Archive for December, 2011

Kids Understand Benefits of Positive Thinking

December 23rd, 2011
Kids Understand Benefits of Positive Thinking  A new study suggests children understand that positive thinking can help an individual feel better. Such a finding could power parents to model ...

Argumentative Teens More Likely to Resist Peer Pressure

December 23rd, 2011
Argumentative Teens More Likely to Resist Peer PressureIn a finding that could gladden many parents of teens, a new study finds that teens who more openly express their own viewpoints are ...

Music Soothes Anxiety, Reduces Pain

December 23rd, 2011
Music Soothes Anxiety, Relieves Pain Researchers have documented that that listening to music can be effective for reducing pain in high-anxiety persons. Investigators discovered music can be used as a distraction ...

Rat Study Shows Acupuncture Lowers Stress Molecule

December 22nd, 2011
Rat Study Shows Acupuncture Reduces StressResearchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found that acupuncture reduces the levels of a protein-like substance in rats linked to chronic stress.  If replicated in humans, ...

Ethnic Disparities Persist in Depression Diagnosis, Treatment

December 22nd, 2011
Ethnic Disparities Persist in Depression Diagnosis, TreatmentEthnicity still appears to influence the diagnosis and treatment of depression, as a Rutgers University study finds that African-Americans are significantly less likely to receive a depression diagnosis ...

Dyslexia Tied to Disrupted Processing of Speech Sounds

December 22nd, 2011
Dyslexia Tied to Disrupted Processing of Speech Sounds Experts now believe a specific abnormality in the processing of auditory signals accounts for the main symptoms of the reading disorder dyslexia. The finding fits ...

Twitter Growth Powered by Tradition

December 22nd, 2011
Twitter Growth Powered by TraditionWhile Twitter may seem to be a revolutionary communication channel, a new study suggests common media attention and traditional social networks have been instrumental for the social ...

How Pregnancy’s Hormonal Flood Affects A Woman’s Brain

December 22nd, 2011
How Pregnancys Hormonal Flood Affects A Womans BrainEmerging research looks at how the hormonal tsunami associated with pregnancy affects a woman’s brain. Scientists have a good understanding of a pregnant mother’s ...

Alcohol Ups Aggression in Present-Focused Drinkers

December 21st, 2011
Alcohol Ups Aggression in Present-Focused DrinkersGetting drunk increases aggression in people who have one particular personality trait: the inability to consider the future consequences of current behavior, according to new ...

Health Screens Limit Substance Abuse in Pregnancy

December 21st, 2011
Health Screens Limit Substance Abuse in PregnancyPregnant women who smoke cigarettes, use alcohol or take drugs increase the risk of medical complications for the baby and mother. That's well-established ...
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