Archive for September, 2013

Child Abuse & Neglect Linked to Adult Health Risks

September 27th, 2013
Child Abuse & Neglect Linked to Adult Health Risks Emerging research show childhood abuse and lack of parental affection can have long-lasting effects. In fact, investigators say the emotional and physical damage may last a lifetime. Historically, ...

Being in Debt Raises Risk of Mental Health Issues

September 27th, 2013
Being in Debt Raises Risk of Mental Health Issues U.K. researchers have discovered that being in debt raises the risk of mental health problems threefold. Experts say the average U.S. household credit card debt stands at ...

Can Facebook Profiles Gauge Personality?

September 27th, 2013
Can Facebook Profiles Gauge Personality?Is the profile we provide on Facebook a more accurate reflection of our personality than that gained by traditional methods used by psychologists? This is a question an interdisciplinary group of researchers ...

Spinal Markers Help ID, Rank Early Alzheimer’s Progression

September 26th, 2013
Spinal Markers Help ID, Rank Early Alzheimer's ProgressionEmerging research suggests progress on methods to identify and classify early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Learning more about Alzheimer’s in the early stages is viewed as critical as this is ...

Binge Eating Can Have Lasting Effects

September 26th, 2013
Binge Eating Can Have Lasting Effects An international study by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests binge eating disorders inflict more hardship on individuals over the course of a lifetime than bulimia. The American Psychiatric Association ...

High-Level Stress Drives Some People to Shop

September 26th, 2013
High-Level Stress Drives Some People to ShopRandom shootings, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events appear to increase stress in materialistic people more so than in other individuals. Perhaps as a method to cope with the stress, ...

Pets Sometimes Keep Abused Women from Leaving

September 26th, 2013
Pets Sometimes Keep Abused Women from Leaving A provocative new report suggests male abusers often use pets to make it harder for women to leave their home. As a result, a new University of Illinois study ...

Playing with Blocks Builds Foundation for STEM Classes

September 25th, 2013
Playing with Blocks Builds Foundation for STEM ClassesEncouraging preschoolers to play with blocks helps the kids develop skills to support later learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Researchers at the University of Delaware and ...

Cross-Ethnic Friendships Help Teens Feel Safe at School

September 25th, 2013
Cross-Ethnic Friendships Help Teens Feel Safe at School Middle-school kids are less lonely and feel safer when they have friendships across ethnic groups as the connections help teens feel less vulnerable. Social support and friendships are ...

Aging Brings Financial Acumen

September 25th, 2013
Aging Brings Financial Acumen Older age may slow the body but the process of aging may sharpen the wit as a new study finds that older adults have superior decision-making skills. University of California, ...