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Avoidant Coping Strategies Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Student Veterans

Avoidance Coping Strategies Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Student Veterans

March 29th, 2015
A new study has found that military veterans who have started or gone back to school have a more difficult time when they use avoidance coping strategies (denying or minimizing negative thoughts and emotions). In fact, these strategies are linked to greater symptoms ...
Stereotypes Undermine Math Performance in Women, But Effects Often Unrecognized

Stereotypes Undermine Math Performance in Women, But Effects Often Unrecognized

March 29th, 2015
A new study suggests that stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. In a twist, the study also found that both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women's math performance, but instead motivate them to perform ...
Mice Study Suggests High-Fat Diet Can Change Behavior

Mice Study Suggests High-Fat Diet Can Change Behavior

March 27th, 2015
Researchers have known that a high-fat diet is linked to a variety of medical problems such as heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. Emerging research suggests a high-fat diet may also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders. As discussed in a ...
Military Report Finds Strong Link between PTSD and Heart Disease

Military Report Finds Strong Link between PTSD and Heart Disease

March 27th, 2015
A new study finds that veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder had a significantly greater risk of developing heart failure when compared with non-PTSD peers. For the research, Department of Veteran Affairs researchers studied more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific ...
Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

March 26th, 2015
A new research review article suggests the human brain has been designed to rebound from past romantic relationships. That is, our psyche can handle falling in and out of love, over and over again. "Our review of the literature suggests we have a ...
Brain Stimulation Can Ease Pain of Parkinson’s – But It May Return

Brain Stimulation Can Ease Pain of Parkinson’s — But It May Return

March 24th, 2015
New research finds that for patients with Parkinson disease, subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) either improves pain or eliminates pain eight years after surgery. However, a majority of patients will develop new pain, of lesser intensity and mostly musculoskeletal in origins. The ...
Study Finds Boys More Affected by Sexual Music Videos

Study Finds Boys More Affected by Sexual Music Videos

March 22nd, 2015
A new study has found unexpected gender differences among teenagers who watch music videos on television. The study, conducted at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, found that sexually active youth of both genders think their peers are also sexually active after ...
Mobile Tablets Aid Perinatal Depression Assessments

Mobile Tablets Aid Perinatal Depression Assessments

March 20th, 2015
A new project levers the ubiquity of mobile technology to improve depression screening among pregnant and new mothers. Researchers from the University of Illinois believe the use of tablet computers will foster universal screening for perinatal depression at public health clinics. Investigators call ...
Low Vitamin D Linked with Depression in Young Women

Low Vitamin D Linked with Depression in Young Women

March 20th, 2015
Emerging research suggest an association between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women. Oregon State University (OSU) researchers found that young women with lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have clinically significant depressive symptoms over ...
Social Media Provides Support for Medical Care

Social Media Provides Support for Medical Care

March 19th, 2015
A new study suggest people are turning to online social networks for support and advice prior to serious medical interventions. Despite the popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, scientists are only beginning to learn how they affect human interaction and influence human ...