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Archive for July, 2012

Suicide Tied to Altered Sense of Self in Early Stages of Schizophrenia

July 24th, 2012
Among patients having their first schizophrenia episode, a tendency for suicide is strongly linked to an altered sense of self — what some experts have labeled as a "self-disorder," according to a study of 49 patients with schizophrenia. Self-disorders are abnormal personal experiences. ...

Keep the TV or Computer on At Night? You’re at Greater Risk for Depression

July 24th, 2012
Keep the TV or Computer on At Night? You are at Greater Risk for DepressionIf hamsters are anything like their human counterparts, keeping your TV or computer on at night while you sleep in ...

Mice Study Shows Overactive Immune System Contributes to Autism

July 24th, 2012
Mice Study Shows Overactive Immune System Contributes to Autism  A new study suggests that changes in an overactive immune system can contribute to autism-like behaviors ...

Neglect Hinders Brain Growth in Kids

July 24th, 2012
Neglect Negatively Affects Brain GrowthSevere psychological and physical neglect produces measurable changes in children's brains, according to a new study by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. "Increasingly we are finding evidence that ...

Animal Study Suggests New Class of Antioxidants May Be Beneficial for Parkinson’s

July 24th, 2012
Animal Study Suggests New Class of Antioxidants May Be Beneficial for Parkinson’s A new powerful class of antioxidants may provide relief from ...

Behavioral, Cognitive Challenges Define Fetal Alcohol Exposure

July 24th, 2012
Behavioral and Cognitive Challenges Define Fetal Alcohol ExposureNew research suggests the only sign of fetal alcohol exposure may be signs of abnormal intellectual or behavioral development. Researchers at ...

Resting After Learning Aids Memory

July 24th, 2012
Resting After Learning Aids MemoryThe adage "use it or lose it" has led many aging adults to work on crossword puzzles, participate in web activities for memory improvement and do mental ...

Multi-Tasking Competence Varies with Tasks, Often Over-estimated

July 24th, 2012
Multi-Tasking Competence Varies with Tasks, Often Over-estimatedMost have heard the warnings that multi-tasking is inefficient, ineffective and may be dangerous, then go ahead and do it anyway. A new study ...

Even Just Once-Monthly Binge Drinking Tied to Increased Risk of Dementia

July 23rd, 2012
Even Just Once-Monthly Binge Drinking Tied to Increased Risk of DementiaA new study has found a link between binge drinking in older adults and the risk ...

Foster Kids Learn Resilience from Compassion

July 23rd, 2012
Foster Kids Learn Resilience from CompassionA new cognitively based intervention has been shown to improve the mental and physical health of adolescents in foster care. Researchers found the technique ...