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Archive for December, 2012

Economy During Infancy Linked to Adolescent Substance Abuse

December 31st, 2012
Economy During Infancy Linked to Adolescent Substance AbuseThe economic environment during infancy may be associated with subsequent substance use and delinquent behavior during adolescence, according to new ...

Late-Life Depression Linked With Increased Risk of Dementia

December 31st, 2012
Late-Life Depression Linked With Increased Risk of Dementia  Late-life depression appears to be associated with mild cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia, according to ...

Space Travel Could Accelerate Alzheimer’s

December 31st, 2012
Space Travel Could Accelerate AlzheimersA new study shows that cosmic radiation -- which would bombard astronauts on deep space missions -- could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer's disease. "Galactic cosmic radiation poses a significant threat to future ...

Many ADHD Teens Carry Problems Into Adulthood

December 31st, 2012
Many ADHD Teens Carry Problems Into AdulthoodTeens with ADHD are likely to carry with them a variety of difficulties into adulthood, including problems with physical and mental health, ...

Mental Health Care for Older Americans Not Up to Snuff

December 30th, 2012
Mental Health Care for Older Americans Not Up to SnuffMany older Americans who suffer from mental health disorders are not receiving treatment that meets evidence-based ...

Probing Early Cognitive Problems On the Road to Alzheimer’s

December 30th, 2012
Probing Early Cognitive Problems On the Road to Alzheimer's  A new study suggests that people who eventually develop Alzheimer's disease may have problems early on in processing some information. While clinicians have observed ...

Survey Finds Binge Drinking By Most Coeds at Spanish University

December 29th, 2012
Survey Finds Binge Drinking By Most Coeds at Spanish UniversityFemale university students get drunk -- on purpose -- quicker than their male counterparts, according to a new Spanish study. Researchers ...

Reading, Writing and… Facebook?

December 29th, 2012
Reading, Writing and... Facebook?A new study shows that 94 percent of Israeli high school students accessed social media on their phones during class. Researchers at the University of Haifa said that ...

Marijuana Pain Relief Varies Among Users

December 29th, 2012
Marijuana Pain Relief Varies Among UsersThe pain relief experienced by marijuana users varies greatly among individuals, a brain imaging study at the University of Oxford suggests. For some patients with ...

Caring for a Mentally Ill Adult Child Ups Risk of Disability

December 28th, 2012
Caring for an Adult Child with Mental Illness Raises Risk of Developing a DisabilityAn aging parent who cares for an adult child with mental illness or developmental disabilities is at increased risk -- 38 ...