Archive for March, 2013

Brain Scans Could Predict Future Criminal Behavior

March 31st, 2013
Brain Scans Could Predict Future Criminal Behavior  Neuroimaging data could help researchers predict whether a criminal will break the law again once released from prison, according to a new study. The study ...

Multiple Moves May be Harmful to Poor Children

March 31st, 2013
Multiple Moves May be Harmful to Poor ChildrenPoor children who move three or more times before they turn 5 have more behavior problems than their peers, including attention problems, anxiety ...

Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Higher Risk for Depressive Symptoms

March 31st, 2013
Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Higher Risk for Depressive SymptomsAlthough research suggests a higher risk of psychosis in siblings of people with schizophrenia, less is known about depressive symptoms in these siblings. To investigate ...

More Sunshine Tied to Fewer Cases of ADHD

March 31st, 2013
More Sunshine Tied to Fewer Cases of ADHDFewer children have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) where sunshine is plentiful, according to new research published in the journal Biological Psychiatry ADHD is a ...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Behavioral, Learning Problems in Kids

March 30th, 2013
Sleep Apnea Linked to Behavioral, Learning Problems in KidsObstructive sleep apnea is associated with increased rates of ADHD-like behavioral problems in children, as well as learning problems, ...

Why Do People Like Violent Movies?

March 30th, 2013
Why Do People Like Violent Movies?  Why are many moviegoers attracted to bloodshed, gore and violence? It may be because they hope it will offer meaningful insights into ...

Teen Smoking Addiction Tied to Genes

March 30th, 2013
Teen Smoking Addiction Tied to GenesGenetics may help reveal why some teens become addicted so quickly to smoking cigarettes, according to new research. For the study, researchers analyzed ...

Latest Figures: One in 50 U.S. Children Has Autism

March 30th, 2013
Latest Figures: One in 50 U.S. Children Has AutismAutism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, affect 1 in 50 American children, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ...

Adventure Therapy Found to Be Safer Than Staying Home

March 29th, 2013
Adventure Therapy Found to Be Safer Than Staying HomeAn analysis of 12 adventure therapy programs has discovered a strong safety record for the outdoor therapy programs. Adventure therapy is a ...

Parent Deployment Ups Risk of Child Substance Abuse

March 29th, 2013
Parent Deployment Ups Risk of Child Substance AbuseNew research suggests that deployment of a parent puts a child at an increased risk for drinking alcohol and using drugs. University of Iowa ...