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Archive for January, 2013

Position of Power Tends to Enhance Authenticity, Happiness

January 29th, 2013
Position of Power Tends to Enhance Authenticity, Happiness  Being in a position of power often has a negative image in which being top dog ultimately ...

‘First Time’ May Influence Sexual Satisfaction for Life

January 29th, 2013
New research suggests a person’s first sexual experience can set the tone for the rest of one's sexual life. Matthew Shaffer, a doctoral student in psychology at the ...

Domestic Abuse Worsens Response to Cancer Diagnosis

January 28th, 2013
Domestic Abuse Worsens Response to Cancer DiagnosisNew research finds that intimate partner violence can be more of an influence on a cancer survivor’s quality of life than her diagnosis. In ...

Sleep Problems in Elderly Linked to Memory Decline

January 28th, 2013
Sleep Problems in Elderly Linked to Memory Decline Landmark research reveals a connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration in the elderly. Scientists at the ...

Healthy Diet Can Improve Mood

January 28th, 2013
Healthy Diet Can Improve MoodA new study suggests a natural method to improve the mental and physical health of young adults. Researchers say the elixir is a diet of more fruit ...

Kids Develop Complex Thinking Skills Before Kindergarten

January 28th, 2013
Kids Develop Complex Thinking Skills Before KindergartenEmerging research suggests children start to develop higher-level thinking skills at a very young age, challenging the long-held belief that such complex ...

Gene Mutation Tied to Schizophrenia Identified

January 27th, 2013
Gene Mutation Tied to Schizophrenia IdentifiedScientists have identified a rare genetic mutation linked to schizophrenia. After studying family members with a high rate of mental illness, researchers from Johns Hopkins University ...

Decline in Teen Verbal Skills Linked to Later Psychosis

January 27th, 2013
Decline in Teen Verbal Skills Linked to Later PsychosisTeens who experience a decline in verbal skills, compared to their peers of friends, are at increased risk ...

Qigong Improves Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Patients

January 27th, 2013
Qigong Improves Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Patients  New research has found that qigong, an ancient Chinese mind-body practice, has been found to reduce depression ...

Yoga Helps Relieve Depression, Sleep Problems

January 27th, 2013
Yoga Helps Relieve Depression, Sleep ProblemsPracticing yoga may help relieve the symptoms of several types of mental disorders, according to a new review. Researchers compiled the findings of 16 significant ...