Archive for April, 2013

Could Your Nose Help Diagnose Schizophrenia?

April 30th, 2013
Could Your Nose Help Diagnose Schizophrenia?Despite the devastating effects of schizophrenia, it is often difficult to diagnose early. As with all mental disorders and many other diseases, mental health professionals rely on a ...

Body Obsession Linked to Disordered Brain Wiring

April 30th, 2013
Body Obsession Linked to Disordered Brain WiringIn a new study, Jamie Feusner, M.D., and colleagues report that individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) have, in essence, global "bad wiring" in their brains ...

Illusion of Understanding Can Lead to Extreme Political Attitudes

April 30th, 2013
Illusion of Understanding Can Lead to Extreme Political Attitudes It has often been said that teaching a concept is the best way to learn the concept. New research presents a corollary ...

Fear of Missing Out Drives Use of Social Media

April 30th, 2013
Fear of Missing Out Drives Use of Social MediaEmerging research implies that fear of not keeping up with friends, and consequently missing some fun, motivates use of Facebook or Twitter. Experts say ...

Taking SSRI Antidepressants Increases Post-op Surgery Risks

April 29th, 2013
Taking SSRI Antidepressants Increases Post-op Surgery RisksA new study suggests the people who take the most popular class of antidepressants are at increased risk for medical complications after surgery. The risks include ...

1 in 3 Stroke Victims Later Contend with Depression

April 29th, 2013
1 in 3 Stroke Victims Later Contend with DepressionResearchers believe that about one-third of patients suffer depression following a stroke and this depression can, in turn, increase the risk of ...

Study Finds Learning Disabilities Often Bundled, Fairly Common

April 29th, 2013
Study Finds Learning Disabilities Often Bundled, Fairly Common  A new University of Melbourne study suggests that up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific ...

Rat Study Suggests Even Mandatory Exercise Lessens Anxiety, Depression

April 29th, 2013
Rat Study Suggests Even Mandatory Exercise Lessens Anxiety, DepressionNew research using rats suggests that even when individuals are forced to exercise, they still benefit from reduced anxiety and depression. Prior ...

Mobile App Helps in Weight Loss Program

April 29th, 2013
Mobile App Helps in Weight Loss ProgramMobile technology could potentially revolutionize the way medicine is practiced; for instance, emerging research suggests mobile phones using text messaging and monitoring ...

Virtual Reality May Work Better than Meetings at Keeping Weight Off

April 28th, 2013
Virtual Reality May Work Better than Meetings at Keeping Weight Off  A small study conducted by researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center found that virtual ...