Archive for April, 2014

Higher Education Tied to Better Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury

April 26th, 2014
Higher Education Tied to Better Recovery from Traumatic Brain InjuryOne year after experiencing a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), people with the equivalent of at least a college education are seven times more likely ...

Many ICU Survivors Show Depression in Physical Signs

April 25th, 2014
Many ICU Survivors Show Depression in Physical SignsNew research suggests that more than 30 percent of survivors of critical illness develop depression. Saliently, a majority of the individuals present symptoms physically, rather than mentally. As reported ...

Improving Creativity May Be Simple as Taking a Walk

April 25th, 2014
Improving Creativity May Be Simple as Taking a Walk New research discovers that when challenged by a task, getting out to take a walk leads to more creativity than staring at a keyboard or ...

Pro-Social Teens Less Likely to Be Depressed

April 25th, 2014
Pro-Social Teens Less Likely to Be DepressedUniversity of Illinois investigators have found that 15- and 16-year-olds who find pleasure in activities such as giving their money to family members are less likely to become depressed ...

Less ADHD Than Meets The Eye Among Kids With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

April 25th, 2014
Less ADHD Than Meets The Eye Among Kids With Fetal Alcohol SyndromeNew research from McGill University suggests that there may be excessive concern that a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) also may ...

OMG: Pen, Paper May Be Better for Long-Term Comprehension

April 25th, 2014
OMG: Pen, Paper May Be Better for Long-Term ComprehensionNotes on a laptop may be easily stored and retrieved, but new research suggests taking notes by hand is better for remembering conceptual information over the long term. The ...

Can Ritalin Help Adults Improve Self-Control?

April 24th, 2014
Can Ritalin Help Adults Improve Self-Control? A new study suggests methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, may help adults maintain or improve their self-control. As most will attest, self-control is often difficult, be it sticking with ...

Prenatal Smoking + Genetics = Kids’ Aggressive Behavior

April 24th, 2014
Prenatal Smoking + Genetics = Kids' Aggressive Behavior A new study finds evidence that prenatal smoking coupled with a genetic risk for behavioral problems could increase aggressive behavior in children -- especially in girls. Researchers ...

Speed-Reading Apps May Slow You Down

April 24th, 2014
Speed-Reading Apps May Slow You Down The adage that there is an app for everything remains relevant even when the app itself may be counterproductive. The latest example is an app designed for those on the ...

Spitefulness Analyzed and Measured

April 24th, 2014
Spitefulness Analyzed and Measured Spitefulness pertains to the dark art of hurting an opponent even when it comes at a price to you. In some cases, this pertains to being intentionally mean, while in other ...