Archive for August, 2012

Heavy Drinkers Tend to Work Out Hardest

August 30th, 2012
Heavy Drinkers Tend to Work Out HardestOf all individuals who exercise vigorously, heavy drinkers tend to exercise the hardest. University of Miami Researchers evaluated the self-reports of 230,000 people nationwide ...

New Schizophrenia Drug Development Halted

August 30th, 2012
New Schizophrenia Drug Development HaltedA promising new treatment for schizophrenia, pomaglumetad methionil, has been killed by is manufacturer, Eli Lilly, after less-than-stellar research results. The drug, also known as mGlu2/3, was to be used as an ...

Genetic Variant Linked to Nicotine, Internet Addiction

August 30th, 2012
Researchers Find Biochemical Evidence of Internet AddictionGerman researchers believe a specific genetic variant is linked to Internet addiction. The same genetic variation has been linked to other forms of ...

Temper Tantrum or Sign of Serious Trouble?

August 30th, 2012
Temper Tantrum or Serious Trouble?A new initiative seeks to dispel parental worries when their child misbehaves. Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a tool that will help parents and professionals determine ...

Upgrade Fast Food Ambiance, Improve Health Behaviors

August 30th, 2012
Upgrade Fast Food Ambiance, Improve Health BehaviorsA new study suggests the mood or tone of a restaurant can influence healthy behaviors (even in a fast food joint). Typically hectic, loud ...

Developmental Delays, Autism Often Missed in Hispanic Children

August 29th, 2012
Developmental Delays, Autism Often Missed in Hispanic Children Hispanic children often have undiagnosed developmental delays, according to new research that also found that large numbers of ...

Are Shy Kids at an Academic Disadvantage in Preschool?

August 29th, 2012
Are Shy Kids at an Academic Disadvantage in Preschool?A new study reveals that shy preschool children are at greater academic risk than their chatty and outgoing ...

Post-Menopausal Women Have Special Weight Loss Challenges

August 29th, 2012
Post-Menopausal Women Have Special Weight Loss ChallengesMaintaining weight loss can be a challenging task that becomes more difficult with age. Post-menopausal women have it particularly tough as hormonal ...

Full-time Working Moms May Add to Kids’ Weight Gain

August 29th, 2012
Full-time Working Moms May Add to Kids' Weight GainNew research suggests the growing ranks of women in the workforce may contribute to unhealthy weight ...

Helping Children Cope with Hurricanes, Natural Disasters

August 29th, 2012
Helping Children Cope with Hurricanes, Natural DisastersAs another hurricane bears down on New Orleans and the Louisiana coastline, many wonder how natural disasters influence the mental health of ...