Archive for February, 2013

Being Female May Protect Against Autism

February 23rd, 2013
Being Female May Protect Against AutismFemales may be inherently protected against autism, according to a team of Boston and European scientists.  The finding may help explain why males have a significantly ...

Fragile X Causes Too Much Chatter in Brain Cells

February 23rd, 2013
Fragile X Causes Too Much Chatter in Brain CellsFragile X syndrome is the most commonly inherited form of mental retardation.  It appears to transform some brain ...

Talking To Your Kids About Past Drug Use May Be A Bad Idea

February 23rd, 2013
Talking To Your Kids About Past Drug Use May Be A Bad IdeaNew research shows that children respond better to anti-drug messages when parents don't disclose their past ...

Distraction Can Help Older Adults Be Less Forgetful

February 23rd, 2013
Distraction Can Help Older Adults Be Less Forgetful  A distraction learning strategy has been found to help older adults overcome age-related forgetfulness and boost ...

Giving Feels Better than Receiving – Even When You Are Poor

February 22nd, 2013
Giving Feels Better than Receiving – Even When You Are Poor New research finds that spending money on others rather than using it ...

Facebook Can Stimulate Cognition in Older Adults

February 22nd, 2013
Online Social Networks Can Stimulate Cognition in Older Adults While the study is still ongoing, University of Arizona researchers say that learning to use Facebook may provide ...

Pre-War Vulnerabilities Impact Veterans’ PTSD

February 22nd, 2013
Pre-War Vulnerabilities Impact Veterans' PTSD  Researchers are learning that pre-war psychological characteristics are as important as the actual combat-related trauma for predicting the course of post-traumatic stress disorder ...

Work-Life Balance Challenges Singles – And Everyone Else

February 22nd, 2013
Work-Life Balance Challenges Singles – And Everyone ElsePerhaps it is a sign of the times, or more accurately the hypercompetitive environment of the 21st century, ...

Mouse Study Links High-Fat Diets, ADHD and Obesity

February 21st, 2013
Mouse Study Links High-Fat Diets, ADHD and Obesity A new laboratory study suggests a link between high-fat diets and such childhood brain-based conditions as attention ...

Healthy Rivalry Can Boost Performance

February 21st, 2013
Healthy Rivalry Can Boost Performance Emerging research suggests criticism can boost performance as people try to prove their critics wrong. Research also shows that people can recover from poor performance ...