Archive for June, 2013

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD, Other Mental Disorders After Deployment

June 30th, 2013
Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD, Other Mental Disorders After Deployment  Members of the military who have trouble sleeping prior to deployment may be at greater risk of developing ...

Stressed People Have Over Twice the Risk of Heart Attack

June 30th, 2013
Stressed People Have Over Twice the Risk of Heart AttackStressed-out people have more than double the risk of having a heart attack, compared to their non-stressed counterparts, according to a new ...

Like Insomniacs, SAD Sufferers Hold Unhelpful Beliefs About Sleep

June 30th, 2013
Like Insomniacs, SAD Sufferers Hold Unhelpful Beliefs About SleepIndividuals with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) -- a winter depression linked to loss of motivation and interest in daily activities -- tend to have ...

Researchers Peer Inside Kids’ Brains to Better Understand Memory

June 30th, 2013
Researchers Peer Inside Kids' Brains to Better Understand MemoryIn a new brain imaging study, researchers at the University of Iowa identified specific areas activated when children were being tested on how much ...

Brain Imaging Study Supports Notion of Food Addiction

June 29th, 2013
Brain Imaging Study Supports Notion of Food Addiction  A new study has found that eating highly processed carbohydrates can cause excess hunger, as well as stimulate the regions of the ...

Why Do We Punish the Most Generous in a Group?

June 29th, 2013
Why Do We Punish the Most Generous in a Group? People tend to punish particularly generous group members by rejecting them socially -- even when their generosity benefits everyone -- because the ...

Babies Know When Mom is About to Pick Them Up

June 29th, 2013
Babies Know When Mom is About to Pick Them UpResearchers have found that most babies -- even as young as two months old -- know when they are about to be ...

Lithium Still Tops in Reducing Suicide Risk in Depression, Bipolar Disorder

June 29th, 2013
Lithium Still Tops in Reducing Suicide Risk in Depression, Bipolar DisorderA new study shows that lithium treatment reduces the risk of suicide in patients with bipolar disorder or depression by more than ...

Ritalin for Cocaine Addiction?

June 28th, 2013
Ritalin for Cocaine Addiction? New research suggests a single dose of methylphenidate (brand name Ritalin) can help to improve brain function in cocaine addiction, which ultimately could make it an add-on treatment for ...

Imagination Can Influence What We See & Hear

June 28th, 2013
Imagination Can Influence What We See and Hear Have you ever had difficulty determining if you actually saw or heard something or if it was just imagination? If the answer is ...
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