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Archive for April, 2012

Mental, Physical, Social Activity Help Maintain Brain

April 30th, 2012
Mental, Physical, Social Activity Help Maintain Brain Researchers say that although aging is unavoidable, we can take proactive steps to maintain brain function. A new report explains that ...

Special Needs Don’t Depress Kids – Being Bullied or Left Out Does

April 30th, 2012
Special Needs Dont Depress Kids – Being Bullied or Left Out DoesA new study discovers that being left out, ignored or bullied by ...

With Disruptive Kids, MDs Should Assess for Early Mental Illness

April 30th, 2012
With Disruptive Kids, MDs Should Assess for Early Mental IllnessMental illnesses are the No. 1 cause of medical disability in youths ages 15 and older in ...

Innate Neurological Risk for Drug Abuse?

April 30th, 2012
Innate Neurological Risk for Drug Abuse?A new study suggests the way in which the brain is wired in some people may make them more impulsive and more likely to experiment with drugs. In ...

Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to High-Functioning Autism

April 29th, 2012
Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to High-Functioning AutismPregnant women who smoke may be at higher risk for having a child with high-functioning autism, such as Asperger’s disorder, according to preliminary study findings by researchers ...

Analytic Thinking Affects Religious Belief

April 29th, 2012
Analytic Thinking Affects Religious Belief  A new study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers. Researchers at the University of British Columbia set out to explore the fundamental ...

Caffeine During Pregnancy, Breastfeeding not Linked to Sleep Problems for Baby

April 28th, 2012
Caffeine During Pregnancy, Breastfeeding not Linked to Sleep Problems for BabyIf mom drinks a daily cup of coffee, it probably won't have any effect on baby's sleep, according to a new study. The research, experts ...

Schizophrenia, Autism Linked to Several of the Same Genes

April 28th, 2012
Schizophrenia, Autism Linked to Several of the Same GenesScientists have labeled 33 genes as being associated with autism and other related disorders and also found several of these genes to be altered in people with ...

FDA Approves Amyvid for Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

April 28th, 2012
FDA Approves Amyvid for Alzheimers DiagnosisAmyvid is a radiopharmaceutical developed by the Eli Lilly Company to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease by causing previously invisible beta ...

Active Video Gaming Changes Brain Waves

April 27th, 2012
Active Video Gaming Changes Brain WavesUniversity of Toronto researchers have discovered playing an action video game causes differences in brain activity and improvements in visual attention. A team led ...