Archive for October, 2012

Friendship 2.0: Technology May Help Teens Feel They Belong

October 28th, 2012
Friendship 2.0: Technology May Help Teens Feel They BelongWorried that your teen is glued to her cell phone and constantly checking social networking sites?  A new study suggests the use of digital media may ...

Low Life Satisfaction, Depression Linked to Genetic Influences

October 28th, 2012
Low Life Satisfaction, Depression Linked to Genetic InfluencesSusceptibility to major depression is associated with lower life satisfaction -- and this connection may be further linked to genetic makeup.  That is ...

Video Game With Biofeedback Teaches Children to Curb Anger

October 27th, 2012
Video Game With Biofeedback Teaches Children to Curb Anger  Children with serious anger problems can be helped by a video game that helps them learn how to regulate their emotions, according to a ...

Early Behavioral Intervention Helps Lessen Autism Symptoms

October 27th, 2012
Early Behavioral Intervention Helps Lessen Autism SymptomsIn children with very mild cases of autism, certain learning techniques may result in brain changes that make them “indistinguishable” from unaffected children of the same age -- ...

Loneliness Ups Health Risks for Seniors

October 27th, 2012
Loneliness Ups Health Risks for SeniorsAdopting a positive attitude later in life offers a prescription for staying healthy during one's golden years, according to a new study. New research from ...

Specific Brain Region Tied to Empathy

October 26th, 2012
Empathy Spot Located in the BrainAn international team of researchers has demonstrated, for the first time, that a particular area of the brain — called the anterior insular cortex — ...

Harvard Mouse Study May Help Explain Parkinson’s Puzzle

October 26th, 2012
Harvard Mouse Study May Help Explain Parkinsons PuzzleResearchers at Harvard Medical School may have solved the mystery of why the standard treatment for Parkinson's disease is often ...

Neurofeedback Trains Brain Waves, Restores Brain Function

October 26th, 2012
Neurofeedback Trains Brain Waves, Restores Brain Function A Canadian study has found that training of a particular brainwave in humans can be used to restore brain function in mental disorders. Scientists say the technique allows ...

Omega-3s Maximize Working Memory for Young Adults

October 26th, 2012
Omega-3s Maximize Working Memory for Young Adults A new study suggests healthy young adults ages 18-25 can improve their working memory by increasing their omega-3 fatty acid intake. Researchers say the investigation is one of ...

Fun to Watch, But ‘The Biggest Loser’ Flops at Motivating Viewers

October 26th, 2012
Fun to Watch, But The Biggest Loser Flops at Motivating ViewersThe television program "The Biggest Loser" is touted as a display of how diet and exercise can ...