Archive for July, 2013

1 in 3 Kids Victims of Dating Violence

July 31st, 2013
1 in 3 Kids Victims of Dating ViolenceAbout one in three American youths between the ages of 14 and 20 say they've been of victims of dating violence — and almost one ...

Not All Happiness Is Created Equally, and Genes Show It

July 31st, 2013
Different Types of Happiness May Affect Body in Opposite MannerProvocative new research suggests happiness or positive psychology can affect your genetic makeup. However, not all happiness is the same, and different types of happiness may have ...

New Health Behaviors Must Overcome Status Quo: Inertia

July 31st, 2013
New Health Behaviors Must Overcome Status Quo: Inertia Health professionals and policymakers often wonder why people fail to follow a physician’s expert advice. It's no small problem: Medical noncompliance is estimated to increase health care ...

Online Psychotherapy Stacks Up Well Against Face-to-Face

July 31st, 2013
Online Psychotherapy Stacks Up Well Against Face-to-Face As technology advances the delivery of medical care, telemedicine over the Internet is seen by some as a way to improve access to care while ...

The Role of Exercise in Bolstering Memory

July 31st, 2013
The Role of Exercise in Bolstering Memory While not a panacea, exercise is often recommended as a method to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis ...

Intentionally Harmful Act Different from a Harmful Act?

July 30th, 2013
Intentionally Harmful Act Different from a Harmful Act?New research suggests that quantifying the damage or harm of an action depends on whether we perceive the act to be intentional. The study, found in the journal ...

For Drug-Resistant Depression, A Choice Other Than ECT

July 30th, 2013
For Drug-Resistant Depression, A Choice Other than ECTCurrently the best alternative for treatment of depression after conventional medications or therapy have failed is electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). In this treatment, a person is anesthetized and a ...

Job Training Helps Autistic Youth Find Employment

July 30th, 2013
Job Training Helps Autistic Youth Find Employment New research out of Virginia Commonwealth University shows that intensive job training can benefit youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ASD disorders typically include autism, Asperger syndrome, ...

Identifying Teens at Risk for PTSD

July 30th, 2013
Identifying Teens at Risk for PTSD Many teens are exposed to emotionally traumatic events, putting them at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new study found online in the Journal of ...

How the Brain Filters Out Noise to Stay Focused & On Task

July 29th, 2013
How the Brain Filters Out Noise to Stay Focused & On Task Staying on task is not easy given the multiple distractions we often face. Experts acknowledge that without the ability to ...
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