Archive for July, 2012

Training Can Improve Spatial Skills

July 26th, 2012
Training Can Improve Spatial Skills New research determines that spatial skills critical for science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be taught. The ability to improve spatial skills and whether such improvement ...

Mind/Body Dualism May Lead to Unhealthy Choices

July 26th, 2012
Mind/Body Dualism May Lead to Unhealthy ChoicesDo you believe that the mind and body are two separate entities? If you do, that makes you a "philosophical dualists."  And ...

Stress Hormones Impede Healthy Behavioral Change

July 26th, 2012
Stress Hormones Impede Healthy Behavioral ChangeFor many people, stress is the factor that unravels diets, exercise plans and other goal-directed tasks. European researchers believe they have discovered why stressed persons ...

First Marijuana Use Linked to Psychosis in Vulnerable People

July 25th, 2012
Among individuals with psychosis who are also heavy marijuana users, the age they first used marijuana is strongly linked to the age of their first bout of psychosis, according to a study of 57 ...

Genetic Link Found to Rapid Weight Gain from Antipsychotic Meds

July 25th, 2012
Genetic Link Found to Rapid Weight Gain from Antipsychotic MedsScientists have discovered two genetic variants associated with substantial, rapid weight gain occurring in nearly ...

Involved Dads Boost Behavioral Outcomes at Year 1

July 25th, 2012
Involved Dads Boost Behavioral Outcomes at Year 1 Children whose fathers are more engaged with them at 3 months have fewer behavioral problems at 12 months, according to ...

Mindfulness Practice Helps Seniors Combat Loneliness

July 25th, 2012
Mindfulness Practice Helps Elders Combat LonelinessLoneliness can be a major risk factor for health conditions such as depression, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s. It is especially problematic among seniors, for whom ...

Social Networking for Jobs May Add to Income Inequality

July 25th, 2012
Social Networks Help Americans Find Good JobsSocial networking for vocational prospecting appears to be more effective in the United States than in Germany. In a new study, researchers from North ...

Memory Connections Change from Childhood to Adulthood

July 25th, 2012
Memory Connections Change from Childhood to AdulthoodIn a new area of study, researchers explore how brain mechanisms for memory retrieval differ between adults and children. Neuroscientists from Wayne State University ...

Research Uncovers Yoga’s Stress Reduction Secrets

July 25th, 2012
Research Uncovers Yoga's Stress Reduction SecretsResearchers have determined that yoga can help to relieve stress by reducing the associated cellular inflammation. The recent study is a follow up to the discovery ...