Archive for February, 2012

Researchers Search for Genes Linked to Intelligence

February 27th, 2012
Researchers Search for Genes Linked to Intelligence    The heritability of intelligence has been a topic of investigation for decades. Despite or perhaps as a result of ...

Trust Feelings to Manage the Future

February 27th, 2012
Trust Feelings to Manage the FutureThe importance of trusting your feelings to navigate life’s challenges may bring to mind the teachings of Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars." But in fact, a new ...

Parental Training Plus Meds Most Effective for Autism

February 27th, 2012
Parental Training Helps Children with AutismRaising a child with autism can be a both a joy and a challenge for parents. For some of these kids, serious behavioral problems may ...

Dad’s Depression Can Also Influence Child’s Health

February 27th, 2012
Dads Depression Can Also Influence Childs HealthWhile the multiple negative consequences of maternal depression on a child’s mental health have been explored in study after study, until now, ...

Alzheimer’s Drugs May Carry Negative Side Effects

February 26th, 2012
Alzheimers Drugs May Carry Negative Side EffectsAlzheimer’s medications currently in trial may actually act like a bad electrician, miswiring neurons and interfering with their ability to communicate with the ...

Ritalin Increases Awareness of Mistakes

February 25th, 2012
Individuals who take Ritalin are significantly more aware of their mistakes, according to research at the University of Melbourne. The study, led by Dr. Rob Hester from the Department of Psychological Sciences along with colleagues at the Queensland Brain Institute, evaluated how the ...

Heart Patients on Statins Less Depressed

February 25th, 2012
Heart Patients on Statins Less Depressed  Patients with heart disease who take cholesterol-lowering statins are less likely to develop depression than those who don't, according to new research. Mary Whooley, MD, a physician at the ...

Burning Calories Avoids Burnout at Work

February 24th, 2012
Burning Calories Avoids Burnout at WorkEmployees who work out are less likely to experience deterioration in their mental health, including symptoms of burnout and depression, according to a Tel ...

Dopamine Improves Creativity in Parkinson’s

February 24th, 2012
Dopamine Improves Creativity in ParkinsonsNew research suggests administration of dopamine can uncover latent creative talents among some individuals with Parkinson’s disease. European scientists discovered Parkinson's disease patients can suddenly become creative when ...

Most Israeli Firefighters Battle PTSD

February 24th, 2012
Most Israeli Firefighters Battle PTSDA new study suggests approximately 90 percent of Israeli firefighters have some form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Marc Lougassi, a firefighter himself ...