Archive for July, 2013

Good Wellness Habits Help Kids Prosper in School

July 29th, 2013
Good Wellness Habits Help Kids Prosper in School Raising children often means worrying about their health and how they are doing in school. In fact, University ...

Why Do We Share Too Much Online?

July 29th, 2013
Why Do we Share Too Much Online? Digital communication appears to relax our inhibitions as we share, or perhaps overshare, personal information. Just ask former N.Y. Congressman Anthony D. Weiner. This phenomenon stimulated ...

Give Them a Hand: Children Who Gesture Perform Better on Cognitive Tasks

July 28th, 2013
Give Them a Hand: Children Who Gesture Perform Better on Cognitive Tasks New research shows that children who use gestures do better on a problem-solving task. The task was relatively simple: Sort cards printed ...

Mental Illness Tied to Early Death in Epilepsy Patients

July 28th, 2013
Mental Illness Tied to Early Death in Epilepsy PatientsIndividuals suffering from epilepsy are 10 times more likely to die at a younger age than the general population, and undertreated mental illness may influence this ...

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Slow Dementia, Even Boost Brain Power

July 28th, 2013
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Slow Dementia, Even Boost Brain Power ACE inhibitors, which are used to lower blood pressure, can slow the rate of cognitive decline typical of dementia, according ...

Drink Your 2 Cups of Joe: Coffee Consumption Linked to Lower Suicide Completion

July 28th, 2013
Drink Your 2 Cups of Joe: Coffee Consumption Linked to Lower Suicide CompletionThe suicide risk in adults who drink two to four cups of caffeinated coffee per day is about half that ...

Materialism & Loneliness: A Vicious Cycle?

July 27th, 2013
Materialism & Loneliness: A Vicious Cycle?  Loneliness may cause materialism, but the opposite is not necessarily true, according to a new study. "It is widely believed that there is a vicious cycle in which ...

‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin Tied to Social Anxiety, Fear in Mice

July 27th, 2013
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin Tied to Social Anxiety, Fear in MiceAlthough the hormone oxytocin is well-known for its ability to promote feelings of love, social bonding and well-being, new Northwestern Medicine research shows ...

Recession Hit Those With Mental Health Problems the Hardest

July 27th, 2013
Unemployment rates for people with mental health problems rose more than twice as much than for people without mental health problems during the recession, according to new research. Researchers from King's College London ...

Suicidal Teens Reach Out Through Social Media, Not Suicide Hotlines

July 27th, 2013
Suicidal Teens Reach Out Through Social Media, Not Suicide HotlinesNew research shows that teens and young adults are frequently using social networking sites and mobile technology to express suicidal thoughts ...