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Emotional Stress Can Lead to ‘Broken Heart’

February 17th, 2015
Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, some may have experienced a “broken heart.” In fact, the stress of ending a relationship can lead to a very real medical condition. "Broken heart syndrome occurs during highly stressful or emotional times, such as divorce, ...

Brief CBT Reduces Suicide Attempts among At-Risk Soldiers

February 16th, 2015
New research finds that short-term cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) dramatically reduces suicide attempts among at-risk military personnel. Investigators from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio led the two-year study on 152 active-duty soldiers who had either attempted suicide or had ...

Women Face More Stress than Males, Hinders Recovery from Heart Attack

February 16th, 2015
A new study from Yale School of Medicine researchers discovers young and middle-aged women experience more stress than their male counterparts. Experts believe this factor may contribute to worse recovery from an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or heart attack. The findings appear in the ...

Dramatic Brain Changes May Help Explain Teen Risk-Taking

February 15th, 2015
Teenage exploration and risk taking could be explained by dramatic changes in the brain that allow elaborate planning, according to new research. A neuroscientist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine also found that teenage brains are driven by the need for ...

Psychological Factors Affect Acupuncture for Back Pain

February 15th, 2015
A new study has found that people with back pain who have low expectations of acupuncture before they start a course of treatment will gain less benefit than those people who believe it will work. Researchers from the University of Southampton also found ...

Backup System In Brain Helps Compensate for Developmental Issues

February 13th, 2015
New research suggests our brain can compensate for a variety of neurodevelopmental issues by relying on a system in the brain known as declarative memory. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center propose that individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, ...

Can’t Remember a Name? Blame Background Noise

February 13th, 2015
Emerging research suggests that although music may help some people relax when they're trying to concentrate, the ‘noise’ may impede memory, especially as one ages. That's the finding in a new Georgia Institute of Technology study that challenged younger and older ...

Flirting Behaviors Explained

February 13th, 2015
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a new study helps you know if someone is flirting with you. Researchers say that although each person has a different tactic for communicating attraction -- or flirting style -- looking at what they say and do ...

Loneliness Linked to Chronic Illness

February 12th, 2015
A new study finds that the onset of a chronic illness results in people feeling lonelier, even for those who have had a steady partner for 50 years or more. A chronic illness is a health condition expected to last all one's life, ...

Higher Risk of Depression, ADHD among Preemies

February 10th, 2015
A new Canadian study has found that extremely low birth weight babies may have a higher risk of psychiatric problems in adulthood than other infants born at normal birth weights. Low birth weight infants, however, are less likely than others to have alcohol ...