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Women with PTSD at Greater Risk for Food Addiction

September 27th, 2014
Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at greater risk for developing a food addiction, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota. In fact, women who show severe symptoms of PTSD are twice as likely to meet ...

Bariatric Surgery Doesn’t Lift Mood for Everyone

September 27th, 2014
While most severely obese people are much happier once they lose weight after bariatric surgery, this isn’t true for all patients, according to new research. In fact, based on the findings of their new study, researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine ...

FBI Study: Mass Shootings on the Rise

September 27th, 2014
"Active-shooting" incidents, such as deadly mass shootings, are on the rise in the United States. So public awareness of best practices is necessary, according to a new FBI study. An "active shooter" is defined as one or more individuals with a gun actively ...

Psychotherapy Beats Medication for Social Anxiety Disorder

September 27th, 2014
While antidepressants are the most commonly used treatment for social anxiety disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is more effective and -- unlike medication -- can have lasting effects long after treatment has stopped, according to a new study. CBT is one of ...

Senior Memory Slips May Indicate Future Problems

September 26th, 2014
People who notice their memory may be slipping could have a greater chance of developing dementia later in life. The new research, led by University of Kentucky experts, appears to confirm that self-reported memory complaints are strong predictors of clinical memory impairment later ...

Most Women Content After Prophylactic Mastectomy

September 26th, 2014
A study reviewing the decision to have a healthy breast removed to reduce risk of future cancer has found that most women have no regrets. And the choice to have or not to have reconstructive surgery seems to be an individual preference, including ...

Tending To The Emotional Needs of Alzheimer’s Patients

September 26th, 2014
A new University of Iowa (UI) study suggests that Alzheimer’s caregivers have a profound influence -- good or bad -- on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Patients may not remember a recent visit by a loved one or having been ...

Perfectionism Linked to Suicide

September 26th, 2014
New research suggests perfectionism may be a bigger risk factor in suicide than experts had previously imagined. Researchers from York University in Canada believe clinical guidelines should include perfectionism as a separate factor for suicide risk assessment and intervention. “There is an urgent need for ...

Pregnancy Timing May Influence Risk of Autism

September 25th, 2014
New research suggests the spacing of pregnancies may play a factor in the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Investigators discovered children who were conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of their prior sibling were ...

Teen Sleep Deficits Can Hurt Grades

September 25th, 2014
A new study finds that adolescents with sleep problems and poor sleeping habits have lower academic performance when compared to those who enjoy a good night's sleep. Swedish researchers reviewed more than 20,000 adolescents aged between 12 and 19 from Uppsala County, north ...