new and unique, few media or news outlets are likely to pick up on it and turn it into a popular news story. That ...

Sensitivity in Children Tied to OCD

December 28th, 2011
Sensitivity in Children Tied to OCDChildhood rituals, such as routines for meals, baths and bedtimes, are a basic part of healthy behavioral development. But when combined with hypersensitivity to touch ...

Elderly Match the Young in Some Cognitive Tasks

December 28th, 2011
Elderly Match the Young in Some Cognitive TasksWhile it has long been believed that the brain slows as people age, recent research shows it may be a conscious ...

Time in Church Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

December 26th, 2011
Time in Church Linked to Lower Blood PressureA new study has found that the more time a person spends in church, the lower their blood pressure. It's not clear whether strength of religious beliefs is connected ...

Teen Obesity Linked to Mom’s Relationship with Baby

December 26th, 2011
Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Relationship with BabyA new study has found that a mom's relationship with her baby could impact that child's weight and self-image later as a teen. Specifically, the lower the quality ...

Orphanage-Raised Kids See Genetic Changes

December 25th, 2011
Orphaned Children Experience Biological, Gene DifferencesChildren who are separated at birth from their biological parents and brought up in orphanages experience biological changes, including differences in gene expression, according to a new study by researchers. The research ...

School Absenteeism, Mental Health Problems Linked

December 25th, 2011
School Absenteeism, Mental Health Problems LinkedStudents who miss a lot of school often have symptoms of psychiatric disorders, according to a new study. The study of more than 17,000 children ...

Treating Sleep Disturbances May Be Vital in Schizophrenia

December 24th, 2011
Treating Sleep Disturbances May Be Vital in SchizophreniaIndividuals with schizophrenia experience extreme disruptions in their sleeping patterns, according to a new Oxford-led study Half also have irregular body clocks out of sync with the pattern ...

Drug Users Who Inject Meth More Likely to Attempt Suicide

December 24th, 2011
Researchers have discovered that drug users who inject methamphetamine have an 80 percent greater risk of attempting suicide than drug users who inject other substances. The study, conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the University of British ...

Size of Brain Regions Tied to Early Alzheimer’s

December 23rd, 2011
Brain Size Linked to Early AlzheimersSize may matter in predicting the chance for Alzheimer’s disease as new research suggests an association between the size of various brain regions and the ...
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