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Religious Music Benefits Seniors’ Mental Health

April 20th, 2014
Religious Music Benefits Seniors’ Mental HealthOlder Christians who listen to religious music are less anxious about death and report increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and a sense of control over their lives, according to ...

Scientists Find a Better Way to Deal With Bad Memories

April 19th, 2014
Scientists Find a Better Way to Deal With Bad MemoriesInstead of dwelling on the emotions you felt during a bad experience, researchers suggest you think about the context -- who was with you at ...

Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital Conflict

April 17th, 2014
Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital ConflictNew research finds lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and increase the chance of hostility and conflict. In the study, ...

Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

April 17th, 2014
Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide RiskEmerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied, ...

1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism Risk

April 16th, 2014
1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism RiskA new Johns Hopkins study discovers an association between prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and developmental delays (DD) in boys. Researchers from the Bloomberg School ...

Young Fathers Also Susceptible to Postpartum Depression

April 15th, 2014
Young Fathers Also Susceptible to Postpartum Depression“It’s not just new moms who need to be screened for depression," says pediatrician Craig Garfield, M.D. "Dads are at risk, too." A new Northwestern Medicine study led by ...

Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health Problems

April 15th, 2014
Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health ProblemsEmerging research links domestic abuse to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mothers. Investigators also found that specific types of abuse ...

Not Just Man’s Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids Too

April 15th, 2014
Not Just Man's Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids TooThe decision to adopt a dog into the family is rarely routine as one must consider expense, time commitment, and overall responsibility. For families of children with ...

For Minorities, Pride in Owning Home May Be Mitigated by Neighborhood Ills

April 13th, 2014
For Minorities, Pride in Owning a Home May Be Mitigated By NeighborhoodOwning a home can evoke feelings of happiness and pride in people of every race, but it's especially meaningful for minorities, according to ...

Can Bad Habits Foster OCD?

April 11th, 2014
Can Bad Habits Foster OCD? Emerging research on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) suggests that a tendency to develop habits -- the compulsive component of the disorder -- may be a central feature of the disorder, ...