Archive for March, 2012

Brain Matures with Puberty in Teens

March 31st, 2012
Brain Matures with Puberty in TeensIn a study of 67 teenagers, researchers have discovered that the timing of the brain's maturing is closely related to puberty in teenagers. The study used electroencephalogram (EEG) ...

Electroacupuncture May Help Relieve Depression

March 31st, 2012
Electroacupuncture May Help Relieve DepressionElectroacupuncture stimulation can quickly reduce the severity of depressive symptoms, offering an alternative option for depressed patients, according to researchers at the School of Chinese Medicine at The University of ...

Antidepressant Cymbalta Helps Alleviate Osteoarthritis Pain

March 31st, 2012
Antidepressant Cymbalta Alleviates Osteoarthritis PainAntidepressants may play a key role in alleviating painful conditions like osteoarthritis and may result in fewer side effects than traditionally prescribed drugs, such as anti-inflammatories and ...

In Older Adults, Mental Games May Protect Against Dementia

March 30th, 2012
In Older Adults, Mental Games May Protect Against DementiaMake time for games, puzzles, and handicrafts as you enter old age.   A new study published in ...

Most Stroke Patients Get No Meds Treatment for Depression

March 30th, 2012
Most Stroke Patients Get No Meds Treatment for DepressionWhile nearly 1 in 5 people who suffer a stroke suffer from depression afterwards, almost 70 percent of patients do not receive any type of ...

911 Operators Vulnerable to PTSD Symptoms

March 30th, 2012
911 Operators Vulnerable to PTSD Symptoms911 dispatchers deal with traumatic scenarios every day, but from a distance -- and it turns out that combination can make them ...

Bilingual Skill May Protect from Dementia

March 30th, 2012
Bilingual Skill May Protect from Dementia Speaking more than one language can not only make travel less of a hassle -- it may also enhance mental health. Investigators combined behavioral ...

Antibiotics for Alzheimer’s?

March 30th, 2012
Antibiotics for Alzheimers?Researchers believe they have gained key insights on the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could lead to the development of antibiotic treatments that could prevent the onset of ...

Is Autism An Epidemic?

March 30th, 2012
Is Autism An Epidemic?A majority of experts agree that the number of children diagnosed with autism appears to be on the increase. However, it is not clear whether this is ...

Living Alone Hikes Risk of Depression

March 30th, 2012
Living Alone Hikes Risk of Depression  The risk of depression for people who live alone is almost 80 percent higher than for people who live with family or ...