Archive for January, 2012

IQ Drops When You’re In a Group

January 24th, 2012
IQ Drops When Youre In a Group Provocative new research discovers small-group dynamics can lower the expression of IQ in some susceptible people. In the study, researchers determined ...

Power Linked to Perception of Height

January 24th, 2012
Power Linked to Perception of Height Psychologists have discovered that powerful people tend to overestimate their own height. While investigators are unsure as to why the association between height and power occurs, a series of ...

Chemical Solvent May Up Risk of Mental Illness

January 23rd, 2012
New research suggests the solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE), used in dry cleaning and once found in drinking water, may be linked to an increased risk of mental illness. PCE is ...

Tall Task for Underprivileged to Stop Smoking

January 23rd, 2012
Tall Task for Underprivileged to Stop Smoking When a smoker decides to quit, the task is never easy. New research finds the task is doubly hard if you are poor and uneducated. Researchers from The City ...

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Face Psychological Distress

January 23rd, 2012
Young Breast Cancer Survivors Face Psychological Distress A new study discovers that cancer treatments can significantly hinder the quality of life of younger breast cancer survivors. Researchers discovered younger women with breast cancer ...

Family Leave Benefits Households, Businesses, Taxpayers

January 23rd, 2012
Family Leave Helps Households, Improves Economy  A new study concludes that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses and the public. Investigators ...

New Autism Criteria May Mean Fewer Diagnoses

January 23rd, 2012
New Criteria for Autism May Reduce Cases According to experts, the revised diagnostic definition for autism may significantly affect the proportion of individuals who qualify for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Yale School of ...

Oxford Study: Lithium Still Best Long-Term Treatment for Bipolar

January 22nd, 2012
Oxford Study: Lithium Still Best Long-Term Treatment for BipolarPhysicians should feel confident prescribing lithium for patients with bipolar disorder, according to an Oxford University study in which the potential side effects of the drug ...

Many Young Women Don’t Notice Modest Weight Gain

January 22nd, 2012
Many Young Women Dont Notice Modest Weight GainDespite the common perception that young women are quick to notice weight gain, young women often fail to recognize a ...

1 in 5 Americans Experienced a Mental Illness in Past Year

January 21st, 2012
1 in 5 Americans Experienced a Mental Illness in Past Year  A new report reveals that nearly 46 million American adults aged 18 or older experienced mental illness in the past ...