Advocacy and Policy News

Gambling Issues Often Linked to Personality Disorders

November 26th, 2014
A new review suggest that individuals receiving treatment for gambling problems should also be screened for personality disorders. The recommendation comes after researchers from Monash University in Australia discovered treatment for gambling problems is often complicated because an individual may also suffer from ...

Perception of Wealth Influences Political Stance

November 26th, 2014
Emerging research suggests alignment with political policies may have more to do with how wealthy a person feels they are, rather than how much money they have in the bank. In a new study, investigators found people’s views on income inequality and ...

Action Video Games Can Increase General Learning Skills

November 25th, 2014
Playing action video games improves not only the skills needed for the game, but also learning skills in general, according to a new study by the University of Rochester. “Prior research by our group and others has shown that action gamers excel at ...

Anti-Anxiety, Sleep Drugs to Teens Comes with Abuse Risk

November 25th, 2014
New research discovers prescription of an anti-anxiety or sleeping medication to a teen comes with a risk of illegal abuse of medications by the teen. Experts say the findings suggest substance abuse assessments should be performed before the drugs are prescribed. University of Michigan ...

Early Exposure to Verbal Conflict Can Aid in Coping with Adult Stress

November 25th, 2014
While the holiday season is a time to reconnect with family and friends, it can also be a time of stress. Although the opportunity to be in close contact with family and friends is welcomed, the environment may result in heated debates, or ...

Psychotherapy Cuts Suicide Risk by 26 Percent

November 24th, 2014
Psychotherapy Drops Suicide Risk by 26%How do you help someone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide? Suggest they talk to a therapist. A new study out of the University of Copenhagen and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...

Cancer Screenings Often Unheeded by Mentally Ill Women

November 24th, 2014
According to a new study, women with symptoms of serious mental illness tend to miss recommended health screenings, underreport clinical conditions to medical providers, and may face bias and stigmatization by health practitioners. University of Illinois researchers discovered women with mental illness were ...

Credit Score May Reflect Cardiovascular Health

November 24th, 2014
A new analysis has found a strong correlation between a person’s credit score and his or her cardiovascular health, according to the findings published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This doesn't mean that poor financial management hurts your ...

Antibiotics During Pregnancy or C-Section Can Hike Risk of Childhood Obesity

November 24th, 2014
A recent public health study found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of childhood obesity at age seven. Columbia University researchers also found evidence that suggests having a Caesarean section, ...

Jogging Beats Walking for Older Adults

November 24th, 2014
A new study suggests that jogging helps older adults maintain their muscular efficiency more so than walking. Researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder discovered the unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults by physiological testing adults while they ...