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Archive for March, 2013

Genetics Impacts Depression Meds’ Effectiveness

March 29th, 2013
Genetics Impacts Depression Meds' Effectiveness Unfortunately, antidepressant drug therapy does not work for everyone. But new research finds that improved identification of genomic predicators -- that is, how a person's genetic makeup ...

Mindfulness Linked to Lower Stress Hormones

March 29th, 2013
Mindfulness Linked to Lower Stress Hormones New research suggests that focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The ...

Parent Conflict May Hinder Cognitive Development in Children

March 29th, 2013
Parent Conflict May Hinder Cognitive Development in Children Provocative new research suggests marital conflict is a significant source of environmental stress for children. Witnessing parents fighting may harm children's stress response systems. ...

Prenatal Stress Can Increase Stillbirth Risk

March 28th, 2013
Prenatal Stress Can Increase Stillbirth RiskA new National Institutes of Health study discovers financial, emotional, or other stress in the year before delivery can increase a pregnant woman’s chance of stillbirth. Stillbirth ...

In Pilot Study, Saliva Test Helps Predict Violent Behavior in Boys

March 28th, 2013
In Pilot Study, Saliva Test Helps Predict Violent Behavior in BoysA pilot study suggests a sample of saliva may help predict a young boy's risk for violent behavior. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s ...

Reporting Feelings Involves Multiple Brain Areas

March 28th, 2013
Reporting Feelings Involves Multiple Brain AreasNew research suggests that when humans communicate emotions, they are actually experiencing a synthesis of three processes that occur in separate ...

Mom’s Storytelling Can Aid Kids’ Emotional Development

March 28th, 2013
Mom's Storytelling Can Aid Kids' Emotional DevelopmentA new study looks at storytelling with kids and finds that mothers tell more elaborated and emotional stories, helping children develop emotional skills. Although the ...

Common Infections Linked With Cognitive Challenges

March 27th, 2013
Common Infections Linked With Cognitive ChallengesEmerging research suggests the virus that causes cold sores, along with other viral or bacterial infections, may be associated with cognitive problems. A new study found ...

Job Authority Benefits Men More Than Women

March 27th, 2013
Job Authority Benefits Men More Than Women It may come as little surprise that men benefit from having more authority in the workplace than women. And with the authority ...

Do Women Make Better Business Decisions than Men?

March 27th, 2013
Do Women Make Better Business Decisions than Men?A provocative new study suggests women make better corporate leaders because of their ability to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake. In ...
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