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Multiple Benefits May Accrue From Limiting Kids’ Screen Time

April 1st, 2014
Multiple Benefits May Accrue From Limiting Kids' Screen Time A new study finds that limiting content and the amount of time a child spends in front of the computer does make a difference. Researchers from ...

Are Teens Taking On Adult Stress Habits?

March 30th, 2014
Are Teens Taking On Adult Stress Habits?Teens experience stress in a way that is similar to adults, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). In fact, teens reported a higher ...

Sleep May Play Key Role in Easing Chronic Pain

March 28th, 2014
Sleep May Play Key Role in Easing Chronic Pain  A new research study discovers efforts to improve sleep have a dual benefit for those who have sleep issues because of chronic pain. In addition ...

Overweight Teens May Not Live as Long as Parents

March 27th, 2014
Overweight Teens May Not Live as Long as ParentsAlthough the average life expectancy continues to advance with people living longer than they were a few decades ago, a new study finds that people who ...

Sleep Prescription Helps Manage Metabolic Disorders

March 26th, 2014
Sleep Prescription Helps Manage Metabolic Disorders Emerging research suggests that insufficient or disturbed sleep is associated with metabolic disorders such as type II diabetes and obesity. This finding has led experts to believe addressing poor ...

9/11 First Responders At Risk For PTSD, Sleep Apnea

March 24th, 2014
 9/11 First Responders At Risk For PTSD, Sleep ApneaNew research discovers the particulate manner inhaled by 9/11 first responders increases the risk of obstructed sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both conditions ...

Psychological Problems Plague Many Survivors of Serious Accidents

March 20th, 2014
Psychological Problems Plague Many Survivors of Serious Accidents The good news is that contemporary medical care and technology saves lives after critical illnesses and accidents; the bad news is that long-term hospitalizations and need ...

Mice Study Links Sleep Problems to Alzheimer’s

March 19th, 2014
Mice Study Links Sleep Problems to Alzheimer’s Emerging research suggests chronic sleep problems could lead to an earlier onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Sleep problems are often a result of work, insomnia, or a myriad of ...

No Relationship Between Contagious Yawning and Empathy

March 17th, 2014
No Relationship Between Contagious Yawning and EmpathyNew research suggests that contagious yawning is not connected with empathy, a finding that refutes earlier hypotheses. Investigators from the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation discovered contagious yawning ...

Mindfulness-based Meditation Eases Cancer Symptoms in Teens

March 15th, 2014
Mindfulness-based Meditation Eases Cancer Symptoms in TeensMindfulness-based meditation has been found to lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens. That may be because mindfulness-based meditation focuses on the present moment and the connection between ...