Archive for February, 2014

Will New Autism Diagnostic Criteria Delay Care?

February 28th, 2014
Will New Autism Diagnostic Criteria Delay Care? Researchers from the Columbia University School of Nursing are concerned that new diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will significantly reduce the total number of people ...

Women Are More Competitive During a Certain Time of the Month

February 28th, 2014
Women Are More Competitive During a Certain Time of the MonthA new study suggest that the natural biological process may cause premenopausal women to be competitive and seek to outdo other women. According to new ...

Does Breastfeeding Really Make Kids Smarter?

February 28th, 2014
Does Breastfeeding Really Make Kids Smarter? Research has shown that breastfed children are generally healthier, perform better in school, and score higher on IQ tests than children who are not breastfed. However, until recently, ...

Treatment for Youth Anxiety Is Effective, Lasting

February 28th, 2014
Treatment for Youth Anxiety Is Effective, LastingA new study confirms that current treatment strategies for youth with moderate to severe anxiety disorders are effective and provide long-term benefits. As published in the Journal of ...

Rejection and Sense of Failure can Lead to Suicide

February 27th, 2014
Rejection and Sense of Failure can Lead to SuicideA provocative new study suggests additional suicide prevention strategies are necessary to help individuals who may take their own life despite no signs of a serious ...

Are Gambling and High-Risk Sex Related?

February 27th, 2014
Are Gambling and High-Risk Sex Related? Late adolescence is often a time of expanding boundaries and exploring new frontiers, and many become involved in high-risk behaviors with adverse consequences. A new study by researchers at the ...

Low Vitamin D Slows Serotonin Production, May Impact Autism

February 27th, 2014
Low Vitamin D Slows Serotonin Production, May Impact Autism A new study demonstrates the way in which Vitamin D may influence social behavior associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., and Bruce Ames, ...

Teens: Texting + Driving = Death Wish

February 27th, 2014
Teens: Texting + Driving = Death Wish A new study suggests the best way to deter youth from texting while driving is to evoke the fear of death in graphic terms. Texting while driving is ...

Self-Reported Fitness Level May Predict Risk of Dementia

February 27th, 2014
Self-Reported Fitness Level May Predict Risk of Dementia An innovative study out of Finland suggests an individual’s impression of their level of fitness in midlife can reveal a person’s future risk of dementia. Researchers followed ...

Helping Out Middle-Aged Kids May Help Mental Health of Elders

February 26th, 2014
Helping Out Middle-Aged Kids May Help Mental Health of EldersDespite the common perception of the elderly being dependent and forcing middle-aged children into the role of caregiver, older parents frequently give support to their ...