Archive for February, 2014

Caffeine Cuts Long-Distance Crash Risk

February 24th, 2014
Caffeine Cuts Long-Distance Crash RiskUsing caffeine can cut long-distance drivers' risk of crashing, new research suggests. Long-distance commercial drivers regularly experience monotonous, sedentary drives, as well as frequent night-time driving, and often report drowsiness. But ...

Does Peer Pressure Drive Sexting?

February 24th, 2014
Does Peer Pressure Drive Sexting? In today’s world, mobile phones are an essential component in the life of a teen -- as important as car keys, a purse, or any accessory. Researchers suggest that cell ...

Obese Patients Who Feel Judged by Doctors Less Likely to Lose Weight

February 23rd, 2014
Obese Patients Who Feel Judged by Doctors Less Likely to Lose WeightObese patients who believe their doctors are critical of their weight are more likely to attempt to get fit but less likely to succeed, ...

Mouse Study: Is PTSD an Immune Cell Response to Stress?

February 23rd, 2014
Mouse Study: Is PTSD an Immune Cell Response to Stress?Immune cells activated during a state of chronic stress seem to end up on standby in the spleen to be saved for later use, according to a ...

If You Think You Have Alzheimer’s, You May Be Right

February 23rd, 2014
If You Think You Have Alzheimer's, You May Be RightA new study suggests that people who notice they are having memory problems often are diagnosed with clinical memory impairment later in life. For the study, Erin ...

Got an Important Decision to Make? Dim the Lights

February 23rd, 2014
Got an Important Decision to Make? Dim the LightsA new study suggests that if you have an important decision to make, it may help to dim the lights first to turn down the emotional ...

Unintended Pregnancy Hikes Risk of Postpartum Depression

February 22nd, 2014
Unintended Pregnancy Hikes Risks of Postpartum DepressionNew research suggests that mothers whose pregnancy was unintended are at a higher risk of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression affects a significant proportion of women after they have had a ...

Job Improves Autism Symptoms, Daily Living Skills

February 22nd, 2014
Job Improves Autism Symptoms, Daily Living SkillsFor adults with autism, working in an independent environment leads to fewer disorder symptoms and improves daily living skills, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University ...

Those With Schizophrenia More Apt to Get Autoimmune Diseases

February 22nd, 2014
Those With Schizophrenia More Apt to Get Autoimmune DiseasesA new study has found that people suffering from schizophrenia face a greater risk of developing autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. According to researchers ...

Premature Infants Benefit From Hearing Adults Talk

February 22nd, 2014
Premature Infants Benefit From Hearing Adults TalkA new study shows that premature babies benefit from being exposed to adult talk -- especially from their parents -- as early as possible. Premature babies who are exposed ...