Archive for July, 2014

TeleSupport Helps Reduce Caregiver Stress

July 31st, 2014
Taking care of a loved one who has a chronic illness can take a toll on the caregiver. A new study has found that a support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers, such as ...

Preschool Depression May Continue for a Decade

July 31st, 2014
New research discovers early childhood depression increases the risk that a child will be depressed throughout their formative school years. Washington University researchers discovered children who had depression as preschoolers were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from the condition in elementary and ...

Teen Sleepless Nights Linked with Depression and Anxiety

July 31st, 2014
A new study of more than 300 high school students has led to a better understanding of the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions. Psychology researchers from the University of Adelaide surveyed Australian high school students aged 12-18 to better understand their sleep ...

Improved Tests for Memory Disorders Will Lead to Early/Better Interventions

July 31st, 2014
New research from the UK posits that more accurate tests could be created to diagnose diseases such as Alzheimer's or memory problems stemming from head injuries. Identification of memory disorders in the early stages can lead to earlier and more effective interventions. Researchers investigated ...

Timing Important for Enjoying Accomplishments

July 30th, 2014
New research suggests that when we accomplish a goal too early in the process, we may not be as happy as we would be if the goal was achieved during an expected interval. The typical progression is: set goal, work to ...

Emotional + Social = General Intelligence

July 30th, 2014
New research discovers the brain regions that help to optimize social functioning are also important for general intelligence and emotional intelligence. This finding suggests general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one's life. "We are trying to understand the nature of ...

Mice Study Finds Brain Marker that Identifies Risk for Stress-Related Problems

July 30th, 2014
New research confirms that some people can handle stressful situations better than others. The difference, according to scientists, is not a result of genes as even identical twins show differences in how they respond to stress. In a new study, researchers identified a ...

Even Short Runs Can Help You Live Longer

July 30th, 2014
A new study finds that running for only a few minutes a day or at slow speeds may significantly reduce a person's risk of death from cardiovascular disease when compared to someone who does not run. While it is well known that exercise ...

Healthy Lifestyle Retards Cells Aging

July 30th, 2014
New research presents evidence that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, a healthy lifestyle may counteract many of these effects. In the new study, University of California, San Francisco researchers discovered maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, ...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Health Problems

July 29th, 2014
New research from the UK identifies a link between obesity in childhood and the lowering of the age of puberty. In a new investigation, endocrinologists studied a protein called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG binds to the sex hormones androgen and estrogen ...