Archive for May, 2012

Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Considered Safe and Effective for Smokers with Schizophrenia

May 30th, 2012
Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix Considered Safe and Effective for Smokers with SchizophreniaThe anti-smoking drug varenicline (Chantix) is considered a safe and effective treatment in helping ...

Pilot Study Finds Promise for Autism in Antioxidant Therapy

May 30th, 2012
A new pilot study suggests a specific antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine ...

Is the Family Meal Overrated?

May 30th, 2012
Is the Family Meal Overrated?Traditionally, the family dinner has been viewed by sociologists as an event that provides support to children and adolescents, and generally improves family relationships. But Cornell University ...

Computers Learn to Assess Emotions – Sometimes Better than Humans

May 30th, 2012
Computers Learn to Assess Emotions - Sometimes Better than HumansIn what sounds like science fiction, MIT researchers have determined that computers can distinguish if a ...

Mouse Study IDs Protein Necessary for Behavioral Flexibility

May 29th, 2012
Researchers Identify Protein Necessary for Behavioral FlexibilityResearchers have identified a protein criticial to flexibility in behavior, affording new insights into autism and schizophrenia. In the study, which appears in ...

Work Chemicals May Hinder Cognitive Ability in Less Educated

May 29th, 2012
Work Chemicals May Hinder Cognitive Ability in Less EducatedA new study suggests exposure to solvents at work may be associated with reduced thinking skills later in ...

Mobile Tech + Coaching Can Improve Health

May 29th, 2012
Mobile Tech + Coaching Can Improve HealthTechnology often gets a bad rap when it comes to health because of the belief that innovative systems improve efficiency and encourage sedentary behavior. However, a ...

Depression Meds, Not Depression, Up Risk of Premature Birth

May 29th, 2012
Depression Meds, Not Depression, Up Risk of Premature BirthA provocative new study suggests women who take antidepressants during pregnancy are at higher risk of giving birth prematurely, ...

Written Communication Typically Takes a Positive Spin

May 28th, 2012
Written Communication Typically Takes a Positive SpinA new study on the use of language discovers that words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used in written communication. The ...

Immune System May Provide Protection from Alzheimer’s

May 28th, 2012
Immune System May Provide Protection from Alzheimer’sResearchers have discovered immune system activity is associated with preservation of memory and other cognitive functions. In the new study, researchers in the U.S. and ...