Archive for May, 2012

Genetics Can Predict Success of Quitting Smoking

May 31st, 2012
Genetics Predict Success of Quitting SmokingNew research shows genetics can predict the success of smoking cessation, as well as the need for medications. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the ...

Ketamine Relieves Bipolar Depression, Suicidal Thoughts in Less Than an Hour

May 31st, 2012
Ketamine Relieves Bipolar Depression and Suicidal Thoughts in Less Than an HourResearchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), led by Dr. Carlos ...

Studies Suggest Increase in Children’s Imaginative Play

May 31st, 2012
Studies Suggest Increase in Childrens Imaginative PlayA new research finding dispels suggestions that our busy, technology-laden world has retarded children’s imaginative capabilities. In fact, Case Western Reserve University psychologists have ...

Knowing When to Move On and Make a Decision

May 31st, 2012
Knowing When to Move On and Make a Decision“Moving on” is a contemporary metaphor for decision-making, be it ending a relationship or simply walking across the ...

TV Can Decrease a Child’s Self-Esteem

May 31st, 2012
TV Can Decrease a Childs Self-EsteemA new study suggests exposure to today’s electronic media often reduces a child’s self-worth. Indiana University researchers say this is the case if you are ...

Marriage Tends to Stabilize Happiness

May 31st, 2012
Marriage Tends to Stabilize HappinessA new study discovers that marriage safeguards individuals against normal declines in happiness during adulthood. Michigan State University researchers also say that married people may be happier in the ...

FDA: Counterfeit Adderall May Be Lurking Online

May 30th, 2012
FDA: Counterfeit Adderall May Be Lurking OnlineThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning yesterday about a counterfeit version of Adderall 30 milligram tablets that is available online. Images of the counterfeit tables ...

Residual Stigma of Obesity May Persist Even After Weight Loss

May 30th, 2012
Residual Stigma of Obesity May Persist Even After Weight Loss  Even after losing weight, formerly obese people may still face a "residual stigma," according to ...

More Support for Health Effects of Mediterranean Diet

May 30th, 2012
More Support for Health Effects of Mediterranean DietOver the last two decades many experts have come to the conclusion that a particular diet explains why Europeans are ...

Exercising with a Partner Boosts Motivation

May 30th, 2012
Exercising with a Partner Boosts MotivationThe simple presence of a moderately more capable virtual cycling partner can do wonders for exercise motivation -- by as much as 100 percent -- when ...