Archive for February, 2012

Autism Detection Is Delayed in Minorities

February 22nd, 2012
Autism Detection Is Delayed in MinoritiesA new study suggests the symptoms of autism in toddlers from a minority background are more significant than those noted in age-equivalent Caucasian children. The ...

Can Depression Speed Up Aging?

February 22nd, 2012
Can Depression Speed Up Aging?Over the past few decades, researchers have quantified many of the effects of stress on the human body, from frequent headaches, muscle pain or spasm to chest palpitations, while ...

Alcohol in Movies Influences Youth Drinking

February 21st, 2012
Alcohol in Movies Influences Youth Drinking  Children who watch a lot of movies featuring alcohol are twice as likely to start drinking compared to other kids who watch relatively few ...

Brain Region Linked to Social Conformity

February 21st, 2012
Brain Region Linked to Social ConformityAre you a rebel or a conformist? A new research study attempts to discover an answer as to why some prefer to rebel against social ...

Workplace Culture Can Reduce Injuries On the Job

February 21st, 2012
Workplace Culture Can Reduce Injuries On the Job Some six thousand Americans are killed at work each year, and a University of Georgia study suggests the culture of ...

Gender Nonconformity Ups Risk of Kids’ Abuse

February 21st, 2012
Gender Nonconformity Ups Risk of Kids AbuseA new study finds that discrimination against gender nonconformity can begin at a very young age, raising the risk of psychological trauma ...

Can Texting Harm Language Ability?

February 21st, 2012
Can Texting Harm Language Ability?A new linguistic study suggests university students who extensively text are less accepting of new words. In the investigation, graduate student Joan Lee designed an experiment to understand ...

Infants Understand Concept of Fairness

February 20th, 2012
Infants Understand Concept of Fairness  Are kids born with an innate sense of fairness? A new study answers affirmatively, finding that children develop a sense of fairness before they are ...

Treating Depression with the Oxytocin, the Love Hormone

February 20th, 2012
Treating Depression with the Love HormoneWhen a person hugs or affectionately touches another, the brain chemical oxytocin is released, helping to strengthen social bonds, among other actions.  This “hormone of love” might provide ...

Mice Study Suggests Caution with Alzheimer’s Drugs

February 20th, 2012
Mice Study Suggests Caution with Alzheimers DrugsAs baby boomers become seniors, researchers are aggressively searching for medications that can reduce the detrimental effects of Alzheimer’s disease. But a new study using ...