Archive for August, 2012

Do Women Have a Happiness Gene?

August 29th, 2012
Do Women Have a Happiness GeneA particular gene appears to be linked to an upbeat personality -- but only in women. Scientists at the University of South Florida (USF), the National Institutes ...

Limit TV Time to Help Teens Control Weight

August 28th, 2012
Limit TV Time to Help Teens Control WeightHere is a simple strategy to combat excessive weight gain in teens: limit television viewing. That's the conclusion of a ...

Neural Path to Self-Awareness More Complex Than Once Thought

August 28th, 2012
The Path to Self-AwarenessA research team led by the University of Iowa is reporting that self-awareness is a product of a patchwork of pathways in the brain. The research challenges an accepted theory ...

Teen Pot Use Said to Permanently Harm Intelligence, Memory

August 28th, 2012
Teen Pot Use Said to Permanently Harm Intelligence, MemoryThe persistent use of marijuana before the age of 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, according to ...

Technology Can Help – or Hinder – Co-Parenting

August 28th, 2012
Technology Can Help or Hinder Co-ParentingA new study by a University of Missouri family studies expert finds that technology can be both a boon and a bane for ...

Sleep Problems Linked to Aggressive Breast Cancer

August 28th, 2012
Sleep Problems Linked to Aggressive Breast CancerEmerging research links a lack of sleep to aggressive breast cancers. The first-of-its-kind study discovered an association between insufficient sleep and biologically more aggressive tumors as well as likelihood ...

As Those With Autism Get Older, Fewer Proven Interventions Available

August 28th, 2012
As Those With Autism Get Older, Fewer Proven Interventions AvailableResearchers say current interventional therapies for autism among adolescents and young adults are not supported, ...

Leading Researchers Find Media Violence Ups Risk of Teen Aggression

August 28th, 2012
Leading Researchers Find Media Violence Ups Risk of Teen AggressionA new research report provides convincing evidence that media violence can increase the risk of ...

Nearly 1 in 4 Schizophrenia Patients Gets Dicey Drug Combos

August 27th, 2012
Nearly 1 in 4 Schizophrenia Patients Gets Dicey Drug CombosA new study found that 23 percent of people with schizophrenia were given drugs that could cause harm when ...

Sniffing Out How to Learn While Asleep

August 27th, 2012
Sniffing Out How to Learn While AsleepA new study investigates the premise that people can learn some kinds of new information while they sleep and that the new ...