Archive for September, 2012

Depression Lessens Ability to Distinguish Between Negative Emotions

September 27th, 2012
Depression Lessens Ability to Distinguish Between Negative EmotionsClinically depressed people are less able to distinguish between their own negative emotions compared to healthy people, according to a ...

Decision to Make Healthy Food Choice Hinges on Brain Competition

September 27th, 2012
Decision to Make Healthy Food Choice Hinges on Brain CompetitionThe decision to pass on a delicious piece of chocolate cake or indulge oneself can be ...

Twitter: Health Message Retweets Lose Credibility

September 27th, 2012
Twitter: Health Message Retweets Lose CredibilityAs social networking expands to spread health and wellness information, a new Penn State study finds that people are more likely to trust health messages tweeted by doctors ...

Why Are You So Bored? Research Sheds Light on the Answer

September 27th, 2012
Why Are You So Bored? Research Sheds Light on the AnswerExperts say that although boredom is frequently passed off as something trivial and inconsequential, it ...

New Study on Tramadol (Painkiller) Abuse

September 26th, 2012
According to researchers, Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s supply of painkillers, and prescriptions have increased by 600 percent over the last decade. But their addictive potential has made prescription painkiller abuse a major public health problem in the U.S. In 2010, more ...

More Authority Equals Less Stress

September 26th, 2012
More Authority Equals Less StressA study of government and military officials has found a direct correlation between rank and stress: The higher the leadership position, the lower the stress. A study ...

Study Finds Little Proof Medications Help Young People with Autism

September 26th, 2012
Study Finds Little Proof Medications Help Young People with AutismAccording to Vanderbilt University researchers, there is little evidence backing up the use of medical ...

Doctors Should Not Ignore Gut Feelings

September 26th, 2012
Doctors Should Not Ignore Gut FeelingsDoctors who experience a gut feeling when treating a child should not ignore it, according to a new study. The study, from researchers at the ...

Tech Tools Aid In Assessing Kids’ Behavioral Disorders

September 26th, 2012
Tech Tools Aid In Assessing Kids' Behavioral DisordersResearchers have developed two new high-tech lated instruments to automatically measure behaviors of children. Accurate assessment of relevant behaviors in ...

Spirituality and Prevention Drive Chinese Medicine

September 26th, 2012
Spirituality and Prevention Drive Chinese MedicineA comparison of Eastern and Western Medicine leaves experts befuddled. Eastern or Chinese medicine techniques have been proven to be effective yet Western medicine ...