Archive for November, 2012

Can Social Media Prevent the Spread of Disease?

November 28th, 2012
Can Social Media Prevent the Spread of Disease?A new study leverages social media to reduce and prevent diseases from spreading. A Kansas State University-led research team investigated the ...

OCD in Kids is Difficult to Diagnose

November 28th, 2012
Childhood OCD is a Difficult Diagnosis Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder often characterized by unwanted thoughts or repetitive behaviors. In children, OCD is difficult to diagnose and a ...

Teaching Siblings to Get Along Benefits Long-Term Health

November 28th, 2012
Teaching Siblings to Get Along Benefits Long-term Health  Penn State researchers believe they have developed a prevention program that can help siblings of elementary-school age learn ...

Seeing Is Not Necessarily Recalling

November 27th, 2012
Seeing Is Not Necessarily Recalling A new study shows that people often do not recall things they have seen -- or at least walked by -- hundreds of times. For the ...

Want to Get Rid of Negative Thoughts? Throw Them Away

November 27th, 2012
Want to Get Rid of Negative Thoughts? Throw Them Away  In a new study, researchers found that when people wrote down their unwanted ...

Improve Productivity by Matching Personality to Job Task

November 27th, 2012
Improve Productivity by Matching Personality to Job TaskThe continual quest to cut costs while improving quality has led a Canadian researcher to study the value of using ...

Dietary Link to Depression?

November 27th, 2012
Dietary Link to DepressionA new Finnish study suggests a low intake of vitamin B12 and folate can increase the risk of melancholic depressive symptoms -- a depressed mood. Conversely, non-melancholic depressive symptoms are ...

How Drugs Hijack Decision-Making in The Brain

November 27th, 2012
How Drugs Hijack Decision-Making in The BrainA new study by substance abuse researchers has discovered that an area of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex is responsible for ...

Too Many Friends on Facebook May Add Stress

November 27th, 2012
Too Many Friends on Facebook May Add Stress A new UK study finds that while it may appear impressive to have a large number of friends ...

In Brain, Competing Thoughts Come in Waves and Rhythms

November 26th, 2012
In Brain, Competing Thoughts Come in Waves and RhythmsDespite significant advances in brain imaging and cognitive science, neuroscientists continue to search for how the brain develops ...