Archive for November, 2013

Health Insurance May Not Fuel Risky Behaviors

November 27th, 2013
Health Insurance May Not Fuel Risky Behaviors Although the jury is still out on government health exchanges related to the Affordable Care Act, researchers have been monitoring prior programs that provided insurance to uninsured ...

Greed Makes Bad Events Worse

November 27th, 2013
Greed Makes Bad Events Worse   While the negative health effects of materialism, avarice, or greed are well-known, a new study suggests the mindset can indirectly lead to additional problems. University of Illinois business ...

I Lost My Virginity to the Wrong Person: ‘Sexual Regret’ Seems to Differ By Gender

November 27th, 2013
I Lost My Virginity to the Wrong Person: 'Sexual Regret' Seems to Differ By GenderA new peer-reviewed study on sexual activity discovered a significant difference in opinion among men and women, especially in regard to ...

Repeated Exposure to Negative Events May Prevent Bad Mood

November 26th, 2013
Repeated Exposure to Negative Events May Prevent Bad Mood Psychological research has shown that it doesn't take much to put you in a bad mood. In fact, just reading the morning news can do it. Experts ...

New Treatment Capitalizes on Autism’s Unique Characteristics

November 26th, 2013
New Treatment Approach Capitalizes on Autism's Unique Characteristics An innovative method to treat children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder attempts to turn their symptoms into strengths. Dr. Laurence Sugarman, a pediatrician and researcher at Rochester Institute ...

Video Games Can Help Boost Social, Memory & Cognitive Skills

November 26th, 2013
Video Games Help Boost Social & Cognitive SkillsA new review on the positive effects of playing video games finds that the interaction may boost children's learning, health and social skills. The American Psychological Association (APA) study ...

Little Benefit from Computer-Based Training for ADHD

November 26th, 2013
adult assisting child with ADHD on computerAlthough many parents spend thousands of dollars on computer-based training programs that claim to help children with ADHD, a University of Central Florida researcher says parents are better off ...

Rat Study Aids Understanding of Depression Treatment

November 25th, 2013
Rat Study Aids Understanding of Depression TreatmentA new study identifies a small area of the brain that appears to be important for decision-making and depression treatment. University of British Columbia researchers believe the lateral habenula, a ...

Ironic? Spanked Children More Likely to Break the Law

November 25th, 2013
Ironic? Spanked Children More Likely to Break the LawSpanking apparently can have an unintended effect from what a parent has in mind; in fact, just the opposite. Emerging research suggests university students who were spanked as ...

New Approach for Detecting & Caring for Alzheimer’s

November 25th, 2013
New Approach for Detecting & Caring for Alzheimer's Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly emerging as a diagnosis more feared than cancer, heart disease or other chronic illnesses. Universally, experts believe detection of the disease in its early ...