Archive for May, 2014

Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-Harm

May 27th, 2014
Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-HarmA new European study revealed that around half (45.5 percent) of teens in alternative subcultures self-injure and nearly 1 in 5 (17.2 percent) attempt suicide. Researchers from the Medical ...

Link Found Between Foreclosures & Suicides

May 26th, 2014
Link Found Between Foreclosures and Suicides A new study finds that the recent U.S. foreclosure crisis has contributed significantly to the nation’s jump in suicides. Researchers from Dartmouth and Purdue University say their findings suggest ...

Cheap Food Fuels Obesity Epidemic

May 26th, 2014
Cheap Food Fuels Obesity EpidemicA provocative new review posits that many of the traditional beliefs explaining the obesity epidemic are wrong. Roland Sturm, Ph.D of RAND Corporation and Ruopeng An, Ph.D, of the University ...

For Italian Elderly, Where You Live Factors Into Depression

May 26th, 2014
For Italian Elderly, Where You Live Factors Into DepressionItalian researchers have found that elderly people from the island of Sardinia are less depressed and generally are in a better mental frame of mind than ...

Social Groups Influence Our Opinion – but Only for a Few Days

May 26th, 2014
Social Groups Influence Our Opinion – but Only for a Few Days For most people, group pressure and the desire to fit within a group makes a person amenable to the opinions of a ...

Some Kids With Cochlear Implants Face Cognitive Risks

May 25th, 2014
Some Kids With Cochlear Implants Face Cognitive RisksA new study has found that deaf children who receive a cochlear implant had as much as five times the risk of experiencing delays in working memory, ...

Skin Cell Research Suggests Schizophrenia Begins in Womb

May 25th, 2014
Skin Cell Research Suggests Schizophrenia Begins in WombNeurons generated from the skin cells of schizophrenia patients behave strangely in the early developmental stages, offering clues that might lead to earlier detection and treatment, according ...

Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut Back

May 25th, 2014
Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut BackHomeless alcoholics who received monthly injections of an anti-craving medication experienced fewer cravings and lowered their consumption of alcohol, according to a preliminary study from the University of Washington. Participants ...

Smoking Seen As Risk Factor for Brain Hemorrhage

May 25th, 2014
Smoking Seen As Risk Factor for Brain HemorrhageThe size of a brain aneurysm does not significantly affect the risk for rupture, according to a new Finnish study. About one-third of all brain aneurysms rupture during ...

Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological Consequences

May 24th, 2014
Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological ConsequencesA new study shows that victims who experience repeated forms of sexual violence — including rape -- experience greater levels of psychological and behavioral consequences than previously ...
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