Archive for January, 2012

Caffeine Linked to Estrogen Changes

January 28th, 2012
Caffeine Linked to Estrogen ChangesModerate caffeine consumption is associated with higher levels of estrogen in Asian women, but lower levels in white women, according to a study of reproductive-age women conducted by the National Institutes ...

Family History of Psychiatric Disorders Shapes Intellectual Interests

January 28th, 2012
Family History of Psychiatric Disorders Shapes Intellectual Interests Results of a survey published by Princeton University researchers suggest that a family history of psychiatric conditions, such as autism and depression, ...

Buying New Experiences, Not Things, Tied to Happiness

January 27th, 2012
Buying New Experiences, Not Things, Tied to HappinessA new study suggests that those who spend money to do things are happier than those who spend their money on ...

Best Friends Provide Buffers in Bad Times

January 27th, 2012
Best Friends Provide Buffers in Bad TimesThe presence of a best friend directly affects children going through negative experiences, according to new research from Concordia University. “Having a best friend ...

Belief in Conspiracies Can Lead to Contradictions

January 27th, 2012
Belief in Conspiracy Theories Can Lead to Contradictions Distrust and paranoia about government has a long history in the U.S and can lead to suspicion about claims ...

Adult Depression Influenced by Parents’ Education

January 27th, 2012
Adult Depression Influenced by Parents Education Level l Emerging research suggests depression in adulthood may be tied to a parent’s level of education. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Ph.D., a medical sociologist from ...

Men May Have Higher Risk of Memory Loss

January 27th, 2012
Men Have Higher Risk of Memory LossA new study suggests men may be at higher risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) than women. MCI is the stage ...

Being Ignored, Even by a Stranger, Hurts

January 26th, 2012
Being Ignored Even by a Stranger HurtsA new study finds that being ignored, even by a stranger, can make people feel disconnected. Psychologists already know that humans have to ...

Military Service May Alter Personality

January 26th, 2012
Military Service May Alter PersonalityIn recruiting messages, the Army has told potential recruits that military service will help an individual maximize his or her potential: “Be all that you can be.” ...

For Neural Stem Cells in Schizophrenia Research, Follow the Nose

January 26th, 2012
For Neural Stem Cells in Schizophrenia Research, Follow the NoseFor centuries, researchers have struggled with studying psychiatric disorders because it was difficult, if not impossible, ...