Archive for February, 2012

Health Coach in Doc’s Office Leads to Better Outcomes

February 29th, 2012
Health Coach in Docs Office Leads to Better OutcomesAt present, less than 5 percent of health care expenditures are associated with preventive measures. A new study suggests ...

Weight Gain In Pregnancy Not Linked to Child IQ

February 29th, 2012
Weight Gain In Pregnancy Not Linked to Child IQResearchers have determined that maternal weight gain during pregnancy generally does not influence a child’s cognitive development. The new study ...

Stress Changes How People Make Decisions

February 29th, 2012
Stress Changes How People Make DecisionsFeeling stressed changes how people weigh risk and reward, according to new research. A new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science reveals that people ...

Social Challenges in Autism, Schizophrenia Have Different Roots

February 29th, 2012
Social Challenges in Autism, Schizophrenia Have Different Roots  As medical knowledge has expanded over the past decades, the differences between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia ...

Overactive Neural Connections Linked to Depression

February 29th, 2012
Overactive Neural Connections Linked to Depression nDepression is a diagnosis that typically includes a variety of symptoms besides being sad. Some individuals may suffer anxiety while others could have poor attention, problems ...

Upper Class More Likely to Be Scofflaws

February 28th, 2012
Upper Class More Likely to Be ScofflawsThose in the upper class are more likely to lie and cheat, cut people off when driving, and endorse unethical behavior in the workplace, according to new ...

Prescription Drug Misuse Linked to Illicit Drug Use

February 28th, 2012
Prescription Drug Misuse Linked to Illicit Drug UseA new study profiles drug use among young adults in the two largest cities in America, finding that using prescription drugs ...

Eye-Tracking Helps Teachers Plan Strategies for Autistic Kids

February 28th, 2012
Eye-Tracking Helps Teachers Plan Strategies for Autistic KidsA new study demonstrates the use of eye-tracking technology as a way to improve social services to children with autism spectrum disorders. Emory University School of Medicine researchers ...

Childhood Stress May Cause Genetic Changes

February 28th, 2012
Childhood Stress May Cause Genetic ChangesA new research effort comes to the conclusion that major stress during childhood can change a person's biological risk for psychiatric disorders. Researchers from Butler Hospital ...

Work-Focused Therapy Speeds Return to Job

February 28th, 2012
Work-Focused Therapy Speeds Return to JobMental health disorders are a common cause of work-related sick leave. A new study discovers therapy attuned to work-related problems expedites recovery from depression and ...