Archive for May, 2014

Patient Choice of Treatment for PTSD Can Lead to Cost Savings

May 29th, 2014
Empowering Patients on Choice of Care, Improves PTSD Cost-Effectiveness A new cost-analysis of post-traumatic stress disorder treatments shows that letting patients choose their course of treatment -- either psychotherapy or medication -- is less expensive ...

Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks

May 29th, 2014
Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The importance of ...

Tai Chi May Slow Aging

May 29th, 2014
Tai Chi May Slow AgingA new study suggests the traditional Chinese martial art and sport called tai chi may replenish stem cells. In a group of young people, investigators compared tai chi with brisk walking or ...

Rat Study Suggests Adolescent Learning Saves Brain Cells

May 28th, 2014
Rat Study Suggests Adolescent Learning Saves Brain CellsResearchers believe learning in adolescence may play a role in keeping brain cells alive. At least this is what happened in an animal study. Rutgers behavioral and systems ...

Random Thoughts May Offer Self-Insights

May 28th, 2014
Random Thoughts May Offer Self-Insights Good news for the “idea” person or those who feel bombarded by spontaneous thoughts, intuitions, dreams and impressions. Researchers now believe these spur-of-the-moment thoughts provide meaningful insight into ourselves. In a ...

Classroom Clutter a Distraction to Students?

May 28th, 2014
Classroom Clutter a Distraction to Students? Elementary school classrooms often include a mosaic of art and educational material cluttering the room, covering walls and sometimes even glazing the ceiling. But new research from Carnegie Mellon University ...

Soul or No, Behavior Driven by Choice — Not Metaphysics

May 28th, 2014
Soul or No, Behavior Driven by Choice, Not MetaphysicsEven if they believed in the concept of a soul, people in a new study ascribed free will based on down-to-earth criteria: Did the person in ...

Mice Study: Strict Diet Hinders Breast Cancer

May 27th, 2014
Mice Study:  Strict Diet Hinders Breast Cancer Strict caloric restrictions have been found to improve lifespan in mice with an aggressive form of breast cancer. As discussed in the journal Breast Cancer Research and ...

Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Recurring

May 27th, 2014
Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer RecurringEmerging research suggests lifestyle changes in the form of healthy eating and regular exercise can decrease the risk of breast cancer recurrence and mortality. Two studies from ...

Those Tweets Can Translate to Big Box Office

May 27th, 2014
Tweets Can Translate to Big Box Office Word-of-mouth (WOM) communication has now expanded to online networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, with potential digital referrals significantly influencing consumer activity. In fact, many experts view ...
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